Recruits to Expect at Ohio State's Spring Game Saturday

By Taylor Lehman on April 10, 2019 at 8:35 am
Trey Leroux
Trey Leroux

Perhaps the biggest recruiting weekend of Ohio State's offseason is upon us, and there are several targets making the trip to Columbus.

Besides the March 23 Student Appreciation Day, which developed into one of the largest unofficial visit days of the spring – 2021 Washington athlete Emeka Egbuka said it was his "best visit to date" – Ohio State's biggest recruiting day of the offseason takes place Saturday during the Buckeyes' Spring Game.

These are just some of the recruits that are planning to attend.

Ohio State 2020 Commitments

Five of Ohio State's seven 2020 commitments are confirmed to be attending the game Saturday, including five-star Cincinnati offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., four-star Arizona quarterback Jack Miller, four-star Texas wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba, three-star Cincinnati offensive tackle Jakob James and three-star Norwalk offensive tackle Trey Leroux.

Four-star New Jersey center Luke Wypler visited last weekend, and four-star Washington receiver Gee Scott Jr. was in Columbus on March 29. Pickerington 2021 defensive end and five-star Ohio State commit Jack Sawyer will also be on campus for the event.

Darrion Henry (2020 No. 41 overall)

Any time the four-star Cincinnati defensive end steps on campus there is a chance he will commit shortly after, so Darrion Henry is a big visitor considering Jaheim Thomas, his Princeton teammate, has now received an offer along with Henry and his fellow close friend, Johnson Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. (2021 No. 51 overall)

The four-star No. 6 wideout for the class of 2021 and the son of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison received his offer from Ohio State in mid-January, and his father was seen with former Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin before Pro Day in March at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Saturday is a big day for Ohio State regarding Harrison Jr.'s recruitment. 

Caleb Williams (2021 No. 53 overall)

The No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class, Caleb Williams out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C., will be in Columbus for the spring game Saturday. He scored 22 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018 and earned his Ohio State offer in January, as well as offers from LSU, USC, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia. 

Kyle McCord (2021 No. 113 overall)

After being rated as 2021's No. 8 quarterback, Kyle McCord will make his way to Ohio State for a visit. He is one of many high-profile quarterbacks that share mutual interest with the Buckeyes.

Lawrance Toafili (2020 No. 151 overall)

One of the most intriguing visitors of the event this weekend is four-star No. 14 running back Lawrance Toafili, who is leaning heavily toward Florida State, Michigan and Ohio State. He was one of the last visitors to announce his trip, but it appears the Buckeyes could be making a late push for the three-down back out of Largo, Florida.

Mike Drennen (2020 No. 183 overall)

Four-star Dublin all-purpose back Mike Drennen has made several visits to Ohio State in the last couple of weeks, so it's no surprise that he will be in Columbus for the Spring Game too. He told Eleven Warriors that he plans to make a cut list sometime in late spring or early summer, and Ohio State seems to be a lock for the cut.

Other Spring Game visitors include:

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