Quick recruiting summary

The Buckeyes completed a very successful national signing day with 24 signed letters of intent, five of which were early enrollments and the other 19 faxed their LOI to Columbus throughout the day. It was a long day for Urban Meyer, the entire coaching staff, the recruits, and the thousands of Buckeye fans that were glued to social media waiting for the next prospect to sign. Joey Bosa, the four- star defensive lineman from St. Thomas Aquinas High School (FL) started it off around 7:30 a.m., and Ezekiel Elliott, the four- star running back  from Saint Louis, Missouri finished up the night by announcing his decision to become a Buckeye around 5 p.m.

The majority of the prospects that faxed their LOI  today were committed to Ohio State for a while now, but there were a couple that were a nice surprise  After losing out on WR James Quick last month to Louisville, tight ends coach Tim Hinton recruited James Clark, a speedy four- star WR away from his home state of Florida. Clark chose Ohio State over the Florida Gators. In an even bigger surprise, the Buckeyes lured Vonn Bell, a five-star safety out of Georgia, to Columbus. It was thought that Bell would commit to Tennessee but it was made clear today that Urban can close better than anyone. These two prized recruits were magnificent finishing touches on Urban Meyer’s first true recruiting class at Ohio State.

"I'm pretty good at this."

“I’m pretty good at this.”


ESPN: Ranked 3rd; 1 five-star, 18 four-stars, 6 three-stars

Rivals: Ranked 2nd; 2 five-stars, 16 four-stars, 6 three- stars

247 Sports: Ranked 2nd; 1 five-star, 19 four-stars, 5 three-stars

Scout: Ranked 1st; 4 five-stars, 17 four-stars, 4 three-stars


Positional Breakdown (From 247sports):

All Purpose Backs: Ezekiel Elliott, Dontre Wilson

ATH: Darron Lee, Christopher Worley

CB: Eli Apple, Gareon Conley, Cameron Burrows

DT: Billy Price, Donovan Munger, Michael Hill

DE: Tyquan Lewis, Tracy Sprinkle, Joey Bosa

ILB: Trey Johnson

OLB: Mike Mitchell

OT: Timothy Gardner, Evan Lisle

QB: JT Barrett

S: Vonn Bell, Jayme Thompson

TE: Marcus Baugh

WR: Corey Smith (JUCO), Jalin Marshall, James Clark

*P: Johnny Townsend

*(committed but no LOI)








  1. I am pretty sure Luke Fickell wants Darren Lee to bulk up and become a LB. I think they will stick Christopher Worley at Safety.

  2. Yeah I was thinking of doing another post later on after the coaches start to talk about the recruits once they get to campus about positions… Just went by 247’s positions to kind of give people the idea of what positions they were recruiting. The one thing that really stood out to me though was the lack of O-Line recruiting. Maybe Urban wanted to get his skill players in Columbus this year, develop them for this and next year then recruit the OLine next year

  3. Chris we should work together on this and break down th class by position and give more insight and details. We can squeeze several really good posts out of it.

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