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Top Safety Out West Lathan Ransom Visiting Ohio State Today

Lathan Ransom Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

Fresh off of a visit to Notre Dame this weekend, 4-star Arizona safety Lathan Ransom is visiting Ohio State Sunday.

Ransom announced the trips earlier in the week, and by all accounts, the trip to South Bend went quite well.

Ranked the No. 10 safety in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 175 player overall, Ransom is the highest-ranked safety west of Texas.

Rivals actually ranks him the No. 5 safety in the nation and the No. 63 player overa..

Ransom also holds offers from Michigan, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, the in-state schools, and many others.

At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Ransom clearly has good size for a safety. In fact, Michigan may possibly be looking at him for their hybrid linebacker/safety “Viper” role.

The Buckeyes offered a month ago, so getting a visit this quickly is certainly a positive for OSU.

On the field last season, Ransom was the Player of the Year in his region and an All-State performer following a season where he tallied 82 tackles, six interceptions, and also produced 1,242 all-purpose yards, scoring eight touchdowns in the process.

Ransom is a physical defender against screen passes and also solid against the run. He shows good speed on offense, which also translates over to defense.

Ransom is one of a number of Arizona prospects being recruiting by Ohio State right now. Scottsdale quarterback Jack Miller has been committed to OSU since the summer. His former running back teammate Darvon Hubbard recently decommitted from Ohio State.

The Buckeyes are also in on Ransom’s own running back teammate, Bijan Robinson, who also has an interest in OSU.

Five-star Scottsdale cornerback Kelee Ringo is also a top priority of Ohio State in this cycle. After not signing a cornerback in the 2019 class, they’ll be looking for a few in 2020. Ringo is ranked the No. 2 player at his position and the No. 10 position overall.

Ransom isn’t the only safety the Buckeyes are looking at, as OSU is also involved with Texas prospect RJ Mickens, who is ranked the No. 1 safety in the class.

Mickens visited Ohio State for Friday Night Lights last year and told The-Ozone he was very interested in Ohio State.

[Lathan Ransom photo courtesy | Ohio State Recruiting]