A dream come true.
I am 100% Committed… https://t.co/JlGFZKuKrM
— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) December 25, 2018
A 6-foot-3, 211-pound 4-star receiver from Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic outside of Seattle, Scott is the country’s 70th-ranked prospect according to the 247Sports composite rankings and the number two-ranked player in the state of Washington. The Buckeyes have made a considerable push in that state in the Class of 2020, and it’s paying off already.
Scott visited Ohio State in October along with his teammate, 4-star running back Sam Adams II, and it was that trip which really set into motion this early commitment. Scott has been a priority target for receivers coach Brian Hartline as the Buckeyes look to add four or five of the truly elite receivers in America in next year’s class.
The Buckeyes are the choice for Scott, and he turned down offers from Notre Dame, Oregon, LSU, Florida, Florida State and a dozen others to pick them. It’s a testament to his bond with Hartline, who identified him quickly as a perfect complement to Rockwall (Texas) 4-star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba to kickstart the future of the Ohio State offense.
A recent state champion at Eastside Catholic, Scott is just one talented player on a very skilled team. Apart from the aforementioned Sam Adams, the Crusaders also have the country’s fourth-ranked tight end in D.J. Rogers, 4-star cornerback Ayden Hector and 2021 star J.T. Tuimoloau, who is an early choice as the country’s top overall prospect in that class. The Buckeyes are also very much in the mix for 2020 4-star offensive guard Geirean Hatchett from Ferndale (Wash.) and 5-star linebacker Sav’ell Smalls from Seattle Garfield High School. Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 5-star cornerback Kelee Ringo is also from the Seattle area as well and remains closely linked to Scott and others from that area.
Scott’s commitment could be a gift that keeps giving for Ryan Day and Ohio State.
Ohio State will look to bring in a handful of the country’s best 2020 receivers and will focus heavily on Rakim Jarrett, Julian Fleming and perhaps one other player at the position to round out the group. Scott is the sixth commitment for Ohio State in the Class of 2020.