The Ohio State Buckeyes football team won before the game clock hit 00:00 on Monday night.
Three recruits committed to
before the Championship game and even during the Championship game on Monday.
2017 cornerback Shaun Wade gave a verbal commitment to Ohio State hours before kickoff. Wade is from Jacksonville and is rated as a four-star prospect. The 6'2, 175-pound corner is the 14th best prospect in the country. Wade is considered the best cornerback in Florida. Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin are among the many teams that Wade held offers from.
The Buckeyes also land '17 quarterback Bruce Judson. The 5'10, 170-pound quarterback tweeted his commitment to the Buckeyes as the game came to a close, "I'm Committing to Ohio State!! BuckeyeNation #Nationalchamps #BuckeyeMania #Blessed". Judson runs a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash and is rated as a four-star prospect. Judson is the 17th best prospect in the class of 2017.
The Buckeyes also landed the best 2016 running back in the country, Kareem Walker. The 6'1, 210-pound running back is rated as a five-star recruit. Walker tweeted during the game on Monday, "Proud to announce that I will be furthering my education and football career at THE Ohio State University. #Buckeyes". Walker was projected to commit to Alabama. If Judson starts, he and Walker could make for a deadly back field with they become teammates in 2017.