Ohio State One-Day Recap

Ohio State held their first camp of the year on Sunday and that allowed his to see a number of rising seniors who will be playing on Saturdays, including some Buckeye commits. We also had a chance to see a handful of underclassmen who could be among the best in the country.

Class of 2014

A trio of Ohio State commits participated. Defensive lineman Dylan Thompson ended up injuring his ankle early in the day and was unable to participate. Offensive lineman Kyle Trout had a solid day. He really showed his athleticism, winning the Smokehouse Race by a good margin. He also stepped inside and played a little bit of guard. He simply needs time to develop in terms of technique and strength, but he has a nice set of tools. Cincinnati Moeller's Sam Hubbard is a lean, long linebacker who runs well and showed he could cover in space.

Fairfield (Ohio) sent two offensive linemen who had nice days. Danny Burns, who holds multiple BCS offers, is a big, powerful kid. When he gets his hands on guys, he easily moves them and stones guys. He's a power tackle, a right tackle, in all likelihood in college, but he had a good performance. His teammate, Robert Behanan, has good technique and did very well in one on ones. He only has one offer, but could see more come his way. He's an interior prospect, but did spend some time outside as well.

Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Ready's Brady Taylor is a kid who looks good on the hoof and had a good day in one on ones. Berrien Springs (Mich.) tackle Nick Padla is still on the thinner side, but is very tough, bends well and earned his first offer from Kent State. We like his upside and toughness. A sleeper I liked was Indianapolis Roncalli's Hank Kiesel. He's a high school tackle who played inside at the camp and at 6'5, 260-pounds, has nice size and a chance to start getting more college attention here.

On the defensive line, Clayton Northmont's Terry Ramsey is a long kid with a nice frame and good athleticism. He needs to get stronger, but has some tools to work with. Poona Ford of Hilton Head (SC) is not a big, tall guy, but he's quick off the ball, powerful and was one of the most difficult guys to block.

At wide receiver, one of the stars of the day was Indianapolis Cathedral's Terry McLaurin, who ran 4.39 and 4.36 in the forty and then using that speed to have success in one on ones. He's explosive, can really run and caught the ball well in the one on one session. Fellow Indiana based receiver Jon Vea' Johnson is quick, can cut on a dime and left a couple of defensive backs standing as a result. He also has sure hands and good ball skills.

In the secondary, Vayante Copeland (Dayton Marshall) is a little thicker than we expected. He's a nice sized kid who has a chance to be a physical corner or potentially a safety in college. One kid who plays safety already is D'Cota Dixon from New Smyrna (Fla.), who is a thicker kid with good change of direction and can play physically with receivers. Ben Davis (Ind.) product Kentonio Allen showed his speed, winning the Smokehouse. Denzel Dykes and Troy Vincent both came up from Maryland and both showed pure cover ability.

Quarterback Stephen Collier is a nice sized kid who spins the ball well. He doesn't have a huge arm, but he is consistent and throws a nice, catchable ball.

Class of 2015

Cornerback Ashton White of Bishop McNamara (Md.) walked away with an offer. He had a great day. He has quick feet and good ball skills.

There were plenty of defensive backs in this class that also stood out though. Micah Keels (Potomac, Md.) is long and quick. He has the potential to be a good one at safety or cornerback. Dionte Austin is another Maryland product who is a pure cover man. He's quick, with loose hips, has good instincts and did a nice job of jumping routes. He's on the thinner side, but can really cover.

Ohioan Tyree Kinnel is a big kid who we like as a future safety. Ray Buford of Southfield (Mich.), known as a receiver to this point, played cornerback and has great potential there. He's quick, has good speed and length. Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's Tyson Smith is another to watch.

At linebacker, Cincinnati St. Xavier's athletic Justin Hilliard earned an offer after showing his ability to run and cover. He's slated to be one of Ohio's best for his class.

On the line, Cincinnati Winton Woods' George Brown holds quite an offer list right now. He's an impressive looking kid on the hoof and has athleticism to go with a big frame. He played defensive end and could play there at the next level or may move elsewhere, but he has can't teach size.

Rockbridge (Va.) rising junior offensive tackle Austin Clark had a good day, He has nice size, good technique and good strength already. He has offers from North Carolina and Virginia already and more may be on the way.

Two running backs, DeKalb (Ill.) product Dre Brown and Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech's James Gilbert picked up Toledo offers at the camp. Brown is a little longer, while Gilbert is more compact, but both are good prospects for the future.

Wide receiver William Johnson from St. Johns (Md.) is another to watch. He made a couple of big plays in one on ones.

Class of 2016

We think Rashan Gary (Scotch Plains, NJ) may just be one of the best rising sophomores in the country and Ohio State agreed, offering him following the camp. He's built like a senior already and had good explosion and power. He beat some of the best seniors at the camp. The best part was, when pushed and when given some tough coaching, he responded very well especially considering his youth.

Rashaun Smith (Calvert Hall, Md.) is a big kid who played linebacker, but will probably be a hybrid guy or full time defensive end in college. He also received an Ohio State offer and there is no doubt he is a big time athlete with great size and ability.

Nick Bosa is another rising sophomore defensive lineman who did very well in one on ones. He's quick off the ball, uses his hands well, and as the younger brother of Buckeye signee Joey Bosa, already has an offer from Ohio State and the Buckeyes are in strong position.

Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's Prep receiver Cameron Chambers is already 6'2 and has good hands and ball skills. He should have quite a few offers by the time he's a senior.

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