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.
Thank you God for 17 years of blessings Respect my decision..... #top5 pic.twitter.com/Qig6bTROUT— Kelee Ringo (@KeleeRingo) June 27, 2019
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.