Big Weekend At Ohio State

The spring game is always well received by the Ohio State faithful, with record-setting attendance figures becoming the norm. This is also annually a huge weekend for the Buckeye recruiting effort and this year could be no different. Who's scheduled to visit at this point? Scout has the answer.

It's spring game weekend at Ohio State, which means a packed house full of excited fans, and plenty of high-profile recruits on hand. This is the first look at who has made their intentions known about being in Columbus this Saturday.

We will update this list throughout the week as any changes or late additions pop up.


Chris Davis. Austintown Fitch. Slot receiver. Top play-maker, with several Division-I offers to his credit. Davis doesn't really the fit the mold of an Ohio State wide receiver, but this kid has speed and elite athletic ability.

Demitrious Davis. Austintown Fitch. Twin brother of Chris, and another elite play-maker. The rub would be to get one, you probably need to take both. Both of the Austintown kids can play at a high level.

Frank Epitropoulos. The wide receiver/safety/punter will be coming off several unofficial visits, including Stanford and Wisconsin, so if anyone commits this weekend it could be him, with all his visits completed.

James Ross. The all-everything linebacker out of Michigan could be back in the mix for Ohio State, although Michigan and Penn State probably lead at this point. Michigan has landed two linebackers already, and this might affect Ross.

Terry Richardson. One of the top cornerbacks in the Midwest, and a great student as well. Richardson has been to Ohio State previously. Probably favoring USC and Michigan over the Buckeyes right now, but you keep recruiting him until he tells you to stop.

Se'Von Pittman. One of the top uncommitted recruits on the Buckeye board, and a player many thought would be a committed recruit by now. Has visited Michigan and Notre Dame recently, but I would think Ohio State is the outright leader at this point. A commitment would be surprising, but not stunning.

De'Niro Laster. An impressive 2013 wide receiver, and this will be his second trip in the last month. Laster would probably commit on the spot should an offer be forthcoming, but I don't see that happening at this point.

Austin Appleby. Probably the highest-rated in-state quarterback on the Buckeye recruiting board, and a player that will come to camp looking to earn an offer. Cardale Jones is the quarterback for the 2012 class, but Appleby could be insurance against a flameout.

Greg McMullen. Going to list him in the "IN" category in terms of attending the spring game, and McMullen is planning on being there. His recruitment has now reached the stage of interesting, especially with multiple trips to Nebraska. What once looked like a slam dunk for Ohio State might now be starting to resemble a battle.

Devan Bogard. Even after living through Aundrey Walker's recruitment, this one should be an easy grab for Ohio State, and I think it will be. Bogard will probably take his visits, as is the Glenville way, but commit to Ohio State on or near Signing Day.

Pharaoh Brown. Will be in Columbus this Saturday after having to cancel last weekend, and this might be Ohio State's last shot to offer before Brown makes his decision. I do not see him offered.

Warren Ball. Possibly a forgotten man in this recruiting class because he committed last summer, but what a talent he is. There are zero worries about Ball de-committing or looking around.

Jacoby Boren. Another early commit, and like Ball, you have no worries about Boren sticking with his decision.


Benny McGowan. The Centerville prospect visited Tuesday for practice, but was unsure if he would return on Saturday. Will he make his decision after he sees if they offer before Saturday? Stay tuned. More than likely McGowan will need a strong camp showing to earn an offer, but he is good enough to play for Ohio State.

Kyle Dodson. Leaning towards attending the game, but no final decision has been made at this point. Dodson has offers from America, and is hoping for a Buckeye offer.

Jordan Diggs. The only realistic possibility for a Florida player to visit, and maybe the only Florida player realistically on the radar currently. Diggs wants to be in Columbus this weekend, and should know this evening if that will take place. I'm leaning towards "Yes, he will be here."


Brionte Dunn. Has the Stark County track meet this Saturday, so his schedule won't permit it.

Adolphus Washington. Not going to be there because of AAU basketball.

Dwayne Stanford. Same problem as teammate Washington.

Joe Bolden. Not coming to the spring game, probably because he also won't be coming to the Ohio State camp this summer. Could be committed before too long.

Ifeadi Odenigbo. Will be at Ohio State's practice on Tuesday, but will not be returning on Saturday.

Chris Wormley. Has a track meet this Saturday.

Ricardo Louis. Wanted to visit, told people he was coming, but it's not happening. Should have a great career at Miami.

Stay with the rest of the week, as any additions or late scratches will be posted on the Insiders message board.

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