After what has been a relatively slow week in the world of Ohio State recruiting, we finally have some potential BOOMs to look forward to. Two Ohio State 2021 targets are expected to commit in the coming weeks.
A four-star tight end
Hudson Wolfe from Savannah (Tenn.) Hardin County is deciding between Ohio State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Alabama and Georgia, and he told 247Sports Tennessee insider Ryan Callahan that his decision will be announced soon.
“A date is not necessarily set in stone, but I’m kind of pushing myself for June 13th,” Wolfe told Callahan. “It’s probably going to be right around then. It’s just the five. We’re going to pick from that (group).”
The Buckeyes already have a top tight end committed to the 2021 class in Sam Hart from Aurora (Col.) Cherokee Trail, who committed in December. The Ohio State recruiting staff has made it known that they are aiming for a two top tight ends when all is said and done with the 2021 class, and Wolfe has been their No. 1 choice to go with Hart for a long time.
While Wolfe told Callahan that he “doesn’t have a school set yet” and that he’s “still kind of going back and forth between a couple,” 247Sports’ Crystal Ball favors him going to Ohio State (75%).
“Ohio State is going to win games in the next four years,” Wolfe told Callahan. “I think they’ll do really well. Their development up there is pretty high, pretty top-notch. And then the recruiting class that they’re putting together — I mean, I’m sure you’ve seen it. It’s very, very (good).”
Wolfe is the No. 225 overall prospect and No. 9 tight end in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
And a four-star cornerback
Jaylin Davies from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei announced his Top 4 on May 16—Ohio State, Arizona State, USC and Oregon. On Wednesday afternoon, he announced that he would be making his decision on June 19.
Commitment Day June 19th‼️ #Juneteenth✌ #fighton #Sco ⭕️#gobucks #Forksup ...Please no interviews.— Jaylin Davies (@jaylin_davies) June 3, 2020
While defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs has been actively recruiting him for awhile, Davies has yet to meet head coach Ryan Day in person, according to Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.
“Me and coach Coombs speak everyday,” Davies told Kurelic awhile back. “It’s going good. He also speaks with my family so our relationship has grown. I can’t wait to meet him as well as coach (Corey) Dennis and (Ryan) Day - the whole staff in person.”
Davies was planning on visiting Ohio State in April, which obviously did not end up happening. He has been quoted saying that meeting the coaching staff and visiting the facility in person is important to both him and his parents. That, and the fact that he is heavily favorited to choose Oregon (92.9%) by 247Sports’ Crystal Ball with a high confidence meter (7), shouldn’t make you feel optimistic about Davies committing to Ohio State. But hey, crazier things have happened.
Davies is the No. 139 overall prospect and No. 12 cornerback in the country, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
- Four-star outside linebacker Jalon Walker told Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts that he and Al Washington have a “great relationship.” Walker is the country’s No. 176 overall class of 2022 prospect, the No. 15 outside linebacker and the No. 7 prospect in North Carolina. He currently holds at least 17 offers, including the likes of Auburn, Clemson, Texas and others.