OSU Weekly Recruiting Summary

How has the events of the past week impacted Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class? With new offers extended, and some players deciding to go elsewhere, where do things stand with the Buckeye recruiting class?

New Offers:

Three new offers were claimed and all were 2014 prospects. Florida natives Will Dawkins and Shawn Boone received offers from Ohio State. California offensive lineman Damien Mama was also offered by the Buckeyes.

Top Groups:

Jalyn Holmes – The Virginia defensive end announced a top three of Florida State, Ohio State, and Clemson. Florida State has been in great position for a while here but I think the Buckeyes' chances are being undersold. Ohio State is another school he has consistently named when asked about schools and he is set to visit Columbus June 19.

Mattrell McGraw – The talented Louisiana safety trimmed his list to eight and the Buckeyes were included. Oregon may be a tough team to beat and he's already visited the campus in Eugene.

Quincy Wilson – It wasn't a drastic move in his recruitment but the Fort Lauderdale native narrowed his focus to 12 schools. Ohio State made the cut and should host the prospect at a camp this summer.

Jermaine Eluemunor - The JUCO offensive lineman listed Ohio State among his final six. The Buckeyes made the cut along with Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, USC, and UCLA. He'll take the visits before coming to a college choice.

Upcoming Decisions:

Jamarco Jones – The Chicago offensive tackle boasts an impressive offer list and has narrowed his choices down to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. I still like the Buckeyes' chances but this one is not "lock city" for Ohio State the more I speak to people around his recruitment. Jones is set to pick the college he will attend on June 27.

Brandon Harris – The quarterback from Bossier City, Louisiana recently visited Ohio State and thoroughly enjoyed his time in Columbus. The Parkway product is at the top of Urban Meyer's wish list after Allen committed to Texas A&M. He announces his college decision July 18.

Quarterback Situation:

Kyle Allen committed to Texas A&M earlier today. He was one of the top targets for the Buckeyes at the quarterback position and adds another wrinkle to the situation. So what's next?

I expect Brandon Harris to get the full court press from the Ohio State staff now. He left Columbus believing that they wanted him badly, and rightfully so now with Allen off the board.

Two schools to watch now are LSU and Notre Dame. LSU hosts DeShone Kizer next weekend so it will be interesting to see if anything substantial happens stemming from that trip. If LSU would take Kizer, it could open up Harris to Ohio State.

Notre Dame could take California signal caller Brandon Dawkins and call it a day. Another scenario would be them offering DeShone Kizer. I also see Kizer more of an option for an Ohio State offer now, especially with Allen going to Texas A&M.

Coombs in Michigan:

I spoke to someone familiar with Coach Coombs' recruiting efforts in the state of Michigan. It has been iterated over and over but he is really turning heads and is a noticeable figure inside the high schools of the state. They mentioned to me how he makes it a point to show up in the schools 30 minutes before other schools like Michigan and Notre Dame, and is always the last coach to leave. It really shows the emphasis the Ohio State staff wants to place on the state.

Committed Elsewhere:

Demarre Kitt to Clemson.

Chase Winovich to Michigan.

Kyle Allen to Texas A&M.

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