No. 1 OLB Owen Pappoe Planning Ohio State Visit

    No. 1 outside linebacker Owen Pappoe is planning an Ohio State visit this spring. He is coming off back-to-back trips to Florida State and Miami.

    February 21, 2017

    The Ohio State Buckeyes will welcome rising junior Owen Pappoe to campus sometime this spring. He is an elite recruit to watch for 2019.

    Owen Pappoe is a name fans are going to want to familiarize themselves with for the 2019 recruiting cycle. Pappoe is just a sophomore, but he’s already built like a college player at 6-foot-1, 205 lbs. That’s one reason why he has a chance to be the first recruit to compete at Nike’s The Opening three times.

    Owen Pappoe

    While he still has a ways to go in his recruitment, he’s already received a ton of interest from top programs around the country, one of which is Ohio State.

    Pappoe tells Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts that he plans to make his way north from Loganville, Georgia to Columbus, Ohio this spring.

    “It will be in the spring,” Pappoe said regarding an Ohio State visit. The date has yet to be determined.

    Pappoe is coming off back-to-back visits to Sunshine State rivals Florida State and Miami on Feb. 17 and 18, respectively. He also visited the home-state Georgia Bulldogs on Feb. 11.

    The Buckeyes extended their offer on June 13, 2016, between his freshman and sophomore years.

    Several schools offered Pappoe even before he reached high school, including the likes of Boston College, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and West Virginia.

    While Pappoe is rated a 4-star prospect by Scout, expect him to rank as a high five-star when the recruiting service officially releases its player rankings for 2019. Per 247Sports Composite, which averages across the industry, he’s a 5-star prospect and ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 2 overall player.

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