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Five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss commits to Ohio State

Five-star wide receiver Brandon Inniss commits to Ohio State

Death. Taxes. Brian Hartline lands on priority wide receiver targets at Ohio State.

Shortly after five-star wide Carnell Tate committed to Ohio State, Hartline added another impressive recruiting victory to his belt when the Buckeyes landed the second-ranked wide receiver’s commitment. in the class of 2023: five-star Florida product Brandon Inniss.

Given the events of last summer, Ohio State is likely grateful that the stars lined up so the Buckeyes even have a chance at landing five-star talent. The Buckeyes extended an offer to Inniss in February 2021, then brought him to campus for a visit in late June. Two months later, Inniss had signed up for Oklahoma to play for Lincoln Riley.

By now you all know the rest of the story. Riley locked out Norman for USC, and Inniss signed off from the Sooners soon after. This gave the 6-foot, 190-pound off an opportunity to refocus his recruiting and find the best fit for him, although there was a lot of initial thinking from some recruiting circles he would just follow through Riley in Southern California.

The Inniss File

  • To classify: 2023
  • Cut: 6-0/190
  • Pos: WR
  • School: American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★★
  • Composite ranking: #18 (#2 WR)

Inniss quickly refuted this notion. While Inniss did his due diligence and explored other options such as USC, Alabama and Georgia, he conducted a relatively drama-free recruiting as the Buckeyes appeared to be moving forward in the spring. and never wavered until his decision date.

Inniss, ranked the 18th best player nationally in 247Sports’ composite rankings, chose Ohio State because of his close relationship with Hartline and his confidence in the state’s recent developmental track record. Ohio with wide receivers.

“Coach Hartline is unlike any other coach,” Inniss said. Eleven Warriors at the All-American Bowl in January. “He breaks the game down for you in a way that no other coach will. It’s amazing to see what their receivers do every year.”

With his commitment to OSU, Inniss becomes the 12th player to commit to the Buckeyes in the current cycle. Inniss’ addition to the Class of 2023 gives the Buckeyes their 13th top-100 wide receiver and sixth top-50 wide receiver in the past five recruiting cycles.

Pos

Last name

Evaluation

Rank

Cut

School

WR

BRANDON INNISS

★★★★★

#18 NATL | #2 WR

6-0 | 190

American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

WR

CARNEL TATE

★★★★★

#28 NATL | #3 WR

6-2 | 185

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)

TO

LUC MONTGOMERY

★★★★

#42 NATL | #4 OT

6-5 | 280

Findlay (Findlay, Ohio)

BC

DIJON-JOHNSON

★★★★

#95 NATL | #11 CB

6-1 | 190

Wharton (Tampa, Florida)

AND

TY LOCKWOOD

★★★★

#131 NATL | #8 AND

6-5 | 225

Independence (Thompson’s Station, TN)

S

MALIK HARTFORD

★★★★

#149 NATL | #8S

6-2.5 | 175

West Lakota (West Chester, Ohio)

IOLs

JOSHUA PADILLA

★★★★

#180 NATL | #8 IOL

6-4 | 265

Wayne (Dayton, Ohio)

S

Cedrick Hawkins

★★★★

#210 NATL | #14S

6-0 | 175

Cocoa (Cocoa, FL)

RB

FLETHER BRAND

★★★★

#219 NATL | #10 RB

6-1 | 225

American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

LO

AUSTIN SIEREVELD

★★★★

#222 NATL | #9 IOL

6-5 | 320

East Lakota (Middletown, Ohio)

WR

BRYSON RODGERS

★★★★

#270 NATL | #32 WR

6-0.5 | 175

Wiregrass Ranch (Zephyrhills, Florida)

DL

WILL SMITH JR.

★★★

#451 NATL | #55 DL

6-3 | 260

Dublin Coffman (Dublin, Ohio)

Prospect evaluation data: 247Sports

OSU’s run on five-star receivers is nothing short of remarkable as Inniss becomes the sixth five-star wide receiver to commit to Ohio State since 2019, joining Tate, Garrett Wilson, Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Emeka Egbuka.

Ohio State now has commitments from two of the top three wide receivers in the 2023 class and three total receiver commitments, with Florida four-star wide Bryson Rodgers also committed.

Hartline will continue to search for top talent to round out the class with another wide receiver. North Carolina four-star receiver Noah Rogers is the Buckeyes’ top remaining target at the position.

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