Ohio State has the best 2021 recruiting class in the country.
With the addition of three-star tight end Sam Hart, Ohio State now has the No. 1 class in the country for the 2021 recruiting cycle with an average recruit ranking of 96.11.
The Buckeyes now have seven commitments in the class with five of them rated among the top-100 prospects in the country. They also have commitments from the top-three players in the state of Ohio and four of the top-six.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITMENT|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||No. 2||No. 2||FEB 3, 2019|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||No. 33||No. 5 (PRO-STYLE)||APRIL 30, 2019|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||No. 73||No. 11||JUNE 21, 2019|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OT||No. 56||No. 10||JUNE 26, 2019|
|REID CARRICO||LB||No. 121||No. 4 (ILB)||SEPT. 10, 2019|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR.||WR||No. 54||No. 8||OCT. 31, 2019|
|SAM HART||TE||No. 365||No. 15||DEC. 30, 2019|
Leading the class is five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, who is both the first commitment in the class and the highest-rated player in the class. He's the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class top-ranked player in the state of Ohio.
The class also features four-star quarterback Kyle McCord – the nation's No. 33 overall prospect – as well as a pair of four-star receivers, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Jayden Ballard out of Massillon, Ohio. They are the No. 54 and No. 73 overall prospects in the country, respectively.
The lone offensive lineman in the class is four-star offensive tackle Ben Christman out of Richfield, Ohio – the No. 3 player in the state behind Sawyer and Ballard. He is the No. 10 tackle and No. 56 overall player in the class.
Rounding out the in-state commitments in the class is four-star linebacker Reid Carrico out of Ironton, Ohio. Carrico is the No. 4 inside linebacker in the class and the No. 121 overall player in 2021. He is the No. 6 player in the state of Ohio.
Hart, a three-star tight end out of Aurora, Colorado, is the most recent Ohio State commit. He is the No. 15 tight end in the class and the No. 365 player overall.
The 2021 class will be Ryan Day's second full recruiting class as Ohio State's head coach. The teams' 2020 class currently sits at No. 3 – trailing only Clemson and Alabama – after the December early signing period.