Ryan Day and the Ohio State coaching staff already hold a pledge from Sam Hart, and could potentially add another standout tight end in the class of 2021, but that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes are taking it easy from trying to add standouts from the class of 2022.
Sending out offers to play in Columbus to a number of top juniors over the last few weeks, Allatoona High (GA) 2022 play-maker Bennett Christian was just one of the tight ends to receive a scholarship from Day and crew.
Wow. I am honored to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University. @ryandaytime @OSUCoachKDub pic.twitter.com/iMLUVo0s6B— Bennett Christian (@BennettC87) June 2, 2020
“I was on the phone with Coach Wilson and Coach Day got on the line as well. We were talking for a little bit about how much he likes me as a player and a person as he congratulated me on my Ohio State offer. The next steps are really just to continue these relationships with those awesome coaches and getting up to Columbus as soon as possible,” The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Georgia native told Land-Grant Holy Land.
Holding offers from the likes of Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, the chance to be a Buckeye student athlete was something Christian had on his mind long before the staff gave him the opportunity.
“Obviously Ohio State is one of the best college programs ever,” he said. “Really the main word that comes to my mind when I think of OSU is success. Not only are they an outstanding football team but also great academically. This offer is huge for me. Ohio State was always high on my list even before my recruitment started to take off.”
Unrated at the moment, and just really watching his recruitment take off, Christian isn’t sure where he’ll end up when it’s all said and done, but does know what he’s searching for on and off of the football field.
“I’m really looking for a school who I know wants me and overall just feels right. Someone who can help build my brand and help me succeed outside of football. I’ve really haven’t thought much of what I want to major in. Most likely a business major or political science.”
- 2021 four-star tight end Michael Trigg dropped his top 10 via his Twitter page on Sunday afternoon. Trimming things down from over 40 reported offers from across the country, Ohio State, Michigan State, USC, Auburn, North Carolina, LSU, South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, and Penn State are still in the mix for the Florida native.
- Westtown School (PA) class of 2021 combo guard Jalen Warley also released his 10 college leaders yesterday. A top 30 prospect in the country, Warely will take his many talents to either Ohio State, Virginia, Oregon, Memphis, LSU, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Maryland, or Florida State.