Ohio State now owns the second-best recruiting class of 2020.
Tuesday evening, the Buckeyes added another big-time recruit to its 2020 class, landing a commitment from top 100 safety Lathan Ransom out of Tucson, Arizona. The four-star talent announced his decision to commit to Ohio State via a video. He becomes the 21st member of the class.
BREAKING: 4⭐️ safety Lathan Ransom has committed to Ohio State. No. 76 overall player in the 2020 class. HUGE get for the Buckeyes! pic.twitter.com/CMuwZzoyhW
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) July 16, 2019
Ransom’s commitment puts Ohio State at No. 2 in the recruiting rankings for this cycle, jumping ahead of Alabama (No. 3) and LSU (No. 4). The Buckeyes are only behind Clemson at the moment.
Ohio State now has nine players inside the top 100 committed in the 2020 class. Ransom, per 247Sports Composite rankings, is the No. 76 overall prospect in the class and is the fourth-best safety this cycle. He’s ranked as the fifth-best player out of Arizona.
Ransom held offers from more than two dozen programs. He picked Ohio State over LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA and USC, among others.
The Buckeyes have put some serious separation between the rest of the B1G in the recruiting rankings, with Michigan sitting at No. 2 in the conference, but No. 7 nationally. Penn State sits at No. 3 in the conference and is 11th nationally.
Ryan Day continues to prove he can recruit and is putting together an incredible first full class in Columbus.