Ryan Day and Kerry Coombs must be hall of fame level good at FaceTime, because despite the NCAA instituting a dead period and halting any and all in-person visits with recruits, the Ohio State Buckeyes have just gotten their fourth commitment in the last three days. This time, it is four-star defensive back Andre Turrentine.
So Blessed— ANDRE TURRENTINE ✨ (@KingATIII) March 17, 2020
1000% Committed ‼️ pic.twitter.com/S5pGRyqxJb
The nation’s No. 6 safety and the No. 136 player overall, Turrentine hails out of Ensworth High School in Nashville, TN. Holding over 20 scholarship offers for his services, Coombs was able to pry him away from some big names, especially in the SEC. Announcing his top four schools just last night, Ohio State beat out a southern trio of Alabama, LSU and Tennessee for the talented DB.
Just halfway into what has been a wild March to say the least, the Buckeyes are now sitting on a top-ranked recruiting class that already has 14 commits. Turrentine become the fourth defensive back in the class, joining a pair of cornerbacks in four-star Jakailin Johnson and three-star Devonta Smith, as well as fellow safety and four-star recruit Jaylen Johnson. Coombs has been putting in work on the trail, even with unforeseen circumstances, and it has paid dividends.
Ohio State had been Turrentine’s most recent unofficial visit, taking place back on Nov. 23. With no real end in sight for the this COVID-19 inspired NCAA dead period, and the inability to take anymore visits to schools in the near future, Turrentine appears to have decided now was as good a time as any to make his decision official. Business is BOOOOMing.
Check out the 6-foot, 175-pound DB’s highlight tape from his junior season: