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Ohio State Is Competing With Clemson To Land Jack Carman

Jack Carman, the No. 1 offensive lineman in the state of Ohio, has Clemson just ahead of the Buckeyes for the top spot on his list.

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Four-star Jack Carman was the offensive line MVP at Sunday's Cleveland Opening Regional, earning an invitation to The Opening in Oregon this coming July.

Carman, the nation's number-31 player, holds offers from nearly every top Power Five program in America. He has two schools sticking out to him at this time. 

"I would say that right now Clemson is 1-A, and Ohio State is 1-B," Carman stated. "I was at Clemson recently, and it was great. Everyone knows the facilities and the people are great there, but what stood out to me were the players and the recruits. I like who they're recruiting, and how they recruit." 

"Coach (Dabo) Swinney has never recruited a JUCO player, and they're very upfront about everything," he added. "I just think I fit in there and I just felt at home when I was there. I probably talk to the O-line coach (Robbie Caldwell) almost every day, and I can tell he cares about his players." 

"Coach Swinney and I had some long conversations in his office, and he's a great guy," he continued. "I could definitely see myself being there the next four years." 

The home-state Buckeyes are right up there with the national champs for Carman, and he will be in Columbus next weekend for the Ohio State spring game.

"I'm looking forward to being at Ohio State next weekend, and I'm going up there Friday night to spend time with the players," Carman explained. "They know I had a good time at Clemson, and Coach (Urban) Meyer told me he's just going to recruit me harder." 

"I talk to Coach Meyer and Coach Stud (offensive line coach Greg Studrawa) all the time, and we have a great relationship," he said. "I'm not sure if my mom will go with me this weekend or not, so I might just be going up there by myself." 

Clemson and Ohio State aren't the only schools Carman is interested in, and he has plans to take more unofficial visits in the coming months.

"I would say the next group of schools I'm high on would be Florida StateLSUAlabamaWisconsin and USC, and I would like to see each one," he admitted. "I want to take all five official visits, and decide after my senior season is over, probably in December." 

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