Ohio State Football Recruiting Update: Urban Meyer Has Head Start On 2017

    An Ohio State football recruiting update analyzing Urban Meyer's early lead in the 2017 class.

    March 9, 2016



    An Ohio State football recruiting update analyzing Urban Meyer’s early lead in the 2017 class.


    When it comes to college football recruiting, there are good recruiters, and then there are the elite. Once you move beyond those two groups, you reach Urban Meyer, recruiting legend.

    The 2016 class Meyer reeled in for Ohio State was up to par with his usual star-studded recruiting hauls. Names like Dwayne Haskins Jr. and Binjimen Victor highlighted a group with five prospects from the nation’s top 100.

    It didn’t take long for Meyer to get to work on his new batch of prospects. He’s been hitting the recruiting trail hard, and it’s paying off.

    Below is a look at how Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class currently looks.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.


    Ohio State Football Recruiting Update



    Complete Class

  1. No. 1 Overall Class
  2. Total Commits: 13
  3. 5-Star Commits: 1
  4. 4-Star Commits: 10
  5. 3-Star Commits: 2
  6. Josh Myers: 5-Star, No. 4 OT, No. 15 Overall
  7. Haskell Garrett: 4-Star, No. 2 DT, No. 22 Overall
  8. Shaun Wade: 4-Star, No. 5 CB, No. 33 Overall
  9. Jake Moretti: 4-Star, No. 8 OT, No. 64 Overall
  10. Isaiah Pryor: 4-Star, No. 8 S, No. 95 Overall
  11. J.K. Dobbins: 4-Star, No. 11 ATH, No. 111 Overall
  12. Brendon White: 4-Star, No. OLB, No. 131 Overall
  13. Marcus Williamson: 4-Star, No. 13 CB, No. 149 Overall
  14. Jerron Cage: 4-Star, No. 10 DT, No. 158 Overall
  15. Todd Sibley: 4-Star, No. 20 RB, No. 230 Overall
  16. Danny Clark: 4-Star, No. 28 QB, Unranked Overall
  17. Antjuan Simmons: 3-Star, Unranked RB
  18. Blake Haubeil: 3-Star, Unranked K


  19. Top Targets

  20. Jeffrey Okudah: 5-Star, No. 1 S, No. 18 Overall
  21. Darnay Holmes: 5-Star, No. 1 CB, No. 11 Overall
  22. Trevon Grimes: 5-Star, No. 1 WR, No. 7 Overall
  23. Donovan Peoples-Jones: 4-Star, No. 3 WR, No. 25 Overall
  24. Joshua Kaindoh: 4-Star, No. 6 DE, No. 76 Overall

  25. Buckeyes Buzz

  26. 4-Star ATH From Texas Commits Ohio State
  27. Urban Meyer, Buckeyes Land 4-Star DT
  28. Urban Meyer Plucks Ann Arbor Prospect While Jim Harbaugh Practices In Florida


  29. Tweet Of The Week

    And yet, he’s headed to Columbus, Ohio. 



    Scouting The Enemy

  30. Illinois hired Lovie Smith as new head coach
  31. Fighting Illini, Smith targeting former NFL head coach as OC
  32. 4-Star S Djimon Colbert committed to Iowa (3/6/2016)
  33. 3-Star TE Andrew Park committed to Maryland (3/3/2016)
  34. 3-Star DE Yetur Matos committed to Penn State (2/27/2016)
  35. 3-Star recruit Damion Barber, No. 28 DE committed to Penn State (2/27/2016)
  36. 3-Star DE Britt Beery committed to Indiana (3/6/2016)


  37. Recent Ohio State Offers

  38. Jake Marwede , 2017 3-Star TE, Wilmette, Ill. 
  39. Kary Vincent Jr, 20174-Star, No. 16 CB, No. 177 Overall, Port Arthur, Texas
  40. Xavier Thomas, 2018 4-Star DE, Florence, S.C.
  41. Jay Tufele, 2017 4-Star, No. 5 DT, No. 52 Overall, South Jordan, Utah
  42. Brian Hightower, 2018 4-Star WR, Bradenton, Fla.

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