Aliou Bah Wants to Be Able to Visit Coaches and Campuses

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3 Star Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah, currently playing for IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida, wants the ability to visit with coaches and see campuses before making a college selection as he retweeted a post by Jake Pope. With over 36 offers, the 6’6” 325 tackle is highly sought after by many school buy has narrowed the list down to Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, and Oklahoma. A Crystal Ball prediction by Bill Kurelic has him going to Columbus Ohio in 2022. NCAA rules have limited visits to help stop the spread of Covid 19 and keep kids safe. But the situation is not normal and makes selecting a school more of a guess than a great feeling.

Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah
Offensive Tackle Aliou Bah

Who is Recruiting Aliou Bah

Bah is considered the 53rd best offensive tackle in the country and the 72nd overall prospect in Florida. He is originally from Memphis Tennessee and is being recruited for Ohio State from offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. Alex Atkins is recruiting Bah for Florida State and Chris Kapilovic is recruiting Bah for Michigan State.

Ohio State’s 2022 Offensive Line Class

Although Ohio State has one offensive line player in the class of 2022, Tegra Tshabola from Lakota West Ohio, this is the most important position for the Buckeyes to recruit for 2022. They missed JC Latham in 2021 to a late push by Alabama and have a number of starters leaving the program. Other players coach Ryan Day are recruiting at the position include Liberty Christian Zach Rice and Charlestown Indiana Kiyaunta Goodwin.

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Jaheim Singletary 2022 Cornerback for Ohio State

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Robert E Lee Jackson Florida corner-back Jaheim Singletary committed to play football at Ohio State in 2022 the day after the Buckeyes took down Clemson in the Sugar Bowl in dramatic fashion (49-28). The 5 star prospect is considered the 5th best corner in the country for the class and the 2nd best overall prospect in Florida. Tony Alford and Kerry Coombs recruited Singletary for Ohio State who just signed a 2nd best 2021 class with 6 defensive backs to replace the depth that has left for the NFL year-after-year.

Jaheim Singletary
Jaheim Singletary

What Singletary Offers Ohio State

Considered a big corner at 6’1” 170lbs and a 74” wingspan. Can cover a side of the field at the high school level. As a junior he had 3 interceptions and 6 defended passes while be thrown away from often. He had 8 interceptions as a freshman. Has the potential to be a first round draft pick according to many scouts.

He had offers from Clemson, Auburn, Georgia and Florida among many others but was considered a lock for the Buckeyes since early December. He is the big corner that coach Coombs is always looking to recruit. Shawn Wade, another corner from Jacksonville, is similar in talent and size, started in the slot and then moved to the outside position later in his career.

What Jaheim Singletary Liked at OSU

Singletary liked what the coaches at Ohio State had to offer their players, the culture and the chance to get to the professional league. Coach Alford was very real, coach Coombs brought the energy and Ryan Day was relentless, calling everyday during the recruitment.

Ohio State 2022 Class

Singletary becomes the 10th member of the class which includes the #1 quarterback in Quinn Ewers and five star wide receiver Caleb Burton among other top prospects. The 2022 class at OSU is currently considered the best in the country.

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Tight End Benji Gosnell From Pilot Mountain North Carolina

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Ohio State picked up a 2022 tight end commit this week in Pilot Mountain East Surry prospect Benji Gosnell. The 6’4” 225 lbs. 4 star player is considered the 11th best tight end in the nation for 2022 and the 9th best player overall in North Carolina. He was recruited by assistant coach Kevin Wilson for the Buckeyes and had offers from 18 schools including Florida, Duke, Arkansas, North Carolina (he has a brother currently playing for the Tar Heels) and Penn State. His current coach (Lowman) is friends with coach Wilson since growing up in the same area.

Benji Gosnell
Benji Gosnell

Why Ohio State?

Gosnell decided on joining Ohio State after watching the Buckeyes beat Penn State on Saturday. He liked what he saw in the way Ohio State utilized their tight ends in the game. And he felt Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert were complete players with their ability to block and catch. That is something he wants for his college development, to become a complete tight end.

Last season Gosnell went 422 yards on 25 catches along with 5 touchdowns.

Benji Gosnell Visits

Gosnell has been unable to make visits to campus but has been on virtual tours with the coaches. Ryan Day played a big part in getting him to join the class, taking regular texts and explaining everything OSU had to offer.

Ohio State 2022 Class

Ohio State’s 2022 class now has two tight ends in Gosnell and Bennett Christian in addition to linebackers Gabe Powers and CJ Hicks, offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola, and defensive backs Dasan McCullough and Jyaire Brown. The class is currently ranked the best in the country.

Benji Gosnell: 4-star tight end commits to Ohio State

Ohio State Defensive Back Jantzen Dunn from Bowling Green Kentucky

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Four star safety prospect Jantzen Dunn committed to the Ohio State University yesterday to add to their already outstanding 2021 class. The prospect from South Warren KY high school made the announcement on Twitter. Current Michigan State wide receiver CJ Hayes came out of South Warren.

Jantzen Dunn from Bowling Green Kentucky

A number of schools were pursing Dunn including Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC, Louisville, Miami, Ohio State and Georgia Tech. Reports had Dunn going to Oklahoma a week ago and then a sudden flip to Ohio State. Coach Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma, made a post on Twitter over the weekend indicating that Dunn was a done deal going to the Sooners. But Ohio State got into action shortly there-after and told Dunn that he was a top priority and he changed his mind.

The Jantzen Dunn Recruitment

Dunn made two visits to Columbus prior to his commitment. He came and watched the Penn State game in November when he did not have an offer (Ohio State beat the Nittany Lions 28-17). He returned again at the beginning of March when he did get a scholarship offer from Ryan Day. He did not make any visits to Oklahoma.

Dunn was recruited by Matt Barnes, OSU assistant secondary coach, and Kerry Coombs.

What Ohio State Gets in Jantzen Dunn

At 6’2” and 190lbs. Dunn recorded a 4.54 40 yard dash along with a 4.15 shuttle. He is ranked the 15th best athlete in the country and the 3rd best recruit in Kentucky. Last season he had 1 interception and 37 tackles. He played both safety and wide receiver.

He could play safety or corner back at the next level. Ohio State likes his versatility along with his long wing-span and ability to flip his hips quickly. He has great speed across the field and on a straight line. Many compare Dunn to current OSU d-back Ryan Watts, who was also headed to Oklahoma at one point in his recruitment. Both Dunn and Watts trained in Dallas at the True Buzz Athletics.

Jantzen Dunn Ultimate Highlights // Ohio State Commit // 2021 4⭐️ ATH South Warren Bowling Green, KY

The Ohio State 2021 Class Now

Ohio State now has 17 players in their 2021 class. It is considered the best class in the country at this time. There are 5 defensive backs in the class including Dunn, Jakailin Johnson from St Louis, Devonta Smith from Cincinnati, Andre Turrentine from Nashville, and Jaylen Johnson from La Salle Cincinnati. There could be one additional defensive back added before complete. The Buckeyes could be looking to add Kamar Wilcoxson, Denzel Burke, or Jaylin Davies.

Nashville TN Safety Andre Turrentine

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2021 Nashville TN Safety Andre Turrentine is a 6’0” 175 lbs. safety prospect from Ensworth Nashville TN had 23 scholarship offers including Alabama, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Florida State and Georgia. He was recruited by Kerry Coombs and running backs coach Tony Alford. He is considered a 4 star recruit, the 6th best safety in the nation, and the third best in Tennessee.

Andre Turrentine

Andre Turrentine Commitment

He made his commitment to the Buckeyes on Twitter late last month. He has a number of teammates that are headed to the Volunteers next year. Turrentine took visits to Ohio State, Alabama, Tennessee, and LSU. He plans to make some additional visits to Ohio State once the NCAA allows.

Tony Alford is in charge of recruiting the Tennessee area for Ohio State. But Kerry Coombs and head coach Ryan Day also visited the high school before visits were not allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State loves what they have seen in Turrentine, his skills and versatility.

Kerry Coombs has done a great job recruiting after leaving the NFL to take the defensive coordinator spot with OSU.

Andre Turrentine: 4-star defensive back from Tennessee opens up decision to commit to Ohio State

What Andre Turrentine Brings

Turrentine put up 73 tackles last year with 10 catches at wide receiver and a couple of touchdowns. He will get more opportunities on offense this coming year but can play anywhere in the defensive backfield when he gets to Columbus. He is a lanky safety who plays fast and physical.

His coach at Ensworth, Matt Barnes, told reporters that Turrentine loves football and everything about football.

Ohio State 2021 Class

Ohio State’s 2021 class is the best in the country and continues to improve with each new highly rated recruit.

Recruits are taking a look at the defensive backs coming out of Ohio State and going to the NFL year after year and getting really excited about an offer to work with coach Coombs. The Buckeyes could still add another corner-back to the class before it is complete.

Ohio State Buckeyes Recruit Ryan Watts

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Ryan Watts is the latest high school recruit to take the college world by storm. Watts played for Little Elm (Texas) High School, and he originally committed to Oklahoma. However, much to the delight of Ohio State, he de-committed from his original school and committed to them. Why did that happen? There are many reasons why this highly touted star high school player decided to become an Ohio State Buckeye!

Ryan Watts Little Elm Texas

Watts was heavily pursued by Ohio State.

This is pretty self-explanatory, considering that Ryan Watts de-committed from Oklahoma two weeks after visiting the Ohio State campus. Even though they knew he had already made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma, recruiters Jeff Hafley and coach Tony Alford pursued Watts relentlessly, selling him not just on how great the Buckeyes campus would be for him but on how much better it would be for his family. He finally committed to the Buckeyes after considering his other offers.

Watts was a highly sought-after recruit.

Another reason why this is Ohio State’s gain and Oklahoma’s loss is that Watts has been a highly sought-after recruit for at least the past year. At Little Elm, Watts was a true phenom, notching an interception vs. Wakeland High School last week, a 46-yard touchdown reception in his last game against Independence High School, and a 24-yard touchdown against Liberty High School. Simply put, some scouts were looking at these performances, and they liked what they saw. This was one of the main reasons why Ryan Watts was recruited by a dazzling array of colleges! He got offers not just from Oklahoma and Ohio State, but also from Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, and Texas among many others. Many different programs wanted him for his explosive athletic talents.

Ohio State football recruiting: Ryan Watts commits to Buckeyes, Lorenzo Styles to Notre Dame

Why was Watts so heavily recruited by Ohio State?

Of course, all of this fanfare begs the question: why was Watts so sought after by Ohio State? There were several reasons why they wanted Ryan Watts. First of all, they were impressed with his skills on the defensive side of the ball. The Ohio State Buckeyes had recently hired defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley, and he wanted to solidify Ohio State’s core of outside corner-backs. The coach was ambitious, to say the least. He not only wanted a good outside core; he wanted the best in the nation. He was so impressed with some of Ryan Watts’ skills at Little Elm that he knew he had to do everything in his power to steal him away from Oklahoma. Although it took some doing, he was able to do very gradually and he now has his solid defense. Look for Watts to help Ohio State compete for the National Championship in the near future!

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