Four-Star Wide Receiver Kamryn Babb Commits to Ohio State

By Andrew Lind on December 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm
Kamryn Babb

Long presumed to be an Ohio State lean, St. Louis Christian Brothers College four-star wide receiver Kamryn Babb finally admitted the inevitable and committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday night.

The Babb File

  • Class: 2018
  • Size: 6-foot-1, 189 pounds
  • Pos: WR
  • School: Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, MO)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 12 (WR)

“You only play a certain amount of games there, so being comfortable and feeling like home and what they can provide for me with life after football is a big thing,” Babb told Eleven Warriors during The Opening Finals.

The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Babb is considered the 12th-best wide receiver and No. 65 prospect overall in the Class of 2018. He picked Ohio State over finalists Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and USC.

The Buckeyes offered Babb a scholarship following a camp session in June 2016 and instantly became the favorite to land his pledge because of wide receiver coach Zach Smith's efforts recruiting the Show Me State. He then returned to campus for an unofficial visit for the season-ending double-overtime win over the Wolverines.

Babb only recently began to narrow down his list of schools, but Michigan and Missouri were considered the only true threats in his recruitment. He visited Ann Arbor for the Wolverines' Spring Game in April, and the Tigers had the home-state pull on their side.

Babb returned to campus for an unofficial visit in June, which was significant because he'd only ever seen the football side of the program during camp and game-day visits.

“I just stayed away from all the football things and focused more on academics,” Babb said. “I got a tour of the campus and just seeing what they can provide for me with life after football.”

Babb planned take additional visits this fall before making a decision, but suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice this fall. He put his recruitment on the backburner, as rehab and supporting his team from the sidelines took precedent in the meantime. 

Babb, who becomes the 20th member of Ohio State's Supreme '18 recruiting class, is expected to be back to full strength before he'd arrive on campus next summer. He is joined at the wide receiver position by four-star commit L'Christian "Blue" Smith.

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