Ohio State wins another eventful recruiting weekend

The rich continue to get richer on the recruiting trail, but not exclusively so. On an evening where Alabama coach Nick Saban earned a commitment from in-state four-star offensive tackle Amari Kight from Thompson High and Ohio State added in-state four-star LB Cade Stover and five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson, LSU and South Carolina both drew major commitments from players who crossed state lines.Wilson’s commitment was the true showstopper of the weekend. A five-star wide receiver from Austin Lake Travis, Wilson committed to Ohio State on Sunday night ahead of a number of other scholarship offers, the most notable being the hometown Texas Longhorns. Wilson said his decision came down to the Buckeyes and ‘Horns, both of whom he has ties to; he lived in Dublin, Ohio, less than 30 minutes from Columbus, until he was in the sixth grade.”Besides the obvious things Ohio State brings to the table, I’d say the relationship I have with coach (Ryan) Day and coach (Urban) Meyer were very important,” Wilson told 247 Sports. “And I know what I’m getting into. I know the area and the people. The two places it came down to were where I live and where I have lived. Those are the two places I’m familiar with.”While Meyer said he planned to play Wilson “all over,” the ability for him to play soon after he arrives on campus was also critical to his decision.The night was already shaping up as a good one for Meyer and co. before Wilson’s commitment, too. That’s because four-star linebacker Cade Stover, a star at Mansfield Lexington High in Ohio, also committed to the Buckeyes on Sunday. Stover’s commitment was certainly less surprising than Wilson’s given his geographic roots, but it was still a notable addition given Stover’s status as a top-10 linebacker prospect and top-five recruit in the state of Ohio.However, it was Kight who drew the largest headlines before the late Sunday commitment of Wilson, and not just because he has the largest body of the quartet. Kight is a veteran starter for Thompson High, where Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s brother Tualia Tagoivailoa – also an Alabama commit – is the star quarterback. Kight announced his commitment with a video produced by 247 Sports showcasing the left tackle working out and starring in practices and games before revealing his college decision.”When I was at Alabama last week for A-Day, it really sealed the deal,” Kight told Rivals.com. “It just felt like the right time to commit. Alabama has great tradition, I have a great connection with the people there and it feels like home for me there.