A wild month of June has already led to a new commitment for Ohio State.
June is going to be a month unlike anything we've ever seen on the recruiting trail, and it's already paying off for Brian Hartline and Ryan Day. Ohio State has landed its first commitment since the dead period ended as four-star wide receiver Kaleb Brown is the latest addition to Hartline's loaded room.
A Chicago native, Brown is the third member of the Buckeyes' 2022 wideout puzzle and commitment No. 13 for the class. Checking in at 5-foot-11 and 177 pounds, he's spent a lot of his prep career playing running back but projects as a slot wideout at the next level. He's ranked as the nation's sixth-best receiver and No. 63 overall prospect.
The Brown File
- Class: 2022
- Size: 5-foot-11/177 pounds
- Pos: WR
- School: St. Rita (Chicago)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 63 (6 WR)
This is a noteworthy addition for a number of reasons. Hartline has the deepest group of wideouts in the country, and Brown has been one of Michigan's top targets for the better part of a year now. He also holds offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Alabama, and Florida.
After securing commitments from five-star Texan Caleb Burton and four-star Arizona native Kyion Grayes, Brown was one of the few names that remained firmly on the radar for the Buckeyes. Brian Hartline and Keenan Bailey have built up quite a relationship with one of the Midwest's top players, and Brown made his way to Columbus on Monday for an unofficial visit. He wasted little time securing his spot in the class.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITMENT|
|JYAIRE BROWN||CB||115||13||APRIL 22, 2020|
|TEGRA TSHABOLA||OT||183||20||APRIL 23, 2020|
|C.J. HICKS||OLB||17||2||MAY 1, 2020|
|GABE POWERS||OLB||43||3||AUGUST 1, 2020|
|BENNETT CHRISTIAN||TE||347||14||SEPTEMBER 1, 2020|
|BENJI GOSNELL||TE||320||13||NOVEMBER 4, 2020|
|QUINN EWERS||QB||1||1||NOVEMBER 19, 2020|
|CALEB BURTON||WR||35||4||NOVEMBER 23, 2020|
|JAHEIM SINGLETARY||CB||13||5||JANUARY 2, 2021|
|KYION GRAYES||WR||146||19||FEBRUARY 28, 2021|
|KYE STOKES||S||560||49 (ATH)||MAY 2, 2021|
|RYAN TURNER||CB||380||35||MAY 5, 2021|
|KALEB BROWN||WR||63||6||JUNE 7, 2021|
Brown's 247Sports player comparison is a name that should be familiar to Buckeye fans. Christian Kirk was a major target for Urban Meyer back during the 2015 recruiting cycle, but the Arizona Cardinals receiver ultimately sided with Texas A&M. Much like Kirk, Brown has excellent hands and shows great quickness and short-area burst.
After several star-studded hauls at the position, Hartline and the Buckeyes could still take one more for the 2022 cycle. Following the Brown commitment, some of the remaining top targets include Georgia's Kojo Antwi and California C.J. Williams. Both are scheduled to make official visits to Columbus later this month.