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Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes climb national recruiting rankings after five-star commitment

Spencer Holbrook06/21/22
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Ohio State vaulted up three spots after getting a five-star commitment. (Spencer Holbrook/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes climb up national recruiting rankings

Ohio State earned a commitment from five-star wide receiver Carnell Tate on Monday, and it vaulted the Buckeyes up the national recruiting landscape.

The commitment of Carnell Tate boosted the Ohio State 2023 recruiting class into the No. 2 spot in the country, three spots better than where they were heading into the day. The Buckeyes jumped Georgia and USC for that spot, tying the Bulldogs with 11 commits. They still trail Notre Dame, but they have four fewer commitments than the Fighting Irish.

The Buckeyes have yet again jumped out to a huge lead over Penn State and Michigan in the Big Ten, as well.

Five-star receiver Carnell Tate commits to Ohio State

Ohio State has been recruiting Carnell Tate for more than a year.

Those efforts from Ryan Day, Brian Hartline and the Buckeyes staff finally paid off Wednesday. The five-star IMG Academy (Florida) wide receiver picked the Buckeyes over Tennessee and Notre Dame, finally putting an end to a long, winding recruitment that went far longer than expected.

Tate is the second receiver in the Buckeyes 2023 class, joining four-star Florida native Bryson Rodgers. The pair of talented pass catchers give Ohio State 11 commitments in their Big Ten-best class so far.

Carnell Tate is the highest-ranked commit in the Buckeyes 2023 recruiting class.

Tate has been leaning toward picking Ohio State for the last year, since he camped in Columbus with Hartline last summer. Tennessee gave Tate a good pitch to join the Volunteers, but his love for Ohio State never truly went away as the process progressed.

READ: Five-star receiver Carnell Tate commits to Ohio State over Tennessee, Notre Dame

READ: Analyzing impact as five-star receiver Carnell Tate commits to Buckeyes

Five-star receiver Brandon Inniss recaps Ohio State official visit

Ohio State hosted five-star receiver Brandon Inniss for an official visit over the weekend, and he spoke to On3’s Chad Simmons about that visit.

Part of that can be found below:

Heading into last weekend’s official visit with Ohio State, Miami Gardens (Fla.) American Heritage five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss said the visit would be as important for his family as it was for him.

Inniss’ mother had been to Columbus, Ohio, before but his father and sister had not. His family left with a good vibe.

… For Inniss, something that came up a few times in discussions with the coaching staff was the opportunity to play early.

… Wide receivers coach Brian Hartline is considered one of the best assistant coaches in the country and is building one of the best wideout groups in the 2023 cycle, having just landed Carnell Tate.

Chad Simmons, On3

READ: 5-star WR Brandon Inniss recaps Ohio State official visit

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