Five For Friday

Last year, both Tim Gardner and Darron Lee earned their way into the Ohio State recruiting class by coming to camp. The first summer camp day is this Sunday. Who else is in the mix to land an offer?

Last week, Five for Friday centered on the camp season, covering the storylines headed into the summer months. This week's Five for Friday will go into detail on five prospects camping at Ohio State that could be the next to receive a Buckeyes' offer.

Last year Darron Lee and Tim Gardner received offers from Ohio State after camp performances and committed soon afterwards. Tyquan Lewis also came to the Buckeyes' camp in June of last year, turned in a top performance, and got his offer validated before committing to Ohio State a few months later.

Here's five 2014 prospects expected at an Ohio State camp this month that could follow in those same footsteps.

1- Terry McLaurin.

The three-star wide receiver would have to put together his best performance to date to earn the Buckeyes' offer but he has been tearing up the camp circuit thus far so I wouldn't put it past him. He earned the top SPARQ score at a nearby Nike camp and will bring that skill set to Columbus on Sunday. Only a couple wide receiver spots remain open in Ohio State's class but McLaurin has an opportunity to place his name in the running for it.

2- Stephen Collier.

The pieces to the quarterback puzzle haven't come together for the Ohio State staff yet but the three-star signal caller out of Leesburg, Georgia could put that all to rest this Sunday when he performs in front of the Buckeyes' coaches. Collier was awarded an invitation to the Elite 11 finals in Beaverton, Oregon and will try to continue his roll in camp season with an offer from Ohio State.

3- Daniel Cage.

The Cincinnati (OH) Winton Woods defensive tackle is one of the top players in-state but has yet to receive an offer from the Buckeyes' staff. He has talked about appearing at an Ohio State camp, and if so, could be the Ohio prospect that wins over the coaches by showing up at camp to earn the scholarship offer. The Buckeyes' coaches have other options at defensive tackle, including Poona Ford, so whether or not Cage attends could provide an interesting development.

4- Kirk Tucker.

The Tucker, Georgia safety received a Buckeyes offer about a month ago and is slated to camp in front of the Ohio State staff June 21. A strong performance at the camp will be needed to validate the offer, a la Tyquan Lewis. Ohio State also likes Quincy Wilson at the position, meaning the three-star prospect will really have to be on top of his game to impress the coaches enough.

5- Zack Darlington.

The Apopka, Florida native will get his chance to throw in front of Buckeyes assistant Tom Herman once again. Herman visited a practice of his a month ago and issued an offer to Darlington. Just like Tucker, the offer is a bit flimsy still but can be strengthened if he lights it up at the Ohio State camp in a few weeks. There is a caveat. Darlington visits Nebraska this weekend and the Huskers have been on the three-star quarterback for a while now. A commitment to Bo Pelini's crew would not surprise.


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