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Buckeyes commits weigh in on Big Ten decision, recruiting impact

Ohio State and its 2021 commitments are waiting for answers from the Big Ten. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Buckeyes commits weigh in on Big Ten decision, recruiting impact

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players and Ohio State coaches and staff members themselves. In a special episode of Birminology, Buckeyes commits open up on their concerns and their questions as the Big Ten cancels fall football.

It’s a difficult time for everyone who cares about college football, but it’s probably more confusing for future athletes and coaches than anyone else paying attention to this week’s postponement of fall sports around the Big Ten.

Ohio State, with the country’s No. 1-ranked 2021 recruiting class, is in the unenviable position to answer dozens of questions from dozens of recruits and their families.

And unfortunately for Ryan Day, Mark Pantoni and everyone else who works for the Buckeyes program, the questions they’re getting right now don’t really have answers. On the flip side of that, though, is that the Ohio State recruiting class is one of the most closely-knit group of commits in America. They’re working through the uncertainty together, waiting as patiently as they can for some semblance of a plan to be presented following this week’s surprising news.

What are the biggest questions that need answered for Ohio State’s commitments? What has been holding this group of young prospects together while programs around the country try to take advantage of the Big Ten’s current vulnerability? Is there concern about the commitment of any other players as the conference they have committed to appears to be undercutting their future?

TreVeyon Henderson, Kyle McCord, Jack Sawyer and a handful of other Buckeyes commitments talk about those issues and more on this special edition of Birminology from Lettermen Row.


Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.