After checking out Ohio State during the day on July 28, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2020 five-star cornerback Elias Ricks and his parents made the trip up to Ann Arbor to finish his eventful time in the Midwest.
Due to visiting the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ricks missed the BBQ at the Big House. However, he was able to talk with coach Jim Harbaugh.
“Harbaugh was cool,” Ricks said. “Most of the football stuff was getting re-done, so I didn’t see much. It was so cool to meet Harbaugh.”
The two talked for 45 minutes. Ricks said the conversation went well and he liked what he heard from Harbaugh.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback has offers to play for Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Boise State, California, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington.
During his visit to Ohio State on July 28, the Buckeyes extended a scholarship offer.
He will make a commitment in July 2019 and enroll early at the school of his choice.
Ricks is ranked No. 13 in the nation, No. 2 at cornerback and No. 4 in California, according to 247Sports Composite. He played for Team Dynamite at The Opening Finals.
The only cornerback ranked higher than Ricks in the 2020 class is Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro 5-star Kelee Ringo.
Many have compared Ricks to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds.
In 105 games for the Seattle Seahawks, before signing a three-year, $39 million deal with the 49ers, Sherman made 286 tackles, one sack, 32 interceptions, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two touchdowns.