National Signing Day: Meet Ohio State Football’s expected recruiting class

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A peek at Ohio State’s future has arrived during early signing day when 21 players from all across the country signed their national letter of intent to play for the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes rank No. 2 in the nation for the 2021 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

“It’s the best class in the country for Ohio State,” coach Ryan Day said. “One of the things you know if you come here is it’s going to be hard. You’re going to have to compete to get on the field. You have to compete to play for a national championship. That’s what we’re looking for here.”

On Wednesday, those players signed national letters of intent. And once the letters are received, coach Ryan Day will be able to publicly give his thoughts on the recruits.

13 of Ohio State’s 21 recruits will enroll early and arrive in Columbus next month. Coincidentally, 13 of the 21 recruits hail from different states and 17 recruits rank in the top five of their respective states.

Here is a look at Ohio State’s recruiting class, ranked by how many stars each received in the rating system at 247Sports:

FIVE STARS

Jack Sawyer

Pos.: Defensive end
Size: 6-5, 248
School / hometown: Pickerington North / Pickerington, Ohio
About him: Fifth overall recruit nationally … Physical and versatile athlete … stepped in at quarterback at Pickerington North during its 2019 state playoff season. Opted out for the 2020 season.

https://twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status/1255933424981983233

Emeka Egbuka

Pos.: 6-1, 190
Size: Receiver
School / hometown: Steilacoom / Steilacoom, Washington
About him: Top-ranked receiver in the nation who committed to OSU just last week.

“Emeka is a special young man. He’s someone we identified early on. Brian Hartline did a fantastic job building a strong relationship with he and his family,” Day said. “This is a another 4.0 student, No. 1 wide receiver in the country, culture fit and again the fact that Emeka decided to come be a Buckeye was huge for us.”

https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/1338277271686230018

TreVeyon Henderson

Pos.: Running back
Size: 5-1, 195
School / hometown: Hopewell / Hopewell, Virginia
About him: Ranked No. 1 among running back prospects nationally … Also a track star who can run 100 meters in 10.94 seconds

https://twitter.com/Zack_Poff_MP/status/1329531782954315778

Donovan Jackson

Pos.: Offensive guard
Size: 6-4, 308
School / hometown: Episcopal / Bellaire, Texas
About him: Top-ranked player nationally at his position … Built like a prototypical guard but could play at tackle on offensive line

https://twitter.com/Rivals/status/1259855927253090308

Kyle McCord

Pos.: Quarterback
Size: 6-3, 215
School / hometown: St. Joseph’s / Philadelphia
About him: Fourth-ranked pro-style QB prospect nationally … Plays well under pressure and is seen as a team leader

https://twitter.com/AABonNBC/status/1330595371337347073

FOUR STARS

Jayden Ballard

Pos.: Receiver
Size: 6-2, 175
School / hometown: Washington / Massillon, Ohio

https://twitter.com/EthanWagner/status/1324948746770243584

Denzel Burke

Pos.: Athlete
Size: 6-0, 189
School / hometown: Saguaro / Scottsdale, Arizona

https://twitter.com/CodyTCameron/status/1198422967178256385

Reid Carrico

Pos.: Linebacker
Size: 6-3, 223 pounds
School / hometown: Ironton / Ironton, Ohio

https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/1303060575652646912

Ben Christman

Pos.: Offensive guard
Size: 6-6, 299
School / hometown: Revere / Richfield, Ohio

https://twitter.com/BenChristman_/status/1289559247307419649

Jantzen Dunn

Pos.: Safety
Size: 6-2, 178
School / hometown: South Warren / Bowling Green, Kentucky

https://twitter.com/JordanWDNZ/status/1317561783129935872

Mike Hall

Pos.: Defensive tackle
Size: 6-3, 390
School / hometown: Streetsboro / Streetsboro, Ohio

https://twitter.com/MichaelHallJr_/status/1299686169597313024

Jordan Hancock

Pos.: Cornerback
Size: 6-1, 170
School / hometown: North Gwinnett / Suwanee, Georgia

https://twitter.com/jordanhancock_7/status/1282859050988900353

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Pos.: Receiver
Size: 6-3, 190
School / hometown: St. Joseph’s Prep / Philadelphia

https://twitter.com/MaxPreps/status/1200897836449030144

Jakailin Johnson

Pos.: Cornerback
Size: 6-1, 175
School / hometown: DeSmet / St. Louis, Mo.

https://twitter.com/WhosNextHS/status/1239567388850434051

Evan Pryor

Pos.: Back
Size: 5-10, 190
School / hometown: William Amos Hough / Cornelius, North Carolina

https://twitter.com/evanpryor3/status/1316491758554021890

Zen Michalski

Pos.: Offensive tackle
Size: 6-6, 288
School / hometown: Floyd Central / Floyd Knobs, Indiana

https://twitter.com/ZenuaeM/status/1317487881083117568

Andre Turrentine

Pos.: Safety
Size: 6-0, 175
School / hometown: Ensworth / Nashville, Tennessee

https://twitter.com/VictoryBellOSU/status/1239935038369775622

Tyleik Williams

Pos.: Defensive tackle
Size: 6-3, 330
School / hometown: Unity Reed / Manassas, Virginia

https://twitter.com/UREEDFOOTBALL4/status/1287810953313230852

THREE STARS

Sam Hart

Pos.: Tight end
Size: 6-5, 225
School / hometown: Cherokee Trail / Aurora, Colorado

Jaylen Johnson

Pos.: Safety
Size: 6-1, 200
School / hometown: La Salle / Cincinnati

Jesse Mirco

Pos.: Punter
Size: 6-3, 200
School / hometown: ProKick Australia / Fremantle, Australia
Note: Mirco signed in September

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