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Grading the class: Offense

Keeping Jaelen Gill home was a top priority for Ohio State in 2018.
Keeping Jaelen Gill home was a top priority for Ohio State in 2018. (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Ohio State put the finishing touches on another big-time recruiting class this week. The Buckeyes not only landed a ton of highly ranked prospects, but really managed to hit all of their needs down the stretch, giving Urban Meyer yet another top five recruiting class, his sixth in seven cycles in Columbus. Time to check the Report Card and see how the Buckeyes did with a position-by-position look at the offense.


Quarterback

Ohio State was put in a tough position as long-time commit Emory Jones continued to make other visits all the way to the finish line. That forced the Buckeyes to explore other options. Normally in that situation, it would end up being a total reach, but Ohio State may have struck gold in four-star Texan Matt Baldwin. Baldwin had a monster senior season for Lake Travis, his first as a starter, and was one of the nation's fastest rising prospects by the end of the cycle. All things considered, this was about as good as Ohio State could have hoped for given the circumstances.

Grade: B+


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