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Scarlet Sunrise: Five-star receiver includes Buckeyes in trimmed list ahead of visit

Spencer Holbrook06/17/22
Brandon Inniss by Sam Spiegelman -- On3
Ohio State made the final six for Brandon Inniss. (Sam Spiegelman/On3)

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Five-star receiver includes Buckeyes in trimmed list ahead of visit

Ohio State has been trending in the right direction for five-star receiver Brandon Inniss ahead of his official visit this weekend. So it’s no surprise to see him cut his list of suitors down — and keep the Buckeyes in the picture.

His latest list includes USC, Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and Texas A&M. Now down to just six schools, Inniss can lock in on entering decision mode — and the Buckeyes appear to be in the driver’s seat for his pledge.

Inniss is currently the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 22 overall player in the country, according to the On3 Consensus rankings. The wide receiver out of American Heritage (Fla.) has not set a commitment date, but Lettermen Row logged a prediction for Ohio State on the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine earlier this week. The confidence level is also at 70%.

That same On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine currently gives Ohio State a 70-percent chance to earn a pledge from Inniss.

Ohio State hoops finds out conference opponents for next season

Ohio State learned its conference hoops opponents for next winter, and the schedule is shaping up to be a good one. The Buckeyes will play Big Ten heavyweights Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State and Purdue twice, among others.

The Buckeyes will play Michigan and Indiana, two of their rivals, just once. Both of those games will come on the road.

The schedule will look like this for the Buckeyes:

Home: Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

ICYMI: Tim May Podcast episode

This week, Tim dives into one of the most interesting behind-the-scenes happenings in the sport: commitment graphics and how that process works.

To break it all down, Tim is talking to Kevin Pierson, who is better known on social media as ScoopEditz. Pierson made the commitment graphic and video for Buckeyes commit, 2024 five-star quarterback and No. 1 overall player in the country Dylan Raiola, who picked the Buckeyes on May 10.

Raiola is going to be hyped as one of the best quarterback prospects in recent memory. And to make his announcement, he had the choice of any editor in the country. What made him choose ScoopEditz?

Where did the inspiration come from for the commitment video for Buckeyes commit and 2024 five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola? How did he make the decision to hire Kevin to make the video for him to post on Twitter? And just how good can Raiola be at Ohio State? Tim May and Kevin talk about that and plenty more on the latest episode of the show.

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