Ohio State continues quest for No. 1 recruiting class

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Ohio State isn’t conceding the No. 1 2024 recruiting class to Georgia. The Buckeyes got a commitment Sunday from five-star defensive lineman Justin Scott of St. Ignatius in Chicago, ranked No. 3 at his position by the 247Sports composite and No. 14 overall.

Rival Michigan, Georgia, Alabama and Miami (Fla.) were among the programs pursuing Scott. Read More: Ohio St. assistant released from hospital, admitted drinking before crash

Scott becomes the fourth five-star prospect to pledge to the Buckeyes, who have the No. 2 class in the nation, per 247Sports. They trail only two-time defending national champion Georgia.

The Ohio State class is headlined by Jeremiah Smith, the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 2 overall player, from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla. But the Buckeyes aren’t expected to sit tight with their 17-member class.

247Sports reported that Ohio State is firmly in the mix — if not the leader for — the commitments of a trio of five-stars: edge Dylan Stewart, safety KJ Bolden and defensive lineman Eddrick Houston.

Stewart plays at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. Bolden, and Houston are teammates at Georgia’s Buford High School.

Four-star edge rusher Marquise Lightfoot of Kenwood Academy in Chicago is expected to announce his commitment Monday night, and the Buckeyes are the projected favorite by 247Sports.

Georgia currently has a recruiting class of 22 players, including three five-star commits. The No. 1 player in the country, quarterback Dylan Raiola, is committed to the Bulldogs after flipping from Ohio State.

–Field Level Media

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