Talent Tracker: Ohio State’s WR dilemma amid strong recruiting push, SEC QB shuffle and Rutgers’ torrid pace

Your weekly serving of college football roster acquisition thoughts — recruiting, transfer portal, you name it — from 247Sports Director of Scouting Andrew Ivins. 

Will Ohio State sign a WR class up to its standards?

Ohio State has never signed the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, but as we cross the halfway point of June, the Buckeyes are one of the few programs that have a legitimate path to a No. 1 finish. Indeed, that’s where their Class of 2025 commitment haul sits entering Father’s Day weekend. 

What’s a bit ironic, however, is that if Ryan Day and his staff are going to make history, they need to close strong with a few wide receivers. Easy, right? Not so fast, my friend. While few have recruited — and developed — the wide receiver position like all-star assistant Brian Hartline has in recent years, it still remains unclear which wide receivers the Buckeyes are actually going to land in addition to De’Zie Jones, who ranks on the low end of four-star status with a 90 rating, and top-100 prospect Quincy Porter, who committed to Ohio State on June 14, around the time of this article’s publication. Porter, the No. 12 WR in the class, was a huge addition for the Ohio State haul, but the Buckeyes are going to of course want to add more to the mix and have higher-ranked players still on their board. 

Over the past few weeks, Ohio State has hosted five-stars Dakorien Moore and Jamie Ffrench, who rank Nos. 1 and 4 at their position, respectively. The Buckeyes have also entertained Top247 pass catchers like…


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