Weekend Recap: Recruiting

The Buckeyes hosted their final visit weekend of the season and made a strong impression on a few prospects on hand.

The Buckeyes held their last visitor weekend of the regular season as they hosted Indiana. Several blue-chip prospects were on hand and enjoyed their stay in Columbus.


The headline visitor of the weekend was arguable junior college offensive tackle Chad Mavety. The Nassau (CC) prospect told Scout that his visit went extremely well and headed back home last night. Mavety will go over the pros and cons of both Florida State and Ohio State with his coach and make a decision soon afterwards.

I'm not sure anybody knows for sure exactly which way this one will go. I still expect Ohio State to win out for Mavety, though I believe it's close.

Four-star wide receiver Trevion Thompson was also in Columbus for an official visit. It was his first official visit of his recruitment. His recruitment has taken a strange path and it's not quite clear or which way it will spin in now.

Thompson tweeted that he had a great time at Ohio State and I think he is definitely a name to pay attention to. He's been to Columbus to check out the Buckeyes multiple times.

Of the 2015 prospects on hand, the bigger targets were wide receiver Van Jefferson, offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins, and Cleveland linebacker Jerome Baker.

From what I am hearing the Buckeyes are in a good spot for both Van Jefferson and Jerome Baker. Ohio State is definitely a school that has caught the eye of Jefferson and his camp.

Baker's visit was his first to Columbus, but not his first in general. He had visited Illinois earlier in the year. This was the first weekend where his schedule and the Buckeyes' schedule matched up to make a visit possible. Expect Ohio State to reel in the Cleveland star.

The Buckeyes were seemingly losing some traction in the recruitment of Sterling Jenkins. The monster offensive tackle was believed to be favoring Michigan by many but I personally thought nearby Penn State and Pittsburgh were becoming more of a threat for the four-star junior. In any event, Ohio State hit the home run on his unofficial visit to Columbus and are now near the top for the offensive tackle's services in my opinion. They can get Jenkins.

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