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Ohio State offers 2021 OT as it looks to fill out an impressive recruiting class

The Buckeyes continues to show they are good at the virtual recruiting game

Three-star 2021 OT Pat Coogan
Tom Lemming

Weeks into an unscheduled and unprecedented dead period, Ohio State’s football team is shattering expectations.

In the last week, the Buckeyes have earned commitments from five very high-quality talents in the 2021 class, and have more than separated themselves from the field in the 247Sports Recruiting Class Rankings. Don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon either.

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and the assistant coaches have been hard at work travelling the country virtually. The team did so again on Monday, sending an official scholarship offer to 2021 offensive tackle, Pat Coogan (Chicago, IL/Marist).

Despite holding offers from two of the nation’s top offensive linemen, Greg Strudrawa and Ohio State know winning games starts in the trenches, and you can never have enough slobs up front. It appears the program believes Coogan would make a great addition alongside their current four-star O-linemen commits in Donovan Jackson and Ben Christman.

While Coogan is only a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, it is early in his recruitment, and those numbers will likely rise after looking at his offer list. Alongside Ohio State, Coogan holds offers from Notre Dame, Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Stanford and a handful of others.

Once things get back to normal around the world, expect Coogan to begin scheduling official visits, with the Buckeyes hoping they can make the short list.

Coogan is the No. 45 OT in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 445 overall prospect in the nation.

Quick Hits:

  • Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Charles Doss spoke with Ohio State grad-transfer guard target Trey Wertz, who recently included the Buckeyes in his top 11 schools. On Monday, we learned he took a “virtual” visit to Ohio State and that it went “very good.”
  • Rivals released its first 20 of the top 100 recruits in the 2022 class on Monday, and it included multiple Ohio State targets. The Buckeyes are very much in on a number of the best prospects the cycle has to offer. Released in no particular order, four-star ILB Tyler Martin is of interest to both OSU and Michigan, while four-star OLB Gabe Powers and four-star OT Tegra Tshabola (both from Ohio) seem to have the Buckeyes in the lead at this point in their recruitment.