2015 Out of State Prospects To Watch

The Buckeyes have already made a few out of state prospects a priority. Here's a handful to know.

Drew Richmond. Four-star offensive tackle. Memphis (TN) University School. He hasn't claimed any leaders yet but the Buckeyes are in a real good spot.

Lorenzo Nunez. Four-star quarterback. Kennesaw (GA) Harrison. He camped at Ohio State to earn an offer and will be back to visit for the night game against Penn State.

Tim Settle. Five-star defensive tackle. Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson. He has visited Ohio State already and it was an offer he wanted badly. The Buckeyes will be in the mix but Virginia may be out front as of now.

Torrance Gibson. Four-star quarterback. Plantation (FL) American Heritage. He wants to play quarterback but is also very gifted at the wide receiver position. Ohio State will be a legitimate player in his recruitment.

Sotonye (SoSo) Jamabo. FIve-star running back. Plano (TX) West. He's the top running back in the country for the 2015 class and has a very strong connection to the Mitchell family at Ohio State.

Brian Cole. Four-star wide receiver. Saginaw (MI) Heritage. Ohio State is now recruiting him to play a similar role to Dontre Wilson, although he's much bigger than Wilson. The Buckeyes are making up ground on Michigan for his services.

Mike Weber. Four-star running back. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech. Weber was back at Ohio State on a visit for the night game against Wisconsin. He's had a terrific junior season and the Buckeyes continue to chase him.

Jacques Patrick. Four-star running back. Orlando (FL) Timber Creek. The Buckeyes have a lot going for them in Patrick's recruitment and will host him on a visit for the Penn State game. He will still be a tough pull from the southeast.

Brandon Wimbush. Four-star quarterback. Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep. Ohio State was high on his list after the offer and they can be a threat for him if they decide to push. He will visit for the Penn State game.

Malik Jefferson. Five-star linebacker. Mesquite (TX) Ralph Poteet. The nation's best outside linebacker for the 2015 class likes Ohio State and hopes to visit after the season.

Ashton White. Four-star cornerback. Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, DC). He has Ohio State running second behind his leader, Virginia Tech. The Hokies will be tough to beat but the Buckeyes are in the mix.

Sterling Jenkins. Four-star offensive tackle. Pittsburgh (PA) Baldwin. He has been to Columbus a few times already and will be back for the Penn State game. Penn State and Michigan are possible destinations as well.

Jeffery Holland. Four-star linebacker. Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian. Florida will pose a stiff challenge but Ohio State is one of a couple out of state schools that he is seriously considering. He visited over the summer.

Darian Roseboro. Four-star defensive end. Lincolnton (NC). He visited Ohio State for the Wisconsin game and raved about it.

Christian Wilkins. Four-star defensive tackle. Suffield (CT). He visited the Buckeyes over the summer and enjoyed himself. He has family in Ohio so he is a bit familiar with the area and school.

Minkah Fitzpatrick. Four-star cornerback. Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep. He is a teammate of quarterback target Brandon Wimbush and will accompany him for the unofficial visit for the Penn State game. Fitzpatrick will be highly recruited and a battle.

Jordan Whitehead. Four-star cornerback. Monaca (PA) Central Valley. He has already visited Ohio State this season and has a good relationship with the staff. The Buckeyes have recruited him for a while.

Terry Beckner. Four-star defensive end. East Saint Louis (IL). He keeps in touch with the Ohio State staff and has developed a relationship with assistant Mike Vrabel.

Martez Ivey. Five-star offensive tackle. Apopka (FL). The Buckeyes were among his early leaders but the in-state schools have made a push for the nation's second best offensive tackle. Ohio State will need a visit.

Chris Warren. Four-star running back. Rockwall (TX). He enjoyed his summer trip to Ohio State and is considering them seriously.

Garrett Taylor. Four-star cornerback. Richmond (VA) St. Christopher's. The Buckeyes have recruited his area well over the years and he likes what Ohio State has to offer. I expect him to take an unofficial visit at some point.

Preston Williams. Four-star wide receiver. Lovejoy (GA). He's one of the more gifted receivers in the class but has already committed to Tennessee. He was considering Ohio State seriously beforehand and is said to remain open to a few schools, including the Buckeyes.

Kevin Toliver II. Five-star cornerback. Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian. He is firmly committed to LSU but has expressed renewed interest in Ohio State, most notably via his twitter account during the Wisconsin game. He's a guy to keep an eye on.

Christian Kirk. Four-star wide receiver. Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro. He's the nation's second best receiver prospect for his class and has voiced desire to visit Ohio State after the season.

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