Ohio State Down To Three?

Ohio State is heading down the stretch in their attempt to fill their 2011 recruiting class, and they are down to a handful of prospects. Who is in the mix to fill out the class? Bill Greene takes another look.

Ohio State now has 20 commitments for their 2011 recruiting class, and there appears to be room to add three more members. Who are the candidates to fill out the class, and where do things stand with former Buckeyes Duron Carter and Keith Wells?

Aundrey Walker: Might as well start out with the most likely recruit to be a Buckeye, and Walker certainly is that. There is basically zero chance of Walker going anywhere else, although there are visits remaining. RESULT: Walker is a Buckeye. Bank That.

Cardale Jones: Let's go to the opposite end of the spectrum, and look at one who has little chance of getting into the class. There is still contact with Ohio State and Jones, and it might work out in the end, but it might take some creativity on both ends. RESULT: Could very well happen, but it will happen late in the process, if at all.

Andre Sturdivant: Another long shot, and this one is the end of the train for Ohio State. It would take major developments for Sturdivant to receive a Buckeye offer, but stranger things have happened. This will happen on, or now, Signing Day if it is going to happen. RESULT: Not likely at all, but you never know.

JaJuan Story: This one took a turn for the worse with Story deciding to not visit after the Under Armour game. This is still possible, but not as probable, although he will visit both officially. RESULT: Probably stays with the Gators, but Ohio State needs to fight the good fight.

Darius Jennings: Have never felt good about this one, and that feeling lessened after Under Armour conversations. Jennings wants to be an offensive player, but Ohio State hasn't clarified their position, while Virginia and Wake Forest have. RESULT: Probably not a Buckeye.

Ejuan Price: Another strange, strange recruiting tale, and probably the toughest one to figure out. Price has visited Ohio State on numerous occasions, but has never pulled the trigger. Why? RESULT: Have to think Ohio State is the leader in the clubhouse, but Price better not let any of the other linebackers get in ahead of him.

James Vaughters: Ohio State has more than a fighting chance, despite statements he is sticking with Stanford. I'm hearing Vaughters WILL take an official visit to Ohio State, and if that happens, the Buckeyes have a great shot. RESULT: IF he visits, I believe Vaughters will be a Buckeye. Stay tuned.

Curtis Grant: This is a very real possibility for Ohio State, although the Buckeyes have to wait for official visits to Florida and North Carolina. Those official visits will have to top the great visit Grant had to Ohio State, but that could easily happen. RESULT: This one is not decided yet, and there is time left on the clock. Ohio State is in it.

THE PRODIGAL SONS:

Duron Carter: Have to feel this one is definitely dead, but you never know. The only way would be if Carter doesn't find a school by Signing Day, and Ohio State would have a spot. RESULT: Not going to happen, and I would put the odds at around 1%.

Keith Wells: Much more optimistic than Carter, and this one is probably going to happen. The reinstatement process has begun, and I expect to see Wells in uniform next year. RESULT: Should be suiting up for the Buckeyes in 2011.

So, who will fill out the class for Ohio State? Who are the final three members?

Let's go with Walker-Wells, and one of Price-Grant or Vaughters. Although, if both Vaughters and Grant want in, room must be made.


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