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Three-Point Stance: Ohio State WRs, RCS in Cincy, Midwest 2026 prospects

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In this edition of the Three-Point Stance, Rivals national recruiting analyst Clint Cosgrove looks at Ohio State's continued dominance at the wide receiver position, three recruits to watch at the Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati and prospects from the Midwest who have a chance to be the No. 1 overall player in the 2026 class.

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1. Ohio State continues to dominate at receiver. 


Ohio State has long been a producer of top-tier wide receiver talent, and Tuesday's addition of New Haven (Ind.) receiver Mylan Graham further solidifies the Buckeyes' spot as the place to be for elite receivers.

Yes, Graham's current ranking as the No. 6 overall player at his position makes his addition to the Buckeyes special, but the fact that Brian Hartline was the first to offer Graham may say just as much about his ability to identify top-tier talent as it does his ability to recruit and develop it.

Rarely do you see a blueblood program offer a player first, regardless of how talented they are, and Ohio State's ability to go start-to-finish for Graham's commitment is something to behold.

With the plethora of talented wideouts already in Columbus, one might have assumed that Ohio State's receiver recruiting would slow by default, but that fact that it hasn't and likely won't is what makes the Buckeyes' group so special. These are elite players who know what they are walking into and are not afraid of the competition that awaits.

The Buckeyes have signed no less than four receivers rated four-stars or higher during the past three recruiting cycles, with their most recent haul including both the No. 1 and No. 2 players at the position in Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate. Graham now joins the current No. 1 at the position in 2024 in Jeremiah Smith, and Ohio State may be making a case for more than just WR-U, it may have the most talented position group in all of college football.

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2. Three recruits I'm excited to see at Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati.  

The high three-star Ohio State commit has improved so much over the past season that I would not be surprised to see him leave the camp as a player who really raises his stock value and enters the four-star conversation come our next rankings release.

This will be the first opportunity for anyone from our national analyst team to see the versatile offensive lineman in person, and word on the street is that what we saw on film during the season is just a preview of what he has become lately.

Tuggle seemingly came out of nowhere to become one of the most coveted receiver recruits in the nation. The Nappanee (Ind.) Northwood star has the size, speed, route-running ability and body control to become a menace to all who attempt to cover him, and I am sure there will be plenty of defensive backs who hope to be up for the challenge come April 23.

While Tuggle has already made a name for himself on the recruiting trail, I'm excited to see what he is able to do against some of the elite Midwest defenders. A player of his caliber is sure to bring plenty of noise and competition to a camp that is setting up to be loaded at the skill positions.

The last time I saw Henry he was a budding star who had yet to play his first high school game. One year later and he has already made a case for himself to be the No. 1-ranked receiver recruit in the 2026 class.

With all of the physical and athletic gifts one could dream of, Henry has a chance to be downright special, and I am excited to see him go blow for blow with some of the top defensive back talent in the Midwest.


3. Midwest players who have a chance to be No. 1 overall in the 2026 class. 

The towering 6-foot-8 offensive tackle is just different than other linemen with size at such a young age. He can bend, is twitched up, wastes little movement when transitioning laterally and is just more athletic than linemen with his frame regardless of their age.

He is also a phenomenal thrower in track & field events – which comes as little surprise considering he is the son of Olympic athletes. From genetics to size and skill-set, Cantwell has a chance to be one of the very best in the country.

As stated earlier when discussing the players I'm most excited to see during the Rivals Camp Series Cincinnati, Henry is just the complete package with physical and athletic gifts that are at a level beyond his years. Henry can run, catch, stretch the field, make you miss and flat out dominate at the point of attack.

Like Cantwell, Henry is also the son of a great athlete as his father is the late Chris Henry who once starred for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Sadler is such a valuable player because he can dominate every phase of the game in multiple ways. I'm still not sure what position he will play at the next level, but his skill-set is elite in so many categories that he could find his way toward the top.

The last player that was this much fun to watch on offense, defense and special teams at such a young age was probably Derek Stingley Jr.