Junior Day For Buckeyes

For the second consecutive week, Ohio State will welcome several football recruits to campus this Sunday. Last week saw offers extended to Tom Strobel and Terry Richardson. Who are the top prospects attending Sunday, and will any new offers be forthcoming? Scout takes a look.

While the basketball game between Ohio State and Wisconsin is certainly one of the top games in the country for both teams, the Buckeye football staff will once again use that setting to try to impress several recruiting targets.

Last week, the Buckeye staff hosted an impressive group for the basketball game against Indiana, and two prospects, Tom Strobel and Terry Richardson, walked away with offers from Ohio State.

Who's going to be in attendance today, and is there a chance of a commitment, or even any new offers going out?

Se'Von Pittman. The Canton McKinley defensive end holds an Ohio State offer, and the Buckeyes are certainly the favorite to land Pittman. He will be accompanied by his mother on the visit, and that's always a good sign, but I do not see a commitment coming today. Pittman is one of several defensive end prospects holding offers, and there has been no word that Ohio State has pressured any of them to commit or risk losing their spot.

Greg Kuhar. The Lakewood St. Edward defensive tackle holds an offer from Michigan, and will be visiting with teammate Kyle Kalis, a Buckeye commit. I do not see Kuhar getting offered today, but he is a prospect the Buckeyes are looking at closely. One of the top wrestlers in the state as well, and Kuhar could see interest grow as his film is distributed among college recruiters.

Frank Epitropoulos. The Upper Arlington athlete is a legacy recruit for Ohio State, with both his father and an uncle having played for the Buckeyes. Epitropoulos is also an excellent punter, as well as a wide receiver and safety. Ohio State values both versatility, and players with ties to the program, so an offer to Epitropoulos would not at all be surprising. Probably a better wide receiver than safety, and the speed is questionable, but he's a fine athlete. Would imagine he would need a camp appearance to earn an offer, but Epitropoulos is certainly one to watch.

Lawrence Mosley. The Trotwood-Madison offensive tackle prospect would seem to be down the list from several out of state players holding offers, but he's a good player in his own right. Good size, and Mosley had an impressive Buckeye summer camp performance last June. Probably below Kyle Dodson in-state, and would likely need others to go elsewhere before landing a Buckeye offer.

Michael Simpson. The Trotwood-Madison quarterback recently transferred from Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, and is more than likely being looked at as an athlete by Ohio State. Simpson was impressive two weeks ago at the Best of the Midwest combine in Indianapolis, and has the size, speed and athleticism to play in the Big Ten. Could be recruited as a wide receiver or safety by Ohio State, and would probably need to come to camp and show he could play either spot.

Bam Bradley. The Trotwood-Madison safety was supposed to be headed to Columbus today, but head coach Mo Douglas reported that a tournament basketball game had to be rescheduled for today, causing Bradley to cancel. Douglas stated that Bradley will look to be at Ohio State in the near future, and his star player is definitely interested in the Buckeyes.

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