Many recruiting followers were surprised when Ohio State stopped their efforts for the in-state recruit, Joel Honigford, who currently held 29 offers from various other schools.
It became clear this week, however, when the Buckeyes announced that they had received a commitment from OL Wyatt Davis from St. Bosco High in Bellflower, Ca. This commitment surprised many who had not anticipated this news.
Davis, who is a 5-star recruiting prospect, listed his top recruiting school considerations 2 months ago and Ohio State was not included or mentioned by him as a school he was considering.
Last weekend, however, the situation changed quickly after Davis took a visit to Ohio State and the Buckeyes were suddenly included in his new Top-8 list.
The news had been that after his Midwest trip to visit potential schools, the Bucks and Notre Dame both caught Wyatt's attention, though he did not want to commit until all trips were completed.
After talking with his family, however, Davis discussed his trips and made the decision that Columbus, Ohio was going to be the best fit for him as he continues his football and academics at the next level.
With Davis, the Buckeyes have 14 commitments for the 2017 recruiting class and he adds to the list of all-star OL already confirmed.
Davis, who is a top 5-star recruit is listed as the 14th overall player, 1st Offensive guard, and 5th player in California rankings by many rating agencies.
Wyatt Davis - Ultimate Highlights