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Top prospects list Ohio State among current leaders

The Buckeyes made the cut for numerous 2021 recruits over the weekend.

Jantzen Dunn
via @JantzenDunn on Twitter

Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes had their weekend start off with a massive BOOM! Landing a verbal pledge from standout class of 2021 running back TreVeyon Henderson might’ve been the biggest news from weekend, but it definitely wasn’t the only time OSU found their name in the headlines.

Did you miss out on some of the latest news surrounding Ohio State recruiting? Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help save the day.

Buckeyes make the cut for 2021 TE

Already holding a verbal commitment from soon-to-be-senior Sam Hart, the Buckeyes’ coaching staff is still searching the trail rather hard for another class of 2021 tight end to bring into the fold.

Dishing out scholarship offers to multiple highly sought after TE prospects throughout the process, one of the Buckeyes targets took to his Twitter page over the weekend to let the world know his top five college leaders. Trimming things down from over 20 offers, four-star Hardin County (TN) product Hudson Wolfe is still considering suiting up on the college level at either Ohio State, Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama, or the University of Tennessee.

A big target at 6-foot-6 and 245-pounds, Wolfe came up big time and time again last season for the Hardin County Tigers. Hauling in 27 receptions, he accounted for 471 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. Wolfe is the No. 9 TE in the class.

Although campus visits have now been pushed back due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Wolfe has previously stated he’d like to have his college decision made up before the start of his senior campaign. Whenever he decides, some around the scene, including Steve Wiltfong, who set his 247Sports Crystal Ball in favor of OSU on Saturday, believe Wolfe could end up calling Columbus his future home when it’s all said and done.

Dunn drops current leaders

Wolfe wasn’t the only highly rated 2021 prospect to announce his current leaders on Saturday. Also taking to his Twitter page to drop his top list was four-star athlete Jantzen Dunn. High on seven programs, Ohio State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, USC, Tennessee, and Oklahoma are still in the mix for the 6-foot-2, 178-pound Bowling Green, Kentucky native.

Being recruited mostly as a defensive back, and listing himself as a DB in his Twitter bio, Dunn is the No. 11 athlete in the class according to 247Sports’ rankings. No stranger to the Ohio State University campus, Dunn was just one of the recruits who took in the Buckeyes win over Penn State last November.

“The visit was amazing. Incredible atmosphere. The tradition. I could just feel being a part of OSU Program is for life. I spoke with Coach Barnes and Coach Hafley while on the visit before the game. Coach Barnes said I have all the tools and raw skill to be a part of the OSU program. Wants me to look more into the academics that OSU offers and try to come back so that I can check out the campus. It was one of the best trips so far,” he told Land-Grant Holy Land after his time at OSU.

A few months later he did just that, and left Columbus with a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes staff. Is a commitment next?

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State also made the top 11 for four-star 2021 defensive end Shemar Turner over the weekend. Turner, a DeSoto, Texas native, has Texas A&M, Baylor, Florida, Oregon, LSU, Oklahoma, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas rounding out his current leaders. He is currently the No. 12 SDE in the class, and No. 190 player overall.
  • Chris Holtmann, and the basketball Buckeyes offered class of 2021 center Micawber Etienne on Sunday. A big time talent out of Suffield Academy (CT), OSU joins the likes of Illinois, UConn, Pittsburgh, and UCLA on the hunt for the four-star prospect.
  • The Ohio State basketball coaching staff recently played host to class of 2022 shooting guard Isaac McKneely. Making the trek from West Virginia, you can find out more about his visit to Columbus for the Buckeyes match-up with the Terrapins of Maryland here.