What many had felt was inevitable became reality just moments ago: Fort Lauderdale's Trevon Grimes, one of the country's top-ranked 2017 wide receivers, has committed to Ohio State.
The Grimes File
- Class: 2017
- Size: 6-foot-3, 202 pounds
- Pos: WR
- School: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★★
- Composite Rank: 3 (WR)
The Buckeyes had been the frontrunner for Grimes for over a year and the Indianapolis-native made his decision public on Monday morning.
Grimes, the 15th-ranked overall prospect in 2017, holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and a number of others top programs from across the country.
The Buckeyes maintained their lead throughout the process thanks in part to a multi-pronged recruiting approach: Urban Meyer, Zach Smith and virtually the entire coaching staff made Grimes and his family a priority. His father, LeBron, told Eleven Warriors recently that the Buckeyes had been exceptionally patient in their efforts recruiting his five-star son, taking a laid back approach that focused on the family and not just football.
After nearly two years, Grimes finally made his much-anticipated return trip to Columbus last month for Friday Night Lights. The visit came on the heels of the Ohio State coaching staff making an appearance in Fort Lauderdale for one of their many satellite camps.
The 18th commitment in the Buckeyes' top-ranked 2017 class, Grimes is the second wide receiver to join Zone Six. The addition of Grimes, along with Jacksonville cornerback Shaun Wade, means two of Florida's top ten prospects are now a part of Ohio State's class. He is the sixth five-star prospect Urban Meyer has landed thus far for 2017, and there's a long way to go until February.
Eleven Warriors will have more on the commitment of Trevon Grimes soon.