When Zach Smith was fired from the state of Ohio last July, there were many questions about the overall situation and the impact on the recruitment path. He had been an integral part of the Urban Meyer recruiting machine; especially in the state of Florida.
With Meyer still in charge, the question of whether the Buckeyes would continue to be a force in the Sunshine State was not a cause for concern. Obviously, that changed when he announced his retirement after seven seasons. Now that Ryan Day is leading the show in Columbus, the state of Ohio still seems to be a formidable presence in one of the country's most fertile recruitment locations.
Last weekend, The Opening was held in South Florida for the Miami Regional Event. Many of the region's top prospects clashed to try their luck at the opening finals. There was a lot of gossip in the state of Ohio around the festivities and some new crystal balls flew in favor of the Buckeyes.
We do not even really need to know how much St. Thomas Aquin was gifted to the Buckeyes with the Bosas, Damon Arnette and other people flocking to Columbus. Five-star player Marcus Rosemy was present this weekend and the No. 5 passer of the country has had no trouble identifying the Ohio State as the team to beat for the moment.
Over the past few days, there have been three crystal ball submissions – including two from local insiders – and each of them has been supportive to the Buckeyes. A few years ago, Urban Meyer managed to attract another Raider to the Midwest. although things did not go exactly as planned for Gator's current receiver, Trevon Grimes.
We have not talked as much about Rosemy as about his five-star colleagues like Rakim Jarrett of Washington DC or Julian Fleming of Pennsylvania, but that will probably change. Brian Hartline wants to add another pair of receivers to accompany Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Gee Scott Jr. The 2020 race at the position is on track to be quite spectacular.
Corner half Henry Gray was removed from Miami a few months ago and now hurricanes are not even among his best schools. The cornerback is an important need for Jeff Hafley and the 2020 class of the Ohio State. At the moment, Ryan Day or Dabo Swinney could be the beneficiaries of Miami's struggles. The Buckeyes are the current favorite of the Crystal Ball, but they will have to send him back to campus in the near future.
|Marcus Rosemy||WR||Fort Lauderdale||★★★★★||N ° 1||N ° 26|
|Fred Davis II||CB||Jacksonville||★★★★||Number 4||N ° 37|
|Henry Gray||CB||Miami||★★★★||Number 6||N ° 51|
|Miles Brooks||CB||Jacksonville||★★★★||N ° 28||No. 178|
|Theejond Cavazos||CB||Bradenton (via Texas)||★★★★||N ° 41||N ° 259|
Trinity Christian from Jacksonville has been good for the Buckeyes lately. Shaun Wade, Tyreke Johnson and Marcus Crowley, one of the first registrants in 2019, are all from the Powerhouse program. The 2020 promotion includes two other potential candidates from the pipeline pipeline and trains what must be one of the best cornerback tandems in the United States.
Fred Davis II and Miles Brooks are long defenders built in the same way as guys like Gareon Conley and Eli Apple. Both appear at nearly 6 feet 2 inches and very seriously consider the Buckeyes early in their respective recruitments. Clemson is at the heart of the Davis case, but some Florida analysts are predicting it for the moment in the state of Ohio. Brooks plans to return to Columbus this spring and will have the opportunity to meet his former teammates.
Lejond Cavazos of the IMG Academy was transferred to Bradenton's power after spending time south of Austin, Texas. His father is a longtime friend of Meyer and this relationship was a big part of the back defender's decision to engage in the Ohio State in June 2018. Meyer's departure has certainly upset his hiring since the four stars have since been put back on the market.
The 6-foot-1 and 190-pound player still considers the Buckeyes and schools like Georgia, Oregon and Miami are also on the program. This is a versatile advocate who can probably play anywhere in the high school. Some time ago, some people had concerns about speed, but Cavazos posted a record 4.4 laser score over the weekend. which is definitely a corner template speed.
2020 DB Lejond Cavazos wins the fastest man at the opening of Miami with a 4.42 40 pic.twitter.com/VkMHjm8Miu
– Stefan Adams (@ stefan_adams305) February 17, 2019
He was one of the most successful players of last weekend and seems to be a player whose national composite ranking # 259 may soon be on the rise. He also won the combine challenge with a superb score of 133.26. L & # 39; athletics Ari Wasserman announced that he would be back in Columbus on March 22 for what is advertised as a huge weekend. Ryan Day and Jeff Hafley will have to work to get Cavazos back in the line.
The Buckeyes have signed only one hope in Florida for the 2019 promotion with half-four-star Marcus Crowley. This is not exactly what we used to see under Meyer, but the outlook remains optimistic with Ryan Day and Brian Hartline both working intensively.
Recruiting the state of Florida is a different animal and getting a commitment early on in the process simply means that you are the team to beat. We saw players like Jordan Battle leave the Ohio State class early in the signing period while a talent like Shaun Wade explored his options and ended up sticking to them.
As long as Florida State and Miami have difficulties, the opening of the high school talent season should be open. With a lot of prime targets, Buckeyes, Day, Hafley, Hartline and others should have every chance to take advantage of the situation.