The Buckeyes outbid USC and Alabama for another five-star wide receiver




Ohio State football already has the nation’s deepest wide receiver corps. With the commitment of five-star Brandon Inniss, they’re only getting stronger.

With their second five-star wide receiver commitment in two days, Ohio State is on track to reclaim the Wide Receiver U moniker for good.

Brandon Inniss committed to the Buckeyes on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of fellow five-star WR Carnell Tate, who also committed on Monday.

For the next 3–4 years, I will be bringing my academic and athletic abilities to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, “Inniss said on Twitter, thanking God, his parents, his brother and sister, all of the coaches and trainers who have guided him, and all of the college coaches who have recruited him.”

Inniss was heavily linked to USC, with some 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions pointing to the Trojans. He also paid an official visit to Alabama recently.

With Brandon Inniss, Ohio State football is channeling Wide Receiver U

It cannot be overstated how important this week has been for the Buckeyes’ receiver room. According to 247Sports, Tate is the 28th best player and third best receiver in the country. Inniss ranks 18th nationally and second at his position.

If these two players join Ohio State in 2023, it will add the best players to a position group that is already very good.

247Sports’ Andrew Irvings compared Inniss to Jarvis Landry, calling him “one of the more college-ready wideouts to come out of the high school ranks in recent memory.”

This is yet another win for Brian Hartline, who has recruited the wide receiver position at an incredible level.

He has signed five five-star wide receivers since 2020, including Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming, Emeka Egbuka, and now Tate and Inniss.

The former two are expected to anchor the 2022 receiver corps before moving on to the NFL in time for the latter two five-star prospects to take their place.