Ohio State has been dominating the recruiting game in the state of Texas lately. It is nothing new or shocking for the Buckeyes, as they have pulled some big names like J.T. Barrett, J.K. Dobbins, and Jeff Okudah — to name a few — from the Lone Star State in the past, but Ryan Day and his staff have turned up the heat in the south in recent years.
This Texas run really kicked off with Garrett Wilson in 2019, and has continued with guys like five-star WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba in 2020, five-star OG Donovan Jackson in 2021, and five-stars Quinn Ewers and Caleb Burton in 2022. Ohio State will be looking to keep this pipeline going strong, as yet another top prospect from Texas in the junior class has included the Buckeyes on his short list.
Four-star offensive tackle Kam Dewberry has listed Ohio State among his top 10 schools. The 6-foot-4, 313-pound edge protector out of Humble, TX has trimmed his list down from over 31 offers, as OSU makes the cut alongside Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
THE END IS NEAR... #TOP10 pic.twitter.com/BfNBeOYJwD— KAM DEWBERRY (@KamDewberry) December 29, 2020
Dewberry is the No. 11 OT in the 2022 class, and the No. 115 player overall according to the 247Sports Composite. Ohio State offered the Atascocita product back at the end of January, and with offensive line being a big area of need in this cycle, you can bet the Buckeyes would be enamored to earn a commitment from the talented tackle. They will hope to ride some of that Texas momentum to another huge piece in their 2022 class.
Dewberry certainly isn’t the only player in the state Ohio State has their eyes on, as the program has a ton of momentum elsewhere. Four-star wide receiver Armani Winfield still has five Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Buckeyes, while four-star defensive end Omari Abor appears to have the program among his top schools at this time. With Burton and Ewers already in the fold, Ohio State could do some real damage in the backyard of the Long Horns and Aggies in this junior class.
Interestingly enough, Dewberry is a five-star prospect on Rivals, and the No. 13 player in the class overall in their rankings. He also has a 100% FutureCast to Ohio State on the site, according to two analysts predictions from all the way back in June.
- Four-star wide receiver Kojo Antwi is set to release his top eight schools on Wednesday afternoon, and you can expect Ohio State to make the cut. Receiving an offer from the Buckeyes on Nov. 18, the Suwanee, GA native (the same hometown as OSU signee Jordan Hancock) is the No. 19 WR in the 2022 class and the No. 162 player in the country overall. Brian Hartline seems to really like what he sees in Antwi, and the 6-foot-1 receiver told Lettermen Row that OSU is “near the top of the list” just last week.
Tomorrow at 3 PM ET @SWiltfong247 @ChadSimmons_ @jeffsentell @Marc_Schneider @mtbeach29 @JBoldin54— Kojo Antwi (@Kojo_Antwi2) December 29, 2020
- Quinn Ewers should get a sixth star just for his incredible flow. This kid is going to be an absolute star in Columbus after he is finished lighting it up for Southlake Carroll.
Mullet SZN. pic.twitter.com/IXWaCSQwfE— (@HarwoodPhoto_) December 29, 2020