Not even a global pandemic can quarantine Ohio State’s momentum on the recruiting trail.
Since adding 4-star, top 100 cornerback Jakailin Johnson out of St. Louis on Sunday and 4-star running back Evan Pryor on Monday, the Buckeyes have picked up two more commits — and the week is not yet halfway complete.
Three-star cornerback Devonta Smith joined the class after we went to press yesterday, and today 4-star safety Andre Turrentine has joined the fray. Smith is from Cincinnati, while Turrentine hails from Nashville.
So Blessed 🙌🏾
1000% Committed ‼️ pic.twitter.com/S5pGRyqxJb
— ANDRE TURRENTINE ✨ (@KingATIII) March 17, 2020
In case you’d like to feel old today, Smith’s Twitter account lists all of one tweet, from 2016, portraying his excitement to start… eighth grade football.
Can't wait till start of 8th grade football season!!! 😈🏈🍴#Primetime
— Devonta Smith (@Prince_Tay5) June 3, 2016
And here’s Mark Pantoni, Ohio State’s personnel director:
March Madness 🔥🔥🔥
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) March 17, 2020
As of this writing and subject to change by the time it meets your eyeballs, Ohio State’s 14-man class has extended its lead over Clemson for the nation’s No. 1 class. The 247Sports composite rankings gives Ohio State 268.81 points to Clemson’s 220.98, while Clemson edges the Buckeyes on a per capita basis, 95.59 to 95.09.