Ohio State football got a big Christmas present on Tuesday when 2020 wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. committed to the Buckeyes.
The four-star prospect out of Seattle, Washington had offers from Notre Dame, Florida, Oregon and Wisconsin among others.
Scott Jr. is 6’3, 211 lbs and is the 14th best wide receiver and 70th overall prospect in the Class of 2020 according to 247 Sports. Brandon Huffman, the national recruiting editor for 247 Sports compared him to former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
An early look at the 2020 recruiting for Ohio State already has six hard commits including OT Paris Johnson Jr. out of Cincinnati who is a five-star recruit and the top player in the state of Ohio.
The Buckeyes also have four-star QB Jack Miller and four-star RB Darvon Hubbard who are both coming from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The credit to the wide receiver recruiting should be going towards the position coach and former Buckeye wide receiver Brian Hartline. He has done a fantastic job at getting recruits to the program and reportedly pushed hard for Scott Jr. to commit to Ohio State.
Hartline also maintained five-star recruit Garrett Wilson to stay with Ohio State despite Urban Meyer’s retirement last month. Jameson Williams, a four-star prospect also signed with Ohio State last week in the 2019 early signing period.
Scott Jr. is currently joined in the class of 2020 by Jaxon Smith-Njigba out of Rockwall, Texas, a 6’1, 188 lb. receiver who is the 66th ranked player at the position but 38th in the state of Texas which has always pumped out big time athletes.
With Hartline’s coaching and Ryan Day’s pass-first style of offense, the wide receiver position is looking bright for the future of the Ohio State football program and the fact that the recruits are still coming despite Meyer’s retirement, I think Buckeye football is going to be just fine.