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Mark Pantoni Talks Ohio State's Recent Recruiting Success, Coronavirus Impact, 2021 Class Camaraderie

Mark Pantoni's in a unique position right now.

As Ohio State's director of player personnel, he's tasked with keeping the team's recruiting operation rolling. Yet he has had to figure out how to do so with concerns about COVID-19 having shut down in-person visits until at least June 1. Given their five commitments since March 15, though, the Buckeyes have made the most of this time.

Pantoni hopped on a conference call with local reporters on Friday morning to discuss the latest regarding Ohio State's recruiting operation.

Here's a bullet-point rundown of Pantoni's comments.

  • He says the athletic department, including Gene Smith, has communicated information well with him and Ohio State's football program.