Saturday went about as well as Ohio State fans could hope for, but Sunday was not in the Buckeyes’ favor. No playoff bid means the final game for this senior class will be in the Cotton Bowl against USC. With the regular season over, let’s take one more look at the Ohio State recruiting class prior to the early signing period.
Season in Review
2018 very well could be the best recruiting class in Ohio State history. The Buckeyes have four five-star committed, and thirteen four-stars. The Buckeyes currently sit at the top of the world with the number one recruiting class in America. This could be the first top ranked recruiting class in Columbus under Meyer, an impressive mark for the ol’ ball coach.
Ten of the eighteen recruits in the class of 2018 are defenders: evenly split between the line, linebackers, and defensive backs. On offense, the Buckeyes have pulled in major targets in quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver L’Christian Smith.
Five Star Recruits
- Taron Vincent: Defensive tackle. 6-2, 285lb. Position: 1st. National: 14th.
- Brenton Cox: Defensive end. 6-4.5, 247lb. Position: 2nd. National: 22nd.
- Jaelen Gill: All-Purpose back. 6-1, 182lb. Position: 1st. National: 24th.
- Jaiden Woodbey: Safety. 6-2, 204 lb. Position: 2nd. National: 27th.
This Ohio State class will make an immediate impact on the 2017 Buckeyes. Taron Vincent and Brenton Cox may have to wait a bit to get their turn due to the pure depth on the defensive line for Ohio State. Jaiden Woodbey will likely get some decent playing time as a Freshman, and four-stars L’Christian Smith and Josh Proctor could also make a difference.
If Ohio State does not win a national championship next year, they’re sure to win one at some point under the class of 2018.
statistics courtesy of 247sports.