It’s still too early to know the exact numbers in the class, especially the numbers they would take at specific positions (and that is variable anyway) but I feel compelled to put together a list.
QB is pretty easy. They’d like to take two (in line with not taking any in ’16 to clear the way for Danny Clark in ’17) and their top targets are Wimbush and Torrance.
Wimbush is down to Penn State and Ohio State with the whole head/heart thing but it seems likely that Ohio State will win that battle- especially the longer it drags out.
Torrance is going to go down to signing day but Meyer has already worked his magic and is amongst the top schools without a visit. Getting him on campus is going to be huge and then we will go from there.
RB is also fairly easy. It looks like they are going to take two with the top target being Damien Harris. I personally would give the nod for the second spot to LJ Scott given the whole in-state thing, but there are plenty of offers and alternatives floating around.
WR: 5. Van Jefferson
Unlike QB and RB, WR is hard to get a handle on. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell Van Jefferson is just about the only guy with positive OSU buzz surrounding him right now.
With Johnnie Dixon, Noah Brown, Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, James Clark, Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson all coming in over the past two recruiting classes, it seems likely they won’t be targeting too many receivers in ’15, but will they only take one?
Plus you have the ATHs like Eric Glover-Williams and Christian Kirk factoring in.
I have no idea, so I’ll go with the safe pick for now. Read More
Great news after a great weekend for Ohio State, the 2015 Recruiting Class has just added its second verbal commitment.
Jamel Dean from Cocoa High School in Florida announced this evening that he had verballed to the Scarlet and Gray, joining Eric Glover-Williams in next year’s class.
A defensive back, Dean is rated as a four star recruit by most services. He currently is 6′ 1″ and 180 pounds, and held offers from Miami, Florida, Mississippi State, and Temple.
He camped at Ohio State over the summer, and visited the campus unofficially in October. Interestingly enough, quotes to Eleven Warriors’ Jeremy Birmingham addressed an issue close to many B1G programs’ hearts:
“I’m most likely leaving Florida. They play NFL football in Ohio, New England and Wisconsin. I know most people want to stay in Florida because of the weather, but I like doing new things so I don’t mind leaving Florida.”
You can check out his highlights on Hudl.com at this link… pretty exciting opportunity for the young man and the Buckeyes.
Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. Dean!