Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes have done incredible work on the recruiting trail when it comes to the Class of 2017, but that work will be tested a bit more as a result of a serious injury to an incoming prospect. On Sunday, five-star wide receiver commit Trevon Grimes broke news that he will miss the rest of the 2016 season as a result of a torn ACL.
Grimes, who hails from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, is perhaps best known for his interesting commitment announcement in choosing the Buckeyes, but he is also a tremendous player. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior ranks as the No. 16 overall recruit and as the No. 3 wide receiver in the nation according to 247Sports composite rankings, and Grimes is yet another player that could come into Columbus and compete for playing time right away.
Given the (relatively) early nature of the injury, it seems plausible that Grimes could still return in time to make an impact as a freshman, but this is less than ideal news for Ohio State. To be fair, the Buckeyes also lost now-freshman Nick Bosa to a season-ending injury a year ago and, well, he looks pretty darn good now in an Ohio State uniform.
It remains to be seen if Trevon Grimes can overcome this ailment in a hurry, but Ohio State will have their collective fingers crossed that he can.