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Victor signs his Letter of Intent

Rivals100 wide receiver Binjimen Victor gave the Buckeyes a huge victory for a wide receiver out of the deep south. Victor will provide a dynamic deep threat in the scarlet and gray.

Victor picked Ohio State over Tennessee and Florida, among others.
Victor picked Ohio State over Tennessee and Florida, among others. (Rivals.com)

Binjimen Victor was not only one of the latest additions to Ohio State in this 2016 class and one of their biggest recruiting victories, but also one of the most crucial pieces to add to the program. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver out of Coconut Creek (Fla.) picked Ohio State on the same day as four-star Dwayne Haskins and five-star Keandre Jones, giving the Buckeyes a flurry of late momentum.

A long-standing relationship with wide receivers coach and southern Florida recruiter extraordinaire Zach Smith ultimately proved to be the edge for the Buckeyes over Victor's three other finalists: Tennessee, West Virginia, and Florida.

Victor's addition because it gives the Buckeyes a huge deep threat that can get up and down the field vertically in addition to the more stoutly built Austin Mack.

"The term 'catch radius' might as well have been invented for Victor. At 6-foot-4 and with a giant wingspan, quarterbacks simply need to get the ball close for Victor to have a chance to haul it in," said BuckeyeGrove.com recruiting analyst Marc Givler. "Victor's height and length make him a nightmare match-up for defensive backs, because even with perfect coverage he can still out-reach and out-leap defenders to make a tough catch in traffic."

However, in order to be able to get on the field for Urban Meyer and Ohio State, he'll have room to improve. The aforementioned Mack, Ohio State's other wide receiver commit, will have an early edge in strength and body mass. That will be a key for Victor to focus on early in his career for the Buckeyes.

"Victor needs to add weight and work on his hands. Other than that, he does everything extremely well. His length is what you notice first, but he's an incredibly smooth winner that accelerates well and uses a nice burst to create separation," said Rivals.com Florida analyst Rob Cassidy. "His first battle in college will be with Ohio State's strength program."

Victor is a dynamic downfield threat at wide receiver.
Victor is a dynamic downfield threat at wide receiver.

Victor is ranked as the country's 91st overall player, making him a member of the Rivals100. He checks in at 18th among wide receivers and 15th in the state of Florida in the class of 2016. Victor held offers from Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, and many more of the country's premiere programs.

It's official
It's official (Gary Ferman/Rivals.com)