The Ohio State football team grabbed another receiver recruit today. They now have a bunch of receivers on the roster, perhaps too many. Is there such a thing as gathering too much talent at one position?
The Ohio State football team is loaded at the wide receiver position. They have the two best receivers in the country returning to their roster in 2021 in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. They have the number one receiver in three straight recruiting classes as well.
Julian Fleming and Emeka Egbuka are two of those receivers, with the third being 2022 commit Caleb Burton. They also have former five-star recruit Jaxon Smith-Njiga, Jameson Williams, and four-star freshmen Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jayden Ballard.
That is already a lot of talent. They just added four-star recruit Kyion Grayes to the mix for 2022 as well. That is a loaded wide receiver room. But is there too much talent in that room? All of these guys are going to have to fight for playing time, and that might result in transfers.
In fact, this has already happened. Mookie Cooper already transferred out of the program because of the huge logjam. The Buckeyes risk losing other very talented players because of the large amount of talent assembled by Ryan Day and his staff.
The counterargument to that is that the best players will rise to the top no matter what. The best players will get to play because they are simply the best players. If they lose some players in the process, who cares? Ohio State will make sure the guys who earn it get the playing time.
I would say keep gathering as much talent at wide receiver as you possibly can. The more the merrier. More talent is never a bad thing, no matter what position it’s at.