Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class added another big-time prospect moments ago when Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional High School 4-star offensive guard Luke Wypler chose the Buckeyes over the Stanford Cardinal.
— Wypler (@LukeWypler) July 7, 2018
The country’s No. 3-ranked offensive guard, though he’s been recruited by Greg Studrawa, Greg Schiano and Urban Meyer as a center. Wypler is 6-foot-4 and 285-pounds and actually plays tackle at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) High School, showing off his versatility and ability to play anywhere on the offensive line.
A three-sport star, Wypler also wrestles and plays lacrosse â€” he’s a real athlete, too, running the 40-yard dash in less than 4.8 seconds. He’s a straight-A student who chose Ohio State because he is looking for a great fit on the football field and in the classroom.
â€œOhio State as a school has everything that I am looking [for], with the Fisher School of Business,” Wypler told Lettermen Row. “On the field its coaching staff all have extreme experience breeding, working with and creating the best football players in the country. Itâ€™s one of the few places, along with Stanford, where the football is excellent and the academics are just as good.â€
With almost 25 offers, Wypler is one of the country’s most sought-after 2020 offensive line prospects, and that’s because of his football skills, athletic ability, intelligence and his frame. He’s preparing for his junior season with nothing but team goals in mind now that his recruitment, though short-lived, is over.
“I really have no personal goals, to be honest with you,” Wypler told NJ.com’s Todderick Hunt. “I mean, there is really nothing I want to accomplish by myself. It’s more enjoyable with the team. A state championship is really the only thing I have on my mind. It’s really the only thing that matters.”
Wypler is the fifth commitment for Ohio State in its 2020 class, joining two other offensive linemen â€“ 5-star tackle Paris Johnson and 4-star tackle Jake Wray â€“ among the group. The Buckeyes have a chance at a historic group for 2020 and adding a player like Wypler already only adds to the already impressive haul. Expect him to join his peers in being very active on the recruiting trail for Ohio State moving forward.