With the dead period now over, here’s a look at a mock 2017 recruiting class for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Urban Meyer is collecting an absurd number of 5-star recruits.
It’s a tall order to find another team with as much talent as the Buckeyes are packing right now in their 2017 class.
Urban Meyer’s staff has collected eight 5-star recruits and could be adding one more to that list on National Signing Day. Ohio State also boasts 20 4-star commits after losing a commitment from wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey.
With it being highly unlikely for Lindsey to return to the class, here’s a look at a mock Ohio State Buckeyes recruiting class.
Tate Martell, 5-Star
He’s not the biggest quarterback, but Martell reminds Meyer a lot of Chris Leak, his title-winning QB back at Florida.
J.K. Dobbins, 4-Star
He’s listed as an athlete, but Dobbins will likely carry the rock out of the backfield.
Trevon Grimes, 5-Star
There are few things Grimes can’t do when healthy. However, he is recovering from a torn ACL.
Jaylen Harris, 4-Star
The Buckeyes are in a great spot to land Harris, especially after Lindsey left the class.
Wyatt Davis, 5-Star
He’s a bully in the trenches and will be a huge piece of the Ohio State running game moving forward.
Josh Myers, 5-Star
Myers has great footwork and will help keep a clean pocket for the Buckeyes.
Chase Young, 5-Star
He’s an athletic defensive end with a great motor.
Marvin Wilson, 5-Star
The Buckeyes are battling Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and USF for the No. 1 defensive tackle.
Haskell Garrett, 4-Star
Martell’s high school teammate, Garrett fires off the ball and is athletic on the defensive line as a 3-technique.
Jerron Cage, 4-Star
He’s not the most fundamentally sound defensive tackle, but he’s strong and has a great first step.
Jay Tufele, 4-Star
Ohio State is trying to fend off BYU, Michigan, Oregon, USC and Utah here.
Baron Browning, 5-Star
There’s a chance Browning plays inside linebacker for Ohio State, but he can do it all, really.
Pete Werner, 4-Star
Ohio State flipped Werner from Notre Dame. He’ll fit nicely next to Browning.
Jeffrey Okudah, 5-Star
He has the ability to play either cornerback or safety for the Buckeyes.
Shaun Wade, 4-Star
Wade is easily one of the best playmaking corners in the class — great ball skills.
Isaiah Pryor, 4-Star
He flashes great closing speed and can make plays in the box as well as plays on the ball.
Amir Riep, 4-Star
Riep is quite physical and has great ball skills.
Marcus Williamson, 3-Star
It’s hard to find any cornerback as quick out of his breaks as Williamson is.
Brendon White, 4-Star
White could easily make the transition to wide receiver for the Buckeyes once he gets to Columbus.
Blake Haubeil, 3-Star
He’s a 6-foot-3, 200-pound kicker. He’s connected from 61 yards out and had room to spare before.
Class Ranking Prediction: 3-5