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Ohio State makes top ten for 2021 tight end

The four-star TE included OSU in his top schools despite not having been to Columbus.

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It’s day 14(?) without sports, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably still trying to figure out what else you enjoy watching/doing/talking about/thinking about/living for/etc.

Take a break from that endeavor and join us here at Land-Grant Holy Land as we keep you caught up with Ohio State recruiting updates.

No. 3 Colorado prospect includes Ohio State in top 10

Terrance Ferguson, a four-star tight end from Littleton (Col.) Heritage, tweeted his top-10 list Wednesday afternoon, which includes Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, USC, Arizona State, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Tennessee.

Ferguson is the country’s No. 12 tight end and Colorado’s No. 3 prospect.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end caught 54 passes for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season. He averaged 17 yards per reception.

While he has yet to visit Columbus, Ferguson’s relationship with Tony Alford, who is the main recruiter in Colorado for the Buckeyes, is one of the primary reasons the Buckeyes remain in his top 10, as Alford has been recruiting Ferguson since his sophomore season, according to Zack Carpenter of Eleven Warriors.

Ohio State offers No. 6 wide receiver

While the class of 2021 is gaining most of the attention—because, well, have you seen the 2021 class?— Ohio State isn’t letting the class of 2022 sit on the back burner. On Tuesday night, they extended an offer to their second receiver in the 2022 class, Caleb Burton of Del Valle (Texas).

Burton is a four-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings, and is the country’s No. 37 overall 2022 prospect, the No. 6 wide receiver and the No. 4 prospect in Texas.

Burton caught 50 passes for 906 yards and 12 touchdowns during his sophomore season, and averaged a whopping 18.1 yards per reception.

“It’s huge,” Burton told Lettermen Row. “Not many people from Austin get this opportunity. Ohio State is the place to go, especially for a wide receiver.It means a lot because Ohio State is huge — huge — to me because it’s been one of my dream schools. They do a damn good job of sending wide receivers to the league, and then they are successful once they get there. It’s just a perfect fit with the offense they run, it’s perfect for a wide receiver.”

Texas is certainly serving as a wide receiver-goldmine for the Ohio State recruiting staff. Garrett Wilson, a five-star receiver from the 2019 class and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, from the 2020 class, both came from The Lone Star State.

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State’s 2021 class continues to assist the Buckeyes staff in the recruiting game, as commits look to help reel in additional talent. OSU safety commit Jaylen Johnson was chopping it up with one of the Scarlet and Gray’s biggest remaining priority targets in linebacker Barrett Carter, who expressed his excitement in returning to Columbus on Twitter on Wednesday. The four-star prospect is the No. 4 OLB in the class, and the No. 54 player overall.
  • Four-star athlete Jantzen Dunn announced on Twitter he will be dropping his top schools list sometime soon. The No. 11 athlete in the country in 247Sports’ rankings, Dunn just recently picked up an Ohio State offer during an unofficial visit on March 4. The Buckeyes will almost certainly make the cut for the Kentucky native.