Ohio State football: Buckeyes land pair of 5-star WRs to 2017 class

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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI
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Ohio State football bolstered its top-ranked 2017 recruiting class by adding five-star wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey.

Coach Urban Meyer has a nation-high 16 commitments out of the ESPN 300, with Grimes the No. 27-ranked prospect overall and Lindsey No. 76.


Grimes gives Meyer four Top 300 commitments from the state of Florida alone, while Lindsey will join high school teammates Tate Martell and Haskell Garrett. Lindsey, who is from Las Vegas, made his announcement Monday, with Grimes making an unexpected appearance in the video to add his name to the class as well.

They are the first commitments to Ohio State's Class of 2017. Lindsey is a 5-foot-9, 181-pound five-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman, while Grimes started at vaunted St. Thomas Aquinas and had long been expected to commit to Ohio State.

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Grimes appeared in Lindey's dodgeball-themed announcement video, and later wrote on his Twitter feed: "I would Like to Start off by explaining to everyone what an AMAZING journey this process has been for me. Since the age of 8 this has been a Dream to me and my family and the day has finally come.


"First and foremost, I'd like to thank Every school that has reached out to me. I would like to thank my Family,Coaches & Friends for all the Support they have provided me, even through the ups and downs and I also wanna thank The Man Above."

With signing day not until February, Meyer has verbal commitments from 16 Top 300 prospects and 18 overall. The most ESPN 300 commitments he has officially landed since taking over the program was 17 in 2013.

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