While out getting your Christmas shopping done early you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding your Ohio State Buckeyes. Don’t worry that’s why Land-Grant Holy Land is here.
Buckeyes make the cut
Before the Buckeyes rolled out to East Lansing to put a whooping on the Spartans of Michigan State, Ohio State learned on Friday evening that they’re still in the mix to land a highly sought after class of 2022 prospect. Announcing a long leader list of 16, junior defensive tackle Keith “KJ” Miles Jr. went on Twitter to share who he currently has sticking out for his talents.
With a scholarship list of around 20 offers, Ohio State, Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, Southern California, Texas, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin are still in the mix to potentially land the St. Peters Prep (NJ) standout.
Just blessed to play this game 2020 My top 16 in no particular order! @TheDonVisuals my edit guy @The_Prototyp @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @MaxPreps @LemmingReport @ryanwpatti @Rivals_Singer @ShawnB_247 @TodderickHunt @JD_XOS @SPPFootball #brickcityforlife pic.twitter.com/uOVgl4oviB— Keith Miles Jr (@KJmilesJr1) December 5, 2020
Yet to lock in a commitment from a class of 2022 defensive line prospect, Miles has displayed the skillset Ryan Day, Larry Johnson and the Buckeyes look for out of their interrior pass rushers. A four-star rated prospect, Miles showed why he’s popped on major colleges radar time and time again for St. Peters Prep this past season. Averaging 4.7 tackles a contest, the 6-foot-3, 261-pounder racked up nearly 30 total tackles, and 3.5 quarterback sacks to help lead the Marauders to an overall record of 4-2.
Considered the 19th-best defensive tackle, and 225th overall prospect in the class of 2022, 247Sports recruiting analyst Brian Dohn had the following to say on how Miles game could translate to the college level.
“Nice frame with wide shoulders and length. Elite athleticism. Ability to play defensive end or 3-tech. Position versatility includes huge upside as guard. Explosive at snap. Has speed to get around edge. Can rush with power. Quick, strong hands. Strong at point of attack. Disengages quickly. Changes direction well. Speed to pursue backside. Can redirect down line. Has to continue to develop upper-body strength. Needs to work on technique. Multi-year starter at Elite program. Day 2 NFL draft potential.”
Want to see what KJ Miles could add to the Buckeyes Silver Bullet defense? Check out these highlights of defensive lineman causing havoc for the St. Peters Prep Marauders.
- 2021 offensive tackle and class of 2021 Ohio State verbal pledge Zenuae “Zen” Michalski is now a four-star prospect, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-6, 288-pound Floyds Knobs, Indiana native and one time University of Louisville commit will sign his national letter of intent with OSU later this month on Dec. 16.
- Kevin McGuff and the OSU women’s basketball squad dealt a scholarship offer to Reynoldsburg (OH) class of 2022 shooting guard Mya Perry over the weekend. One of the top prospects in Ohio, Perry adds the OSU offer alongside chances to continue her playing days and education at programs such as Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Marquette, and Xavier.