For 2019 recruiting, the Big Ten Conference currently sits with two teams in the top ten and seven in the top 25. Michigan and Ohio State lead the way with Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State not far behind. As we approach the month of June, four of the nation’s top ten prospects lean heavily towards Big Ten schools.
Zach Harrison (Olentangy, Ohio) is the second overall recruit in the country. The weak-side defensive end stands at 6-6 and 240 pounds. Being a Columbus native, Harrison is at a 92% 247Sports projection to end up attending The Ohio State University. Michigan and Penn State are also considered to be warm for Harrison. Harrison’s last three official visits came to those three Big Ten East schools.
Ohio State currently sits at second in the Big Ten and tenth in the country for the class of 2019.
Darnell Wright is another top Buckeye prospect for the class of 2019. Ranked third overall for the class, 247 projects Wright to go to Ohio State at 71%. Alabama and Tennessee both fall in at 14% apiece.
Offensive tackle is by far the biggest need for Ohio State in the class of 2019. Brendan Kucera talks about the Buckeyes’ offensive line needs here.
Wisconsin is known for the offensive linemen, and Logan Brown will likely add to that legacy. Brown committed to the Badgers in November of last year. Still, projections give Michigan a 42% chance of landing the 5-star tackle. Brown’s hometown of Grand Rapids is just two hours west of Ann Arbor.
Rounding out the national top ten for the class of 2019 is offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs. Dobss, from Belleville, Mich., is given a 78% chance by 247 of landing at Michigan State. The 6-4, 270-pounds tackle also is given a 14% chance of going to Ohio State.
The Spartans have one offensive tackle committed for 2019. Zach Fanko talks about Spencer Brown’s LSU offer here.
I am truly blessed to be put in this position. I want to thank all of the coaches that offered me a full scholarship. However, at this time I will be focusing on the 8 schools listed below. pic.twitter.com/ufgBJWXRTw
— Devontae Dobbs (@Devontae_Dobbs) May 26, 2018