Ohio State recruiting could reach epic levels with a new five-star commit in Justin Scott and possibly much more to come.
Ohio State has the best pound-for-pound recruiting class in college football as July gets underway.
The Buckeyes picked up their fourth five-star commitment on Sunday with defensive lineman Justin Scott joining an already stacked class that figures to get even more jam packed with talent.
While Ryan Day’s team still trails Kirby Smart’s No. 1-ranked Georgia in the 247Sports composite team rankings, the Buckeyes have the highest average star ranking in the land. They now boast more five-stars than any other program.
And they’re not finished. As Steve Wilftgong of 247Sports laid out, Ohio State is set up to challenge the Bulldogs for the No. 1 class before the cycle is finished with leads for a host of blue-chip recruits.
Ohio State leads major recruiting battles
Let’s take a quick look at all the major recruits the Buckeyes are currently favored to sign in the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
By the end of the month, Ohio State could legitimately add another three highly-rated four-star prospects to their class with no less than two five-stars leaning towards Columbus.
At the same time, Wilftfong named another three five-star prospects Ohio State is heavily involved with. Those include athlete KJ Bolden, offensive tackle Brandon Baker and cornerback Kobe Black.
Last year, Ohio State signed just one five-star: Wide receiver Brandon Innis. The overall class was still good enough for fourth nationally, but the ceiling on the class of 2024 is considerably higher.
This could be a national title-winning class for the Buckeyes. They just have to finish.