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A handful of 2022 recruits list Ohio State among leaders

Guess what? Recruits like the Buckeyes.

Four-star ATH Dillon Tatum
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In between celebrating the New Year and the Buckeyes huge runaway victory over the Clemson Tigers, you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding Ohio State. Don’t worry — Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help try to get you caught back up with things.

Bucks make the cut

In what now seems to be a near daily occurrence, Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes football squad once again made the cut for numerous class of 2022 prospects over the holiday weekend.

Already sitting on top of the class rankings in the next cycle, Day and company are more than used to seeing their name on the leader lists of highly sought after high school recruits. Joining fellow top prospects such as offensive linemen Tyler Booker, Kam Dewberry, and wide receiver Kojo Antwi, four more juniors added their names to the standouts that still have the Buckeyes among their potential landing spots.


Four-star safety Xavier Nwankpa

Class: 2022 (No. 7 S, No. 76 overall)

Town: Altoona, IA/Southeast Polk

Size: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds

Top 12: Ohio State, Penn State, Texas, Iowa State, Notre Dame, LSU, Nebraska, Missouri, Clemson, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona State

Four-star defensive tackle Mykel Williams

Class: 2022 (No. 4 DT, No. 42 overall)

Town: Columbus, GA/Hardaway

Size: 6-foot-5, 255 pounds

Top 10: Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, USC, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Arizona State

Four-star athlete Dillon Tatum

Class: 2022 (No. 12 ATH, No. 246 overall)

Town: West Bloomfield, MI/West Bloomfield

Size: 5-foot-11, 190 pounds

Top 10: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Georgia, Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Baylor, USC

Four-star running back Dallan Hayden

Class: 2022 (No. 25 RB, No. 252 overall)

Town: Memphis, TN/Christian Brothers

Size: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds

Top 4: Ohio State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Oregon

Quick Hits

  • Fresh off their win over Clemson, Ohio State locked up a verbal pledge from Robert E. Lee (FL) class of 2022 five-star cornerback Jaheim Singletary on Saturday afternoon. Deciding to jump aboard the Buckeyes ship, the Jacksonville native is the Buckeyes 10th commitment for the soon-to-be-senior class. A top-10 rated prospect, Singletary picked up nearly 30 scholarship offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Oregon before calling Columbus home.
  • You can’t win them all. After once being looked as a potential Buckeye during the process, class of 2021 offensive tackle Tristan Leigh committed to the Tigers of Clemson. A five-star prospect out of Robinson Secondary in Fairfax, Virginia, Leigh chose Clemson over programs such as Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, and the University of Florida.