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Al Washington could prove to be the key to the Ohio State's recruitment efforts within the country

Al Washington who came to Ohio State seemed to be a match only fate could have planned, because new head coach Ryan Day and Ohio State were looking for a coach to tackle their most problematic position on the roster – linebackers. Having been originally from the Columbus area, he developed a relationship with the new head coach Ryan Day at Boston College, Massachusetts and coached the All-American linebacker Devin Bush in just his second season as linebacker's coach, Washington must be more correct job. And he was. But what Washington takes to the table as a linebackers coach that not many other 34-year-old coaches can bring is his eye for talent and his natural recruiting ability. He has already proven that he can produce in that department. In his only season in Michigan, Washington was able to help Wolverines take in six Ohio recruits for their 201 9 class. He also had a close relationship with five-star defensive end Zach Harrison from Olentangy Orange High School, but Harrison ultimately chose Buckeyes instead. Washington also recruited Fairfield, Ohio defensive end Malik Water, who chose Washington and Cincinnati over Alabama, Oklahoma and other top programs in the country. But for the 2020 class, Washington can already benefit Buckeyes. He has already developed contacts with Ohio recruits, and with the Ohio State recruiters already working out, some recruiters may be moving further in the direction of Ohio State with Washington's move to Columbus. These are some recruits who fall straight into the…

Al Washington who came to Ohio State seemed to be a match only fate could have planned, because new head coach Ryan Day and Ohio State were looking for a coach to tackle their most problematic position on the roster – linebackers.

Having been originally from the Columbus area, he developed a relationship with the new head coach Ryan Day at Boston College, Massachusetts and coached the All-American linebacker Devin Bush in just his second season as linebacker’s coach, Washington must be more correct job. And he was.

But what Washington takes to the table as a linebackers coach that not many other 34-year-old coaches can bring is his eye for talent and his natural recruiting ability. He has already proven that he can produce in that department.

In his only season in Michigan, Washington was able to help Wolverines take in six Ohio recruits for their 201

9 class. He also had a close relationship with five-star defensive end Zach Harrison from Olentangy Orange High School, but Harrison ultimately chose Buckeyes instead.

Washington also recruited Fairfield, Ohio defensive end Malik Water, who chose Washington and Cincinnati over Alabama, Oklahoma and other top programs in the country.

But for the 2020 class, Washington can already benefit Buckeyes. He has already developed contacts with Ohio recruits, and with the Ohio State recruiters already working out, some recruiters may be moving further in the direction of Ohio State with Washington’s move to Columbus.

These are some recruits who fall straight into the sweet spot – Ohio prospects recruited by Ohio State before Washington’s rental and which Washington recruited before coming to Ohio State.

Paris Johnson, Jr.

Five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. was recruited by Washington from Cincinnati and although Johnson committed Ohio State before Washington moved to Columbus with Michigan’s premier Johnson recruiter within his dedicated school, only isolating the commitment.

Darrion Henry

This point may be the most important contribution Washington could make to this class. Linebacker’s coach recruited both four-star defensive end Darrion Henry and four-star linebacker Jakeim Thomas from Princeton High School in Cincinnati before joining Ohio State. Washington played defensive tackle at Boston College and coaching linebackers position at Ohio State. Landing both Henry and Thomas would be a tremendous instant success contributed by Washington to Buckeyes.

Michael Drennen

With the release of Arizona’s four-star back Darvon Hubbard, the four-star Dublin Coffman High School is back Michael Dennene’s decision more important to Buckeyes, hoping to take two tailbacks from the 2020 class. While in a good position for five-star Arizona running back Bijan Robinson and five-star backs MarShawn Lloyd and Demarkcus Bowman, the Drennen – become the No. 3 Ohio prospect so close to home – it would be a recruiter with increased emphasis, and Washington was Michigan’s main recruiter for the Drennen in what could, or could have been, a two-program, for his involvement.

DeaMonte Trayanum

Four-star Akron off linebacker DeaMonte Trayanum’s recruitment between Ohio State and Michigan resembled Drennen before Washington came to Ohio State. The 5th Ohio prospect was recruited by Washington in Michigan and by Bill Davis in Ohio State. Now that Washington has replaced Davis in Ohio State, Trayan’s odds of choosing Buckeyes over Wolverines have increased for a position that can use additional depths and is also coached by the recruiter.

Jutahn McClain

[3] Three-star versatile back Jutahn McClain is number 6 versatile back in the country and the 9-prospect from Ohio and Washington was secondary recruiter behind Michigan’s jogging coach Jay Harbaugh before Washington left for Ohio State. Ohio State Runback coach Tony Alford, who is already a heralded recruiter, is the premier recruiter for McClain and Buckeyes, but adding Washington to the mix will only help McClain put a little in the position. If – and that’s a bit of a great if – Ohio state lands all the recruits listed, McClain would be the sixth top 10 Ohio recruiting Ohio state would welcome to Columbus for the class.

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