How Buckeyes handle major recruiting visits, analyzing depth at receiver

Austin Ward3 months
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COLUMBUS – Ohio State and Brian Hartline have built one of the deepest and most talented wide receiver units in all of college football. As part of Wide Receivers Week at Lettermen Row, the crew is back at Roosters to break down the talent of the unit and plenty more, especially from the recruiting trail.

Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by Lettermen Row staff writer Spencer Holbrook, Nicole Cox from Roosters, former Buckeyes quarterback Justin Zwick and former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter to talk about the elite talent in Ohio State’s wide receiver room and plenty more from the world of Buckeyes athletics.

The Buckeyes have the best wide receiver duo in college football with Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. Early 2022 mock drafts have Olave and Wilson slotted as first-round picks, and they’ll continue building on that this season. Jaxon Smith-Njigba has also solidified a starting role, while Julian Fleming, Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka and Jayden Ballard help make the Buckeyes the most talented group in the country.

The crew broke down the latest happenings on the recruiting trail. This last weekend brought J.T. Tuimoloau to Ohio State for an official visit. The No. 3 player in the class of 2021, he is visiting his top-five schools this month before making an announcement and immediately enrolling in classes. The COVID-19 pandemic derailed his on-campus visits, and now Alabama, USC, Oregon, Washington and the Buckeyes are the final five schools left in the sweepstakes for his commitment. Tuimoloau’s visit to Columbus went well, and included a welcome at the airport by the Ohio State coaching staff and dinner at the 50-yard line inside the Horseshoe. Carpenter and Zwick also talked about their experiences during the recruiting process and how the sport has changed since then.

How can the Buckeyes continue to dominate on the recruiting trail? Will the Buckeyes add J.T. Tuimoloau? And which Ohio State wide receiver will emerge this fall? The Lettermen Live crew is back at Roosters to break it all down.

Don’t miss this loaded episode, and don’t forget to grab the $2 appetizers from Roosters every Tuesday at all Roosters locations.

As always, Lettermen Live is hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.