Ohio State Football Recruiting Update: March 16, 2016

    Ohio State football recruiting update for the week of March 16, 2016

    March 16, 2016


    An Ohio State football recruiting update for the week of March 16, 2016.


    There’s an easy explanation for why Ohio State has been dominant on the recruiting trail over the last few years. It’s Urban Meyer.

    Sure he doesn’t climb trees, wrestle recruits or sleep over at their houses, but Meyer is still one of the best recruiters in the nation.

    Take a look at the talent he’s produced out of Columbus, Ohio recently. The Buckeyes had 14 players invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine — more than any other school — and a handful of them have first-round potential.

    It’s no wonder why prospects want to play for Ohio State.

    Meyer’s track record speaks for itself. He knows how to attract the nation’s most talented prospects and turn them into future NFL stars, and his next group of future freshmen isn’t lacking in skill.

    Here’s a look at how Ohio State’s 2017 class currently sits.

    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 Backs Michigan’s Florida Spring Practices
  28. Urban Meyer Plucks Ann Arbor Prospect While Jim Harbaugh Practices In Florida


  29. Tweet Of The Week

    Quarterback commit Danny Clark sends a championship-themed message to Todd Sibley.


    Scouting The Enemy

  30. 4-Star WR Jaevon McQuitty committed to Nebraska (3/12/16)
  31. Unranked OLB Willie Hampton committed to Nebraska (3/9/16)
  32. 4-Star S Djimon Colbert committed to Iowa (3/6/2016)
  33. 4-Star ATH J.K. Dobbins committed to Ohio State (3/6/2016)
  34. 3-Star RB Antjuan Simmons committed to Ohio State (3/1/2016)
  35. 3-Star TE Andrew Park committed to Maryland (3/3/2016)
  36. 3-Star DE Britt Beery committed to Indiana (3/6/2016)


  37. Recent Ohio State Offers

  38. Marvin Wilson , 2017 5-Star, No. 1 DT, No. 9 Overall, Bellaire, Texas
  39. Kary Vincent Jr, 20174-Star, No. 16 CB, No. 177 Overall, Port Arthur, Texas
  40. Jake Marwede, 2017 3-Star, No. 16 TE, Unranked Overall, Wilmette, Ill.
  41. Xavier Thomas, 2018 4-Star DE, Florence, S.C.
  42. Jay Tufele, 2017 4-Star, No. 5 DT, No. 52 Overall, South Jordan, Utah
  43. Brian Hightower, 2018 4-Star WR, Bradenton, Fla.

  44. MORE: 
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