Five-star player. No. 1 rated defensive tackle nationally. 13th-ranked player overall at any position. No. 1 player in the state of Florida. Committed to Ohio State 4/02/17. Attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Son of former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent. Chose Ohio State over Florida State and many others.
Four-star player. No. 2 rated dual-threat QB. 27th-ranked player overall at any position. Rated the No.4 player in the state of Georgia. Committed to Ohio State at Friday Night Lights on 7/29/17, making him the second commitment in this class. Attends Heard County School in Franklin, Georgia. Chose OSU over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and many others.
Four-star player. No. 3 safety nationally. No. 30 player overall at any position. Ranked the 5th-best prospect at any position in the state of California. Committed to the Buckeyes 2/17/17 shortly after national signing day. Attends St. John Bosco high school in Bellflower, California. Chose OSU over USC, Washington and many others.
Four-star player. No. 2 athlete nationally. 32nd-ranked player overall at any position. Rated the top prospect in the state of Ohio. Committed to Ohio State 3/01/17. Attends Westerville South High School in Westerville, Ohio. Could play running back or H-back at Ohio State or even wide receiver. Also held offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Florida and Clemson.
Four-star player. No. 4 offensive tackle nationally. 57nd-ranked player overall at any position. Rated the third-best prospect in the state of Tennessee. Committed to Ohio State 4/15/17. Attends Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee. Chose OSU over offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, USC, Texas A&M, Clemson, Texas, and many others.
Four-star player. Rated the fourth-best running back in the nation and 65th-best prospect overall at any position. Committed to OSU on 7/16/16 making him the first member of the 2018 class. Considered the 15th best prospect in Florida. Attends Amwood High School in Seffner, Florida. Chose OSU over Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and others.
Four-star player. Rated the 7th-best safety in the nation and 86th-best player overall regardless of position. Considered the second-best prospect in the state of Oklahoma. Committed to Ohio State 4/15/17. Attends Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. At one time thought to be an Oklahoma lock, Proctor chose Ohio State over Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.
Four-star player. Rated the second-best strong side defensive end in the country and 43rd-best player overall at any position. A native of Georgia, he chose the Buckeyes over his home-state Georgia Bulldogs. Committed to Ohio State on 04/25/17. Others competing for his services were Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson along with Georgia.
Four-star player. Rated the 22nd best corner in the nation per 24/7 composite. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Florida State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, and Kennesaw State. Banks missed all of his junior season with a torn ACL. At a recent combine he ran a 4.50 40-yard dash and hit 41.7" on the vertical.
Four-star player. Rated the fifth-best linebacker in the nation per the 24/7 composite. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Michgan State, Penn State and others. In the end it came down to Notre Dame and OSU, with the Buckeyes getting his pledge. He could end up at inside or outside linebacker for Ohio State.
Mitchell is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 2 inside linebacker prospect nationally. He is the No. 38 overall player in the 2018 composite. Mitchell chose Ohio State over Florida State, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, and over 25 others. He plays for Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Teague is a composite 3-star tailback (No. 25 overall) out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, and others. He ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at an Ohio State camp. He is rated as the No. 8 running back overall and a 4-star prospect per 247Sports.
Offensive Line/Defensive Tackle
Jones is a composite 4-star player and the No. 3 defensive tackle in the 2018 class. He is rated as the No. 53 player in the nation overall. Ohio State is also looking at him as an offensive lineman, so where he ultimately ends up for the Buckeyes won't be known until they get him on campus and find his best fit. He attends Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, which is the high school that produced former Buckeye Curtis Samuel.
Ruckert (6-6 238) cut his list down to Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Notre Dame. He has seen his ranking jump significantly following a dominating performance at The Opening in early July. At the prestigious camp and combine, Ruckert routinely showcased an ability to get open over the middle of the field during the 7-on-7 tournament.
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Hooker is from New Castle, Pennsylvania and is the brother of former Buckeye safety and current NFL safety Malik Hooker. Like his brother, he excels at both basketball and football. Also like his brother, he is rated a three-star prospect.
Pope is a composite 4-star player and the No. 7 inside linebacker in the 2018 class. He is rated as the No. 168 player in the nation overall. Pope is from Dinwiddie, Virginia and is ranked the 4th-best prospect in that state this year. Though a middle linebacker in high school he projects to an OLB at the next level due to his speed and athleticism.