The Buckeyes have made the cut for the nation's top cornerback.
Five-star corner Kelee Ringo – the nation's top cornerback and No. 9 overall player – has Ohio State among his final five potential college destinations, he announced on Thursday via Twitter.
The Buckeyes made the list along with Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Oregon.
There's no timetable yet for Ringo's commitment, but the five-star corner is expected to take an official visit to Ohio State before making his college decision.
Ringo is part of a quartet of elite prospects the Buckeyes hope to land out of Arizona. Ohio State already has a commitment from four-star quarterback Jack Miller, who also lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, along with Ringo.
The Buckeyes also are the favorite to land four-star safety Lathan Ransom and are in strong pursuit of five-star running back Bijan Robinson. Both prospects attend Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona.