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5-Star RB Jordon Davison Commits to Oregon Over Ohio State

5-Star RB Jordon Davison Commits to Oregon Over Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been cleaning up the recruiting trail lately, dominating the cycle with the No. 1 ranked class in the country.

As such, it sometimes becomes the expectation that the Buckeyes can’t afford to miss. But as with any program, you can’t get them all.

That’s exactly what happened Friday when five-star Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) running back Jordon Davison committed from the Buckeyes to the Oregon Ducks.

Davison, one of the Buckeyes’ top targets, chose the Ducks over Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, the Texas Longhorns and the USC Trojans.

Davison is currently rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranks as the No. 18 player in the country, the No. 2 running back in the class and the No. 1 player in California. The other three major recruiting services (ESPN, 247Sports and On3) all rate Davison as a four-star recruit and a top 250 player.

Standing 5-11 and weighing 230 pounds, Davison made his decision after a series of official visits, including trips to Alabama on May 31, Michigan on June 7, Oregon on June 14 and Ohio State on June 21.

He still has one official visit left, but it is unclear where that trip will take him.

According to Max Preps, Davison has rushed 301 times for 2,364 yards and 31 touchdowns in 33 games during his career at Mater Dei, including 1,514 yards and 17 scores as a sophomore.

So where will the Buckeyes go from here? They may choose to find one more running back for the class, with multiple targets still on the board. The Bucks could also continue their pursuit of Davison with the Early Signing Period still months away.

That said, Ryan Day and Chip Kelly already have commitments from four-star running backs Bo Jackson and Isaiah West — both of whom could play important roles in the program’s future.