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Four-star offensive tackle gives update on his announcement

Ohio State knows when Donovan Jackson will be making his decision

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We have hit a bit of a lull in Ohio State football news. The team wrapped up its 2019 season only a couple weeks ago, and with the 2020 recruiting class basically wrapped up, sealed and delivered, recruiting news will slow down a little here soon.

That is unless, you are Ohio State.

What makes the Buckeyes one of the leading football programs in the nation is the coaching staff’s determination to recruit early and often. Following in the footsteps of former OSU head coach Urban Meyer, coach Ryan Day knows it is never too early to start recruiting elite talent to Columbus, and because of that, expect the Buckeyes’ coaching staff to hit the ground running in efforts to bring in elite level talent in the 2021 recruiting class.

Which brings us to four-star offensive tackle Donovan Jackson (Bellaire, TX/Episcopal). On Monday, Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Gene Ross talked about how Jackson is scheduled to decide between Ohio State, Georgia, Stanford, Texas and Texas A&M on Wednesday. We now know when and where he will be making his decision.

Jackson will be announcing his decision at his high school at 4:00 p.m. CST, or 5 p.m. EST for those paying attention in Columbus.

Ohio State is the runaway favorite in the race for Jackson, holding 82 percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions as of Monday night. That being said, this is college football recruiting, so there are no certainties until a recruit signs his name on the dotted line.

Jackson is the No. 11 OT in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 57 overall prospect. The Buckeyes already hold a commitment from four-star OT Ben Christman in the 2021 recruiting class as they continue to bolster the slobs up front.

Quick Hits:

  • Ohio State’s 2020 early enrollees made their way to campus on Monday. Check out which ones we think are best primed for big roles in the 2020 football season.
  • MaxPreps released its 2019 high school football All-American team. Included in the list were five-star WR Julian Fleming, four-star WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba and five-star OT Paris Johnson Jr. on the first team, with four-star WR Gee Scott Jr. and four-star LB Kourt Williams on the second team.