With the football season coming to a close on Monday, the college football world has turned its attention towards the final march on the recruiting trail. Despite a large number of recruits declaring their future homes during the early signing period, National Signing Day 2018 will still bring a number of major commitments. Here are the remaining Top 300 recruits that remain on the table for Big Ten teams prior to February 7th.
#229 Jairus Bents: The Spartans join Purdue as the other Big Ten team vying for Bents’ attention.
#193 Tommy Bush: Tommy Bush is a 6-5, 4-star wide receiver out of Texas. Besides the Spartans, Bush is considering Baylor and Nebraska.
#228 Solomon Enis: Enis is a 6-4, 4-star receiver out of Phoenix, Arizona. The Nittany Lions are confident that they will land Enis with having no other real competition.
#81 Rasheed Walker: Walker is one of the top offensive linemen in the country. The 4-star from Maryland is also looking at Ohio State.
#85 Tyler Friday: Friday is a 4-star defensive tackle out of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. Friday is also considering the Buckeyes, but look for him to sign with the Wolverines.
#75 JaMarr Chase: Chase is a 4-star receiver from Louisiana that is also considering Auburn, LSU and TCU.
#17 Nicholas Petit-Frere: Petit-Frere is ranked as the third best offensive tackle in the class of 2018. He is also considering Ohio State, Alabama and Notre Dame.
#85 Tyler Friday: The Buckeyes join the Wolverines as the only other school Friday is considering.
#81 Rasheed Walker: Again, the Buckeyes will have to compete with another Big Ten foe. This time, it is the Penn State Nittany Lions.
#46 William Barnes: Barnes is a 4-star offensive tackle out of Apopka, Florida. Barnes is also considering Florida, North Carolina, Ole Miss and Auburn.
#27 Tyson Campbell: Campbell, a 5-star cornerback out of Florida, is considering Alabama, Georgia, and Miami (FL) besides the Buckeyes.
#17 Nicholas Petit-Frere: Again, Ohio State will join Michigan as the other Big Ten team trying to land Petit-Frere.
#300 Cam’ron Jones: Jones is a 4-star safety out of Texas that is also considering Ole Miss and Baylor.
#299 Elijah Wade: Elijah Wade is a 6-5, 240 pound defensive end from Las Vegas. Other than the Cornhuskers, Wade is looking at Vanderbilt, UCLA and USC.
#292 Camren McDonald: Nebraska is also competing with Ole Miss and Texas A&M for 4-star tight end Camren McDonald.
#274 Taiyon Palmer: The cornerback out of Lawrenceville, Georgia is also considering North Carolina State.
#261 Lawrence Keys II: Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, wide receiver Lawrence Keys will likely be choosing between LSU, Notre Dame, Auburn and Nebraska.
#193 Tommy Bush: Nebraska makes the second Big Ten team alongside Michigan State that has made it to the final stages of Tommy Bush’s recruitment.
#171 Isiah Crocker: Isiah Crocker is a 4-star receiver from Sacramento that is also taking into consideration Oregon and Oregon State.
#111 Aashari Crosswell: The Cornhuskers will have to fight Arizona State for 4-star, Long Beach safety Aashari Crosswell.
#73 Jalen Hall: Yet another top recruit from Long Beach, Jalen Hall is a 6-4, 4-star receiver considering the Ducks and the Cornhuskers.
The team with the biggest upside from all of this is most definitely the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Cornhuskers have already had a better recruiting year than some expected, and to land even just a couple of the recruits named above would be a major success. What a great year for the Huskers’ coaching staff.
Out of the numerous recruits that the Buckeyes remain in the running for, Ohio State does not have a Crystal Ball projection for any of them. Despite having a top five class, early signing day was somewhat a disappointment for the Buckeyes; Meyer’s staff missing out on several top recruits. To not get any on National Signing Day would leave quite the bittersweet taste for Buckeye Nation.