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Boom or Bust: 2017 Recruiting Class

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January 14, 2021 at 10:29am

Boom or Bust?

2017 Recruiting edition

Chase Young (DE, MD, 5 star, 0.9957)

Arguably the best defensive end in the history of college football. Finished 4th in Heisman voting in 2019 and ended up being drafted 2nd overall by the Washington Football Team, likely to win DROY. BOOM

Jeff Okudah (CB, TX, 5 star, 0.9955)

Was a shutdown cornerback at Ohio State and ended up being the first defensive back drafted in the top 3 since fellow OSU player Shawn Springs back in 1997. BOOM

Baron Browning (OLB, TX, 5 star, 0.9940

Very good pass-rushing LB but struggled in most areas besides that. Very good athlete. Never developed to his full potential but ended up becoming a 3-year starter. BOOM

Shaun Wade (CB, FL, 5 star, 0.9904)

Played very well as a slot corner in 2019 however 2020 was a much different story. He flashed at outside corner but was never great. Still managed to become a First-Team All American in 2020. Will play in the slot at the next level and will likely be a Day 2 NFL pick. BOOM

Wyatt Davis (G, CA, 5 star, 0.9876)

Offensive guard who ended up developing very well and is likely to be a first round pick. 2-time First Team All-American and is said to be the best offensive guard in the entire country for both years. BOOM

Trevon Grimes (WR, FL, 4 star, 0.9806)

Transferred to Florida after one year and ended up being solid for the Gators. BUST

JK Dobbins (RB, TX, 4 star, 0.9791)

Very good back who broke out in 2019 and ended up being a second round pick. Rushed for 1,400 yards as a freshman, had a sophomore slump, and then came roaring back, rushing for 2,003 yards in 2019. BOOM

Josh Myers (C, OH, 4 star, 0.9757)

Lifelong fan who accomplished his dream of wearing the scarlet and gray and has made the most of it, becoming a team captain and one of the best centers in football. Likely Day 2 pick. BOOM

Tate Martell (QB, NV, 4 star, 0.9739)

Egotistical quarterback who ended up transferring after two years. Saw some playing time in the red zone as a redshirt freshman. Likely would have succeeded in an Urban Meyer offense. Now the scout team QB at Miami. BUST

Isaiah Pryor (S, FL, 4 star, 0.9712)

Ended up transferring to Notre Dame after one and a half years due to playing time. Did not look good at OSU. BUST

Haskell Garrett (DT, NV, 4 star, 0.9678)

Took a while to get going, but he finally broke out in 2020. BOOM

Kendall Sheffield (CB, TX, 4 star, 0.9438) (JUCO via BAMA)

Was a solid cornerback at OSU and ended up as a 4th round pick. BOOM

Brendon White (S, OH, 4 star, 0.9421)

2018 Rose Bowl MVP. Was good at OSU but was kind of a wasted talent. Did not see much playing time in 2019. Plays for Rutgers now. BOOM

Jaylen Harris (WR, OH, 4 star, 0.9254)

Barely saw the field at OSU and injuries didn’t help either. BUST

Marcus Williamson (CB, OH, 4 star, 0.9250)

Still on the team and finally started as a slot corner in 2020. If he can keep developing under Coombs then he will be a boom. Looks like a 6/7th round pick right now. UNDETERMINED

Amir Riep (CB, OH, 4 star, 0.9243)

Looked promising and would have likely been a starter this year if he did not ruin his entire life with Jahsen Wint. BUST

Jerron Cage (DT, OH, 4 star, 0.9105)

Finally was part of the 5-man defensive tackle rotation in 2020. He was the 5th man, however he did start in place or COVID-ed Tommy Togiai. Didn’t make much of an impact. BUST

Pete Werner (LB, IN, 4 star, 0.8994)

Three-year starter at OSU and managed to make an impact as a fast, versatile outside linebacker. BOOM

Thayer Munford (T, OH, 4 star, 0.8985)

Another three-year starter who looked like one of the best offensive tackles in the country in 2020 after struggling in 2019 due to an injury. BOOM

Ellijah Gardiner (TX, 3 star, 0.8518)

Big wideout who decommitted from Mizzou to join the Buckeyes. Has never seen meaningful snaps in his career, and has one catch in his Ohio State career, a 10-yard grab in a 76-5 blowout of Miami U. BUST

Blake Haubeil (K, 3 star, 0.8321)

Very good kicker who started in 2019 and 2020 and will likely go make money in the NFL. BOOM

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