St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) wide receiver Beaux Collins visited Ohio State unofficially this weekend. The Buckeyes offered a month ago.
Collins is ranked the No. 10 receiver in the nation and the No. 59 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class per 247Sports. He holds offers from OSU, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Notre Dame, Washington, and others.
Collins’ sister Tyler plays basketball at Oberlin College in Northeast Ohio and the family took in a basketball game this weekend as well.
At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Collins is a tall, physical receiver with good speed. Playing on a loaded roster this past season as a sophomore, he played in five games and caught nine passes for 224 yards, scoring twice.
Bosco had three receivers tally over 800 yards receiving last season, with two of them being seniors. Collins should move up the depth chart in 2019 and once again have 5-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei throwing the ball.
The Buckeyes are still wrapping up their 2019 recruiting class, but already have seven commitments in the 2020 class. They do not yet have any verbal commitments in the 2021 class, but there are currently four Ohio prospects ranked in the Top 80.
Among that number is receiver Jayden Ballard out of Massillon Washington. Ballard is ranked the No. 12 receiver and the No. 65 player in the nation. Ohio State offered him back in June following a camp performance. Penn State has recently offered him as well.
The top player in the state is Pickerington North defensive end Jack Sawyer, who is the No. 3 player in the nation according to 247Sports. Sawyer is also a talented basketball player.
The No. 2 player in the state is also a Central Ohio prospect. Dublin Coffman safety AJ Kirk is the No. 2 safety and the No. 28 player in the nation. He also happens to be the younger brother of three-time All-American Mike Doss. Ohio State has not yet offered, but Kirk does hold offers from the likes of Michigan and Penn State.