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Buckeyes keep killing it on recruiting trail, land pair of 5-star receivers on same day

The rich just keep getting richer in the land of college football — and arguably there is no more talent-rich program in the country than the Ohio State Buckeyes. It is so talent-rich that a pair of 5-star wide receivers don’t mind the competition and have committed to the Buckeyes on the same day.

On Monday, Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes released their commitment video via Bleacher Report. They played dodgeball and revealed both would be committing to OSU for the 2017 class.

It all but cements the Buckeyes as the No. 1 class in the 2017 recruiting cycle and makes the rest of the CFB world take notice to say the least.

Ohio State now has six commitment from 5-star players, which leads the country for the 2017 class. In fact, no team currently has more than two 5-star commitments so far in this recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

That’s right, mighty Alabama and arch-rival Michigan can’t even touch the Buckeyes on the 2017 recruiting trail to date.

Lindsey’s commitment wasn’t much of a surprise, as the 5-9 recruit out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nev., but adding the No. 3 wide receiver in the country, Trevon Grimes, was a huge surprise (at least this early in the process).

That’s because he had scheduled his own commitment announcement for Wednesday, and the Buckeyes were of course well in the mix but not necessarily in the drivers seat. Still, a change of plans was apparently all good for the Buckeyes hopes of landing another top receiver in this class.

As for the rest of the Big Ten? Four teams are inside the current 247Sports Top 25, while Rutgers (surprise) and Michigan State (not-so-surprising) are sitting just outside the Top 25 and looking to get in during the near future.

Still, those schools clearly have a long way to go to catch up to what the Buckeyes are doing on the recruiting trail. Should all of these verbal pledges stick, we could be talking about the best individual class put together in Big Ten history.

Monday’s dual top 5 wide receiver announcements certainly helped to make that statement the truth.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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