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Five-star wide receiver lists Ohio State among leaders

The Buckeyes are now one step closer to adding another standout to the fold.

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While you enjoyed the weekend with loved ones, you might’ve missed out some of the latest recruiting news surrounding the Ohio State Buckeyes. Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help you get caught back up.

Buckeyes make the cut

Nearly a month ago, five-star class of 2022 wide receiver Luther Burden took to his Twitter page to share with the world his top 12 college programs. Fast forward a few weeks, and the Cardinal Ritter College Prep (MO) standout is now down to five potential landing spots.

Releasing his freshly trimmed list on Saturday afternoon, Burden, the No. 2 wideout and 14th overall prospect in the junior class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, is still considering taking his talents to either Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, or the University of Oklahoma, where some around the scene have him pegged to end up when his recruitment is all said and done.

Suiting up for the same high school program that produced current Buckeye Jameson Williams, Burden has proved to be a big time playmaker with the ball in his hands. Throughout his time on the high school level, the 6-foot-2, 194-pounder has accounted for over 2,000 receiving yards and nearly 30 touchdowns.

Burden’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he has cut his list down from over 40 offers. While Ohio State has made the short list, it does seem that Oklahoma has a hefty lead for his services. All four of his Crystal Balls are in favor of the Sooners, with two of them coming as recently as this past Friday.

Want to see why Burden is considered one of the top prospects in the entire class of 2022? Check out these highlights of him in action from last season for the Lions.

Quick Hits

  • As first reported by Stephen Means, class of 2022 four-star defensive tackle and future Buckeye Michael Hall Jr. broke his hand in practice last week and did not participate in Streetboro’s runaway victory over Cloverleaf on Friday night.
  • On Sunday, class of 2021 Ohio State pledge Tyleik Williams decommitted from the Under Armour All-American game and will now suit up in 2021 All-American Bowl. Not the first soon-to-be Buckeye heading to San Antonio, the four-star defensive tackle will join nine of his future OSU teammates in Texas.
  • The basketball Buckeyes have recently been in touch with 2022 big man Donovan Clingan, according to Tre Jackson. A four-star prospect from Bristol, CT, the 7-foot-1 Clingan has yet to lock in a scholarship from the Buckeyes, but does hold offers from the likes of Boston College, Maryland, Michigan State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and UConn.