Predictions for Hilliard, Cornell, and Baker

What was a slow start to recruiting for the Ohio State staff, has really been turned around in the recent weeks.  With several commitments in the past couple of weeks, fans are hoping to add more to the already, very talented, #Elite15.  It was announced about a week or two ago that Hilliard would be announcing Wednesday, July 2nd.  Cornell announced a couple of days ago that he wanted to announce at around the same time as Hilliard.  Then, Jerome Baker announced that he too would be committing earlier, and the announcement is set for July 11th.  I am going to give you my prediction for each one as their recruiting process draws a close.

1. Justin Hilliard– Cincinnati, Ohio

Justin Hilliard

Justin Hilliard’s recruitment has been the typical roller coaster recruitment.  A lot of people thought that because his brother signed with Iowa, they were the leaders.  Then some even thought that Notre Dame was the leader.  Now a lot of people think that Ohio State is the leader.  And, well Alabama is in the top 5 and why count out the best recruiter in the nation?  After months of speculation of his recruitment, the 6-2, 230 pound LB is ready for his recruitment to be over. He wants to be a leader for the class and recruit other players as well.  Whichever school lands him is going to get one heck of a player and person.  Because he is also friends with other top recruits, the school he chooses is probably going to get a plethora of other talent too, for example, Jashon Cornell.  I know that he loves Ohio State a lot and loves the coaches.  I also know that he loves the players already there, especially Raekwon McMillan.  But, he loves Notre Dame a lot also.  I think that it comes down to Ohio State and Notre Dame and I think he picks Ohio State.

2. Jashon Cornell-St. Paul, Minnesota

Are Jashon Cornell and Justin Hilliard a package deal?

Cornell was supposed to announce at the end of August but has decided to move it up to the same day and time as Justin Hilliard.  I think Cornell and Hilliard are a package deal.  The 6-4, 260 pound DE has not been shy about his love for Ohio State and even said it was the best visit he has been on.  People thought that him coming to Ohio State was a long shot, but now things are certainly trending to Ohio State.  A lot of people thought that Ohio State trailed behind Notre Dame and Michigan State.  I think that Ohio State has impressed him a lot, and I think he loves the idea of playing under coach Johnson.  Like Hilliard, whichever school he chooses is going to get a leader for the class and a recruiter as well.  I think this one comes down to Notre Dame and Ohio State also, and I think he picks Ohio State.  I like Hilliard and Cornell to be a package deal.

3. Jerome Baker– Cleveland, Ohio

Another guy who was not supposed to announce until after the season, Jerome Baker is now going to decide on July 11th.  Jerome has long been considered an Ohio State lean as all crystal balls on the 247sports crystal balls have him going to Ohio State.  I talked with Baker about a month ago and he had many great things to say about Ohio State.  “It is home,” he said of why he loves Ohio State.  “I also love Urban Meyer as well.”  He loves everything that Ohio State has to offer.  The 6-1, 205 pound linebacker told me he moved up his decision because he was just ready for it to be over.  He was ready to enjoy everything now.  I think that this one is going to come down to Florida and Ohio State.  I like Ohio State here in this one and I think he picks Ohio State.

Is Jerome Baker going to pick Ohio State?

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