Five-star Clovis, California (Buford High School) running back Kendall Milton announced on Wednesday that he will be visiting Ohio State this spring.
Milton, the No. 2 running back in the nation and the No. 15 player in the 2020 class overall, is at the top of the Buckeyes’ tailback wishlist and will be on campus for an unofficial visit April 5.
Last summer he put OSU in his Top 10, and it doesn’t appear as though OSU has dipped at all in his eyes, especially if he is paying his own way on this trip.
As a junior last season, Milton (6-2 220) rushed for 1,337 yards on 174 attempts (7.7 ypc) and scored 27 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,514 yards on 175 carries (8.7 ypc) with 23 touchdowns.
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.
The Buckeyes are looking to sign two running backs in this recruiting cycle. Arizona running back Darvon Hubbard decommitted from Ohio State last month.
“I will be decommitting from The Ohio State University,” he tweeted. “This is especially hard for me to say but OSU will still be a top school of mine, but right now I feel it’s best to explore my options.”
Ohio State’s top two targets out of state are Milton and Arizona’s Bijan Robinson.
Robinson (6-0 200) attends Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona where he rushed for 2,400 yards last season on just 170 attempts. A 5-star prospect and the No. 5 tailback in the nation, he averaged 14.1 yards per carry as a junior, scoring 35 touchdowns in the process.
The Buckeyes are also very interested in Akron Hoban running back DeaMonte Trayanum, who is ranked the No. 22 tailback in the nation.