2018 Ohio State Football Commitment List

2018 Ohio State Recruiting Class

All ratings are 24/7 composite rankings

Ohio State's 2018 class of 21 commitments is currently ranked No. 2 nationally behind Georgia.

Taron Vincent

Taron Vincent

Defensive Tackle
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 285

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.

Jaelen Gill

Jaelen Gill

Athlete/APB
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 182

 

Five-star player. No. 1 athlete nationally. 23rd-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.

Max Wray

Max Wray

Offensive Tackle
Ht. 6-6.5
Wt. 289

 

Four-star player. No. 9 offensive tackle nationally. 112th-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.

Brian Snead and UrbanMeyer

Brian Snead

Running Back
Ht. 5-11
Wt. 200

 

Four-star player. Rated the fourth-best running back in the nation and 82nd-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.

Josh Proctor

Josh Proctor

Safety
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 190

 

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.

Sevyn Banks and Urban Meyer

Sevyn Banks

Cornerback
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 180

 

Four-star player. Rated the 26th-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.

Ohio State linebacker Dallas Gant

Dallas Gant

Outside Linebacker
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 225

 

Four-star player. Rated the 9th-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.

Ohio State linebacker Teradja Mitchell

Teradja Mitchell

Linebacker
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 232

 

Mitchell is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 2 inside linebacker prospect nationally. He is the No. 39 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.

Master Teague Headshot

Master Teague

Running Back
Ht. 5-11
Wt. 210

 

Teague is a composite 4-star tailback (No. 11 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.

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones

Offensive Line/Defensive Tackle
Ht. 6-4
Wt. 315

 

Jones is a composite 4-star player and the No. 1 center in the 2018 class. He is rated as the No. 55 player in the nation overall. He is also a highly-regarded defensive tackle. He attends Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, which is the high school that produced former Buckeye Curtis Samuel.

Tight end prospect Jeremy Ruckert

Jeremy Ruckert

Tight End
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 238

 

Ruckert is a 4-star prospect is from Lindenhurst New York and is the 29th-best prospect nationally at any position according to the 24/7 Composite index. He is rated the top tight end prospect in the nation this year. 

Defensive back prospect Marcus Hooker

Marcus Hooker

Cornerback
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 185

 

Hooker is from New Castle, Pennsylvania and is the brother of former Buckeye safety and current NFL safety Malik Hooker. He is a 3-star prospect and the No. 54 CB overall.

 

Linebacker K'Vaughan Pope

K'Vaughan Pope

Inside Linebacker
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 210

 

Pope is a composite 4-star player and the No. 8 inside linebacker in the 2018 class. He is rated as the No. 214 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.

L'Christian Smith (Blue Smith) Ohio State Recruiting

L'Christian Smith

ATH/WR
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 205

 

Smith is a four-star prospect and is ranked the 5th-best Athlete in the nation in the 24/7 composite index. He is rated the 120th- best prospect overall at any position nationally. Smith attended Wayne High School in the Dayton area. He was recruited as a receiver and will present a large target for OSU passers.

Antwuan Jackson Header

Antwuan Jackson

Defensive Tackle
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 305

 

Jackson is a 4-star prospect and the No. 3 junior college player in the 2018 class overall. He is ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle in the JUCO ranks. He originally signed with Auburn over Ohio State in the 2016 class. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Tyreke Johnson header

Tyreke Johnson

Cornerback
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 191

 

Johnson is 5-star prospect and the No. 1 safety in the nation per Rivals. He is a 4-star prospect and the No. 5 safety per the 247Sports Composite. Ohio State wants him to play cornerback. He is the No. 41 player in the nation per the Composite.

Kamryn Babb Headshot

Kamryn Babb

Wide Receiver
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 189

 

Babb is a 4-star prospect and has been the Buckeyes' top receiver target in the 2018 class. A torn ACL prior to the season cost him his senior year. He is rated the No. 12 receiver in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 65 player overall. Babb is a strong receiver who makes plays after the catch as well.

Tommy Togiai Headshot

Tommy Togiai

Defensive Tackle
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 290

 

Togiai is ranked the No. 3 defensive tackle in the nation per ESPN and the No. 9 defensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite. A big run stuffer Togiai also displays speed and athleticism when chasing the play from any number of angles.

Matthew Baldwin Headsdhot

Matthew Baldwin

Quarterback
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 195

 

Baldwin is ranked the No. 19 pro-style passer in the 247Sports Composite. Previously committed to Colorado State prior to his senior season. Only started one year. Offered by Ohio State during his senior season. Threw for nearly 4,000 yards. Mobile enough to get out of trouble.

Cameron Brown Headshot

Cameron Brown

Wide Receiver
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 175

 

Brown is a 4-star prospect and the No. 60 receiver in the 247Sports Composite. He is a fast receiver (4.51) who isn't just a deep threat. Can be used all over the field. Was previously committed to Nebraska. Also had offers from Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.

Alex Williams Headshot

Alex Williams

Defensive End/Tight End
Ht. 6-7
Wt. 250

 

Williams is a 3-star prospect and ranked the No. 32 weakside defensive end in the 247Sports Composite. Urban Meyer isn't sure where Williams will begin his Buckeye career, referring to him as a "big athlete." A late bloomer who impressed on the defensive line as a senior.

Tyler Friday Headshot

Tyler Friday

Defensive End
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 263

Friday is a 4-star prospect and the No. 6 defensive tackle in the 2018 class. Out of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, Friday is the No. 93 prospect in the nation. He will likely start out at defensive end for the Buckeyes. He chose OSU over Michigan.

Tyreke Smith Header

Tyreke Smith

Defensive End
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 260

Smith is a 4-star prospect and the No. 4 weakside defensive end in the nation. He is the No. 34 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class. A Cleveland native, he tallied 70 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks last season at Cleveland Heights.

Chris Olave Headshot

Chris Olave

Wide Receiver
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 170

Olave is a big-play wide receiver out of California. He is a 3-star prospect and ranked the No. 69 receiver in the nation. He committed to Ohio State over in-state offers from USC and UCLA. He made an official visit to Ohio State for the Buckeyes' 48-3 win over Michigan State.

Javontae Jean-Baptiste Headshot

Javontae Jean-Baptiste

Defensive End
Ht. 6-5
Wt. 215

Jean-Baptiste is an athletic pass rusher who will need to add wait in order to play his projected position of defensive end. The No. 6 prospect in New Jersey. He finished 2017 with 88 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks. Rated the No. 16 OLB in the 2018 class.

Nicholas Petit-Frere Header

Nicholas Petit-Frere

Offensive Tackle
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 272

Petit-Frere is a 5-star prospect and ranked the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite. He took an official visit to Michigan for the Ohio State game. He is rated the No. 7 player overall in the 2018 class. A tremendous athlete with room to grow into his frame.