You know your recruiting class is loaded when it has national players of the year on both sides of the ball.
That’s exactly what Ohio State has.
On Wednesday, USA Today named Buckeye commit Shaun Wade its All-USA Defensive Player of the Year. On Thursday, USA Today named Buckeye commit Tate Martell its All-USA Offensive Player of the Year.
Martell completed the Ohio State sweep of national players of the year, which didn’t come as a major surprise. The Gatorade National Player of the Year led Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to a 15-0 record after accounting for 62 touchdowns and over 3,500 yards this season.
Like Wade, Martell wasn’t the only future Buckeye to get some national recognition from USA Today. Five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis was named to the first-team, as was fellow five-star offensive lineman Josh Myers and future OSU kicker Blake Haubeil.
Ohio State had a total of seven commits make one of the All-USA teams (four on offense, three on defense).
Michigan also had a highly-touted commit make first-team All-USA. No. 1 receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, who committed to the Wolverines last week, made the offensive team.
There were also several B1G targets who made the cut.
Two of Michigan’s top targets, running backs Najee Harris and Eno Benjamin, made first- and second-team, respectively. Illinois and Michigan are both after four-star receiver Jeff Thomas, who was named to the All-USA first team, as well.