OHIO STATE RELEASE
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, who will take over as the Buckeyes' head coach on Jan. 2, announced the initial members of Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday. The group includes 15 prospects and makes up a Top-15 rated class according to 247Sports.com. "When you look at this class, what comes to mind is loyalty," said Day. "What also comes to mind are the great families and quality student-athletes that are coming into our program. We're very excited about the future as these guys will be a foundation moving forward into the next few years." A trio of five-star prospects headline the class. WR Garrett Wilson, DE Zach Harrison and OL Harry Miller are all rated among the best players at their position, and all added another significant achievement last week: they were named finalists for the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, which is awarded based on "a high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction." The class of new Buckeyes includes players from 10 different states, led by five from Ohio and two from Georgia. Two of the signees - LB Cade Stover and RB Marcus Crowley - were named Mr. Football in their respective states. Ohioans in the class, in addition to Harrison and Stover, are LB Tommy Eichenberg, DE Noah Potter and OL Ryan Jacoby. Potter and Jacoby were teammates at Mentor High School, the 2017 Division I state runner-up. Players with top-five rankings at their positions include Wilson (No. 2 WR by 247Sports), Harrison (No. 1 DE by 247Sports and Rivals), Stover (No. 5 OLB by 247Sports, No. 4 by Rivals) and Miller (No. 2 C by 247Sports, No. 2 G by Rivals). The initial signing class also provides the Buckeyes with great balance - it includes players at eight different positions (four on offense, four on defense).