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Ryan Day paid a visit to nation’s No. 1 running back

Now that Ohio State’s 2020 class is complete, its full speed ahead for the class of 2021.

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and his army of staff members are finally finished with their 2020 recruiting (Although, Cameron Martinez still has to sign with the Buckeyes on Feb. 5, but all the hard work is done). Now, they can turn their focus to the 2021 class and a highly needed running back.

As we all know, J.K. Dobbins is set to enter the 2020 NFL draft, meaning Master Teague will more than likely be the Buckeyes’ go-to guy next season. However, the roster does not lack competition for the sophomore. The Buckeyes also have a running back coming in via the 2020 recruiting class—Miyan Williams, who 247Sports Composite ranks as the No. 46 RB in the country.

As for the 2021 class, Day & Co. have already offered a scholarship to a number of running backs all over the country, including 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 ranked 2021 five-star running back, Camar Wheaton. Wheaton stands at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds and, as you can imagine, has a long list of scholarship offers joining Ohio State’s — Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan and USC, to name a few.

On Wednesday morning, Day paid a visit to Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas to see Wheaton, who has already been to Ohio State and has expressed interest in another visit.

But that’s not all

Last week, the Buckeyes offered a scholarship to a 2022 running back Nicholas Singleton from Reading, PA. Singleton worked out at the Buckeyes camp last June where he impressed Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford.

According to Bucknuts’ Bill Kurelic, Singleton said:

“Coach (Ryan) Day stopped at my school Wednesday and offered. My coach had told me he was coming. So, I kind of thought he might offer. But I was still shocked and really happy that he offered.”

While the 247Sports Composite rankings aren’t out yet for the class of 2022, you can expect Singleton to climb up the ladder. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,690 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging nine yards per carry. Colleges across the country took notice.

This past Saturday, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back visited Michigan where he received his 17th scholarship offer. According to Kurelic, Singleton said his top schools are Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and South Carolina.

Singleton plans on returning to Columbus to watch spring practice on April 10 and the Spring Game on April 11.

Quick Hits:

  • Speaking of the 2022 class, Wilfredo Aybarthe No. 1 defensive end in the country — told Bucknut’s Bill Kurelic that he has “very high interest” in Ohio State, and plans to visit in the Spring.
  • Wednesday afternoon, another defensive end— this time a 2021 prospect— Shambre Jackson from Orlando, Florida announced his offer from Ohio State on Twitter. 247Sports Composite ranks him as a four-star, and the No. 16 strong-side DE in the class. Ohio State joins 28 other schools who have offered Jackson, including Florida, Florida State, Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Oklahoma.