Brian Hartline’s sole purpose in life is to recruit five-star wide receivers to his alma mater, The Ohio State University.
Buckeyes wide receivers coach Brian Hartline is 100% that guy now that five-star wide receiver Carnell Tate has committed to Ohio State.
On Monday afternoon, the Chicago-based IMG Academy product committed to Ohio State. Tate was the No. 3 wide receiver in the country, the No. 7 “from Florida” player, and the No. 28 overall athlete, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He had 37 formal offers before deciding on Ohio State over the Tennessee Volunteers, LSU Tigers, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Nothing is official in the world of college football recruiting these days unless you get a gorgeous Hayes Fawcett graphic from On3.
And if you had any doubts about Hartline’s dominance on the recruiting road, check out this tasty nugget FOX Sports’ RJ Young posted on Twitter.
“Since the 2019 recruiting cycle, Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline has earned commitments from five five-star receivers: Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming, Emeka Egbuka and now Carnell Tate,” tweeted Young.
Another five-star wide receiver has committed to Ohio State, thanks to Brian Hartline
By way of the transfer portal, Ohio State may have lost Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson from last year’s team to the 2022 NFL Draft, as well as a third first-round pick in Jameson Williams to Alabama.
Hartline, on the other hand, has a track record of recruiting and developing receiver talent that sets him apart from nearly everyone else in the league. Tate is his fifth five-star recruit thus far.
As Tate finishes his senior year at IMG, the Ohio State receiving corps will be led by Jax Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming, Emeka Egbuka, and former four-star Marvin Harrison Jr. It’s worth noting that the Buckeyes might have the No. 1 overall choice in the NFL Draft next year, with Heisman Trophy finalist C.J. Stroud at quarterback.
Finally, Hartline is a big reason why the Buckeyes are one of the few teams north of the Mason-Dixon Line that can consistently compete for College Football Playoff berths. Outside of the SEC, Ohio State is one of the few collegiate programs that can recruit at the SEC level.
While Tate is in his senior year of high school, he might join a team that has just won a national title.
It’s only a matter of time before Ohio State repeats as National Champions of the College Football Playoff.