Skip to main content

Ohio State Football: Looking Back at the Buckeyes' 2019 Recruiting Class (Part Two)

Enokk Vimahi, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

After redshirting in 2019, Enokk Vimahi has developed into a reliable offensive lineman and could become a starter next season.

After already touching on members of Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class who left the program, the next part of this series will focus on the contributors.

Related: Looking Back at Ohio State's 2019 Recruiting Class (Part One)

While this list of players is not lengthy, these are individuals who may see their roles expand in 2022, with the possibility of even becoming starters this season or beyond. Players are listed by when they gave Ohio State their verbal commitment to the program.

1. Jaden McKenzie, DT

McKenzie signed with Ohio State in the early signing period for the 2019 recruiting class. McKenzie redshirted in 2019 and has five total tackles. McKenzie will have two years of eligibility remaining after the 2022 season, if he decides to use it at Ohio State.

2. Enokk Vimahi, G

Vimahi signed with Ohio State in the second signing period in February 2019. Hailing from Hawaii, Vimahi redshirted in 2019 and has emerged as one of the Buckeyes' top offensive line backups. Vimahi will have two years of eligibility after the 2022 season and could project to be a starter along the offensive line in 2023.

As stated above, the list of contributors is not lengthy and falls below the "Rule Of Thirds" percentage, as only nearly 12 percent of the class could be categorized as a contributor. Part Three of this series will focus on those players from the 2019 recruiting class who emerged as starters for Ohio State.

— Written by Chip Minnich, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. He also is podcasting for Land-Grant Holy Land. Follow him on Twitter @ChipMinnich.