Five-star Texas wide receiver (2019) Jordan Whittington released his top six on Sunday and the Buckeyes made the cut. He announced his top six via Twitter.
— Jordan Whittington (@J_Whitt3) December 10, 2017
Also making the list were Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA, and in-state schools Texas and Texas A&M.
Whittington (6-1 198) plays for Cuero High School in Cuero, Texas, who lost this past weekend in the state playoffs. Whittington did his part, however, catching eight passes for 136 yards in the loss.
The Buckeyes have hit Texas hard over the years with much success and just picked up a commitment from 2018 Austin quarterback Matthew Baldwin in the last week.
Could Jordan Whittington be next in line?
Rated the No. 7 receiver in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, Whittington still comes in as the No. 29 player in the class, which gives you an idea of the depth of the receiver class next year.
Whittington had a huge 2017, catching 73 passes for 1,454 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed for over 200 yards this season and also averaged nearly 20 yards per punt return. He amassed over 2,000 all-purpose yards, which also included nearly 150 interception return yards on his three interceptions as a defensive back.
Ohio State will need to land a handful of receivers in the 2019 class in order to fill the annual departures that are now common place.
Ohio State currently only has one prospect committed in 2019, in 4-star offensive tackle Doug Nester (Huntington, WV).
Here is a clip of Whittington making a catch on fourth-and-25 this past weekend.
— "EJ Holland" (@EJHolland247) December 9, 2017
[Jordan Whittington photo courtesy 247Sports.com]