Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class, ranked No. 5 nationally, is highlighted by an incredible haul of wide receivers. The guy who helped bring all that talent to Columbus, Buckeye receivers coach Brian Hartline, was named college football's "recruiter of the year" by 24-7 sports.
In his two years as an assistant, Hartline has continued the Ohio State tradition of developing NFL receivers and also of bringing in top talent. The four wide-outs in this Ohio State class are from four different states and are all ranked among the nation's top 100 prospects overall. The headliner is Julian Fleming of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, rated by 24-7 sports as the No. 1 rated receiver nationally and the third best prospect overall. Jaxon Smith-Njigba from Rockwell, Texas is ranked No. 28 overall with Gee Scott Jr. of Sammamish, Washington ranked 65th and Mookie Cooper of Maryland Heights, Missouri is 91st. The quartet is considered the best group of receivers in this recruiting cycle. All four also enrolled early and are on campus this winter taking classes, going through winter conditioning and starting March 2, participating in spring football. Hartline was featured Thursday on the Ohio State Football Twitter account, not only for his recruiting, but for his motivating, as the Buckeyes went through a tough winter conditioning workout.