Ohio State's 2017 Recruiting Class Could End Up As the Best Ever Recorded by 247Sports

By D.J. Byrnes on June 25, 2016 at 8:53 am
Mark Pantoni could assist with the best recruiting class ever

247Sports was founded in 2010, and in those six years the recruiting service has never seen anything like Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class.

That class got better with the inclusion of 247's No. 1 2017 offensive guard, Wyatt Davis, saddling up with the Buckeyes Friday night after a ceremony at his Southern California high school, St. John Bosco.

Davis' pledge gives the Buckeyes a record 11 commitments invited to Nike's The Opening and pushed them past Alabama for the consensus No. 1 class of 2017.

The Buckeyes are still recruiting and with a few more (probable) commitments, its class would get pushed further into an historical stratosphere previously uncharted by 247.

As pointed out by Steve Wiltfong of 247sports.com, Davis' commitment jumped the Buckeyes' 2017 class score from 94.41 to 94.73, which is already higher than the No. 1 class of years past.

2016 ALABAMA 92.85
2015 ALABAMA 93.64
2014 ALABAMA 91.15
2013 ALABAMA 93.25
2012 ALABAMA 93.09
2011 ALABAMA 91.34
2010 FLORIDA 91.98

It's a long, perilous haul from the end of June to National Signing Day 2017 in February, but it's already clear Ohio State will be in contention for the top signing class in the country, and maybe ever.

Ohio State's score will only climb higher too if the likes of safety Jeffrey Okudah (99.45), running back Cam Akers (98.89), linebacker Baron Browning (99.36), wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey (98.47), or anyone else from Tate Martell's target board commits to the Buckeyes.

Not a bad time to be a Buckeye fan.

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