The Hurry Up: Ohio State Makes Cut for Four-Star Texas Safety and Commit Caps High School Career With State Championship

By Andrew Lind on December 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.


Ohio State five-star defensive end pledge Chase Young has committed to play in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 17, 2017. This year's event features eight games between the United States and international competition, including Canada and Japan.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Young was recently named The Washington Post's All-Met Defensive Player of the Year after recording 118 tackles, 19 sacks, 37 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns for Hyattsville, Maryland, DeMatha Catholic.

His efforts helped propel the Stags to their fourth consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.

Young will look to follow in the footsteps of future teammate Dwayne Haskins, who was named the MVP of the 2016 International Bowl after completing 12-of-16 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown in a 33-0 rout of Canada.

He will also play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 7.


Ohio State five-star offensive guard commit Wyatt Davis capped his high school career with a win, as Bellflower, California, St. John Bosco cruised past De La Salle, 56-33, in the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division Championship on Saturday night.

It marked the Braves' second state title in four years.

“I couldn't be prouder of my team or more grateful to play with such great teammates and coaches,” Davis, who you can see making holes big enough to drive a truck through, told MaxPreps after the game.

Bosco racked up 549 total yards, including 358 yards rushing, in scoring the most points allowed by De La Salle since 1979.

Davis joins future teammates Shaun Wade (Trinity Christian - Jacksonville, Florida); Trevon Grimes (St. Thomas Aquinas - Fort Lauderdale, Florida); Tate Martell, Tyjon Lindsey and Haskell Garrett (Bishop Gorman - Las Vegas, Nevada); and the aforementioned Young in winning a state championship during their seniors seasons.


Yoakum, Texas, four-star safety Jordan Moore included Ohio State in his Top 10 on Friday night alongside Florida State, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Moore is considered the 14th-best safety and the No. 162 prospect in the Class of 2018. He recorded more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns as a running back to help lead the Bulldogs to the state championship game this season.

The Buckeyes offered both Moore and his fraternal twin, Joshua, in September, adding to their already impressive list of more than 30 offers apiece.

They were unable to make it to Columbus for an unofficial visit this fall, though, making it highly unlikely Moore chooses Ohio State when he announces his college decision on Dec. 24.

Though the two hope to play together in college, the Buckeyes seem to be in greater pursuit of Joshua Moore, a 6-foot-1, 168-pound wideout. Moore told Eleven Warriors he speaks with head coach Urban Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith daily.


Clairton, Pennsylvania, four-star cornerback Lamont Wade committed to Penn State on Saturday night over finalists Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia and UCLA.

Ohio State was once considered the leader for Wade, the fifth-best cornerback and the No. 50 prospect overall in the Class of 2017. He included the Buckeyes in his Top 10 back in May, but things quickly began to trend in a different direction because of his desire to enroll early.

“It was back and forth so much,” Wade told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “At first last year, I wanted to go to West Virginia. Then this year in the spring, I was really feeling Ohio State. At the beginning of this season, it was all Tennessee. But Penn State just had a great season and they stayed consistent with me.”

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