Football Recruiting

Has Ohio State Made a Big Move for 2020 5-Star RB Bijan Robinson?

Bijan Robinson Ohio State Buckeyes Recruiting

Five-star Tucson, Arizona running back Bijan Robinson (6-0 200) began an official visit to Ohio State 10 days ago, and since that point, Buckeye fans have been waiting for things to starting turning Scarlet and Gray in his recruitment.

Slowly but surely, it appears Robinson’s tea leaves have begun to change colors.

Seen as a Texas lean by some for a while, it is the Buckeyes who are receiving the most buzz in his recruitment at the moment.

Robinson, who is the No. 4 running back in the 2020 class and the No. 22 player overall in the 247Sports Composite, is in Atlanta this week at Rivals’ Five-Star Challenge camp.

Most of the nation’s top prospects get together for a camp/combine where they are flooded by Rivals’ recruiting writers. Intel is gained and passed along, and much of that intel soon hits Twitter.

For instance, this tweet from Rivals Recruiting Director Mike Farrell.

He is not the only one, however.

Marc Givler and Kevin Noon, who cover the Buckeyes and Ohio State recruiting for Rivals at Buckeye Grove, have both put in their FutureCast predictions for the Buckeyes.

They are not alone either.

Take 2021 Ohio State quarterback commit Kyle McCord, for instance.

Mookie Cooper is a 4-star slot receiver from St. Louis. He is ranked the No. 11 receiver in the nation and the No. 64 player overall. If the Buckeyes could land him, it would give them four receivers in the top 89 players in the country.

For either player to be the next OSU commit, however, they may went to announce it by Friday, because that is when 4-star defensive lineman Darrion Henry will be making his commitment. Givler tweeted out that bit of news on Monday.

But getting back to Bijan Robinson, while Cooper and Henry would both be welcomed by the Ohio State staff, the need for an elite running back in this class isn’t going away.

Robinson, who rushed for 2,400 yards last year while averaging 14.1 yards per carry, would give the Buckeyes that elite running back.

It would also allow them — if they wanted to — to take a little bit of time on deciding who their second running back is going to be.

But that is all very much putting the cart before the horse, especially when we’re only speculating about the horse right now.

Until more information comes out, here’s some highlights to tide you over of what Bijan Robinson does on the football field.

3 Responses

  1. Well no matter what power 5 school he goes to he WON’T be facing linebackers and DB’s that are afraid to put their body into a tackle instead of just reaching out with arms or taking a bad angle so that they hopefully slow him down for a team tackle. From what I saw on film, a lot of the defenders left their klick-klacks in the locker room!

    If he becomes a Buckeye I hope he doesn’t believe all the hype that he’s the greatest and comes here to work and become great – he’s certainly got the raw material!

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