Yesterday, during the Ohio State Buckeyes spring game, four-star safety Josh Proctor committed to The Ohio State University. Proctor is the 7th member of the 2018 recruiting class that is calling itself #Shhhh18.
Buckeyes off to a strong start
247sports Composite ranking lists the four-star as the number seven safety and 87th prospect nationally. The 6’2″ and 190 pound safety is the second safety in next year’s recruiting class along with Jaiden Woodbey. The 2018 recruiting class is already showing off Urban Meyer’s recruiting influence with seven commits coming from six different states (California, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee). If you consider five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent from Baltimore, Maryland, instead of Florida, that makes it seven commits from seven states.
Two four-star prospects in one day
Proctor was the second commit of the day yesterday for the Buckeyes after they hauled in four-star offensive tackle Max Wray from Tennessee. From Owasso, Oklahoma, the Buckeyes stole Proctor from Sooner recruiting territory. If the duo of Woodbey and Proctor remain committed come National Signing Day, there is potential that they can line up alongside one another someday. Damon Webb and Erick Smith are in their last year of eligibility, leaving a starting position and rotational position up for grabs next year. Urban Meyer just finished last year with his best recruiting class yet during his tenure in Columbus; however, he may quickly break that record for next year.