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.
In its recruiting class of 2020, Ohio State already boasts of two Arizona standouts in Chaparral's Jack Miller and Darvon Hubbard. But the Buckeyes are trying to add a third.
According to The O-Zone's Tony Gerdeman, Ohio State has offered Salpointe Catholic (Tuscon, Az.) running back Bijan Robinson. The 6-foot, 200-pound back is a four-star prospect and ranked as the class of 2020's fifth-best at his position. In Arizona, Robinson is the second-ranked overall prospect in his class, two spots ahead of Miller and behind only Kelee Ringo, another Ohio State target who visited Columbus earlier this season.
Robinson has been absolutely electric during his junior year. In 10 games, he's carried the ball 124 times for 1,825 yards — 14.7 yards per carry, I swear these are real numbers — and 26 touchdowns. Last week alone, he had 247 yards and three touchdowns on four carries. Again, I swear these are real numbers.
Currently, Robinson has offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC, among others. If the Buckeyes were somehow able to receive his pledge and pair him with his Arizona counterparts in their backfield ... well, that'd be a problem for opponents.
CAIN CANCELS SCHEDULED VISIT
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) running back Noah Cain was planning on visiting Ohio State on Nov. 24. But those plans have changed. According to Marc Givler of BuckeyeGrove.com, Cain will no longer be headed to Columbus.
Cain, a four-star prospect in the class of 2019, named the Buckeyes in his final six choices back in July alongside Oklahoma, LSU, Texas, Penn State and Auburn. Out of that group, Texas and LSU are projected to be the frontrunners for his commitment.
4* RB Noah Cain tells me that he will no longer be visiting #OhioState at the end of the month.
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) November 9, 2018
The change in plans shouldn't raise an alarm for Ohio State fans simply due to the fact that Cain was a bit of a long shot to land in the first place. Could he still be a future Buckeye? Sure. Anything can happen in recruiting. But with this past weekend's commitment from Trinity Christian running back Marcus Crowley, the Buckeyes now have two running backs in the class of 2019 — Crowley joined Steele Chambers. While Ohio State would certainly accept a pledge from Cain, it seems as they feel comfortable with who they have.
MILTON WRIGHT CHOOSES PURDUE
Earlier this season, Ohio State was certainly in the mix for Christian Academy of Louisville (Ky.) wide receiver Milton Wright. But Friday morning, via Youtube, the four-star wideout committed to Purdue, instantly becoming one of the Boilermakers' top commits in the class of 2019 — one of four current four-star commits.
2019 Christian Academy of Louisville
4-star WR Milton Wright has committed to Purdue.
— Dave Lackford (@RivalsDave) November 9, 2018
This season, Wright has 50 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns. He's also rushed for 193 yards and three scores on 17 carries. He's considered Kentucky's third-ranked overall prospect in his class and the nation's 33rd-best wide receiver.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Christian Academy wide receiver/defensive back Milton Wright, the top college recruit in Kentucky’s Class of 2019, has committed to Purdue.
Wright, a 6-foot-3 200-pounder, announced his commitment in a YouTube.com video. He also was considering Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville and Ohio State.
Wright’s commitment is another recruiting coup in Kentucky for Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm, a Trinity High School product.
Last year Brohm got Trinity product Rondale Moore to sign with the Boilermakers. The freshman wide receiver leads Purdue with 74 receptions for 833 yards and seven touchdowns.
DORBAH DISCUSSES OHIO STATE OFFER
You may have read about the offer that Ohio State gave to Highland Park (Texas) defensive end Prince Dorbah in Thursday's Hurry Up. As the nation's 12th-ranked weak-side defensive end in the class of 2020, the Buckeyes would love to have Dorbah in Columbus.
Thursday evening, Dorbah discussed his offer with Bucknuts writer Bill Kurelic, saying he "thought it was just a matter of time before [Ohio State] offered" as he talks with the coaching staff frequently.
Dorbah hasn't been on a visit to Columbus yet but he told Kurelic that he'd like to visit.
Bijan Robinson photo via Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star