Recruiting News and Notes: 12/9

The Buckeyes' regular season has finished and now the coaches will be out in full force concentrating on recruiting.



Sean Nuernberger had his in-home visit with Kerry Coombs yesterday.
Terry McLaurin had his in-home visit with Kerry Coombs and Zach Smith yesterday.
Sam Hubbard had his in-home visit with Kerry Coombs last night.
Kyle Berger had his in-home visit yesterday.
Stephen Collier had his in-home visit with Tom Herman last night.
Kyle Trout had his in-home visit with Ed Warinner last night.
Parris Campbell had his in-home visit yesterday.
Dante Booker had his in-home visit yesterday.
Noah Brown is having his in-home visit with Ed Warinner and Urban Meyer Tuesday.
Demetrius Knox is "probably" having his in-home visit Tuesday with Tom Herman.


2015 Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep quarterback Brandon Wimbush has told me that he plans to make a college choice sometime next month. Ohio State is definitely in the mix and are more than likely the favorite. Other options for Wimbush are Penn State, Rutgers, Miami, Vanderbilt, and Maryland.


The top wide receiver left on the board for Ohio State is four-star Johnnie Dixon. He has postponed his decision and will decide on where to play for his college football after his state title game next weekend.

It will be the Buckeyes or Miami. Dixon has told Scout that his in-home visit with Urban Meyer will be on Tuesday but that is still in the process of being planned. That will be the key here as Dixon and his mother need to be convinced to leave each other.


Top linebacker target Raekwon McMillan makes his college choice a week from today. The Buckeyes are in contention, along with Clemson and Alabama. Ohio State's main threat is the Crimson Tide from what I am told.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has already made his in-home visit with McMillan. Nick Saban gets his crack on Thursday night, while Urban Meyer gets the last chance on Sunday night.

Ohio State was in the driver's seat for nearly the entirety of McMillan's recruiting process. Everything points to that still being true.


Ohio State hosts a few high-profile prospects on official visits this upcoming weekend. Marshon Lattimore, Erick Smith, and Alex Bookser all will be in Columbus. The Buckeyes sit in a good spot for the Glenville prospects but have catching up to do for Bookser. It'll be tough to pull Bookser away from Pittsburgh.


The Buckeyes recruited Brooklyn's Thomas Holley at defensive tackle and were in the mix but decided to move on. Another defensive tackle to keep an eye on is Derrick Nnadi of Virginia. Nnadi has favored Virginia Tech for a long time but has yet to budge. Ohio State has hung around for him and an official visit would not surprise me.

Ohio State will look to add another wide receiver to the class before Signing Day in February. If they miss on Dixon, Trevion Thompson could be the next in line. He took a few unofficial visits to Columbus and was at Ohio State for an official visit a few weeks ago.


The Buckeyes missed out on junior college offensive tackle Chad Mavety to Florida State. Where they might look to next?

Ohio State is in the top three for Missouri prospect Roderick Johnson but are a long shot to land him at this point. Alex Bookser is considering the Buckeyes as well but they need to make up ground on the official visit this upcoming weekend.

They'll make a run at Bookser this weekend and regroup during the dead period to decide which way to go. Possible in-state targets would be Brady Taylor or Martesse Patterson. Patterson is a prospect on the interior offensive line, however, and a tackle would be the more important position of need.

New names will pop up at the position as they finish out the class.

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