OSU Weekly Recruiting Update

What has gone on in the past week with Ohio State and their attempt to secure another top flight recruiting class? Derek Young takes a look at the 2014 Buckeye recruiting efforts.


Derek Kief – It should be only a matter of time for Kief. He visited Ohio State instead of Kentucky for the spring game, which is telling in terms of which school is in commanding position.

Chase Winovich – Nevada's equal sign tells the story here. He will probably take another visit to Michigan but the Buckeyes should nab the Pennsylvania linebacker.

Dante Booker – It is the status quo for Booker. He could decide tomorrow or wait and take official visits. Notre Dame could be a player but Ohio State has been in good position for a long time and has hosted him on several visits.

Jamarco Jones – I may be going out on a bit of a limb here to label him as a possible commit in the foreseeable future but he has been adamant that an announcement could take place after the spring. With April ending, I think it is time to watch this one closely.


Wesley Green – The cornerback from Georgia plans to commit later on, which is good news if Ohio State decides to pursue him aggressively. Tennessee is in good shape, while Florida and Clemson will also be players in his recruitment.

Jerome Baker – He's the second 2015 prospect to receive an offer from Ohio State. The Buckeyes were his first offer, followed by Penn State, Florida, and Louisville. He's an incredible athlete and is among the best sophomores in Ohio. The Buckeyes will try to capitalize on his childhood fandom of the program.

Malik Jefferson – He will be one of the top 2015 prospects in Texas. Jefferson already has an offer from the Longhorns and they will be tough to beat, but he plans to do his homework before making a college choice.

Minkah Fitzpatrick – The sophomore corner from New Jersey is impressed by the Midwest programs, and holds offers from Ohio State and Wisconsin. He will take a trip to the region over the summer to check out the Buckeyes, Michigan, Michigan State, and the Badgers.


Derrell Scott – The four-star running back has long had Ohio State amongst his top three with Florida State and South Carolina. The Gamecocks have to be the favorite but Scott will visit the Buckeyes June 21.

Demetrius Knox – Seven schools will receive Knox's attention after his decommitment from Texas. Ohio State made that list and the Fort Worth product plans to return to Columbus over the summer. If he does, the Buckeyes would be sitting pretty in landing him.

Jalyn Holmes – The Norfolk, Virginia native has set a visit to Ohio State for June 19. The talented defensive end told Scout that Ohio State and Florida State are the two schools sticking out.


Quincy Wilson – The Buckeyes, along with Florida and South Carolina, are recruiting the Florida cornerback the hardest. He's high on the Buckeyes' radar and is expected to visit the Ohio State campus over the summer.

Deshaun Watson – The Georgia signal caller instructed his coach to let other schools that he was firmly committed to Clemson and shutting down his recruitment. It could change down the road but Watson is now off the market for the Buckeyes.

Dravon Henry – The cornerback from Pennsylvania has Ohio State in his top four with Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. He has a good relationship with Urban Meyer, and the Buckeyes could be a big player if they decide to push.

Garrett Dickerson – The Bergen Catholic product recently announced a top five of Ohio State, Stanford, Northwestern, Michigan, and Alabama. The Buckeyes, along with Michigan and Alabama, are recruiting him as a tight end.

Damian Prince – The bookend left tackle told Scout that he talks to Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, Maryland, and Rutgers the most. He plans to take all five official visits and make his college choice on signing day.

Jermaine Eluemunor – He was visited by Ohio State assistant Ed Warinner who loved his versatility across the offensive line. Eluemunor plans to visit Columbus in June.

Chad Mavety – The junior college lineman also plans to check out the Buckeyes in June. He told Scout that Warinner saw him as a left tackle at the next level.


Demarre Kitt – As a bit of a surprise, Kitt confirmed to Scout that he would be making his college choice on June 10 and choose from Ohio State, Clemson, and Tennessee. I think it will come down to Ohio State and Clemson and another twist or turn would not surprise me.


Deshaun Watson's camp let the Buckeyes know that he would no longer consider the school and remain loyal in his pledge to Clemson. That turn of events will allow Ohio State to look elsewhere for their quarterback in the class.

The likely candidates for consideration will be the uncommitted prospects Brandon Harris, Drew Barker, Kyle Allen, and DeShone Kizer. Harris could thrust himself towards the top of the board with a good showing in front of Tom Herman when he visits the signal caller to evaluate him. Herman's visit to Louisiana to see Harris throw will be an item to watch this week.


Nic Weishar to Notre Dame.

Elijah Hood to Notre Dame.

Ian Bunting to Michigan.

Jeb Blazevich to Georgia.

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