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Wide Receiver Kaleb Brown Attends NFA 7v7

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2022 All-American Kaleb Brown spent June working out at the NFA (National Football Association) 7v7 tournament.

The 5’11” 180 lbs. wide receiver from Chicago Illinois is considered the 5th best at his position in the country and a four star recruit. He is a selection for the 2022 All American Bowl on January 8th on NBC from San Antonio Texas.

Brown recently committed to play college football after Ohio State after being recruited by over 19 schools including Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida and Alabama. He has a relationship with two Wolverine teammates in AJ Henning and JJ McCarthy which led some to believe that he would end up in Ann Arbor. But Brian Hartline has kept constant contact with the highly sought after player and landed the deal.

Kaleb Brown At The Slot

Brown was featured as a tailback at Saint Rita High School but is projected to play slot receiver at the next level. Being a little different than the number of top rated receivers OSU has secured over the past three years could help Brown find the field.

He can get separation with burst and quickness and has great hands. He is a possibility in the kick return game early in his time in Columbus.

Kaleb Brown Visits

Brown was on an official visit to Ohio State when he made his commitment to the school. He stated that his relationship with receivers coach Hartline was a major factor and being recruited during the dead period showed who was really serious.

6/18/2021 3:01:05 PM
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Ryan Turner 2022 Ohio State Commit to Visit June 11th

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Ryan Turner is considered one of South Florida’s best defensive backs. Rated a three star recruit and the 34th best nationally at the position. He adds to a strong 2022 class ranked 2 in the country and the top class in the Big Ten. Kye Stokes, Jaheim Singletary and Jyaire Brown are already part of the class at defensive back.

Turner picked Ohio State over offers from Penn State, Clemson and Boston College. He had 27 scholarship offers before he made the commitment to the Buckeyes on May 5th 2021.

Why Ryan Turner

At 6’0” 180lbs. he’s a physical back like Ohio State is always looking for.

Kerry Combs and Matt Barnes went after Turner after a junior season that only provided stats of 16 tackles and 1 interception. His stock has risen over the Winter months.

Turner has great speed, ability to make tackles, ball skills, and good strength.

What Turner Means for Ohio State

Ohio State had an outstanding 2021 defensive backfield class. With Turner now in the 2022 class, they turn to add one more at the position from either Toriano Pride or Jayden Bellamy. Both Pride and Bellamy are planning visits to Columbus this coming month on June 11th.

5/28/2021 7:16:43 PM
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Kenyatta Jackson Jr Predicted to be Clemson or Ohio State for 2022

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Hollywood Florida defensive end Kenyatta Jackson Jr, one of the best in the class of 2022, is predicted to either commit to Clemson or Ohio State for their next recruiting class. The 6’5” 230 lbs. 4 star defensive lineman is considered the 6th best at his position and the 85 best overall for the class nationally. He is being recruited for Ohio State by Larry Johnson. Anna Hickey from Clemson247 has him going to Clemson while Gaby Urrutia of InsideTheU predicts he will commit to the Buckeyes.

What Kenyatta Jackson Offers

Jackson is recognized as a disruptive player at the defensive end position with a large wing-span and great hands. He can get to the quarterback and also pursues running backs just as easily. Comes from a family or NFL players with uncles and a grandfather all playing in the pros.

3/4/2021 4:04:58 PM
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Dasan McCullough Overland Park Kansas Athlete

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Dasan McCullough, 6’5” and 220 pounds, is the 7th best athlete nationwide in the 2022 recruiting class. The best prospect in Kansas out of Blue Valley North High School, he committed to play at Ohio State on August 19th. McCullough was recruited by Al Washington and also had offers from Boston College, Arkansas, Alabama, Clemson, among many others. His is projected to play linebacker at Ohio State.

OSU head coach Ryan Day made a strong push to secure the verbal commitment of McCullough over many good programs including Texas that had hoped to move farther north with the current class but failed on this occasion.

Ohio State’s 2022 Class

Ohio State’s 2022 class now features 5 top 150 recruits and is ranked among the strongest in the country. McCullough has not made a visit to Ohio State, due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

McCullough Returning to Ohio

McCullough grew up in Cincinnati and with his brother, Deland McCullough II plays for the Miami Ohio RedHawks at this time, it was a move back home for the Buckeye. The close location of Columbus to most of his family was a strong draw for the standout football player.

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Kevin Wilson and McCullough’s dad also have a long history. Deland McCullough was coached by Kevin Wilson and later worked for him as a running backs coach at Indiana. He currently is the Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach.

Commitment: Dasan McCullough picks Buckeyes, commits to Ohio State

8/19/2020 8:35:55 PM
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Jordan Hancock Suwanee Georgia 2021 Cornerback

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Jordan Hancock from Suwanee Georgia recently flipped from his commitment from Clemson and pledged his intent to sign with Ohio State as soon as possible. The OSU coaching staff pursued him harder than anyone else and got the player they wanted for next season. Many had predicted he would go to the Buckeyes but a March visit to Clemson led him to initially commit to the Tigers. Dabo Swinney’s eyes are now bloodshot from the change in plans.

Hancock was recruited by Kerry Coombs and Al Washington for the Buckeyes. Mike Reed recruited him for Clemson. It is reported that ten different coaches from OSU spoke with Hancock prior to his commitment to a be a Buckeye.

Hancock has been invited to take part in the All-American Bowl. He played in Georgia’s highest level and had a great year as a junior. He can flip his hips and change directly effortlessly. He has great ball skills. Hancock is the 5th best cornerback in the country and the 9th best player in Georgia for 2021.

Joins Denzel Burke and Jakailin Johnson as cornerbacks in Ohio State’s current recruiting class. Ohio State’s 2021 class is considered the best class in the country will its current 19 prospects.

Jordan Hancock Highlights - He has committed to The Ohio State University. #GoBucks (WRE)

7/27/2020 2:40:30 PM
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Denzel Burke Scottsdale Arizona Athlete and Ohio State Cornerback

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Denzel Burke committed to Ohio State last week in what adds another top corner back to the class of 2021. The Scottsdale Arizona Saguaro product is considered the 8th best athlete in the class nationally and the 3 best player in the state for that year. He was recruited for Ohio State by Kerry Coombs and Corey Dennis. Arizona, Auburn, Arizona State, and Colorado were also pursuing his college commitment. Ohio State was the odd Big Ten school in a list of Pac-12 programs but pulled out the win.

Burke is a 4.7 40 yard runner with a great wing span who could add some build at the next level. Has very good ball skills and could play either side of the ball, although Ohio State is bringing him in as a defensive back. He currently weights 190 lbs. and is 6” tall. He had 313 yards on 12 receptions last year in addition to 2 picks after sitting out half the season due to a school transfer.

Ohio State Buckeye Recruiting

He joins quarterback Jack Miller as recent recruits from Scottsdale Arizona going to Columbus.Burk comes from the powerhouse program of Saguaro High School which has produced Georgia prospect Kelee Ringo and Washington to Arizona NFL star Byron Murphy.

Coombs was the main recruiter who has been in contact with Burke ever since he came back to Ohio State after a short time in the NFL. Head Coach Ryan Day was also involved in getting Burke to become a Buckeye next year.

Burke was unable to make a visit to Ohio, similar to many other recent recruits, but felt comfortable with the coaching staff and wanted to be a part of the outstanding 2021 class.

2021 4-star ATH Denzel Burke commits to Ohio State

6/2/2020 10:37:11 PM
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C.J. Hicks, the College Football Recruit to Look Out For

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Who is C.J. Hicks?

C.J. Hicks is a high school senior football recruit from Archbishop Alter High in Dayton Ohio. Weighing in at 190 lbs., this 6 foot 4 inch young man caught the attention of colleges across the country with many recruiters trying to get him to commit. His skills include playing defense and offensive positions and excelling in all of them.

Hick’s talents have made him so widely known that he had received 28 scholarship offers from around the country before making his decision. These offers included Penn State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Cincinnati, Virginia, West Virginia, Purdue, Tennessee, Ohio State and many more. The choice was extremely difficult for him with the different scholarship packages and perks he was offered to attend some of these schools.

Which Colleges has CJ Hicks Visited?

In an interview, he mentioned visiting Purdue, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, and Ohio State for games in previous years, and had had great times at all of them. Alabama did invite him this year, however had prior engagements and was not able to attend that event. He mentioned enjoying Cincinnati, Purdue and Columbus Ohio for reasons such as their atmosphere, great football seasons, nice friendly people, and amazing crowds.

C.J. Hicks Commitment Choice

C.J. Hicks has ultimately decided to attend Ohio State University, and was recruited by Al Washington and Kevin Wilson. He stated he chose the OSU Buckeyes because of the incredible culture there. He also believes that going to Ohio State will help him to become the man he wants to become along with aiding his football career. He admitted the choice was hard, but after a discussion with his mother he knew what he wanted. He is already trying to recruit for the Buckeyes with friends, and other players he believes are a good fit.

With his long and lean body, this player is able to take long strides allowing him to cover more ground faster. Hick’s has had experience as a safety and sometimes as a cornerback, along with other defense positions. In high school he was even utilized as an offensive player, making him more versatile in how he played. College being the different ballgame it is, he will most likely have to bulk up to increase his strength, endurance and stamina. If you watched this past season you can see he is almost where he needs to be to be considered college football ready.

What does he offer Ohio State University?

With his experience in various positions on the field, he offers the Buckeyes a recruit who will be effective just about anywhere they place him. This can be a rare trait, most athletes excelling in offense or defense. His physique allows him to be fast and yet take a hit when needed, which is essential when playing this sport. He is also very determined to be the best, and his competitive nature helps ensure his dedication and motivation to achieving his football goals.

5/17/2020 3:12:27 PM
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Ohio State CB Jyaire Brown from New Orleans

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Ohio State got their first 2022 commit on Wednesday from New Orleans Warren Easton High School cornerback prospect Jyaire Brown. “Hollywood” Brown made the announcement on Twitter. The 6’1” 170lbs 2022 recruit is considered a 4 star prospect, the 16th best cornerback and the 122 best overall player in the country.

Many programs are just getting their 2021 classes started, but Ohio State has a class that is getting full and easily ranked the best in the country. Now they are beginning to look at the next class, making offers, and talking to recruits.

Jyaire Brown to LSU

Many thought he was headed to LSU including Billy Embody who had a crystal ball predication of 62% likely to stay in the South at Louisiana State. He also had offers from Florida State, Arkansas, Colorado, and Alabama. A total of 19 scholarship offers in all.

Brown’s family wanted him to wait a little before deciding but he went with his gut and pulled the trigger on the Buckeyes now.

Brown was born in Cincinnati and wanted to find his way back to the area with his college selection. His family is still a bunch of Buckeye fans and consider the school DBU.

Kerry Coombs was his recruiter at Ohio State and discussed coming back home with Brown. Warren Easton coordinator Munchie LeGaux knew Coombs from when he was a quarterback for the University of Cincinnati and Coombs was on the staff.

This is the first recruit for the Buckeyes in the area in over 15 years. Recruiting a sophomore early can be tricky but the staff must have liked what they see at this point.

What Jyaire Brown Offers Ohio State

Brown is a true cornerback with length that will be able to play press for OSU. His speed also makes him able to play zone when needed. And his physical play is something Ohio State wants in cornerbacks coming in to make tackles.

Coombs feels that Brown will fit well with the culture of the team. The Buckeyes offered Brown a scholarship 5 days prior to him committing. No visits have been made as the current pandemic has made that impossible.

Brown played the entire season as a starter on a state title competing team. He also plays basketball and runs track at Warren Easton. Some have compared Brown to Marshon Lattimore, an Ohio State graduate now playing for the New Orleans Saints.

Jyaire Brown commits to Ohio State, becomes Buckeyes first 2022 verbal

4/23/2020 7:02:02 PM
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Five Star Running Back TreVeyon Henderson from Hopewell Virginia

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Hopewell Virginia running back TreVeyon Henderson committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes tonight over offers from Oklahoma, Georgia, Penn State, Michigan and others. A 5’11” 195 lbs. prospect, Ryan Day has a great piece of his 2021 class settled tonight.

Considered the top player in the country by many, his motivation comes from his desire to help his hard working mother.

Running Back TreVeyon Henderson

Henderson was great on the field last year, winning a state championship with 2,424 yards and 45 touchdowns, as well as in the classroom, earning a 4.0 grade point average. He averaged 12.2 yards/carry during his junior season.

Henderson is the current Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia. He went from being a defensive back prospect as a sophomore to a 20 lbs. heavier running back with better speed as a junior.

He is able to change direction quickly and increase speed while breaking away from entire backfields.

TreVeyon Henderson Visits

Henderson was unable to visit Ohio State as he had planned in April due to the world-wide pandemic (the NCAA on-campus and off-campus visit suspension), but felt great about the coaches and the program at OSU. He mentions running backs coach Tony Alford as a reason that he feels very comfortable with the team today. Expectations were for Henderson to take his time with recruiting, but all that changed with the visit restrictions. Al Washington and Ryan Day were also pivotal in Henderson’s recruitment.

Many are comparing Henderson to JK Dobbins, who also never visited Ohio State before committing. He grew up watching Ezekiel Elliott and the Buckeyes during their great 2014 and 2015 seasons.

TreVeyon Henderson: 5-star running back commits to Ohio State

3/28/2020 12:57:07 PM
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Evan Pryor Joins OH State Buckeyes

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Written By Connor Patterson

Evan Pryor Commits

Ohio State added running back Evan Pryor to its 2021 class.  Pryor knew what he was entering when he joined in and knew all the stars.He choose Ohio State over Georgia and North Carolina.When Pryor enters he will be with the running backs Master Teague III, Marcus Crowley and Steele Chambers.  Due to the Buckeyes recruits they will be ahead of the competition.

The Effects Of Evan Pryor

3 commitments in the month of March for the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Pryor is the 124 overall prospect in nation. Because of Pryor, Ohio State has the most ESPN Junior 300 commitments in all FBS programs. Which is more than Florida, Clemson, Oregon, Notre Dame, and North Carolina. Pryor is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound back from from Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Some Struggles for Ohio State

Pryor has became the 13th commitment to the Ohio State roster already locked and loaded for the 2021 roster and is the first RB to join the group.  The buckeyes entered the cycle of recruit after missing the previous class and desperatly needed some top tier running backs that is where they got Evan Pryor.  They are still on some good guys that are the No.2 and No. 3 which is TreVeyon Henderson and Donovan Edwards.

Some Issues With Evan Pryor

One big problem with Pryor is his blocking ability.  Because Pryor is so used to using his passing ability and usually in the pocket and getting better leverage.  In the film of him he is using his upper body to block which is not going to help him against the big ten line backers. He will need to work on his lower body strength and using a block only using lower body strength.

 Evan Pryor Highlights 2021 4 Star Running Back OSU Commit

His Relationship With The Other OSU Players

Ohio State was unexpected for his choice because his sister went to Penn State.  But he thought that it felt like a family and he loved the people.  Due to the voice chat he became friends with his future teammates and he thought they were great.  In a few days he is going to actually come to Columbus.  He has already met the team in Columbus and just like the voice chat he felt like a family.  He is very exited to come to OSU and wants to find out about his new home.      


3/21/2020 7:38:47 PM
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Analysis on Recent Four Star Commit Mike Hall to Ohio State

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The approximately month-long NCAA football recruiting dead period has gotten underway as of this past Sunday. Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeye's were able to capitalize just before the downtime by securing a verbal commitment from a four-star defensive tackle from Streetsboro, Ohio, Mike Hall. What can fans expect from Hall as a member of Ohio State's 2021 class?

Mike Hall on Rivals

With six of the Buckeye's 10 commitments for 2021 residing in the state of Ohio, the commitment of Mike Hall further entrenches Ohio State as having the No. 1 ranked recruiting class. Hall is listed at 6'3", 290 lbs. and grew up in Northeast Ohio. According to Rivals.com, he is the 75th ranked player in the country, 6th ranked defensive tackle in the country, and 4th ranked player in the state of Ohio, respectively.

Mike Hall Scholarship Offers

Mike Hall has been feverishly sought after throughout his recruitment process from some of the most successful programs in college football. The list of schools that recruited him included Georgia, Penn State, Arizona St., Florida State, Indiana, Kent State, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. Hall was offered scholarships from all of Akron, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Toledo according to ESPN.

Why Select Ohio State

When the larger than life Hall had a sit down with head coach Ryan Day and defensive line coach Larry Johnson Saturday afternoon, he was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt Ohio State is where he wanted to be. In a recent interview, Mike Hall was asked what he liked about Ohio State and what helped him make the decision. This is what he had to say regarding that as told to Jeremy Birmingham of Lettermen-Row:

"It has always been a childhood dream of mine to play for Ohio State. I was just impressed and in awe of the atmosphere on campus and all the facilities. The coaches and recruiters are really great people that want their players to succeed in life beyond football. Coach Day is an influential person that makes you feel at home." Hall said.

One respected and highly acclaimed scout, went out on a limb to proclaim Mike Hall as the greatest defensive tackle prospect from the state of Ohio over the last decade. The Streetsboro high school standout's most glaring strengths are undoubtedly getting off of the ball and pushing through the line. A dominant and bruising force, Hall admitted in the same interview he gets more of a thrill from rushing the passer than stuffing the run. Before taking the field at the next level, a couple of weaknesses he could focus on improving are hand placement and hip technique.

Mike Hall on decision to commit to Oho State, plans as a recruiter for Buckeyes

2/6/2020 2:06:15 PM
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Coach Kerry Coombs The Bull Goes Home and Recruits Martinez

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What's your favorite Kerry Coombs moment from the Ohio State archives? Coaching in only a shirt during a snow storm in Minnesota? Body guard for Ohio fans when Jabrill Peppers loses his temper? Well before you decide, keep in mind the best is yet to come. Yes, the Red Bull is back in Ohio’s Red Nation.

Kerry Coombs in the NFL

After a two year stint with the Titans in the NFL and a run deep into the playoffs and while OSU held its breath and their phone calls to any other coaching prospects, they were able to bring Coombs back home as Defensive Coordinator for the 2020 campaign. Coach Coombs proved his point to the NFL and himself. He belongs in football and he belongs wherever he wants to be in football.

Jeff Hafley Leaves For Boston College

Looks like that is back at OSU after a 15-1 season under new head coach, Ryan Day, Ohio is already in the driver's seat for the 2020 BCS season. The Buckeyes had a big hole to fill with DC Jeff Hefley moving on to head coach at Boston College. January 20, 2020 Buckeye nation dreams came true as Kerry Coombs more than took up the open space.

When Kerry Coombs came to Ohio State

Since his 2004 Ohio State Championship as head coach of Colerain High School, where the lifelong Ohioan also is a graduate, Coombs has been synonymous with Ohio football. With success at the University of Cincinnati under Brian Kelly and Butch Jones, Coach Coombs already had the eye of now Ohio State legend Urban Meyer in 2012. Coach Meyer saw not only a great football coach but also an outstanding people person. Amazing with players on the field, Coach Coombs also had a talent for recruiting. Coombs quickly set the standard at OSU bringing in top quality prospects, setting the tone at OSU, and then sending great talent straight into the NFL. Coach Coombs sent 5 first round picks into the NFL from 2014 to 2018.

Recruiting Cameron Martinez

Coach Coombs wasted no time hitting the recruiting circuit immediately and heading to Muskegon, Michigan to the home of Cameron Martinez. A four star prospect who had verbally committed to OSU, Martinez had a four year varsity run as Quarterback for Muskegon and a high school record of 48-4. Martinez is seen as a Division I defensive back, wideout prospect with a clear football future. This is a cautious and pragmatic athlete with 29 scholarship offers, and with changes at OSU and a few weeks to decide where to ink his talent he is in no hurry to tie himself down. Penn State, Norte Dame, Boston College? Decisions, Decisions.

Cameron Martinez: Dynamic Michigan athlete commits to Ohio State

1/31/2020 3:06:16 PM
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Buckeye Sam Hart Tight End from Aurora Colorado

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Tight End Sam Hart from Cherokee Trail HS recently committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes for 2021. His quick commitment is somewhat of a surprise as 2021 prospects could not talk to schools until September 2020. "Why Wait, it feels right to commit to Ohio State." he told reporters when making an announcement. Hart is the 15th ranked TE in the country, 4th in Colorado overall. He had 22 scholarship offers including Penn State, LSU, Oregon, and Notre Dame.

When it came to committing he called coach Tony Alford and said he was ready to be a Buckeye. Then he called tight ends coach Kevin Wilson and head coach Ryan Day. Everyone was "super pumped up" Hart said.

Sam Harts College Visits


Hart has taken two visits to Columbus, one during the Penn State game. He was recruited by Kevin Wilson (TE coach) and Tony Alford (who handles the Colorado area). On the most recent visit, his family drove around Columbus and liked everything there is to do. He thought the campus itself was beautiful. Hart hasn't met any kids from 2021 yet. But he did meet a 2022 tackle prospect on campus. He liked Roosters near Ohio State for a meal choice. His high school coach is from Ohio State and recommended the spot.

What Sam Hart Liked about the Buckeyes


The coaches at OSU stood out and talked to him a lot during his recruitment. No other school talked to him as much as Ohio State. And It felt like home when he was on campus. He likes that the room at Ohio State for TEs in 2021 is wide-open. He also feels that he will get to player early if he works hard. Even with a 2nd Tight End in the same year class he can get on the field.

He felt Ohio State was a better fit than Notre Dame, that OSU would make him a better person and football player. He also liked that TEs from Ohio State go to the NFL even though they don't get too many passes. OSU Tight Ends learn blocking and the full role in an offense he reported.

1/7/2020 2:05:45 PM
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Jacolbe Cowan as the next great Buckeye Pass Rusher

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Ohio State football already had one of the top 2020 recruiting classes in the country, and just a couple weeks ago they added to it by recruiting Jacolbe Cowan, a 4-star defensive end. You might say the rich got richer. Cowan was a highly sought after senior, and his commitment makes him one of now 23 recruits for Ohio State's 2020 season.

Jacolbe Cowan is in his senior year at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Cowan stands at 6'5'', weighing 262 pounds. He's ranked by 247Sports as the No. 163 overall prospect and No. 15 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina. He's been a quarterback's nightmare, racking up 10 sacks last year as a junior, and quickly recording three this year in his first four games.

He will be joining Cincinnati Princeton defensive tackle Darrion Henry and defensive end Ty Hamilton from Pickerington Central. This trio will give Ohio State substantial depth up front.

Jacolbe Cowan chose to make his announcement on the corner of his high school's football field following Providence Day's loss to Arden Christ School. He even had a video presentation prepared to go with his announcement. Cowan was recruited by Kevin Wilson, the recruiter for his area, and defensive line coach Larry Johnson. He will play the position of defensive end.

RCS CLT: Jacolbe Cowan interview

10/25/2019 3:32:52 PM
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Everything About Ohio State Power Forward Recruit Zed Key

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Zed Key, a 6'7 215 pound power forward from Glen Head New York committed to Ohio State on September 22. Key, who attends Long Island Lutheran High School, is the 2nd commitment for the 2020 class for head coach Chris Holtmann. Key is considered the 185th best player overall and the 37th best power forward in the class of 2020 by 247 sports. Key chose the Buckeyes over Florida, Cincinnati, and Illinois among others. Key's commitment did not come as a huge surprise as Ohio State was the only school Zed traveled to for an official visit. Prior to his commitment Zed had unofficially visited Florida, St. John's, Virginia Tech and several other east coast schools.

Zed Key and the NBA Top 100 Camp

Key played this summer on the Adidas Circuit with the New York Jayhawks averaging 13 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting an impressive 62.4% from the field. Key does not have a 3 point shot as he attempted just 4 over the 13 games played (making 1), but he does show a nice touch from the free throw line for a big man making 28 of his 38 attempts (73.7%). It was his performance at the NBA top 100 camp in June that reportedly really got the Buckeyes attention. In a small sample size of 4 games, Zed scoring stayed about the same (13.5 points), but he upped his rebounding (6.5 rebounds) and especially his blocks (2.5 per game). While you have to again not the small sample size that ability to be a force on the defensive end in addition to his efficient scoring had to make Key that much more of an attractive target for Coach Holtmann.

Keys Official Visit to Ohio State

The Buckeyes have told Zed that they envision him playing the 4 and the 5 when he takes the floor in Columbus next fall. The Buckeyes view Key as a physical post presence, but also let him know that playing the 3 (small forward) is a possibility if his outside shot improves. I think that is unlikely as most big men coming to school want to play on the perimeter, so this is probably a case of telling a recruit something they want to hear in addition to what they need to hear. Expect Key to play exclusively at the 4 and 5 during his tenure at Ohio State and for most of his offense to come within 15 feet of the basket. The coaching staff and the basketball facilities stood out as major positives for Zed during his visit to Columbus and were major factors in his decision to become a Buckeye. Zed's parents were impressed with the family atmosphere around the Buckeye program which added to their comfort in having their son commit to a school further from home than many of his other options.

10/9/2019 3:01:06 PM
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Ohio State 2020 Football Schedule

SAT OCT 24
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Nebraska
Columbus, Ohio
W 52-17

SAT OCT 31
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Penn State
State College, Pa.
W 38-25

SAT NOV 7
Rutgers
vs.
Rutgers
Columbus, Ohio
W 49-27

SAT NOV 14
Maryland
vs.
Maryland
College Park, Md.
CANCELED

SAT NOV 21
Indiana
vs.
Indiana
Columbus, Ohio
W 42-35

SAT NOV 28
Illinois Invitational
vs.
Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
CANCELED

SAT DEC 5
Michigan State
vs.
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.
12:00 PM

SAT DEC 12
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Michigan
Columbus, Ohio
12:00 PM

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