Big Monday Surges Ohio State In Recruiting Rankings

Dwayne Haskins

(The Buckeyes landed huge prospects today including Dwayne Haskins, Courtesy Rivals.com)

In the college football world, every single school is scrambling to polish off their 2016 class of recruits. National Signing Day is just over two weeks away, meaning plenty of high-caliber recruits are being recruited hard by big name schools.

Ohio State has been waiting for a few top targets to announce where they’ll attend school next fall, hoping their name will be announced by their favorite recruits.

Today, OSU won big as they gained three top recruits who have propelled OSU to the best class of 2016.

At noon EST, Ohio State received their first commit of the day. Binjimen Victor, a four-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale, Florida announced via twitter that he’d attend The Ohio State University next fall.

The wide receiver hopes to compliment early enrollee Austin Mack in the class’ stacked wide receiver class.

Victor's tweet announcing his decision is shown

Victor’s tweet announcing his decision is shown

 

Victor had offers from 43 schools, so the sought after pass catcher is a huge find for Ohio State.

Jones added to the OSU grand day, Courtesy olgchs.org

Later on, linebacker Keandre Jones flipped from Maryland to Ohio State, ruining the Monday for Maryland fans. Jones gave Ohio State a surprise visit last week, spurring questions for the future of himself. The four-star talent has earned comparison to former standout Buckeye and now NFL linebacker Ryan Shazier.

After reports filed in that Jones had committed to OSU on Friday night, he confirmed today that he would attend Ohio State in 2016.

To end the day, OSU gained a quarterback from Bullis High School in Maryland, Dwayne Haskins. Ohio State stole Haskins from Maryland after Tristen Wallace flipped from OSU to Oregon.

This was the second commit who flipped from Maryland to Ohio State, paving way for a bitter taste in the mouths of the Terrapin faithful.

These four-star commitments propelled Ohio State from the third-best class to the top of college football for 2016. Ohio State awaits a few more big time prospects, especially Rashard Lawrence. The five-star defensive tackle will announce on Friday whether he’ll attend LSU or Ohio State next fall.

The three commitments OSU received today will certainly add momentum for signing day, and this is the best time for the Buckeyes to gain the spotlight. The future looks bright for Ohio State, especially after a monumental day today.

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