Buckeyes Strike Recruiting Gold In California

Ryan Day's first full Ohio State recruiting class keeps getting better. Linebacker Kourt Williams, a 4-star prospect out of Bellflower, California, a Los Angeles suburb, announced Wednesday that he was joining the Buckeyes 2020 recruit class.

 

Williams is the 22nd player in Ohio State's 2020 class, which is currently ranked No. 3 nationally by 24-7 sports. Of the 22 commitments, 15 are out of state prospects and Williams is the second top prospect from California to choose Ohio State, joining defensive back Clark Phillips. At 6'1, 215, Williams is a high school linebacker but at Ohio State he may eventually play the bullet position--a linebacker and safety hybrid--in the Buckeye defense coordinated by Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley. Like most prospects who commit to OSU, Williams highlight tape is very impressive and shows off his speed and athleticism. You can check it out below. Also below is an updated list of the Buckeye 2020 commits.

 

Ohio State 2020 commitments (in alphabetical order)

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

LB Kourt Williams

St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)

6-1 / 215

OC Luke Wypler

St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)

6-3.5 / 285

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