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BOOM!! Four-star running back Evan Pryor commits to Ohio State

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The Buckeyes are on fire in the recruiting game despite the pandemic-imposed dead period

Four-star RB Evan Pryor
via @evanpryor3 on Twitter

While the rest of us are self-quarantining in our houses and binge watching Netflix, Ryan Day and his staff are making the most of a recruiting game devoid of in-person visits. Despite the limitations, the Ohio State Buckeyes have hauled in their second four-star recruit in as many days, as Evan Pryor — the No. 5 running back in the nation — announced on Monday his commitment to the Bucks.

The No. 84 overall player in the nation, Pryor hails out of William Amos High School in Cornelius, NC. It was a true heist for position coach Tony Alford to pull this one off, as the four-star back had to choose between his in-state Tar Heels as well as Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC to round out his top six.

Pryor becomes the 13th commit in an already loaded 2021 class for Ohio State, and most importantly is the first RB to join the group. The Buckeyes entered this cycle desperately needing two top-tier backs after missing in the previous class, and the first domino has fallen early this time around. OSU is still in on some of the top players in the nation at the position, including both the No. 2 and No. 3 guys in TreVeyon Henderson and Donovan Edwards, respectively. While we will have to wait and see who winds up joining Pryor in Columbus, this is obviously a massive get for the Scarlet and Gray at a huge position of need.

247Sports analyst Charles Power describes the 5-foot-10, 190-pound RB as one of the better pass-catching backs in the 2021 class, and he has excellent track speed — posting a 10.8 second 100-meter time. Not convinced?

Check out his highlight tape from his junior season: