Class of 2015 Safety Jay Stocker Wants to Hear from Ohio State

By Jordan Wagner on March 31, 2014 at 6:00p
Jay Stocker

Four-star prospect. Double digit offer list. Grew up a Buckeye fan. What's not to like? Several prospects that fit the description lack Ohio State offers.

C.J. Conrad, a tight end prospect from Keystone High School in Ohio, is one such prospect. Perhaps a new name for some recruitniks, Jay Stocker fits the description as well. In spite of an impressive resume, Stocker has no offer. 

Stocker is a 6-foot-3, 195 pound safety considered to be one of the top prospects from Pennsylvania in 2015. 247Sports rates him as the 213th overall prospect in the entire nation, which makes him the ninth-rated safety. Other services rate him as a high three-star prospect. 

Stocker reports offers from Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse Temple, Villanova, Virginia and Wisconsin. Many other schools are showing interest, including Penn State. Jay told 11W that Boston College or Vanderbilt could be schools that would soon offer. 

It's still early in the process and having offers from at least a dozen schools is a good start to the process. Jay agrees. "Recruiting is going great," said the content four-star prospect. However, it's no secret that he would like to hear from Ohio State. 

"They've been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, but they're not recruiting me too hard," he said about Ohio State's involvement in his recruitment. "They send me some letters and stuff."

The crystal ball shows 100% of insiders picking Stocker to eventually end up at Ohio State. The caveat: only four insiders have made predictions.

The Buckeyes have not offered to date, but they aren't necessarily falling behind by not offering early. "I don't really have any top schools, but it would be nice to hear from them," he continued. "I haven't really talked to any Ohio State coaches) lately." 

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It's easy to see why other schools are interested in the safety. He uses his 4.5 (40-yard dash) speed to fly to the ball on defense. He displays versatility by starring on both sides of the ball for Coatesville High School. At wide receiver, he had 36 receptions for 476 yards during his junior season and helped lead his team to a 9-2 record. 

The Buckeyes already have a safety commitment in 2015 from Ben Edwards. Although Edwards plans to take a few visits, it still looks like he is poised to sign with Ohio State in February. Edwards' early commitment could explain the lack of interest in Stocker.

If Stocker were to receive an offer from Ohio State, the situation would be worth monitoring. Some of Ohio State's eventual 2014 signees had yet to blow up on the recruiting scene at this time last year, and recruiting does change quickly.


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buckeyeradar's picture

6-foot-3 and 195 with speed.  Make an offer.  Can't have too many athletes on the field.

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zacisone's picture

Six foot three? Can he catch the ball?


Chief B1G Dump's picture

Wait, you can do that?

I would like an offer to come work at Playboy!  Hello?  Hugh?

DenBuck's picture

Why hasn't The James Gang offered? 

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AndyVance's picture

I was wondering the same thing. Given the trail they're blazing across the eastern seaboard, it would seem that an in-state four star should be a must-have (granted, I know zippo about their roster needs, so their could be a perfectly logical explanation).

2002osubuck's picture

We need to offer this kid, at 6'3" 195, he's perfect for a big hitting safety. Reminds me of another less heralded recruit, Tyvis Powell, and he's done pretty well so far.

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

You had me at "four star safety".  Hopefully a good kid, takes care of his academics, here's hoping he becomes part of Buckeye Nation.

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BuckeyeJ's picture

Is he coming to camp at osu?

Jordan Wagner's picture

Probably not since there hasn't been any contact between Stocker and OSU. 

nikolajz1's picture

We need to offer some of these kids that rooted for OSU as kids. I think being Buckeyes means a lot more to these kids than some of the kids we pull from the South. 

Seattle Linga's picture

What is not to like - 6-3 195lb. speed - desire - 4 stars and the new style breed of safety 

chirobuck's picture

Yeah this kid could play either safety or the star......and we dont have a lot of proven depth there as of right now.....I would really like to see him get an offer


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EDUGOON's picture

Kid is a player. But just because he's out there doesn't  mean Urban and CO. need to offer him. Edwards is the big Fish here. By adding another S so soon could cause him to actually put some thought into those other visits he's spoken about. This is Kid is quality player with amazing measurable's, but we also have some guys currently on the Roster who have above average abilities and a season to show and prove.

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bleedscarlet's picture

Anyone know if he's camped in Columbus yet? Could have something to do with the lack of an offer if he hasn't.

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OSUpawn's picture

He has the size and speed but what I like the most is that he grew up a Buckeye fan.  I want players that understand our tradition... He may not be from Ohio but he understands Buckeye Football. 

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

Jeremypreemo81's picture

I like the kid, he has a ton of intangibles you can't teach.  He may not be a star now but he's the type of player that blossoms once he gets to a school.  Good luck to him wherever he lands.

HilltopHustle's picture

One of those highly ranked kids that makes you wonder about his offer sheet. No Penn State offer either, and that's his top in-state school.