The newly-updated Rivals 250 was just released. And just like pretty much everything else for this year’s class, the Buckeyes are in a dominating top position.
Ohio State currently sits atop the team rankings with 2,642 points. Tennessee is second with 2,058, and Clemson is currently a distant third at 1,494.
There is a bigger point gap between the Buckeyes and Tigers than there is between Clemson and the No. 58 team in the nation, Virginia Tech (360 points).
DE Jack Sawyer is the highest-rated current Ohio State commit, as the No. 8 player in the nation.
Among other Buckeye commits, newly-christened 5-stars DE Tunmise Adeleye and OL Donovan Jackson are now Nos. 15 and 16 in the country.
Kyle McCord, the quarterback who has been committed to the Buckeyes for more than a year already, is now ranked the No. 26 player in the country.
CB Jakailin Johnson is ranked 35th in the country, WR Marvin Harrison, Jr. is 42nd, RB TreVeyon Henderson is 67th, OL Ben Christman is 74th, DT Michael Hall is 77th, RB Evan Pryor is 79th.
That gives the Buckeyes 10 commits in the top-100 of the nation, the most of any program.
And it doesn’t take long to find more future Buckeyes past the top-100. LB Reid Carrico is now ranked as the No. 101 overall player in the class, and WR Jayden Ballard is No. 103.
SAF Andre Turrentine is 171st in the nation, and the final current Buckeye commit in the top-250.
That puts 13 of the Buckeyes’ 18 commits among the nation’s elite, and fully two-thirds of that class in the top 103 in the country.
But the news could potentially get even better for the Buckeyes before National Signing Day. That’s because OSU is currently either a front-runner or strong contender for a number of other elite prospects.
DE J.T. Tuimoloau ranks No. 4 in the nation, and WR Emeka Egbuka is No. 11 overall.
TE Hudson Wolfe is 40th in the country, DE Tywone Malone is 44th, OL J.C. Latham is 75th, and LB/SAF Derrick Davis is 81st, among others.
While the Buckeyes might not land every single one of those players, even adding half of them to the current commits would put Ohio State’s 2021 class among one of the absolute best in college football history.
For comparison’s sake, the entire rest of the Big Ten only has four top-100 commitments total at the moment.
Michigan has No. 33 QB JJ McCarthy, No. 51 OL Giovanni El-Hadi, and No. 68 TE Louis Hansen committed. Penn State has a commitment from No. 29 OL Landon Tengwall.
even more impressive is the 247 composite where OSU has 11 of the top 83 players…..it’s fun and exciting to follow but until the players are signed I don’t want to get TOO excited..and of course, the good ol’ transfer portal…that said, this could be a killer class….but getting the #1 class will be tougher than it looks now..Clemson is still in it and my guess will finish #3 ahead of lsu or alabama (who will climb way higher than #47 currently at)…but Ohio St.’s main competition is definitely going to be georgia ..they are locked in on or leading by a wide margin a LOT of 5 star and high end 4 star recruits….OSU has to get the 2 top ten guys at DE and WR, along with Latham to hold GA off…….my way early prediction that means nothing is that the top 5 finishes like this: #5..alabama (bad for them)..barely behind #4 LSU….then top 3 easily #3 clemson…..#2 georgia..#1 Ohio St….had a killer class with Young and Okudah but didnt win the title like that team should’ve (thanks to Dobbins injury, missed redzone chances and Wade leaving game and one of the worst ref and replay decisions/calls EVER)…and..and…sigh)…..let’s just hope everyone signs and there is a full season THIS year..go Bucks!
Last week the Pittsburgh Post Gazette had an article and the headline referenced a Penn State recruit picking Franklins’ Nits over Clemson. Turns out he’s a 2-star guy who HAD committed to Clemson. To play baseball.
I believe he was a QB in high school and he wants to play wide receiver for Penn State but I’ll be surprised if Franklin uses him more as middle relief guy.
Dominating the B1G is a given, but this class is dominating the nation, and doing so in a huge way. Ryan Day was the absolute perfect guy to succeed Urban Meyer. He has most of Urban’s best qualities, while sprinkling in some of his own, unique talents and qualities.
The golden age of Buckeye football continues into a third consecutive decade.
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