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The Rich Get Richer

First year Buckeye coach Ryan Day is on a recruiting tear. In a summer of blue chip commitments for Day and the football Buckeyes, another top prospect joined an impressive looking 2020 Ohio State class when safety Lathan Ransom out of Salpointe Catholic in Tucson Arizona, announced for the Buckeyes Tuesday night.

Ransom is another major get for the Buckeyes. According to 24-7 sports, Ransom is the fourth best safety nationally in the 2020 class and is the 76th ranked prospect overall. He becomes the ninth top 100 prospect to commit to Day's 2020 class, which is currently ranked second nationally behind only Clemson. Overall, Ohio State currently has 21 players on board for 2020. Ransom is the 14th out of state prospect in that group.

The entire class is listed below, as is an interview with Ransom, following his commitment, by Sports 360 AZ, as well as some of Ransom's highlights.

Ohio State 2020 commits

Safety Lejond Cavazos

IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)

6-1 / 190

WR Mookie Cooper

Trinity Catholic (St. Louis, MO)

5'9 / 195

WR Julian Fleming

Southern Columbia (Catawissa, PA)

6-2 / 199

OL Josh Fryer

Beech Grove (Beech Grove, IN)

6'5 / 305

DE Ty Hamilton

Pickerington Central (Pickerington, OH)

6-3 / 250

DT Darrion Henry

Princeton (Cincinnati, OH)

6'5 / 280

OT Jakob James

Elder (Cincinnati, OH)

6-5 / 275

OT Paris Johnson Jr.

Princeton (Cincinnati, OH)

6-7 / 290

OT Trey Leroux

Norwalk (Norwalk, OH)

6-8 / 355

WR/DB Cameron Martinez

Muskegon (Muskegon, MI)

5'11 / 185

LB Mitchell Melton

Good Councel (Olney, MD)

6'3 / 235

QB Jack Miller

Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ)

6-4 / 210

DB Clark Phillips III

La Habra (La Habra, CA)

5-10.5 / 178

Safety Lathan Ransom

Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)

6'0 / 195

TE Joe Royer

Elder (Cincinnati, OH)

6'5 / 225

WR Gee Scott Jr.

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA)

6-2.5 / 207

K Jake Seibert

La Salle (Cincinnati, OH)

6-1 / 190

LB Cody Simon

St. Peters (Jersey City, NJ)

6'1 / 220

WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Rockwall (Rockwall, TX)

6-1 / 188

OL Grant Toutant

De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, MI)

6-7 / 320

OC Luke Wypler

St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)

6-3.5 / 285

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