It's Christmas Day for college football coaches. It's National Signing Day for football recruits. Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaching staff have again put together one of the nation's best classes. Experts rank this Ohio State class neck-and-neck with Alabama for the best in the country. Going into signing day, there were 20 players in the Buckeye class--nine of them are already enrolled at OSU. The Buckeyes added one, nabbing a signing day decision from offensive lineman Thayer Munford of Massillon. They are still awaiting a decision from defensive tackle Marvin Wilson out of Texas. We are tracking the new Buckeyes, as signing day progresses and will add them to the list, as their faxes arrive. The list is below.
2017 recruits already enrolled
1) Barron Browning, LB, 6'2, 230 Kennedale, TX
2) J.K. Dobbins, RB, 5'9, 200 LaGrange, TX
3) Tate Martell, QB, 5'10, 200 Las Vegas, NV
4) Josh Myers, OL, 6'6, 300 Miamisburg, OH
5) Jeffrey Okudah, DB, 6'1, 190 Grand Prairie, TX
6) Isaiah Pryor, S, 6'1, 195 Bradenton, FL
7) Shaun Wade, DB, 6'1, 180 Jacksonville, FL
8) Brendon White, ATH, 6'1, 200 Powell, OH
9) Marcus Williamson, DB, 5'9, 180 Bradenton, FL
Letters of Intents delivered to Ohio State
10) Jerron Cage, DT, 6'1, 275 Cincinnati, OH
11) Wyatt Davis, OL, 6'5, 310 Bellflower, CA
12) Elijah Gardiner, WR, 6'5, 185 Kemp, TX
13) Haskell Garrett, DT, 6'2, 290 Las Vegas, NV
14) Trevon Grimes, WR, 6'3, 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL
15) Jaylen Harris, WR, 6'5, 210 Cleveland, OH
16) Blake Haubeil, K, 6'3, 200 Buffalo, NY
17) Thayer Munford, OL, 6'6, 320 Massillon, OH
18) Amir Riep, DB, 5'11, 185 Cincinnati, OH
19) Kendall Sheffield, DB, 6'0, 185 Brenham, TX
20) Pete Werner, LB, 6'3, 220 Indianapolis, IN
21) Chase Young, DE, 6'5, 250 Hyattsville, MD
Meyer on BTN
Urban Meyer talked up this Buckeye class Wednesday morning on the Big Ten Network.
"You're not allowed to have favorite recruiting classes because that's politically incorrect however, so far, I think this is going to be a special one," Meyer told BTN, admitting that he has been paying attention to the recruiting rankings which have the Buckeyes at or near the top nationally. "If they're keeping score, we'd like to win that thing and I do look at that. The recruiting services, while they're not 100 percent correct, they're very close."
You can check out Meyer's comments on the class below.
Here's a look at who the recruiting experts believe are the top prospects in this blue chip Ohio State class.