Kevin fucking Warren. The Hurry-Up: Ohio State Reportedly Putting Recruiting on Pause, Top QB Target Malachi Nelson Compared to C.J. Stroud, Buckeyes Make Anthony Johnson’s Top 5 https://t.co/SUGETDO03d via @11W— OSUBasketballJunkie (@ScarletBuckeye2) August 22, 2020 OHIO STATE PAUSES RECRUITING Recruiting never stops. Never has and never will. But for right now, Lettermen Row's Jeremy Birmingham has reported that Ohio State has put recruiting on pause as it tries to figure out answers to a bevy of questions that have still been unanswered following the Big Ten's cancellation of the 2020 fall sports season. Ohio State, which has the country’s top-ranked recruiting class in 2021 and second-ranked class in 2022, is in a standstill. Sure, there are young men around the country still finding their way onto the Buckeyes commitment lists. But outside of perfunctory conversation and basic relationship maintenance, according to Lettermen Row sources, Ohio State has all but shut down its recruiting efforts for the time being. “We took a little break,” top Buckeyes 2022 target Caden Curry told Lettermen Row this week. “So they could figure their season out.” Clemson, preparing for their football season as usual, offered Curry on Wednesday. Because of so many mysteries surrounding the season, that makes it next to impossible for the Buckeye coaching staff to give any clear directions to recruits when they come calling looking for answers: No one knows what happens with eligibility. Or redshirts. Or transfers. Or signing periods or roster limits. Or anything else. That’s making it real difficult to plan or recruit with a new message. Instead, the Buckeyes have just had to basically stop recruiting. “There is no information given on how it’s going to work,” a Big Ten source said. “We’ve got no idea. None.” Obviously, a pause in recruiting doesn't mean the Buckeye coaches are shutting off all communication with prospects. The relationship-building and relationship-maintaining aspect of recruiting is a 24/7 deal so you can expect that to continue. But it appears the meat of their recruiting efforts is being put on hold, though a boom could certainly still be on the table if one or two prospects are already silently committed.