Ohio State’s coaching staff continues to stay busy on the recruiting front. While it may not always be in the form of new offers being sent out to top prospects, Ryan Day and his crew do an incredible job at keeping recruiting at the forefront of their priorities. This close to the summer months the staff isn’t on any sort of vacation, and even when they’re not on the field, they’re still getting ready for what is going to be a non-stop month of June.
Hosting elite talent the entire month, with just about two weeks until go time, there’s sure to be more additions to the list of targets heading to Columbus. Positionally, Ohio State has to be hoping the month of June will be good to them in terms of offensive line recruiting, but certainly other areas will see their share of attention. Thanks to incredible recruiting ability among literally all of Ohio State’s position coaches, all bets are off to see what side of the ball sees the best and most successful month. Fortunately, it’s all coming very soon.
2022 DB locks in Ohio State visit
When it comes to the defensive backfield, the Buckeyes are in awesome shape with their 2022 recruiting class. Mainly due to the cornerback position, Ohio State has been able to bring in multiple guys already that will continue the great tradition of elite cornerback play on the outside of the Buckeye defense. Though the corners are almost all but sealed up, the safety position — and even the hybrid “bullet” position as Ohio State calls it — could still use some commitments. Fortunately, the Buckeyes as usual are highly considered by many of the nation’s best players at the position.
With the June visits fast approaching, another key target for Ohio State’s 2022 class has locked in a date to see Columbus and what the Buckeyes have to offer. Virginia native Sherrod Covil has plans to be in town the first weekend of June on the 7th. A 6-foot, 185 pound safety, Covil is a perfect combination of range and physicality. The best attributes to his game are his ability to defend the pass thanks to his athleticism, but also be a major threat in the run game as he has proven he’s not shy about coming downhill and hitting. Perfect for the “bullet” position mentioned, that is exactly what Covil is being recruited for by the Ohio State staff.
Ranked currently as the 11th-best safety in the class and the 203rd best player nationally per the 247Sports Composite, Covil’s visit is interesting because it will be an unofficial visit, which means it will be on his own dime. That alone tells you how serious he is about the Buckeyes and their history of developing defensive backs for the NFL. In addition to Ohio State, Covil has several other trips lined up for the month of June, and won’t be rushed into a commitment as he plans to hold off until likely just before his senior season or earlier into the campaign.
At nearly 40 offers, it won’t be an easy task getting down to a decision, but the official visit process should help that as he will get to choose only five schools. It’s not set in stone if the Buckeyes will be one of those five, but odds are looking pretty good that they will be. What obviously can help that fate is a great visit in June. Surely the staff will be rolling out the red carpet, and when they do so they tend to see pretty successful results. The wait won’t be long, but this first visit could pave the way towards the rest of Covil’s recruitment.
- Current Ohio State QB commit Quinn Ewers certainly needs no introduction as the highest-ranked player in the country, but it’s his teammate that is once again the headline. Landon Samson, a three-star receiver also of Southlake Carroll, is now officially slated to see Ohio State this coming June — of course when his teammate Ewers will be in attendance.
The 125th-best receiver in the country, Samson is not ranked as highly as the receivers Hartline has been bringing in, but a nod from Ewers certainly wouldn’t hurt his chances with Ohio State. Yet to receive an offer from the Buckeyes, it could be just a matter of time considering his upcoming visit. One thing is for sure: he’s been the best target for the nation’s best QB, and that bodes well for a future ratings boost. For a glimpse of that connection with Ewers, see below.