Two players from the Class of 2020 are re-opening their recruitment following the announcement that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was stepping down.
Four-star safety Lejond Cavazos and four-star offensive lineman Jake Wray had both committed to the Buckeyes before changing their minds this week.
Both said they still consider Ohio State a top school as they ponder their eventual destination. The Buckeyes still have six commitments from the 2020 class, including five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. from Cincinnati.
Wray’s brother, Max, is currently a freshman offensive lineman for the Buckeyes.
Meyer stepped down as Ohio State head coach on Tuesday.
He will coach the final game of the season in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be the new head coach of the Buckeyes.
Day replaced Meyer for the first three games of the season when Meyer was suspended for not disclosing the extent of wrongdoing by assistant coach Zach Smith.
Meyer, who denied friction with athletic director Gene Smith, plans to retire from coaching altogether, according to a release from Ohio State distributed Tuesday morning.
–Field Level Media