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Ohio State recruiting update: A look at 2019, 2020 commitments

Nineteen players in next two classes have picked Buckeyes


Ohio State Buckeyes football coaches love to type “Boom” on Twitter. Every time, a recruit commits to the program, that’s their go-to word.

They could save time by cutting and pasting it this summer. That’s how often they’re earning commitments from highly-ranked players. The 2019 class, with 14 commitments, ranks sixth in the country, according to 247Sports.com, and the 2020 class, with five recruits, ranks second behind the University of Miami.

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It can be hard to keep up with recruiting, so here’s a look at the future Buckeyes in the class of 2019 and 2020 organized by their 247Sports.com recruiting rankings:

No. 8 (2020): Paris Johnson Jr., offensive tackle

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Johnson, who’s entering his junior year at Cincinnati St. Xavier, is the top-ranked Ohio recruit in the 2020 class. He committed to the Buckeyes on June 28, writing simply, “I’m staying home!!” on Twitter.

No. 12 (2019): Garrett Wilson, wide receiver

The second-ranked wide receiver in the 2019 class, Wilson (6-0, 181) picked the Buckeyes in April over the program right down the road from him, the Texas Longhorns. He’s a senior at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. He played with quarterback Matthew Baldwin, a 2018 Ohio State recruit, last season. Wilson lived in Dublin, Ohio, through the sixth grade.

No. 37 (2019): Harry Miller, center

A four-star recruit from Buford, Ga., Miller (6-4, 310) is the second-ranked center in his class. He picked Ohio State over Stanford in June. He was named the offensive line MVP at The Opening, an event for top recruits held every summer.

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No. 47 (2020): Jack Miller, quarterback

Miller, (6-4, 210), a junior at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., ranks third among pro-style quarterbacks in his class. He committed on July 1.

No. 65 (2019): Doug Nester, guard

The Huntington (W.Va.) Spring Valley senior (6-5, 295) made his decision in August 2017, sharing a video on Twitter of him donning an Ohio State hat at a swimming pool. He was the first 2019 recruit to pick the Buckeyes.

No. 75 (2020): Luke Wypler, guard

The fifth-member of the 2020 class, Wypler (6-4, 285) announced his decision Saturday. He’s from Montvale, N.J., and will be a junior at St. Joseph Regional. His final two college choices were Ohio State and Stanford.

No. 130 (2019): Ronnie Hickman, athlete

Expected to play safety in college, Hickman (6-1, 200) is from Wayne, N.J., and DePaul Catholic High School. He made his decision in April.

No. 141 (2019): Cade Stover, linebacker

When he announced his decision in April, Stover (6-4, 225) posted a video of him carrying bales of hay at a farm and then climbed onto a tractor, saying, “I’m staying home. Go Bucks.” He’s a senior at Lexington High School near Mansfield.

No. 161 (2019): Sampson James, running back

The Avon, Ind., recruit committed during a visit to Ohio State in March. On Twitter, James (6-1, 211) wrote, “I’ve been dreaming of a day like this since I was a little kid, and it finally came true.”

No. 166 (2020): Jake Wray, offensive tackle

The first 2020 recruit to pick Ohio State, Wray (6-5, 290) is from Marietta, Ga. He committed in April. His brother Max is a freshman offensive lineman at Ohio State.

No. 171 (2019): Jordan Battle, safety

Battle (6-1, 187) picked Ohio State in June. He comes from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. That’s the alma mater of Joey and Nick Bosa.

No. 194 (2019): Kane Patterson, linebacker

The most recent recruit to pick Ohio State, Patterson (6-1, 225) announced his decision Monday. He”s entering his senior year at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tenn.

No. 198 (2020): Lejond Cavazos, safety

Cavazos (6-0, 186) attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. When he committed, he reenacted the “I Am Legend” movie poster with the words “I Am Lejond.”

No. 252 (2019): Dwan Mathis, quarterback

The four-star quarterback (6-4, 197) from Oak Park, Mich., flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State in June.

No. 285 (2019): Ryan Jacoby, offensive tackle

One of three Ohio recruits in the 2019 class, Jacoby (6-5, 270) is from Mentor. He was the second 2019 commit, following Nester.

No. 316 (2019): Noah Potter, defensive end

Another Mentor High School senior, Potter (6-5, 250) is the brother of Micah Potter, a center on the Ohio State basketball team. He committed in April.

No. 328 (2019): Steele Chambers, athlete

Chambers (6-2, 215) plays running back and linebacker. He’s from Blessed Trinity Catholic in Roswell, Ga., and had offers Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson and Georgia. He committed in April.

No. 551 (2019): Craig Young, athlete

Young (6-4, 200) is a wide receiver from Wayne High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. He’s the ninth ranked recruit in Indiana. He committed in June.

No. 615 (2019): Bryson Shaw, safety

Shaw switched his decision from Wisconsin to Ohio State in April. He’s from The Bullis School in Maryland. That’s the alma mater of Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The Buckeyes offered Shaw a scholarship in February, a week after he committed to the Badgers.



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