The best day of the week is back tomorrow and in large part it’s due to Ohio State football. With Greg Schiano and Rutgers headed into town for the third game of this short 2020 season, it’s just good to see the Buckeyes have been fortunate to still be playing in the midst of uncertainty even in their own conference. With everything going on with programs like Wisconsin, Ohio State has done a great job thus far of keeping everyone safe and healthy.
On a more positive note, Ohio State is trending towards another incredible year even being only two games into the season. Thanks to a loaded current roster, this squad will surely make another postseason run. Looking to the future too, the recruiting this staff is doing is truly insane. Seemingly each day there’s some sort of good news for the team, and under Ryan Day that looks to be the norm.
Buckeye Nation has a lot to be excited about both now and looking ahead.
Buckeyes dish out latest defensive offer
When it comes to recruiting and better yet landing defensive backs out of Jacksonville, Florida, the Buckeyes may be the very best at it. In multiple classes Ohio State has gone down into SEC Country and plucked five-star corners, including Trinity Christian products Shaun Wade and Tyreke Johnson in back-to-back recruiting years in 2017 and 2018.
A feat that has given the Buckeyes some stellar talent to say the least, it has also given Ohio State the ability to go back to the well a bit and recruit other top Jacksonville natives such as Marcus Crowley thanks to their success and track record. Yesterday, the Buckeyes went back to that Jacksonville well and though it wasn’t at Trinity Christian, it was still within the neighborhood.
Dishing out their latest offer to Jaheim Singletary out of Robert E. Lee High School, the Buckeyes are once again making their presence felt in a place all too familiar to the coaching staff. A five-star corner back in the 2022 class, Singletary is currently the ninth-ranked player in the country, the No. 4 corner in the class, and the No. 2 player in Florida according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
As elite as it gets, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound corner boasts an impressive offer list from over 25 of the best programs in the country, including Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Oregon and Penn State among many others.
Ohio State has a ton going for them in this recruitment. In addition to the successful track record in the area, what Singletary will be paying attention to the most is Kerry Coombs’ resume when it comes to getting his guys to the next level. All he needs to do is watch the last several NFL Drafts and see that the Buckeyes along with the tutelage from Coombs are putting corners in the NFL at a record pace, proving why they called themselves “BIA”.
You can guarantee that this offer from Ohio State will be one that Singletary will strongly be considering. With time to really build a strong relationship with the five-star, the staff will look to do what they’ve always done in Jacksonville. This will be a name to pay close attention to moving forward.
- Five-star DB Will Johnson (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) is the nation’s third-best corner in the 2022, as well as the top player overall in Michigan. A big time Ohio State target, Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts wrote yesterday that according to Johnson, he and Ohio State are speaking weekly. Johnson teased OSU fans last week by putting @OhioStateFB in his social media bio, but the coaching staff is looking to make that bio a reality in the coming months.
- On Wednesday evening the Buckeyes gained a commitment from four-star 2022 tight end Benji Gosnell. The nation’s No. 11 TE has wasted no time saying how strong his pledge to Ohio State is. In fact, Gosnell was quoted saying “Nick Saban could come to my house and I’d say no thanks.” Sounds like the Buckeyes have this one locked up.