Recruiting News and Notes 9/9

The Buckeyes' recruiting efforts are starting to pay off dividends. A new commit could be added soon and a few other targets are emerging as strong possibilities for Ohio State.


The official visit to Ohio State went well for Noah Brown. The four-star wideout is a battle between the Buckeyes and Rutgers. If he decides this week, Ohio State should have their next receiver in the class but he'll have to be recruited hard until the end.


Top linebacker target Raekwon McMillan has a top three of Ohio State, Alabama, and Clemson. He will take all of his official visits and you'll probably hear comments from him that will scare you because he will enjoy his free trips just like anyone else would.

He's enjoying his recruitment like he should but the Buckeyes are still the team to beat and I think they'll still land him. McMillan will visit Ohio State officially for the Penn State game in late October.


With the meltdown in Austin and the decline of the Longhorns' program, Thomas could definitely be available and a legitimate target for Ohio State. Other teams have the same shot but if the Buckeyes receive an official visit from Thomas like I expect them to, look out. He's already visited the Ohio State campus once.

The only wrench that could be thrown in is if Texas brings in a new staff in time to provide energy and reel in Thomas late. It is one to watch.


The four-star receiver from Florida recently scheduled an official visit to Ohio State the weekend they host Penn State. I believe Travis Rudolph has legitimate interest in the Buckeyes and the two sides have spoken consistently for a while.

I still think Rudolph is a secondary target right now, behind Brown and Dixon. If Ohio State was to swing and miss on those two, Rudolph could surface has a primary option and realistic option.


Junior college offensive tackle Chad Mavety is a prospect the Buckeyes have their eyes fixed on. He may be the top target left at the position.

With Florida State in position to land a few offensive line targets of their own, and Alabama's recent commitment in Cameron Robinson, the Buckeyes are in a good spot. Mavety was also pretty interested in hearing from Noah Brown about his time on his visit to Ohio State.


The Ohio State coaches have been busy with 2015 prospects recently. They offered quarterback Kai Locksley and cornerback Mark Fields.

Locksley plays for Baltimore (MD) Gilman School and is the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. Powerhouse Paramus Catholic of New Jersey recently shut out his team.

Mark Fields resides in Cornelius, North Carolina and is a prospect to watch. The Buckeyes have had success recruiting in his part of the country.


A few high school juniors are beginning to emerge and two of them are LaGrange (OH) Keystone tight end C.J. Conrad and Columbus (OH) Walnut Ridge linebacker Anthony McKee.

Neither of the two have been offered by Ohio State yet but it would not surprise me if it eventually happens. They both visited the Buckeyes' campus this past Saturday and have been hearing from the Ohio State coaches.

Conrad was a strong performer at the camps in Columbus over the summer and has a high ceiling of potential. McKee has a handful of offers already, including a few from the SEC, and is a prospect I saw on Friday that I really liked.


2017 quarterback Danny Clark will receive a ton of attention the next few years as he enters high school as one of the more hyped players in Ohio in some time.

He made his first career start last Thursday in an overtime victory over Canton GlenOak. Clark has a chance to be really special but Ohio State will probably wait to offer until he gets a bit older. If he reaches his potential and becomes the prospect many of us think he will, Clark will be playing for the Buckeyes on Saturdays.

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