The first recruit we talk about is an offensive lineman. Wyatt Davis was a five-star recruit out of California. He was as solid of a guard as the Buckeyes could have hoped for. He was one of the reasons why the Buckeyes had a good offensive line early in Ryan Day’s tenure.
Davis was a two-time consensus All-American and was also a two-time All-Big Ten selection. He was the best offensive lineman in the Big Ten in 2020 and won the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Award to back up that statement.
Daivs was always reliable for the Ohio State football team. He was a member of the 2017 recruiting class and played a lot of football. He played until 2020 and was a third-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Personally, I thought he should have been drafted higher.
Offensive linemen don’t get a lot of recognition. I certainly think that Davis is one who deserves some for sure. He was part of the reason that Ohio State could run the ball so effectively early on in Ryan Day’s tenure as head coach. Davis set the tone for the whole unit.
Davis was a really good offensive lineman, but he’s not the only one that will appear on this list. He was just the most highly-touted one in terms of recruiting ranking. He was able to live up to his billing, which not all recruits can say.
The next player on this list played on the defensive side of the ball.