Buckeyes ink 21 on early signing day

Published 12:23 am Thursday, December 21, 2017

COLUMBUS (AP) — The nation’s top-rated tight end and defensive tackle were among the 21 recruits locked up by Ohio State on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday.
Jeremy Ruckert from Lindenhurst, New York, could make an immediate impact at tight end, with the departure of starter Marcus Baugh and the medical retirement of backup A.J. Alexander.
Taron Vincent — son of former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent — from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, will join a heralded defensive line that’s losing much of its depth.
The Buckeyes also got five-star running back Jaelen Gill, from the Columbus suburb of Westerville.
Three-star quarterback Matthew Baldwin from Austin, Texas, was Ohio State’s second choice after Emory Jones, the nation’s No. 4 rated dual-threat quarterback, flipped his commitment to Florida.

Player     Pos.     Ht.     Wt.     Hometown / Last School
Kamryn Babb     WR     6-1     189     St. Louis, Mo. / Christian Brothers College
Matthew Baldwin     QB     6-3     195     Austin, Texas / Lake Travis
Sevyn Banks     CB     6-1     180     Orlando, Fla. / Jones
Cameron Brown     WR     6-1     175     St. Louis, Mo. / Christian Brothers College
Dallas Gant     LB     6-3     225     Toledo, Ohio / St. John’s Jesuit
Jaelen Gill (JAY-lin)     HB     6-1     182     Westerville, Ohio / South
Marcus Hooker     SAF     6-0     185     New Castle, Pa. / New Castle
Antwuan Jackson     DT     6-2     305     Ellenwood, Ga. / Cedar Grove/Blinn J.C.
Tyreke Johnson     CB     6-1     191     Jacksonville, Fla. / Trinity Christian Academy
Matthew Jones     OL     6-4     315     Brooklyn, N.Y. / Erasmus Hall
Teradja Mitchell     LB     6-2     235     Virginia Beach, Va. / Bishop Sullivan
K’Vaughan Pope     LB     6-2     210     Dinwiddie, Va. / Dinwiddie
Josh Proctor     SAF     6-2     190     Owasso, Okla. / Owasso
Jeremy Ruckert     TE     6-6     240     Lindenhurst, N.Y. / Lindenhurst
L’Christian Smith     WR     6-6     205     Huber Heights, Ohio / Wayne
Brian Snead     RB     5-11     200     Seffner, Fla. / Armwood
Master Teague     RB     5-11     210     Murfreesboro, Tenn. / Blackman
Tommy Togiai     DT     6-3     290     Pocatello, Idaho / Highland
Taron Vincent     DT     6-2     285     Bradenton, Fla. / IMG Academy
Alex Williams     ATH     6-7     250     Pickerington, Ohio / North
Max Wray     OT     6-6     289     Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin

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