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Ohio State extends flurry of offers
After not being able to contact the majority of its 2021 recruits from Sept. 1-14 as part of a self-imposed two-week ban first reported by Lettermen Row's Jeremy Birmingham, Ohio State let loose this week with a bevy of scholarship offers to 10 prospects from the 2021 class and one from the 2022 class.
Perhaps the biggest offer was extended to 2021 five-star cornerback Ga’Quincy McKinstry, the nation’s No. 2 corner out of Pinson Valley (Ala.) High School who will have his choice of what program he wants to join. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound prospect announced his offer from Ohio State on Sunday night, tacking onto offers from Alabama, Clemson and Auburn. Though Auburn is projected to be his ultimate destination, the Buckeyes will do their best to persuade the two-time All-American away from the Yellowhammer State.
The Bucks are hoping to add either McKinstry or fellow 2021 five-star corner Tony Grimes, the nation’s top-ranked player at the position, onto their list of stud defensive backs to come to Columbus. They have not yet picked up a commitment from a 2021 corner, but on Sunday they also extended an offer to four-star Latrell McCutchin, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound junior committed to Alabama.
McCutchin announced on Monday that he tore his ACL and will be sitting out his junior campaign, which may slide the Austin, Texas native down from his No. 7 cornerback ranking in the 2021 class.
As the Bucks continue their search for another lockdown corner, they are also looking to pair Jack Sawyer with another top-flight defensive end. They took another step toward that goal Monday by offering five-star Landon Jackson, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound junior UnderArmour All-American out of Texarkana.
Sawyer and Jackson are the nation’s No. 2-ranked defensive ends on the strongside and weakside, respectively. Jackson also has Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M high on his list.
Marcus Bradley, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive tackle out of Quince Orchard (Md.), also received an offer from Ohio State, adding to the Buckeyes' list of Maryland targets.
Bucks Offer Pair from IMG
On offense, the Buckeyes offered IMG Academy (Fla.) 2022 running back Kaytron Allen, a 5-foot-11, 194-pounder and the fifth 2022 running back Ohio State has offered.
Allen was a Max Preps Freshman All-American, and he holds nine total offers, including from Michigan and Penn State. He is teammates with fellow IMG running back and 2021 Ohio State recruit Lovasea Carroll as well as 2020 Ohio State safety commit Lejond Cavazos.
Carroll is a 6-foot, 190-pound running back and four-star recruit ranked No. 8 in the nation. He is the sixth 2021 running back holding an offer from Ohio State. Carroll decommitted from South Carolina on Sept. 1 and picked up an offer from the Buckeyes on Aug. 25 as they search for their first running back commit in the 2021 class and sixth commit overall.
If either of the Bucks’ two latest running back targets join the program, they would potentially be running behind a pair of 2021 offensive tackles recently offered, including fellow IMG product J.C. Latham.
Latham is a four-star prospect who was originally a defensive end ranked No. 6 in America at the position. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder, however, is being recruited by Ohio State to pair with 2021 offensive tackle commit Ben Christman.
Latham, who also holds offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, announced his offer from the Buckeyes on Monday night, as did fellow 2021 offensive tackle Caleb Tiernan, a 6-foot-7, 265-pounder out of Detroit (Mich.) Country Day. Tiernan is a three-star prospect and the No. 47-ranked offensive tackle in the nation and is expected by most to sign with Michigan, where he is ranked No. 17 in the state.
PASS CATCHERS RECEIVE OFFERS
Also on Monday night, 2021 wide receiver Ketron Jackson announced an offer from the Bucks. Jackson, a Texas native, is the 33rd-ranked receiver in the class standing at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. Jackson joins another recent 2021 receiver offered by OSU, Troy Stellato, a three-star recruit out of Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.) who is listed at 6-foot, 172 pounds. Stellato announced his offer Sunday night.
Hudson Wolfe, a four-star tight end out of Hardin County (Tenn.) High School, also received an offer from the Buckeyes this week. At 6-foot-6, 243 pounds, Wolfe is the sixth-ranked tight end prospect in the 2021 class and joins eight other OSU offers at the position who have not yet committed.
TreVeyon Henderson, a four-star athlete ranked in the top 20 nationally in the 2021 class, was also offered by Ohio State on Sunday. Henderson is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound Virginia native who holds offers from Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma and Penn State, and could potentially play running back for the Buckeyes.
PARIS JOHNSON IS A MONSTER
Anyone excited and eager to get five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. on campus, which, really, should be all of you, have to be amped up even more after seeing what he did in his last game.
It was enough to capture the attention of retired Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle and four-time NFL Pro Bowler Willie Anderson:
So When I see PJ doing this hes doing what hes been told . Not my fault youre not my Size. Even in College and Lords Will In NFL Offensive Lineman never face guys their size. Youre judged by your Will and Determination to take the Soul from DLineman over and Over and Over https://t.co/s9WH18Jy2P— Willie Anderson (@BigWillie7179) September 18, 2019