5-star DB to visit Ohio State this weekend
Xavier Nwankpa’s name has popped up across the B1G this season.
He took an official visit to Iowa when the Hawkeyes defeated Penn State Oct. 9 and received a warm welcome from the Hawkeyes student section. This weekend, he’s going to watch Penn State play again — but this time, he’ll be visiting Ohio State.
Columbus this weekend 🌰
— Xavier “X” Nwankpa (@xaviernwankpa01) October 27, 2021
Nwankpa is a 5-star safety and ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Iowa, according to 247Sports. Notre Dame is the other school in Nwankpa’s top three, and he was in attendance last weekend when Notre Dame knocked off USC in South Bend. 247Sports gives him a 75% chance of ending up in Columbus, per its “Crystal Ball” projections.
He’d be a huge boost for Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class, which ranks 2nd in the B1G behind Penn State. Kickoff between No. 5 Ohio State and No. 20 Penn State is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.