If the squeaky wheel gets the grease, consider Dwight McGlothern sufficiently greased.
McGlothern, a 5-star Texas cornerback in the 2020 recruiting class, took to Twitter Friday night to let Ohio State know that he would like the Buckeyes to recruit him.
No wonder he didn’t recruit me hard to come to OSU , Can anyone tell them to recruit me hard ? https://t.co/6jZOwPQui0
— Dwight McGlothern jr🇩🇪 (@DMcglothern2) January 5, 2019
Not long after that tweet, McGlothern received a phone call from Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline.
“He hit me up. I just got off the phone with him,” McGlothern told The-Ozone.
Once former OSU cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs left for the NFL following the 2017 season, McGlothern said that Ohio State went a little quiet in terms of recruiting him.
“Everything like switched after he left,” McGlothern said. “It’s been hard. I’ve been talking to [OSU recruiting director] Mark Pantoni some.”
The call from Hartline was two-fold. On one hand, Hartline wanted to explain Ohio State’s position on their relative silence, but on the other, he also wanted to let him know that he should expect to be hearing from them pretty consistently moving forward.
“He was saying that there was a lot of stuff to [why OSU dropped off],” McGlothern explained. “If you’re interested then they are interested. They don’t like to chase. We’re going to see from here how it goes.”
Basically, Ohio State isn’t going to go too far West if they don’t think there’s a chance of landing a particular player.
On Friday, McGlothern — the No. 4 cornerback in the nation per the 247Sports Composite — let Ryan Day and his fluctuating staff know that there is definitely interest on his part.
“Oh, yes sir. I’ve been waiting for them to hit me up,” McGlothern said. “It’s about time they do it, you know? I have never visited. I’m going to go soon.”
McGlothern said he could visit in the spring and thinks OSU would be one of his five official visits, whenever that might be.
His 7-on-7 team FAST Houston 7v7 is also scheduled to be visiting Ohio State eventually as well.
The schools currently on McGlothern’s mind the most are LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and now Ohio State.
Asked if he expects the Buckeyes to be in it for the long haul now, he replied, “Oh, yes sir, most definitely.”
What is it about Ohio State that intrigues him?
“Ohio State is very good academically,” he said. “They always win. They send people to the League. The tradition is great. It’s just different than almost any other college down south.”
McGlothern doesn’t expect to make a decision any time soon. There is no rush and he expects to take all five of his official visits.
Helping Ohio State’s chances here will be the fact that the Buckeyes don’t currently have any cornerbacks committed in the 2019 class. This was a fact that McGlothern was not aware of.
“Oh snap, they didn’t?” he said. “I didn’t know that. Yeah, that is a good thing for me.”
Because he is in no hurry, McGlothern will be able to gather information over the next year or so and make the decision that best suits his needs. One person who he will lean on for that information is 2019 Ohio State receiver signee Garrett Wilson.
The two have grown close through the camps and 7-on-7 circuits.
“It’s good that he goes there now so I’ll be plugged in with whatever I need regarding information,” McGlothern said. “And I would be there with somebody that I know.”
Because of his tweet, Ohio State now knows that Dwight McGlothern is interested, and so now the recruiting process between the two of them will truly get underway.
The plan moving forward is to stay in touch with Ohio State and get that first visit in.
And he owes it all (not really) to Twitter.
“Yes sir,” McGlothern said. “Today was a pretty good day after I tweeted that.”