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Ohio State Overtakes Notre Dame For Nation's Top-Ranked 2023 Recruiting Class

The Buckeyes moved past the Fighting Irish with a commitment from cornerback Kayin Lee on Monday night.
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After landing a commitment on Monday evening from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove four-star cornerback Kayin Lee, Ohio State has passed Notre Dame for the No. 1 overall class in the 247Sports composite team rankings.

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The Buckeyes now hold commitments from 14 players, including a pair of five-star wide receivers in Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate and 11 four-star prospects, headlined by four-star offensive tackle Luke Montgomery, four-star wide receiver Noah Rogers and four-star cornerback Dijon Johnson, who all rank among the top-100 players nationally.

The Fighting Irish, meanwhile, have landed 15 commitments so far this cycle, led five-star defensive end Keon Keeley and 12 four-star prospects, including four-star safety Peyton Bowen, four-star linebacker Drayk Bowen and four-star defensive lineman Brenan Vernon, who also rank in the top 100.

Ohio State now sits at 256.79 combined points, while Notre Dame is at 251.59. Rounding out the rest of the top five are Texas (15 commits) at 238.58, Penn State (15 commits) at 229.35 and Clemson (14 commits) at 228.25.

The Buckeyes also have the highest per-player average (94.12) of any team with eight or more commitments. Alabama is the only team in the country with a higher average at 95.35, but the Crimson Tide have just seven total commits at this time. 

Of course, there’s a long way to go until the Early Signing Period in mid-December. But having the top-rated class in the country is still an accomplishment following the busiest month of the recruiting calendar thus far.

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