Elijah Gardiner is a three-star wide receiver from Kemp, Texas. Gardiner committed to Ohio State although it was thought that he would have committed to Missouri. This reflects the volatility of the recruitment process as National Signing Day approaches.
Yesterday afternoon, Gardiner announced his choice as Ohio State after his first visit to Columbus.
Gardiner, who stands at 185 pounds and 6-foot-5, committed to Missouri in November. Earlier this month, Tyjon Lindsey reopened his recruitment and at that time, Gardiner started to show on Ohio State's radar. Ohio State needs a third receiver to work with Jaylen Harris and Trevon Grimes so they contacted Gardiner and other talented rising stars including Oliver Martin and James Robinson.