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
Blessed to be in the position I am today. TOP 12✌ pic.twitter.com/29sEoInEvQ— Xavier “X” Nwankpa (@xaviernwankpa01) January 1, 2021
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
AGTG #TOP10 ... pic.twitter.com/kB5snVYix4— Mykel Williams (@MykelW_50) January 1, 2021
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
Start the New Year right #Top10 pic.twitter.com/RikNUcSD7t— Dillon Tatum (@PrimeTimeDill) January 1, 2021
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
Blessed to be in this position . Happy New Year Everyone.. #Buckeyes #FightingIrish #Scoducks #GBO pic.twitter.com/wQ49F0godx— Dallan Hayden1️⃣ (@DCH__2) January 1, 2021
- 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.