The first 'Boom' came shortly after noon in Columbus, Ohio.
That was when the news broke that four-star wide receiver Binjimen Victor committed to Ohio State. Victor — a 6-foot-4, 177-pounder hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida — fills a huge need at wide out for the Buckeyes and joins fellow four-star Austin Mack at the position in the 2016 class.
But Ohio State's day on the recruiting trail wasn't done there.
Later Monday, the Buckeyes would land two additional four-star prospects when quarterback Dwayne Haskins and linebacker Keandre Jones — both of whom were Maryland commits — flipped and pledged their allegiance to Ohio State.
Twelve total stars. One day.
As you can imagine, several others in the Buckeyes' 2016 class were rather excited about the day we at Eleven Warriors are proclaiming to be called '12-star Monday.'
First, a look at Ohio Sate's other commits in the 2016 class including Jahsen Wint, Nick Bosa, Jonathon Cooper, Austin Mack, Luke Farrell and Gavin Cupp:
hio State 2016 Recruiting Class— Showtime Wint (@JahsenW) January 18, 2016
Congrats welcome @BinjimenVictor !!!— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) January 18, 2016
Welcome to the family— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) January 18, 2016
BM BM BM— Gavin Cupp (@gavin_cupp) January 18, 2016
Antonio Williams, one of Ohio State's early-enrollees, even emerged from a self-imposed Twitter hiatus.
Said I wasn't tweeting but HUGE day for bucks! Want to welcome Dwayne, Binjamin, and Kenadre to the best program in America!— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams34) January 18, 2016
There were plenty of Buckeye commits and targets in the 2017 class who saw all of the action unfold, as well.
Here's 2017 Ohio State commit Blake Haubeil:
Big day for OSU and the recruiting process— Blake Haubeil (@BlakeHaubeil) January 18, 2016
And a Buckeyes target in the 2017 class, five-star safety Jeffrey Okudah:
Ohio State having a big day today... #Shhhh— Jeffrey Okudah III (@TheJeffOkudah) January 18, 2016
One of Ohio State's biggest remaining targets in the 2017 class, five-star defensive back Lamont Wade:
@dh_simba7 Congrats brutha— Savy (@Goony_38) January 18, 2016
Current players on the Buckeyes' roster were well aware of what was going on, too. Here is freshman offensive lineman and fellow DMV native Matt Burrell reacting to the news of landing two guys from that area:
Former stud wide receiver Michael Thomas is still paying attention, too:
And last, but certainly not least, the man in charge shared his feelings, too.
Wow! Big Day— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) January 18, 2016