Five-star offensive tackle Wyatt Davis added another key player to Ohio State’s massive recruiting haul for the Class of 2017.
And in Davis’ case, we mean massive.
Davis, from St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), is 6-5 and 310 pounds and is the top-ranked guard in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and the No. 14 player overall.
His addition gives Ohio State the top guard and top tackle (Josh Myers) in the class.
Davis, an Army All-American, recently visited Ohio State and Michigan for unofficials during a tour of the midwest schools. He had 27 reported offers and said he chose the Buckeyes over Michigan and Notre Dame.
Davis told coach Urban Meyer on Monday that he was committing to Ohio State.
“Ohio State is really the place I feel I can succeed at,” Davis told 247Sports.com. “I can reach all of my goals in football there. They can develop me into a great man and it’s a place I would like to be even if football doesn’t work out. It’s the right place for me and it’s always been my dream school.”
Davis’ grandfather is Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. His father, Duane, is an actor noted for playing Alvin Mack in “The Program.”
Ohio State already had the top-ranked recruiting class entering the day and this figures to increase the Buckeyes’ distance over Alabama.
The decision pleased quarterback Tate Martell, who has been actively recruiting other players to join him in Columbus. Martell has a “white board” of targets.