Buckeye Commits, Targets Make Big Moves in 247Sports' Latest Rankings

By 11W Staff on February 17, 2016 at 4:07p
Amir Riep continues to climb up the 2017 rankings.

Amir Riep


Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class still sits atop the national rankings, holding a near 40-point lead over the second-ranked Crimson Tide. Wednesday, 247Sports updated its rankings, and they continue to feature a number of Buckeye commits and top targets. 

Let's start with the bad — and really inexplicable — news. Former five-star wideout Trevon Grimes dropped 15 spots to No. 27 overall and is now the sixth-ranked wide receiver in the country. The Buckeyes' top wide receiver target is working on getting back to Columbus this spring and it wouldn't be shocking if a commitment were to come at that time. 

Running back target Trey Sermon fell 117 spots to 175 overall. A few Buckeye commits — Todd Sibley, Danny Clark, and Marcus Williamson — also saw their stock fall a bit in the latest release.

Overall, 10 of the Buckeyes' 11 commitments can be found in the Top 247; kicker Blake Haubeil being the lone exception. Josh Myers, the nation's top offensive tackle, retains his five-star status as the Miamisburg product is listed as the No. 4 player in America. Jacksonville defensive back Shaun Wade fell two spots to No. 20 overall. 

Two of the biggest movers include offensive tackle commit Jake Moretti and Powell's Brendon White (Olentangy Liberty). Moretti jumped 43 spots all the way up to No. 34. White skyrocketed up the list, moving up 210 spots all the way to No. 48 overall. 

Brendon White shot up the latest 247Sports rankings.
Brendon White was one of the country's biggest movers.

Other Buckeye targets checking in on the Top 247 include wide receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones (No 7) and Tyjon Lindsey (No. 25) , defensive backs Darnay Holmes (No. 10), Jeffrey Okudah (No. 29), and Lamont Wade – who jumped up 102 spots – at No. 52.

A couple of in-state prospects also made huge jumps. Cincinnati's Amir Riep has seen his recruitment blow up over the last couple weeks. He now checks in at No. 87 in the country. Cleveland wide receiver Jaylen Harris jumped up 77 spots to No. 134 overall. 

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