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Ohio State in Top Group for 4-Star VA Offensive Lineman Jakai Moore

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Nokesville, Virginia (Patriot High School) offensive lineman Jakai Moore released his Top 7 on Monday, including Ohio State in the process. Along with the Buckeyes on Moore’s list are Miami, Clemson, Penn State, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech. He tweeted out the news.

Moore is the No. 15 offensive guard in the 2019 class and a 3-star prospect on the 247Sports Composite.

He also holds offers from Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, USC, and Oregon.

Moore visited Ohio State in late March, which followed visits to South Carolina and Penn State.

He visited both South Carolina and Penn State again in April, and was at South Carolina and Clemson camps last week.

Due to his frequent visits, Penn State and South Carolina are seen as the two teams to beat through nine Crystal Ball predictions.

Finding an interior lineman like Jakai Moore has become a bit more important for Ohio State as 4-star Cincinnati Anderson lineman Zeke Correll committed to Notre Dame on Monday.

Correll was expected to visit OSU for Friday Night Lights this weekend. That visit would appear to be off.

Correll’s commitment likely means that Ohio State will miss out on Ohio’s top two offensive linemen in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Akron Hoban offensive guard Nolan Rumler has been a long-time Michigan commit. He is the No. 3 player in the state. Correll, meanwhile, is the No. 5 player in Ohio.

Currently, the Buckeyes only have one Top 5 Ohio player committed in Lexington linebacker Cade Stover (No. 4). Cincinnati Walnut Hills defensive tackle Jowon Briggs is the No. 2 player, and this is what his Crystal Ball currently looks like with eight precincts reporting.

The top player in the state is 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison, who is maybe the most important in-state recruit for the Buckeyes in a decade. Even though he is dropping zero hints, his Crystal Ball is all Ohio State.

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3 Responses

  1. Mr Beam, I hear you. What do you say we be patient to the end & then read the big picture?

  2. Re: Correll and Rumler, the seemingly widening leak of Ohio talent to other programs is disquieting, to say the least.

    1. If they are offered and go elsewhere that’s not the fault of osu. If they weren’t replaced with equal or better talent, then that would be concerning.

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