Much to everyone’s surprise, Ohio State went into Oklahoma last cycle and landed a commitment from Owasso four-star safety Josh Proctor.
History could very well repeat itself this year, as Tusla Booker T. Washington five-star safety Daxton Hill included the Buckeyes in his Final 6 alongside Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
My Final 6 Thankful for every school that has offered me an opportunity to play at their university and taking the time to recruit me but these six schools are the schools I will further communicate with and decide my commitment... pic.twitter.com/WkTiWIawa4— #DaxHill (@daxhill5) April 27, 2018
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hill is considered the second-best safety and No. 33 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, as he recorded 67 tackles, five interceptions and one fumble recovery to lead the Hornets to the state championship last season.
Hill has never been to Columbus, but has built a strong relationship with defensive coordinator Greg Schiano since Ohio State offered him a scholarship last May. Much like they were with Proctor, the Sooners are considered the favorite in his recruitment — despite the fact that his older brother, Justice, is an all-American running back for the Cowboys.
Hill does not have a timeline for a decision, but the Buckeyes are certainly in the running for an official visit this spring or fall.