It sure felt like spring Monday. The sun was out longer, the weather in Columbus is starting to warm up and the Ohio State football team started its spring break.
While the players on the roster certainly appreciate their time off, the coaching staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season and beyond. To ensure Ohio State’s continued success, the Buckeyes staff is hard at work recruiting the country’s top talents.
The hard work continues to pay off as the momentum surrounding four-star offensive guard Rocco Spindler (Clarkston, MI/Clarkston) continues to shift towards OSU. Spindler, who last week included the Buckeyes in his top 10 schools, spoke with Tom Loy of 247Sports recently and the Buckeyes appear to be one of the schools to beat in his recruitment.
#OhioState is an elite program, so it's not a surprise to know that one of the nation's top overall players, Rocco Spindler, is high on the Buckeyes.— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) March 9, 2020
He spoke in-depth about what has him so interested, his upcoming visit, and much more: https://t.co/D86EZgD8Go (VIP)@247Sports pic.twitter.com/nBBJGNuIG2
Spindler has an official visit lined up for Columbus on May 2, and it won’t be his first time on campus. The Buckeyes still have their work cut out for them if they are going to secure a commitment from him. However, the news continues to be proof that Ohio State is targeting their arch-rivals backyard for talent, and succeeding in taking it. The Buckeyes are also making a strong push for four-star RB Donovan Edwards (West Bloomfield, MI/West Bloomfield.)
Spindler checks out as one of the top talents in the country. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him slotted as the No. 49 overall prospect and the No. 2 OG in the 2021 recruiting class.
Alongside Ohio State, Spindler included Michigan, Penn State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona State and Notre Dame in his top 10 with Notre Dame and Michigan seeming to be the Buckeyes’ strongest competition.
- Rivals released a fun think-piece discussing the 2021 recruiting class, and one of the topics they discussed was if five-star WR target Emeka Egbuka (Steilacoom, WA/Steilacoom) was a lock for Ohio State. The duo of Mike Farrell and Adam Gorney both concluded that the Buckeyes were not a lock, however at this point of the 2021 recruiting season, most recruits — even the ones that are committed — are not locked into a school.
That being said, the Buckeyes are the front-runner for the No. 1 WR in the country, but they cannot make any assumptions and will need to continue recruiting him until the end.