There were recruiting prospects all over the place Saturday at Ohio Stadium, but while one committed on the spot for the 2018 recruiting class, another made his pledge from his home in Tennessee.

Josh Proctor, a four-star safety prospect from Owasso, Oklahoma, was on hand and issued his commitment by Twitter during the game. Max Wray, of Franklin, Tennessee, and ranked No. 4 among offensive tackle prospects nationally by 247Sports, made his intention known just before the game.

Wray, who had once been committed to Georgia, picked the Buckeyes ahead of Alabama, Tennessee and LSU after rethinking things. Proctor picked OSU over his instate schools Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

“I would like to thank all of the colleges and universities that offered me, but there is only one school that truly fit me,” Proctor wrote on Twitter. “For the next three or four years I will be suiting up for the Scarlet and Gray. I'm officially an Ohio State Buckeye.”


Dixon leads the pack

The Buckeyes were intent on gearing up the passing game, and they put it on display.

Seventeen players caught passes, with Eric Glover-Williams, a converted defensive back, leading in the total with seven. Johnnie Dixon led in overall production with six catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

It was a coming-out party for Dixon, a fourth-year junior who has been hindered by leg problems since he first showed up in 2014.

“It was a lot of fun,” Dixon said. “I haven’t been able to catch a pass for a touchdown since high school days. So it’s always fun to be able to go out and compete and feel fully healthy.”


Jones still has it

In the halftime quarterback long-pass competition, 2014 national championship star Cardale Jones, now with the Buffalo Bills, stepped up and simply flipped a pass 66 yards. OSU sophomore Joe Burrows took a three-step javelin-like approach to muster a second-place 64-yard heave, just ahead of redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins’ 63-yarder.

“It kind of hurt my feelings, he’s probably 50 pounds heavier than I am, he probably could have thrown it farther if he’d wanted to, but I don’t think he wanted to embarrass me too bad,” Burrow said of Jones. “I don’t think he warmed up either.”


Barrett, the receiver

The Buckeyes unveiled a little trickery when running back Mike Weber completed a 17-yard pass to quarterback J.T. Barrett.

“Last time I caught a ball was sophomore year at Rider High School playing ‘H,’ ” Barrett said, referring to the hybrid position. “I was a little nervous.”


Nice impression

The spring game is known for having little-known receivers make a splash, only to disappear in the fall.

Walk-on Ke’Von Huguely, a converted defensive back, might seem to fit that category. But Burrow believes that Huguely, who caught two passes, one for a 35-yard touchdown, has a future.

“He had a really good spring,” Burrow said. “He does nothing but what he’s told to do. He gets open and catches ball. I think he can play here at a high level.”