There is little doubt at this point that when it comes to wide receiver recruitment and development, there’s no one better than Brian Hartline, and the Ohio State WR coach has done it again. Today, four-star wide receiver Kojo Antwi has chosen to play his college football for the Buckeyes.
The 6-foot, 190-pounder was born in Ghana, but moved to the United States when he was just six months old. Antwi grew up in Suwanee, Ga. and is the No. 115 rated player in country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Antwi also comes in as the 16th rated receiver nationally and the 13th player in the state of Georgia. The 247Sports specific numbers have him as the 73rd player nationally and eighth best receiver.
Antwi had originally been crystal balled to his home-state Georgia Bulldogs, but eventually chose the Buckeyes over the Dawgs, Alabama, Texas A&M, USC, LSU, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, and dozens of other offers.
After visiting ‘Bama, UGA, and A&M, Antwi came to Columbus for the weekend of June 18, before wrapping up his official visits with USC in the last weekend of June. Following his visit to Ohio State, the WR told Lettermen Row, “From the coaches to the players ... even with the campus, I was just impressed with everything.”
Of his future position coach, Antwi said, “Coach Hart is a very genuine guy. “He’s all about details when he’s coaching and that’s what I love about him. He was so real with me, straight up the whole time.”
According to 247Sports’ recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks:
Athletically built receiver with good size and mass, plus space to add more. Can line up outside or in the slot and fit myriad personnel groupings. Gets off the line quickly and on top of corners. Shows good top-end vertical play speed. Functional athleticism is a strength, whether competing in the air, coming back to the ball, or in run-after-catch situations. Good acceleration and reaches top speed quickly. Generally a hands catcher and combines that with body control to enlarge his catch window. Shows ball-winning ability greater than size. Displays very good short-area suddenness as a route-runner, along with separation-inducing downfield route subtlety on deeper throws ... Play speed is good but lacks ideal verified context ... High-floor receiver who fits various offensive attacks and plays the position like a natural. Projects to the high-major level as a potential multi-year impact starter with an NFL Draft ceiling.
Antwi becomes the fourth — and likely final — receiver in OSU’s 2022 class, joining Caleb Burton (No. 32 overall), Kaleb Brown (No. 59), and Kyion Grayes (No. 151). This haul adds to Ohio State’s No. 1 rated recruiting class, which is headlined by the quarterback who will likely be throwing to this impressive WR crop, top-overall prospect Quinn Ewers.
Welcome to WRU, Kojo! We’re excited to see you on the field in scarlet and gray.
Checkout Kojo Antwi’s impressive junior season highlights: