Recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati and Miami classes taking shape

With 2017’s National Signing Day less than three weeks away, we thought it was a good time to check in on the football recruiting efforts of three squads with heavy local interest. 

You can bet there will be changes between now and Feb. 1, but here is how things look right now for coaches Urban Meyer, Luke Fickell and Chuck Martin: 

Ohio State Buckeyes

National rank (247Sports composite):

Conference rank: 1

5-year national average: 4.2

5-year conference average: 1

2017 Commits: 18 (including 7 five-stars, 10 four-stars)

Ohioans? 4

Locals: Josh Myers, Miamisburg (early enrollee) 


OSU recruit Josh Myers (58) overcame an early ankle injury and helps pave the way for running back Tony Clark. Miamisburg defeated Troy 21-17 in a Week 5 high school football GWOC crossover game at Troy’s Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Cincinnati Bearcats

National rank: 98

Conference rank: 10 

5-year national average: 64

5-year conference average: 2.8

Commits: 10 

Ohioans? 3

Locals: Cody Lamb, Miamisburg; Cole Smith, Middletown 


Middletown kicker Cole Smith (37) gets a good hold from Blake Marshall and converts a field goal during Friday night’s game against host Hamilton at Virgil Schwarm Stadium. GREG LYNCH/STAFF (Greg Lynch)

Miami RedHawks

National rank: 94

Conference rank:

5-year national average: 97.8

5-year conference average: 4.4

Commits: 17 

Ohioans? 5

Locals: none

SEE ALSO: The top-rated players in the Miami Valley and where they are headed 

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