It is no secret that Ohio State is good at recruiting. Like, really good. The program continues to dominate the recruiting landscape, bringing in consistently top-rated classes like it’s easy. Somehow, it feels like the Buckeyes are getting even better at recruiting, and Ryan Day being at the helm is the main reason why.
The Buckeyes success’ have been adding up all over the country, but one state has been more favorable to the Buckeyes as of late than normal: Texas.
While Ohio State continues to dominate recruiting in their home state, Day also seems to be building a pipeline in Texas. In the junior class, Ohio State has secured commitments from the No. 1 quarterback Quinn Ewers and the No. 1 wide receiver Caleb Burton. Both five-star prospects reign from Texas, as well as Ohio State 2021 five-star offensive lineman Donovan Jackson.
The Buckeyes appear to be trying to build on this success and the work is paying off, as the program made the cut for another elite Texas recruit.
Cutting down his list from nearly 20 offers in half to his top 10 schools, blue-chip cornerback Austin Jordan took to Twitter on Monday to inform everyone of his decision. Included in Jordan’s top 10 schools were Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M and Auburn.
The four-star CB was first offered by Ohio State in late October of 2019 and is the No. 19 CB and the No. 167 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but these ranking may soon change. Case in point, 247Sports has him listed as the No. 85 overall prospect and the No. 12 CB.
Ohio State has already secured commitments from elite-level CB’s in the 2022 cycle with five-star CB Jaheim Singletary and four-star Jyaire Brown. However, the team would like to add another CB to this group and Jordan would make for an excellent fit.
If Jordan were to spurn the Buckeyes, Day and Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs are also working with other elite prospects at the position, including five-stars Will Johnson and Jeadyn Lukus, among others.
- Top Ohio State OT target Kiyaunta Goodwin showed his impressive skills this past weekend in the Best of the Midwest combine. Many pegged Goodwin as the top overall prospect at the camp after the original plan was to not participate. Check out the below clip from Bill Kurelic of BuckNuts for a view for yourself. Ohio State is the favorite in this race, but is competing with the likes of Alabama, Clemson and LSU, so they still have some work to do.