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Ohio State makes the cut for four-star cornerback

One of the nation’s best CBs included the Buckeyes in his top ten schools Monday.

Four-star CB Hunter Washington
Mike Roach, 247Sports

During this unprecedented and unexpected dead period, Ohio State’s coaching staff has proven they still able to recruit the best players in the country. With a handful of recruits committing last week, and a transfer commit over the weekend, the Buckeyes 2021 class is shaping up to be something special.

This week appears to be no different.

Four-star CB lists Ohio State in top 10

Ohio State’s defensive coordinator, Kerry Coombs, has shown his dominance in recruiting in his short time back with the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes have verbal commitments from two corners and two safeties already, but the team isn’t planning on stopping there. Ohio State’s ability to produce NFL Draft first-rounders yearly helps in recruiting, but means the position will be in constant need for depth.

On Monday, the Buckeyes learned they moved one step closer in securing another of the nation’s top CB’s. Four-star Hunter Washington (Katy, TX/Katy) announced his top 10 schools moving forward, and the Buckeyes made the cut.

Alongside Ohio State, Washington included Texas, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, TCU, Oklahoma, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida State and Arizona State.

The Buckeyes have yet to host him on campus and with current Covid-19 pandemic, it could be a while before any school has the opportunity. However, Washington’s recruitment seems to be one that will take longer before a verbal commitment is made. On top of still considering 10 schools, there has yet to be a Crystal Ball prediction made on 247Sports.

When normalcy begins to return to all of our lives, expect Washington’s recruitment to pick up rather quickly. Washington is the No. 15 CB in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 197 overall recruit in the country.

Quick Hits:

  • The smoke surrounding Ohio State and five-star RB recruit TreVeyon Henderson (Hopewell, VA/Hopewell) continues to grow. Just this morning, five more Crystal Ball predictions were made in favor of the Buckeyes for the nation’s No. 1 RB. They are the only school to own a prediction, now holding 16 total for Henderson. In addition, recent Ohio State RB commit Evan Pryor (Cornelius, NC/William Amos Hough) mentioned Henderson in a fan-made edit featuring the duo. Henderson noticed and responded.

Normally, securing two elite talents at the same position in one cycle is tough to do, but the two have both expressed a want to play in a committee at the next level, and with one already being committed to the program, the Buckeyes have to like where they sit with Henderson.

  • 2021 four-star cornerback Jaylin Davies dropped his top seven schools on Twitter on Monday morning, and Ohio State made the cut alongside Alabama, Arizona State, Texas, UCLA, USC and Washington. Davies, hailing out of Santa Ana, CA, is the No. 11 CB in the nation, and the No. 111 player overall in the cycle. Just another name to add to the growing list of talented defensive backs with the Buckeyes high on their list.