Although Ohio is coming off of a tough loss this past weekend to CMU, they recently received some promising news on the recruiting trail. Frank Solich was able to add verbal commitments from a pair of three-star recruits, both of whom are from the southeastern part of the country.
Jamison Collier currently plays both receiver and safety for Brookwood located in Snellville, Georgia. However, he tells MAC Prospectus that coach Solich and his staff are recruiting him to play safety.
Despite having reported FBS offers from Purdue and Arkansas State, familiarity with Ohio’s program seemed to play a large factor in Collier’s decision.
“I’ve heard about Ohio since I was young, I already knew what opportunities it creates later on in life and to throw in the game of football [is] top notch. It’s a great choice all-around for me.”
While Jamison Collier is the more highly touted prospect out of the duo, Hooks is no slouch. At 6-foot-5 190 pounds, he has an extremely high ceiling. Hooks is rather athletic for his size and will be a force to be reckoned with in the red-zone once he gets to Athens.
Hooks currently attends Olympia high school located in Orlando, Florida. He chose Ohio over reported offers from UAB and Southern Illinois.
It is easy to envision a scenario where Hooks quickly becomes current Joe Mischler’s (current QB commit) favorite target down the line. Hooks is the first wide receiver to join this recruiting class, however they do have a promising tight end in the fold already.
All in all, Ohio landed two potential impact recruits within the past two weeks which is something to Bobcats fans should be excited about. Check out both players’ Senior year mid-season highlights below.