It is simply over one week up until the late finalizing period for college football starts on Feb. 3.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day signed 21 players for his 2021 class in the early signing duration in mid-December. That class remains ranked 2nd in the 247Sports Composite class rankings.
Clearly, the Buckeyes are tracking a number of crucial 2021 potential customers as the late signing day approaches. That group includes Washington DE J.T. Tuimoloau (ranked 3rd nationally) and California POUND Raesjon Davis (ranked 45th).
Speaking at his first off-season media rundown last Friday, Day said there is not that much area left for brand-new 2021 signees.
” We actually dont have much,” Day stated. “Were pretty full today. We have a pretty healthy lineup. That can always alter. We might have one area offered. Aside from that, were quite complete.
” Well keep assessing and keep looking at it. We are continuously hiring some guys here toward the next finalizing day. We would most likely have an area for one guy.”
( Below, we have an analysis of what is thought to be Ohio States current scholarship status for the 2021 class.).
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in mid-March, the NCAA has actually not permitted prospects to make main visits to college schools. Athletics team member have not been permitted to make in-home sees, view prospects in live video games or host potential customers for informal visits on campuses, either.
Day stated he was not knowledgeable about any modification to those NCAA constraints coming at any time soon.
” I have not heard any updates about people having the ability to visit on-campus as of today,” the coach stated. “I guess we are closing on a year because we had recruits on school, which is remarkable.”.
Ohio State Scholarships: The Unofficial Count.
Because the NCAA ruled the 2020 season was a “totally free year” of eligibility, it can be a bit untidy in projecting the actual years of eligibility for Ohio States returning gamers in 2021.
It is uncertain if OSU will keep each player on the same year they were listed as in 2020 or advance each player one year with the concept they each can choose to remain one additional season once their four-year duration is complete.
In terms of attempting to analyze the number of scholarships are readily available, we have advanced the majority of these gamers one year. The juniors in 2020 are listed here as elders in 2021– even though they might all pick to come back in 2022 and theoretically not “count” toward the 85-scholarship limit.
It looks like Ohio State will have 4 fifth-year seniors coming back in 2021 who would be “exempt” for counting versus the scholarship overall. These gamers are DT Haskell Garrett, DT Antwuan Jackson, CB Marcus Williamson and OT Thayer Munford.
Keep in mind, OSU lost five underclassmen early to the NFL. That group includes QB Justin Fields, OL Josh Myers, OL Wyatt Davis, DT Tommy Togiai and CB Shaun Wade.
By our unofficial count, Ohio State has 83 “counters” on the scholarship total projected for 2021 as of today. That group includes 12 senior citizens, 16 juniors, 34 sophomores and 21 incoming freshmen. Here is a player-by-player breakdown by class (and, once again, this is “informal” as we await how Ohio State will account and list for the class classifications for each gamer):.
* Seniors (12)– WR Ellijah Gardiner, WR Chris Olave, TE Jeremy Ruckert, DT Jerron Cage, DE Tyreke Smith, DE Tyler Friday, POUND Teradja Mitchell, POUND Dallas Gant, POUND KVaughan Pope, CB Sevyn Banks, CB Cameron Brown, DB Josh Proctor.
* Juniors (16)– RB Master Teague, RB Marcus Crowley, WR Kamryn Babb, WR Jameson Williams, WR Garrett Wilson, OL Matthew Jones, OL Max Wray, OL Nicholas Petit-Frere, OL Harry Miller, OL Dawand Jones, DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste, DT Taron Vincent, DE Zach Harrison, LB Craig Young, CB Tyreke Johnson, DB Marcus Hooker.
* Sophomores (34; mixing redshirt freshmen and 2020 signees)– QB Jack Miller, QB C.J. Stroud, RB Steele Chambers, RB Miyan Williams, WR Gee Scott, WR Jaxson Smith-Njigba, WR Julian Fleming, TE Cade Stover, TE Joe Royer, OL Ryan Jacoby, OL Enokk Vimahi, OL Paris Johnson, OL Luke Wypler, OL Josh Fryar, OL Jakob James, OL Trey Leroux, OL Grant Toutant, DT Jaden McKenzie, DE Noah Potter, DE Cormontae Hamilton, DT Ty Hamilton, DE Darrion Henry-Young, DE Jacolbe Cowan, LB Tommy Eichenberg, LB Cody Simon, POUND Mitchell Melton, CB Ryan Watts, CB Lejond Cavazos, DB Ronnie Hickman, DB Bryson Shaw, DB Lathan Ransom, LB Cameron Martinez, LB Kourt Williams, K Jake Seibert.
* Freshmen (21)– QB Kyle McCord, RB Evan Pryor, RB TreVeyon Henderson, WR Jayden Ballard, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., WR Emeka Egbuka, TE Sam Hart, OL Ben Christman, OL Donovan Jackson, OL Zen Michalski, DE Jack Sawyer, DT Mike Hall, DT Tyleik Williams, POUND Reid Carrico, CB Jordan Hancock, CB Jakailan Johnson, CB Denzel Burke, DB Jaylen Johnson, DB Andre Turrentine, DB Jantzen Dunn, P Jesse Mirco.
* Summing Up– With 83 scholarship players set for 2021, it appears Ohio State has 2 more spots available for 2021 signees.
We may have one spot available. We are continually hiring some people here towards the next finalizing day. We would most likely have a spot for one person.”
By our unofficial count, Ohio State has 83 “counters” on the scholarship overall forecasted for 2021 as of today. Here is a player-by-player breakdown by class (and, again, this is “unofficial” as we await how Ohio State will account and list for the class classifications for each gamer):.
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