The Hurry Up: John Young Discusses Offer From Ohio State, Buckeyes Offer JuTahn McClain, And Kelee Ringo Hangs Out With Paris Johnson Jr.

By Derrick Webb on October 14, 2018 at 6:50 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.


Upon his first visit to Ohio State Saturday afternoon, Christian Academy of Louisville's John Young saw one of his dreams become a reality. Young, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound four-star offensive tackle received an offer to play for the Buckeyes. 

"I was shocked," Young told Eleven Warriors. "It was a dream come true. This was my first visit at Ohio State."

It's Young's 12th collegiate football offer as Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana and Duke, among a host of others, have liked what they've seen. Young, who says his best on-field quality is pass protection, isn't in any type of hurry to make a decision.

"Coach [Urban] Meyer and [offensive line] coach [Greg Studrawa] have been the main coaches recruiting me. I talk to them on the phone at least once a week." Young said. "Right now I am focusing on my high school season and will focus on a decision this spring. I love game days and getting to play on Friday nights."


Young wasn't the only recruit to receive an offer Saturday. In-state all-purpose back JuTahn McClain (Fairfield, Ohio) also announced that the Buckeyes had offered him via Twitter.

According to 247Sports, the 5-foo-10, 175-pound McClain is a three-star 2020 back that has offers from Michigan, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Purdue, etc. He's ranked as the state's seventh-best overall prospect and the fourth-best at his position.


When Saguaro's (Az.) Kelee Ringo walked out of the tunnel Saturday, onto Ohio Stadium's field turf, he had an escort ... 2020 Ohio State commit Paris Johnson Jr. That should come as no surprise considering the fact that Johnson Jr. has been recruiting classmates left and right, trying to convince them to pick Columbus as their college destination.

Ringo was obviously excited to be in Columbus ...

The five-star cornerback would be a tremendous boost to Ohio State's already uber-talented 2020 class. Ringo is Airzona's top-ranked prospect and No. 2 ranked corner in the entire nation. At 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, he has over 30 scholarship offers.

This past week, Ringo told Eleven Warriors that the Buckeyes had "a high ranking" on his list. His Twitter has also been positive towards Ohio State's football program as he's retweeted, replied and favorited multiple tweets concerning current and future Buckeyes.

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2020 Ohio State commit Paris Johnson Jr. (left) talks with Saguaro (Az.) cornerback Kelee Ringo during the five-star cornerback's visit Saturday.

All signs point towards a successful visit, which is absolutely good news for Urban Meyer and crew ... and having Johnson Jr. there to help never hurts either.

Ringo has ties to the Seattle area and right now Washington is the favorite according to the 247 Sports crystal ball.


We leave you with this gem today. 2019 Ohio State commit Harry Miller has released the first part of his senior highlight tape and it's nothing short of terrifying for opposing defensive linemen.

Miller, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound center out of Buford, Georgia, committed to the Buckeyes on June 10. Since then, he's evidently done nothing but get even better.

Buford is currently 6-2 on the season and the No. 2 ranked center in America – and the 33rd-best prospect regardless of position –  is at the forefront of that success.

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