Five-star Clovis, California (Buchanan High School) running back Kendall Milton tweeted out his latest cut down on Monday and the Buckeyes made the cut. Joining Ohio State in Milton’s Top 10 were Alabama, Fresno State, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma, Penn State, USC, and Texas.
TOP 10 pic.twitter.com/xAhBVT19IX
— Kendall Milton (@therealkmilt) July 9, 2018
Milton (6-2 210) is the No. 2 running back in the 2020 class and the No. 10 player overall per the 247Sports Composite.
As a sophomore last season, Milton rushed for 1,514 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Ohio State 2020 quarterback commit Jack Miller said last month that Milton was one of the targets that he would be recruiting, so perhaps some of those efforts are already paying off.
On the field, Milton routinely displays why he is so highly ranked. He is completely comfortable running between the tackles and is able to find plenty of yards after contact.
His top gear is also quickly found and he has the top speed to beat the defense to the corner. Milton shows decent patience, but more than that, he displays great vision and an ability to slip through brief defensive voids.
Currently, there are only five Crystal Ball predictions in for the California tailback.
Ohio State is looking for their first running back in the 2020 class. They recently offered 4-star Scottsdale tailback Darvon Hubbard, who is originally from Akron. Demarkcus Bowman, who is the No. 6 running back and No. 46 player in the 2020 class, has put OSU in his top three already.