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Draft prospect Conley facing rape accusation (3:31)

Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State signed the No. 1 DE; Nick Bosa (FL) in the 2016 class, the No. 3 DE; Chase Young (MD) in their 2017 class & now have landed a verbal from the No. 5 DE in the 2018 class in Brenton Cox. No. 19 overall in the ESPN300, Cox is the Buckeyes second commit for 2018 out of the state of Georgia.

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No. 19-ranked prospect Cox to Ohio State

Defensive end Brenton Cox, the No. 19-ranked prospect in the 2018 class, is headed to Ohio State. Cox picked the Buckeyes over in-state Georgia.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State landed ESPN 300 defensive end Brenton Cox on Tuesday. Cox is the No. 19 ranked prospect overall, and the No. 5 ranked defensive end in the 2018 class Cox gives Ohio State eight commitments in the class, all of which are ranked in the ESPN 300. The Buckeyes have six commitments ranked in the top 75 and four within the top 40 of the rankings.

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Ohio State CB Conley faces rape accusation

Gareon Conley has been accused by a woman of raping her earlier this month, according to police. The former Ohio State CB has not been arrested nor have any charges been filed against him.

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NFL draft buzz: Malik Hooker likely a top pick

League sources don't seem to think that Malik Hooker is a top five pick, but Todd McShay feels confident that he will be taken somewhere between Nos. 6 and 13.

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It should not come as a surprise that Alabama leads the list of national title contenders heading into the 2017 college football season. However, some of the teams that are right on their tail may come as more of a surprise.

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Ranking top 2017 NFL draft prospects

Who are the top 100 prospects in the NFL draft? Longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold nailed 82 of 100 in 2016. How will he do in 2017?

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First 2018 class rankings: Ohio State

The Buckeyes haven't finished outside the top seven of the ranking in the last seven years, and another strong class is in the works.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

When was the last time two players from Idaho made the ESPN 300? Before today, the answer was never. Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai of Pocatello Highland and Washington quarterback commit Colson Yankoff became the first duo from Idaho to crack the top 300 ranking. Togiai, who lists Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, USC and Washington as his top teams, is the No. 52 player overall. Yankoff, who committed to UDub in March, is the 82nd ranked player.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

There are currently 25 total ESPN 300 commitments in the Big Ten, all coming from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Maryland. Penn State has the most with eight ESPN 300 commitments followed by Ohio State with seven, Michigan with five, Nebraska holding four and Maryland with one.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten has 25 ESPN 300 commitments from 13 different states in the 2018 class. The most commitments in the conference, surprisingly, come from Georgia, with five commitments hailing from the Peach State. There are only 15 ESPN 300 Georgia prospects committed, so the Big Ten holds 33 percent of the commitments in the state, including two of the top five prospects. Pennsylvania is represented with four commitments, Florida and California with three and Virginia with two. The conference has been very successful recently with casting a wide geographic net in recruiting and it shows by these numbers.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has five commitments ranked in the top 150 of the 2018 ESPN 300 rankings. Over the past three recruiting classes, including 2018, the Buckeyes have had 26 commitments ranked within the top 150 in their class. The next closest in the conference over the same period of time is Michigan with 17 commitments ranked in the top 150, followed by Penn State with 13

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