Football Recruiting

Nation’s No. 3 2020 OG Luke Wypler Commits To Ohio State

Luke Wypler Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

The incredible run of success for Ohio State football’s recruiting machine continued on Saturday.

Luke Wypler, a 4-star offensive guard in the 2020 class announced on Twitter that he was committing to the Buckeyes.

Wypler (St. Joseph Regional/Montvale, NJ) is currently rated the third-best guard in the class and the No. 75 player overall for 2020.

He joins 5-Star OT Paris Johnson and 4-Star OT Jake Wray as members of the Buckeyes’ 2020 class along the offensive line.

The Bucks already have five commitments for 2020, all from players rated in the top-200 nationally in the 247 Composite.

Wypler picked Ohio State over his other finalist, Stanford.

He also held offers from schools like Penn State, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

The Buckeyes also have three 4-star offensive line commits in the 2019 class, including Harry Miller, Doug Nester, and Ryan Jacoby. That class will likely end up with five or six linemen.

Between that and the hot start for 2020, Ohio State should have a formidable line for years to come.

Key in Wypler’s recruitment was his connection with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Wypler attended Rutgers camps for years while Schiano was the head coach of the Scarlet Knights.

This is not the first time Schiano was instrumental in landing a top-flight offensive lineman for the Buckeyes. He was also a factor in OSU signing 5-star 2018 offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. Schiano was a volunteer coach at Berkeley Prep in Tampa following his stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class is currently ranked second in the nation and tops overall in the Big Ten.


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[Luke Wypler photo courtesy Luke Wypler / Twitter. | Ohio State Recruiting]

 

9 Responses

  1. Keep it up James don’t stop. Now if Andrew will reappear? Could use a shot Doug Leedy too.

  2. Gentlemen, We are now in the GOLDEN AGE of recruiting at OSU. Once Meyer is gone it will be OVER. Let us ALL enjoy the moment. Great post James & yes Chris I HEAR YOU. Hops.

  3. Another really OUTSTANDING commitment. He reminds me of Zach Boren with his demeanor. No matter what was asked of Zach, be it playing fullback, or switching over to linebacker, or being the pivot man in a full pad tackling session, he was there to deliver 100% effort to help guys get better. In the classroom and the community he was a pretty quiet easy going humble young man……..until Saturday game day rolled in. He became a literal beast looking for someone to crush. Luke is the same type of character driven player who won’t accept anything but exceptional out of himself, and he leads by example.

    1. He hasn’t played his junior season of high school football yet…calm down a bit. It’s a solid PROJECTED signing (Nothing more at this point).

      We really have no clue as to what will / won’t happen with these 2020 “commits”. Will they continue to develop as football players? Will they continue to make good grades as they begin their tougher high school course work? Will they change their minds on where they want to go to college (they are only 16 yrs old)?

      Impossible to get overly excited but it’s a good solid projection.

      1. I don’t believe that OSU makes offers unless they do a more thorough investigation on the background of these players. Part of Urban’s success isn’t getting the ‘best players,’ but the ‘best people.’ Compare Urban and JT to John Cooper. Not sure about the ‘tougher class’ thing, the vast majority of HS students remain consistent in their grades. Most do remain consistent, but a few do leave. Appreciate your concern, however, I am ‘overly excited,’ as the vast majority turn out just fine, what we see in their Soph and Jr. year is a lot like what we see in their Senior year and on to college! .

        1. Of course kids can change their minds and wind up going somewhere else. It happens every year. Those who do flip from Ohio State to another school I wish them all the best.

          Like a lot of people I write down names of kids on my own without paying much attention to recruiting big boards and do my own research. Sometimes I hit the mark and other times I miss the mark. I only put about 50 – 75 names on the list each year and only about half of them are offered by the Buckeye staff. The more I learn the more boxes I check off and I grade them on a scale of 1 – 10, 10 being the top score. I’ve only had 7 guys grade out a ten over the past few years. Jerome Baker, Pete Werner, JK Dobbins, , Master Teague III, Nick Bosa, Isaiah Pryor and Tommy Togiai. Some of the reasons why guys like K’Vaughan Pope, Javontae Jean-Baptiste and several others didn’t make it to a 10 was because I couldn’t get all the information I needed on them. I had Teradja Mitchell as a Buckeye long before he became a Buckeye and it was a pain in the butt trying to get enough information on him to go above 4 star in my grading, but, I also projected him to be a tremendous performer on Saturdays.

          Luke only made it to 8 stars because he has some technical things he has to work on. Everything I could get on him suggests that he listens and he does. He corrects mistakes and doesn’t make them again. Matt Jones is also in that category Yep, I’m excited by his commitment because like Zach Boren he does whatever he needs to do to promote team concepts. Just like Zach, or Ryan Shazier or Evan Spencer or Joey Bosa, or Nick Mangold etc………guys who lay it on the line, don’t complain about things, and lead whether they are on or off the field.

          1. That is very impressive James. I will write your name/handle down and know that I am speaking to one of the few informed next time I comment on one of your post. Thanks for the civil yet substantive response. In this day and age it is truly remarkable when you run across someone who knows how to actually engage in civil / constructive discourse.

            1. Impressive or OBsessive?

              A couple years ago or so I was in New Jersey watching Kareem Walker play. He was pretty darned impressive. There was an old man in the stands who had been a coach a couple decades earlier in Brooklyn, NY and we hit it off pretty good and he talked me into staying until the next weekend to check out another kid. That kid was Curtis Samuel, and he was lightning in a bottle from all over the field, kick returns, slotted out wide, in the backfield. The old man told me that Kareem could be great if he would do the work and be patient, but Curtis was a natural football player who just goes to work in spite of being the smaller back, and he was the type of guy who would make whatever school he wound up at proud of who he was and what he represented. I went back for a game in Curtis’ senior year and he was electrifying. When Walker flipped from Ohio State to puke and boo I just knew the Buckeyes were going to go full court to bring Curtis in. Turns out the staff was at Erasmus Hall that day. I was wearing a Buckeye jacket and a lady asked me if I was with the Buckeye coaching staff. When I told her no and that I was just a fan watching a game, she introduced herself as Nicole Samuel. She told me that Ohio was invading New York because Buckeye coaches were at the school earlier. Later I didn’t get a chance to meet Curtis, but I did get a chance to talk to Jahsen Wint. He told me that he and Curtis were headed to Ohio State. I slept well that night!

              1. Both impressive and obsessive are fine by me.

                Kareem was a completely different back from his junior to senior year. As a junior he was way more impressive.

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