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The Opening Finals roster features long list of Ohio State targets
The steady stream of invitations to The Opening Finals continues around the country, and more Ohio State targets have booked their trips. The Finals will be held in Frisco, Texas — just outside of Dallas — June 30 to July 3, the first year the event has been held outside of Oregon.
Beamon is ranked as the No. 236 overall prospect and No. 17 strongside defensive end in the 2019 class in the 247Sports composite rankings. Ohio State views the 6-foot-4, 254 pound prospect as a tweener who could play defensive tackle or defensive end, depending on how he physically develops. Ohio State, Penn State, Alabama, Virginia Tech and South Carolina are among Beamon’s top options.
Williams is ranked as the No. 242 overall prospect and No. 16 safety. The 6-2, 170-pound player from St. Louis Parkway North has cut his list to eight schools — Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Penn State. Williams is not a huge priority for the Buckeyes, but he is a talented prospect from an area where the program has had recruiting success.
McIntosh is the No. 167 overall prospect and No. 9 running back in the country, an elite prospect from Florida who has no fear of Ohio State’s depth chart or two running back commits. Miami, Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Florida State are among McIntosh’s top options.
Jameson Williams — like the aforementioned Jalani Williams — hails from St. Louis, where he plays at Cardinal Ritter Prep. Williams is ranked as the No. 182 overall prospect and No. 30 wide receiver in 2019 and recently released his top eight schools as well. Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UCLA and USC were included in the top group.
Curry is the No. 115 overall prospect and No. 20 wide receiver, hailing from Houston St. Pius X. He described Ohio State as his dream school after being offered, but the Texas native has not visited campus. LSU, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Ole Miss are a few of the other top options for Curry.
Pittman is the country’s No. 63 overall prospect and No. 11 wide receiver. The California native has Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Ohio State and Oregon as his top 5 schools and has not visited the Buckeyes’ campus. Florida is the overwhelming favorite for Pittman, despite his distance from the Sunshine State.
Here is the updated list of Ohio State’s commits and targets who are expected to head to the event.
- 5-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson (committed)
- 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison
- 5-star defensive end Nolan Smith II (Georgia commit)
- 5-star linebacker Brandon Smith (Penn State commit)
- 5-star safety Daxton Hill
- 5-star athlete Bru McCoy
- 4-star tackle Doug Nester (committed)
- 4-star center Harry Miller
- 4-star running back Noah Cain
- 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh
- 4-star wide receiver Jameson Williams
- 4-star wide receiver DeMarcco Hellams
- 4-star wide receiver John Dunmore
- 4-star wide receiver Jalen Curry
- 4-star wide receiver Lance Wilhoite
- 4-star wide receiver Mycah Pittman
- 4-star tight end Jahleel Billingsley
- 4-star linebacker Rian Davis
- 4-star linebacker Lance Dixon
- 4-star safety Nick Cross
- 4-star safety Brendan Gant
- 4-star safety Jordan Battle
- 4-star cornerback Mark-Antony Richards
- 4-star cornerback Tyrique Stevenson
- 4-star cornerback Woodi Washington
- 4-star cornerback Jeffery Carter
- 4-star cornerback Erick Young
- 4-star cornerback Jaden Davis
Ohio State issues 2 new offers in 2019 class
Ohio State recently issued offers in the 2019 recruiting class to a pair of 3-star prospects. The spring evaluation period is winding down, but the Buckeyes coaching staff is always looking for new prospects of note around the country. A few more 2019 offers will trickle out before camp season.
Wandale Robinson is a 5-9, 179-pound all-purpose back and athlete from Kentucky who has been visiting Ohio State and showing interest in the Buckeyes for more than a year. He picked up an offer on Wednesday evening. Robinson is ranked as the No. 783 overall player and No. 9 all-purpose back, but is viewed as a slot receiver by the Ohio State coaching staff.
During his sophomore and junior seasons, Robinson contributed 5,121 combined receiving and rushing yards at a clip of more than 13 yards per offensive touch. He totaled an astounding 70 touchdowns across those two seasons.
Georgia defensive end Logan Cash also added an Ohio State offer to his list of scholarships, which has grown at an astounding rate. Cash has accumulated 35 offers, including 15 in May. Ohio State, Clemson, Miami, Louisville and Michigan State are a few of the most prominent offers for the 6-4, 252-pound prospect. He is ranked as the No. 866 overall prospect and No. 57 strongside defensive end in 2019.
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