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Ohio State looking to make the top five for a four-star running back target

The highly-touted 2021 RB previously had the Buckeyes in his top eight

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When you run one of the top overall programs in college football, top notch recruits from across the United States take notice. That is definitely the case for Ryan Day’s Ohio State Buckeyes football squad.

Already blessed with a spectacular list of 2021 verbal pledges, and still for in play for many more of the best athletes the soon-to-be-senior class has to offer, the Buckeyes could find their name once again among the leaders for another highly sought after junior.

More than two months removed from naming his top eight leaders — which consisted of Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Penn State, and the University of Tennessee — four-star IMG Academy (FL) running back Lovasea Carroll will trim things down to a top five on Friday, Jan. 17.

Taking to his Twitter page on Saturday to share with the world his upcoming plans, Carroll, a one time University of South Carolina commit, has shown big play ability that college coaches drool over while suiting up for one of the most dominant programs on the prep level. Missing some time last season with a shoulder injury, the Georgia native averaged 10 yards per carry, ending his junior campaign with nearly 600 total rushing yards and eight touchdowns to help pace IMG Academy to final record of 9-1 in 2019.

Carroll might’ve missed a part of his junior season, but he still finds his name among some of the best in the entire class of 2021. According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he’s currently pegged as the No. 7 running back, and the No. 101 overall prospect.

See what Lovasea Carroll could potentially add to the Buckeyes’ offense with these highlights of him in game action:

Quick Hits:

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