Ohio State is going to be doing a lot of recruiting in Washington State. Despite having a good bit of in-state talent, the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars to some extent could be vulnerable in the recruitment process in part to having first-year head coaches in Jimmy Lake and Nick Rolovich, respectively. Maybe that’s enough to get Emeka Egbuka to Columbus in 2021?
At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Egbuka is the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, the No. 2 player from the state of Washington and the No. 8 player in his recruiting class. The five-star wide receiver from Steilacoom High School has a 0.9946 rating in the 247Sports Composite. He has 35 offers but is considering four schools primarily: Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Washington.
Egbuka’s primary recruiter at Ohio State is wide receivers coach Brian Hartline. He played seven years in the NFL, primarily as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. Since coming back to coach at his alma mater, Hartline has netted the Buckeyes three five-stars, including wide receivers Julian Fleming of Catawissa, Pennsylvania and Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Rockwall, Texas.
Ohio State looks to be in the lead for Egbuka’s commitment with Oklahoma a distant second. One would think Washington is in the top-three for the sake of him staying home to play his college football. Clemson is likely fourth, despite having an elite wide receivers coach in Dabo Swinney. If Egbuka does leave the Pacific Northwest it will be to play in The Horseshoe at Ohio State.