Football Recruiting

Buckeyes Make Cut for 5-Star 2021 WR Emeka Egbuka

Emeka Egbuka Ohio State Buckeyes Recruiting

Five-star Steilacoom, Washington wide receiver Emeka Egbuka released his Top 10 late Wednesday afternoon and the Buckeyes made the cut.

Egbuka (6-1 190) is ranked the No. 1 athlete in the 2021 class and the No. 9 player overall per the 247Sports Composite. He released his Top 10 via Twitter.

Joining Ohio State in his top group were Washington, Alabama, Stanford, Oregon, Notre Dame, Clemson, Oklahoma, LSU, and USC.

So far this season, Egbuka has caught 37 passes for 827 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Speaking to 247Sports.com recently, Egbuka explained the Buckeyes’ allure.

“Ohio State has a great receivers coach and they’re always going to have a quarterback,” he said.

As a sophomore, Egbuka caught 72 passes for 1,492 yards. He also intercepted eight passes.

In January, Egbuka was timed running a 4.42 and in May he ran a shuttle of 4.19 seconds.

Here is the scouting report from 247Sports.com.

Has elite size and strength to go with speed. Plays to his size and shows good physicality. An elite two-way prospect, he answered any questions about his speed with a 4.4 laser time at the All-American Combine. Tremendous body control, can adjust to any throw, going up and getting in traffic. A physical and aggressive runner after the catch and elusive in the open field. Also a stellar return specialist. Projects as immediate Power 5 starter and future first-round NFL draft pick.

Ohio State currently has one wide receiver committed in the 2021 class in Massillon’s Jayden Ballard, as well as a quarterback in Philadelphian Kyle McCord.

The Buckeyes are recruiting a number of other top receivers in the 2021 class as well. Beaux Collins, out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California, was at Ohio State this season for a visit. He is ranked the No. 2 receiver in the class and the No. 30 player overall.

Another receiver target in the Buckeyes’ sights is Marvin Harrison, Jr., who is the teammate of Kyle McCord. Harrison’s father is the NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver of the same name. Harrison is ranked the No. 8 receiver in the nation and the No. 54 player in the class.

Central Ohio prospect — and Buckeye legacy — Lorenzo Styles, Jr. is one of the top receivers in the nation, but he recently committed to Notre Dame. Ohio State reportedly was more interested in Styles as a cornerback.

The Buckeyes are also heavily involved with three-star Florida receiver Troy Stellato. Stellato (6-0 172) is the No. 80 receiver in the nation, but holds offers from Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Penn State, and more.


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[Emeka Egbuka photo courtesy Emeka Egbuka / Twitter. | Ohio State Buckeyes]

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