The early signing period for college football recruits got off to an uneventful start for Ohio State on Wednesday morning.
By 11 a.m., coach Ryan Day and his staff had received all of the national letters of intent they were expecting at that time.
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Some suspense remained, however, as two long-time commits and one final decision were yet to finalize their plans.
At 12:30 Eastern, four-star quarterback C.J. Stroud is set to announce his college destination. Ohio State and Georgia are considered the favorites according to 247Sports.
Clark Phillips III, a four-star cornerback from California who verbally committed to Ohio State last summer, is set to make his announcement Thursday while Muskegon, Mich., three-star athlete prospect Cam Martinez has decided to delay his signing until February according to Rivals.com.
Stroud is reportedly down to Ohio State, Georgia or Michigan.
Phillips and Martinez both are taking extra time to finalize their decisions after the somewhat sudden and unexpected departure of Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Hafley, who was introduced as head coach at Boston College on Monday.
While Phillips still lists himself as an Ohio State commit, he visited Utah over the weekend.
Three other defensive back prospects who were set to play for Hafley have signed with Ohio State, a key development with the secondary potentially needing four new starters next season.