Cameron Martinez has twice won the MLive player of the year award as the top player in the state of Michigan, the first player to ever accomplish that.
Payne (6-4 297) is the No. 5 defensive tackle in the 2021 class per the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 31 player overall and the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan. He is currently a 4-star prospect, but if he remains near the Top 30, he would be in line for a fifth star. Payne is the No. 25 player and the No. 4 defensive tackle in 247Sports’ own rankings.
On the court, Brown is a very talented finisher and can handle the basketball well enough to get by his man and create for others. He will need to continue getting stronger with his jumper because it doesn’t look like it will currently allow for him to get a jump shot off with a defender of similar size in his face. He is only a junior, however, so there is still plenty of room for continued growth in that area.
Hall (6-3 290) is a 4-star prospect and is the No. 19 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 232 player in the 2021 class overall per the 247Sports Composite. He committed following an unofficial visit on Saturday. According to Rivals’ rankings, they see Hall as the No. 6 defensive tackle, the No. 75 player overall, and the No. 4 player in Ohio.
Ohio State already has more 5-star 2020 players going through winter workouts in Columbus than the rest of the Big Ten will sign combined.
Martinez has been committed to Ohio State since July 4 of last year, but didn’t sign with the Buckeyes in the early signing period last month because of the departure of defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley to Boston College. Listed as an athlete, Martinez (5-11 183) played quarterback for Muskegon, but projects as a defensive back for Ohio State. Because of that projection…
Donovan Jackson, a 4-star offensive line prospect from Bellaire, Texas, just committed to Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class.
Between new recruits and potential transfers, how many players can the Buckeyes realistically hope to add either on National Signing Day in February or before the 2020 season?
The 2020 signing class isn’t quite wrapped up yet for Ohio State, but the 2021 recruiting cycle is in full swing for the Buckeyes as 2021 safety Jaylen Johnson has committed to OSU. Johnson tweeted out his announcement on Tuesday afternoon. The Buckeyes just added 3-star Colorado tight end Sam Hart to the class a little over a week ago. Of the eight commitments, five are from Ohio.
Donovan Jackson, a 4-star offensive line prospect from Bellaire, Texas, will announce his college commitment on Wednesday. Ohio State is considered the favorite.