Buckeyes Land Another Highly Rated Recruit: Five Star 2017 Offensive Tackle Josh Myers

Photo Credit: 24/7 Sports

Photo Credit: 24/7 Sports

The Ohio State coaches have landed yet another commit from a highly rated recruit today. Five star 2017 offensive tackle Josh Myers has officially committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. The 2017 recruit is from Miamisburg, Ohio, stands at 6’6″ and weighs 290 pounds. Myers becomes the four commitment of the 2017 class for the Buckeyes. That makes three five-star players and one four star player in the 2017 class, which is absolutely remarkable. According to 24/7 sports, he is the third highest rated player overall, the top ranked offensive tackle overall and the number one player overall in the state of Ohio in the 2017 class.

Myers knew his mind was made up once he saw the Ohio State-Michigan game in-person. Myers said this to 24/7 Sports:

“I think my mind was probably made up for sure after the Ohio State-Michigan game,” Myers said. “That was what did it in for me. That was a great experience. I thought I connected with that coaching staff after the game and I felt in my heart it was the right place for me.

Myers said he felt a deep connection with offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who recruited him to Columbus along with tight ends/fullback coach Tim Hinton. He really complimented the coaching staff and was impressed by how great of a team the Buckeyes have. Myers also said more than anything it felt great to finally announce it to everybody.

Myers comes from a family that is very talented athletically. His father Brad Myers was an offensive lineman at Kentucky from 1984 to 1987. His mother Julie Myers was a basketball player at the University of Dayton and his older brother Zach is also an offensive lineman who signed with Kentucky in 2012. Myers had a plethora of offers from other schools that included Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Kentucky, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Take a look at the future “big slob” below. Here are his highlights against Troy:

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Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Josh Myers!

Josh Myers Adds to the Talent Pool in Ohio

Standing 6-6 and weighing 280 pounds, Josh Myers is already one of Ohio’s best players for the 2017 class.  The offensive tackle has offers from some of the top programs around the country.  The offer sheet includes the likes of Florida, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio State.  Myers knows what he is looking for as a right fit.  He told me that he wants a place that provides a family type atmosphere.  Most of the schools he is being recruited by provide that, including Ohio State.  There are many things that Josh loves about Ohio State including the rich history that Ohio State has and the fan support.  He also has a great relationship with Coach Hinton.  Hinton is his main recruiter and Myers talks to him the most.

“Coach Hinton is just so laid back and easy to talk to,” Myers said of Hinton.  “He also is very funny.  I have a very good relationship with him.  I like coach Hinton a lot.”

He recently took a visit to Ohio State in March and loved every part of it.  His favorite part was getting to meet the coaches, including coach Urban Meyer.

“Meeting Urban Meyer was cool!” He said of meeting Meyer.  “I have seen him on TV so many times and then to actually get to know him personally, away from coaching, is just cool.  It was also surprising meeting all of the coaches and realizing that they are normal people too.  Yea they are famous head coaches, but they are normal people like us.”

Myers likes Ohio State a lot but he is wide open in his recruitment.  His goals for this upcoming season are not individual goals, but a team goal of winning the state championship.  He is the only returning starter for an offensive line that graduated four seniors, so he wants to improve his leadership, not only for the line, but the whole team.  The rest of the summer consists of training for football and basketball.  In fact, Myers was running a basketball camp earlier yesterday.  He is visiting Ohio State for Friday Night Lights and is very excited about getting to visit there again and also get to hangout with his friend Danny Clark.

Myers recruitment still has a long way to go, but I like where Ohio State stands right now.  Danny Clark has been recruiting him for a while now and I think that can only help.  He is not going to decide for a while on where he is going, but you can be sure Ohio State is going to be in this until the end.

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