In the two weeks since the college football season began, Ohio State has proved its dominance and its status as the number one ranking team in its recent games against Virginia Tech and Hawaii thus far. They are now set to host Northern Illinois this coming Saturday, but have lots of excitement happening off the field as well.
It was revealed that the Buckeyes have offered a spot to Bryce Youngquist, the '16 linebacker. While Ohio State already has a linebacker set up for the 2016 recruiting class (namely, Tuf Borland), Urban Meyer and his staff were so impressed with Youngquist and his abilities that they decided to make him an offer, even though he had previously committed to Oklahoma at the end of July.
Youngquist now has a multitude of offers to consider from a score of universities, including Arizona State, Fresno State, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, San Diego State, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, Tennessee and Wisconsin. In addition, it is also rumored that he's receiving some interest from UCLA, Vanderbilt and USC.
Youngquist is currently ranked as the 12th best outside linebacker in the country, and the 28th best player from the state of California in any position. He is a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite ratings. In addition, the 247Sports Crystal Ball listed Youngquist as leaning toward Oregon, despite the fact that he has committed to the Sooners. Since he's made his commitment, it appears that no further predictions are being made; however, that may all change depending on the attractiveness of the offer from Urban Meyer's team, as well as any unforeseen pushes from the other prospective schools in the coming months.
Bryce Youngquist '16 - Los Osos (CA) Junior Year Highlights