For now, the Buckeyes appear to be focusing on two 2018 signal-callers. Gibsonia, Pennsylvania's Phil Jurkovec was offered this past January and Georgia's Emory Jones earned that same distinction less than a week ago.
Notre Dame appeared to be the leader in the clubhouse for Jurkovec, but an early May visit to Columbus was thought to have maybe swung thing in the Buckeyes favor. Alas, the five-star committed to the Fighting Irish on Monday evening.
Both Jurkovec and Jones had discussed announcing their decisions this summer, and now the Buckeyes are likely to hone in on the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder from Franklin, Georgia. Jones has already identified Ohio State as his dream school, and his odds of ending up in Columbus seem to have just went up a bit.
With 2017 quarterback recruiting still an ongoing saga, it's likely that the 2018 class will feature a lone signal-caller.