Ohio State Football: Buckeyes poised to land multiple 5-star WRs in 2023

Wide receiver recruits have been flocking to Ohio State football in recent years but the Buckeyes could have a chance at landing two 5-star WRs in 2023. 

It’s been a few years since Ohio State football has landed the commitment of a five-star wide receiver but it looks like that drought will end on Monday with the commitment of Carnell Tate, one of the best overall recruits in the entire 2023 class.

Tate is ranked as the No. 15 overall prospect in the 2023 class according to the On3 consensus rankings and the 6-foot-2, 178-pound wideout from Chicago is the second-best receiver in the class. He currently plays for the IMG Academy.

Tennessee and Notre Dame have both been very real contenders at one time or another in this recruitment, but Ohio State football has picked up a number of expert projections recently, and ahead of the announcement on Monday, the Buckeyes have a 69-percent chance of winning his commitment according to the On3 prediction machine, while Tennessee is in second place at 26.6 percent.

The Vols do have a 5-star QB commitment in 2023, but Ohio State football has a stable of quarterbacks including Devin Brown from 2022 and Dylan Raiola, a 5-star in 2024.

Ohio State football is the favorite for another 5-star

In another hotly-contested recruitment, Ohio State football has also emerged as the favorite to land five-star wide receiver Brandon Innis, who is out of Miami and is ranked fourth among wideouts and No. 22 overall in the 2023 class.

Innis is built a little differently than Tate. He’s 5-foot-11, 189 pounds, and can play at any wide receiver position. USC and Alabama have both been heavily involved in this recruitment and the Trojans appeared to be the leader at one point.

However, the Buckeyes have been trending with expert picks and now have a 63-percent chance according to the On3 prediction machine, while the Trojans are at 20 percent. Alabama is at 3.

The Buckeyes have 10 commitments as of now in the 2023 recruiting class, including nine four-star commitments and two ranked in the top 100. But on Monday, OSU should add its first five-star to the class and if things go as expected with Innis, Tate’s 5-star pledge won’t be the last.