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Committed: 2020 4-Star Offensive Lineman Luke Wypler

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  • OFFERED: MARCH 11, 2018
  • COMMITTED: JULY 7, 2018

A Top 100 prospect from New Jersey, Luke Wypler is the country’s third-ranked offensive guard in the Class of 2020 and The Garden State’s No. 1-ranked player.

6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Wypler picked the Buckeyes over the Stanford Cardinal and 22 scholarship offers.

 

Wypler is your typical offensive line prospect.

Big, smart, and focused on the tasks put in front of him. He’s got the size and body to play any of the interior line positions and the footwork and technique to do it early in his career.

Wypler is adept at both pass protection and run blocking, though he’ll need to continue developing lower-body strength as he works toward his college career. 

A 4.0 GPA and first-team all-league honors as a sophomore, Wypler is a well-rounded young man with a ton of upside.

Ohio State has been recruiting Wypler as a center, and though he could very well start his college career at the apex position of the offensive line, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get his feet wet at guard, which is a bit more manageable and carries slightly less pressure for a young player.

With Matt Jones signed in the Class of 2018, Harry Miller on deck in the Class of 2020 and now Wypler, Ohio State is set to hold on to the title of “Center U” for some time to come.

THE BREAKDOWN
FRAME
RUN BLOCK
PASS BLOCK
FOOTWORK
STRENGTH
CLASS IMPACT

COACH SPEAK

“He just really, really takes the finer points of playing offensive line to heart. The second thing is he’s just so athletic; really, very athletic. Obviously, that separates him from a lot of other guys.”

 BIRM’S TAKE

The Buckeyes are getting another very good offensive lineman with the commitment of Luke Wypler.

Their pursuit of him was quick, but obviously extremely efficient, going from offer, to one visit, to commitment in the span of just about four months. That’s a testament to the work done by Greg Schiano and Urban Mayer in New Jersey over the last few seasons and to the Buckeyes quickly identifying Wypler as a priority target in a class of offensive lineman that could be as good across the country as any in recent memory.

With Wypler in the mix, Ohio State can turn its focus to Justin Rogers at guard and then try and land another tackle from a large group of talented players that include Turner Corcoran, Chad Lindberg, Chris Morris, Marcus Dumervil and more.

Wypler’s decision comes early, and that’s usually a very good thing for offensive line commitments, who are usually truer to their word than most position groups for whatever reason.

Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class is off to a spectacular start and there’s no real reason to think it will slow down anytime soon.

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