While Urban Meyer was enjoying a weekend in Atlanta and hanging out with Snoop Dogg, Ryan Day and the new coaching staff were busy hosting elite prospects in Columbus for a solid recruiting weekend.
Top-Tier Prospects Make Visits
As we wrote about yesterday, Ohio State could be making the Cincinnati area a priority in this recruiting cycle.
With that, the Buckeyes hosted three elite prospects from southwest Ohio. Five-star offensive line commit Paris Johnson, and four-star targets Darrion Henry and Jaheim Thomas.
The 513 stars made the trek up yesterday, where as is customary nowadays, they posed in what could perhaps be their future uniforms.
— D Hen (@darrion_henry) February 3, 2019
Other star prospects attended as well, including 2021 Michigan four-star running back Donovan Edwards.
— Donovan Edwards (@DEdwards__) February 2, 2019
Philadelphia quarterback target Kyle McCord was in Columbus as well, joined by teammates Jeremiah Trotter Jr., and Marvin Harrison Jr. (yes, the sons of the former NFL stars).
— Kyle McCord (@kylemccord16) February 2, 2019
Four-star 2020 running back Blake Corum, out of St. Frances Academy in Maryland, made the trip.
— #24BeSavage (@blake_corum) February 2, 2019
Ohio State also hosted a local prospect, 2021 wide receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr, from Pickerington Central.
— gozogo (@LorenzoStyles3) February 2, 2019
All in all, it seemed to be a pretty successful weekend hosting prospects for the Buckeyes.
Buckeyes Get First 2021 Commit
Ohio State received their first 2021 commitment on Sunday, and did so in a big way when they landed five-star Pickerington North product Jack Sawyer.
— Jack Sawyer (@jacksawyer40) February 3, 2019
Sawyer is the No. 3 overall prospect in 247Sports' early 2021 rankings. This is a huge get for Ohio State.
2019 Offensive Line Targets Set Decision Times
It is no secret that Ohio State is looking to beef up their offensive line down the stretch of this 2019 recruiting cycle. With National Signing Day on Wednesday, the clock is ticking, and Ohio State's two biggest remaining targets have set their decision times.
Four-star Hawaii prospect Enokk Vimahi will be committing at 7:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET) at his high school.
Committing at Kahuku High School Feb 6th 7:30 AM HST! STAY TUNED
— Enokk "Inoke" Vimahi (@enokkvimahi) February 3, 2019
And three-star Dawand Jones will be choosing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Per Ben Davis OL Dawand Jones, he will announce his college decision on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym. Jones has top five of Indiana, Florida, Penn State, Ohio State and USC.
— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) February 1, 2019
As of now, it appears the Buckeyes are trailing for Vimahi, who is expected to end up at USC, while Ohio State seems to be in the driver's seat for Jones.