Despite being one of the nation’s top programs with one of the best recruiters in college football at the helm, Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class is off to a slow start.
The Buckeyes’ three-member class, which boasts a pair of 4-star cornerbacks and a 4-star quarterback, currently ranks No. 57, behind programs such as Texas-San Antonio, Florida Atlantic and Tulane.
Commitments from 5-star prospects Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell, however, would change that very quickly.
That possibility was raised when Cornell, a 6’4″, 260-pound defensive end out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, sent this tweet out while on a visit to Ohio State this past weekend:
Cornell was in town for the Nike Camp and had a great time visiting with the Buckeyes and two of his “favorite coaches” in Meyer and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
“I have a very good connection with both of them,” Cornell said, according to Jordan Wagner of Eleven Warriors. “When I was here, it felt like family. It was love here. I like the facilities here and the academics are a high point.”
The visit had Cornell dreaming of playing with Ohio’s top high school recruit.
Hilliard is also very high on Ohio State. The 6’2″, 230-pound outside linebacker recently named a top five of Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Notre Dame and Alabama. He was also in Columbus for the Nike Camp and had the opportunity to visit with the staff and take in the facilities at Ohio State.
The Cincinnati product is very familiar…