Ohio State has three offensive linemen committed for the 2019 class, but adding another tackle remains a need for Ryan Day and Greg Studrawa.
The Buckeyes have focused their recent efforts on three-star Springfield, Illinois product Nick Broeker, the country's No. 39 player at the position. He's been committed to Ole Miss since June, but an October offer from Ohio State appeared to shake things up a bit. Checking in at 6-foot-6 and 288 pounds, things were looking positive when he announced that his final official would be to Columbus on Dec. 10.
The Mississippi coaches then conducted an in-home visit following Urban Meyer's retirement, and the recruitment seemed to shift back to Ole Miss, with a flip seeming less likely. On Wednesday, the Buckeyes officially got the bad news when Broeker signed with the Rebels.
Last year, Ohio State missed out on Fairfield's Jackson Carman during the early signing period and then turned around and signed the country's top tackle in five-star Nicholas Petit-Frere in February. This year, it's going to be much more challenging, as there really aren't too many prospects left on the board.
We'll have to see what Day and Studrawa can pull off between now and February.