Ohio State Football Recruiting Update – Jan. 7, 2017


Ohio State football recruiting update as of January 7, 2017. Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes landed yet another 5-star commit in the cycle. 


Urban Meyer’s staff is off to a great start in the new year, as it landed yet another blue-chip prospect.

On Saturday, 5-star athlete Jeffrey Okudah chose to commit to Ohio State over Florida State and Oklahoma. Now, the Buckeyes have seven 5-star recruits pledged in their 2017 recruiting class.

With the addition of Okudah, Ohio State slid up from No. 5 to No. 4 in the recruiting class rankings, passing Oklahoma in the process.

However, the Buckeyes did miss out on another 5-star target this weekend. Darnay Holmes, the No. 1 cornerback and No. 9 overall player in the country, committed to UCLA instead of Ohio State despite the Buckeyes appearing to have been the favorite.

Meyer’s staff will have a chance to make it eight 5-star commits if it can somehow lure Marvin Wilson, the No. 1 defensive tackle and No. 11 overall player, to Columbus. The Buckeyes are competing with Florida State, LSU and Oklahoma for his commitment.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

Ohio State Football Recruiting Update


Complete Class

  • No. 4 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 18
  • 5-Star Commits: 7
  • 4-Star Commits: 10
  • 3-Star Commits: 1
  • Josh Myers: 5-Star, No. 5 OT, No. 23 Overall
  • Wyatt Davis: 5-Star, No. 1 OG, No. 14 Overall
  • Baron Browning: 5-Star, No. 2 OLB, No. 25 Overall
  • Tate Martell: 5-Star, No. 2 QB, No. 26 Overall
  • Chase Young: 5-Star, No. 3 DE, No. 28 Overall
  • Jeffrey Okudah: 5-Star, No. 1 ATH, No. 12 Overall
  • Trevon Grimes: 5-Star, No. 3 WR, No. 27 Overall
  • Tyjon Lindsey: 4-Star, No. 6 WR, No. 47 Overall
  • Haskell Garrett: 4-Star, No. 4 DT, No. 43 Overall
  • Shaun Wade: 4-Star, No. 4 CB, No. 56 Overall
  • Isaiah Pryor: 4-Star, No. 6 S, No. 77 Overall
  • J.K. Dobbins: 4-Star, No. 7 ATH, No. 79 Overall
  • Brendon White: 4-Star, No. 11 ATH, No. 160 Overall
  • Marcus Williamson: 4-Star, No. 10 CB, No. 110 Overall
  • Jerron Cage: 4-Star, No. 15 DT, No. 240 Overall
  • Amir Riep: 4-Star, No. 9 CB, No. 94 Overall
  • Blake Haubeil: 3-Star, Unranked K
  • Pete Werner: 4-Star, No. 21 OLB, No. 266 Overall

Top Targets

  • Marvin Wilson: 5-Star, No. 1 DT, No. 11 Overall
  • Kendall Sheffield: 5-Star JUCO CB
  • Jaylen Harris: 4-Star, No. 14 WR, No. 108 Overall
  • Jay Tufele: 4-Star, No. 3 DT, No. 37 Overall
  • Thayer Munford: 4-Star, No. 23 OT, No. 207 Overall

Tweet Of The Week

Five-star recruit Jeffrey Okudah was hyped to join the Buckeyes.

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