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Four-Star 2020 DE Rylie Mills Announcing Commitment Monday

Rylie Mills Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes

Four-star Illinois (Lake Forest) defensive end Rylie Mills will be announcing his college choice on Monday.

Mills took three official visits this spring: Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Ohio State. He is expected to be choosing from one of those three schools.

The visit to OSU came last weekend and was his final visit.

Mills also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, and many others.

Mills (6-5 275) is ranked the No. 8 strongside defensive end in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 122 player overall. He is the No. 2 player in the state of Illinois.

Mills lines up all over the defensive line for his Lake Forest High School team. He can play outside at defensive end, or inside in a 4-3 look.

He also lines up at defensive end in a 3-4 alignment, and will even take snaps at nose tackle in a 3-4. He can cover a lot of ground and has an impressive reach.

Mills is stronger than the offensive linemen he goes against, so he is also able to hold up his side of the line and keep an offense from establishing momentum.

Being from Illinois, it is no surprise that Notre Dame is seen as the favorites here.

They currently hold all five of the Crystal Ball predictions.

Ohio State’s defensive end recruiting in the 2020 cycle has yet to land any commitments, but there are several names to know.

The Buckeyes’ best shot at an elite defensive end appears to be Cincinnati Princeton prospect Darrion Henry, who is the No. 3 strongside defensive end in the nation and the No. 56 player overall. He is the No. 2 player in the state behind brand-new teammate Paris Johnson.

You can watch highlights of Rylie Mills below.

[Monday 7:03 pm update: Mills has committed to Notre Dame.]

Rylie Mills Highlights

[Rylie Mills photo courtesy | Ohio State Recruiting]

8 Responses

  1. Hearing OSU wanted him more for OL than DL, that tells you something.

  2. Tony, love ya bro, but what is the point of this article? Really appreciate what you do here for us fans(fanatics) of our beloved Buckeye’s. But i just don’t get the warm&fuzzy reading an article about a guy we never had a shot at in the first place.

  3. “Being from Illinois, it is no surprise that Notre Dame is seen as the favorites here.” I know that the Crystal Balls have him 100% ND. But, how does being from Illinois make that much of a difference? Last I checked, ND was in Indiana. So, if the logic is ND gets first shot at all student athletes in border states, then we are in trouble as are those schools down in KY and up north as well.

    1. Did you not hear the news? Notre Dame is moving their campus to Springfield IL.

      1. Very simply, ND has had and always will have a pipeline from Chicago HS talent, the same way that OSU has a pipeline to NE OH talent, especially, Cleveland Glenville. Sort of why Fighting Illini fans are always like the Beta female left standing during the slow song dance.

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