The Ohio State football team has been on a recruiting tear as of late. With four commitments within 48 hours, OSU is setting themselves up for an all-time class.
Head coach Ryan Day and recruiting guru Mark Pantoni are setting up the 2021 recruiting class to be a forever great one. With four very good players committing over the past two days, can Ohio State create its greatest class of all-time?
This Buckeye class is currently ranked No. 1 for 20201 with a nice lead over distant second Clemson. This class is anchored by the No. 2 overall player in the class in defensive end Jack Sawyer and five-star quarterback commit Kyle McCord.
But it’s the depth of this class, which just so happens to have an Ohio feel to it, that is what can make it an all-time great one. With top 100 recruits up and down its commitment list such as running back Evan Pryor, receivers Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jayden Ballard, and offensive lineman Ben Christman and Donovan Jackson this is one deep and talented class as its stands right now. And we’re still nine months away from the Early Signing Period.
There are three recruits out there that can make this Ohio State’s best class of all-time. First and foremost, Ohio State has been trying to lock up two talented running backs for this cycle. After earning Evan Pryor’s commitment on Sunday, coach Tony Alford has turned his attention to obtaining another one.
Donovan Edwards, a four-star running back from West Bloomfield, Michigan is on the top of that list. The No. 2 ranked back in the class, Edwards would be another home run playmaker added to this already stellar skilled position class.
The second player is J.T. Tuimoloau of Sammamish, Washington. He is a five-star defensive tackle and the No. 5 overall player in this class. Putting Tuimoloau in the middle of this defensive line next to Jack Sawyer would be terrifying for opposing quarterbacks.
Lastly, Tunmise Adeleye, a four-star defensive end who is the No. 43 ranked player in this class. Book-ending him with Sayer would be a dream come true for defensive line coach Larry Johnson. He posses quick speed of the edge and has a lightning fast release off the ball.
The Buckeyes are in position to grab all three of those players, and if they do this would wind up being Ohio State’s best recruiting class of all-time.