Ohio State Weekly Recruiting Summary

It was a busy week for Ohio State on the recruiting trail. Several top prospects embarked on Columbus for a visit, a few new offers went out, and plenty other highly rated recruits set up trips to see the Buckeyes.


Running Back L.J. Scott. Ohio State has turned the tide and made a big impression on him during the visit. The Buckeyes and Spartans are battling for his commitment.

Wide Receiver Van Jefferson. I have Ohio State in front for Jefferson and he and his father want to take a few more visits to compare with the Buckeyes.

Wide Receiver Jalen Guyton. His Ohio State visit was one of the best he's had and he's comfortable with leaving Texas for college but Notre Dame might be the biggest threat for him.

Offensive Tackle Patrick Allen. He named the Buckeyes his leader and almost committed while in Columbus. He'll visit Florida State before making a decision. Two team race.

Offensive Lineman James Daniels. It's going to be a strong battle between Ohio State and Iowa. His brother plays for the Hawkeyes and he's aware of their offensive line history. His father played for the Buckeyes.

Linebacker Jerome Baker. I have spoken to Baker briefly and people around him and think he ends up a Buckeye but Ohio State will probably have to wait it out a bit longer.

Linebacker Justin Hilliard. Ohio State needs to keep hosting him on campus as they have and let the chips fall where they may. It's going to be a battle, but doable.

Linebacker Josh Barajas. The four-star linebacker was offered on his visit. He visited Penn State over the weekend and has the Buckeyes in top group with the Nittany Lions, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

Cornerback Jordan Whitehead. He enjoyed his stay in Columbus but I still think he ends up at Penn State.

Quarterback Tommy Stevens. Ohio State made an impact on Stevens and will see him throw during the Spring. He plans on camping with the Buckeyes in the Summer.

Wide Receiver Justin Layne. The 2016 Ohio wideout had a terrific visit to Ohio State. He'll camp with the Buckeyes over the summer and a strong performance could lead to an offer.

Offensive Lineman Drake Jackson. He's a 2016 prospect from Kentucky and was "blown away" on his visit to Ohio State. The Buckeyes want to see him at camp.


Offensive Tackle Jake Fruhmorgen. This upcoming weekend. Clemson leads for his services. It'll be one last chance for Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Michigan to make an impact.

Defensive End Darius Fullwood. This upcoming weekend.A strong pursuit and push from the Buckeyes could be a major factor. He has a terrific relationship with Larry Johnson Sr.

Offensive lineman Gabe Megginson. April 1. I believe he would be a lean to the Buckeyes if they pushed but I don't think they will.

Tight End Hale Hentges. April 3. Ohio State and Missouri are at the top for the four-star junior. Michigan has a chance to make an impact and possibly Florida State too.

Tight End David Edwards. The four-star junior visits the Buckeyes in two weeks. He's a prospect without an offer but a guy that could get a look as a second tight end in the class.

Offensive Tackle Sterling Jenkins. Spring Game. There's a chance he could commit to Penn State before then.

Linebacker Ricky DeBerry. April 18. Ohio State is in a tussle with a handful of top programs. It's a good sign that he rescheduled the trip.


Cameron Ordway. The four-star cornerback was offered by Ohio State and grew up a fan of the Buckeyes.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. The freshman wideout is the son of former USC and NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and cousin of current Buckeye wide receiver Michael Thomas. Ohio State offered earlier this week.


Christian Kirk. He has a strong relationship with USC five-star QB commit Ricky Town and UCLA five-star QB commit Josh Rosen. The two California schools are also at the top of his list along with Ohio State, Oregon, and Texas A&M.

C.J. Conrad. He visited but Ohio State will want to see him in camp.

Damien Harris. He visited Florida this past week. Ohio State and Michigan are still believed to be the two schools out front.

Marcus Lewis. He just visited Florida, Florida State, and Miami and will be transferring high schools to be at IMG Academy in Florida. It could make adding him to the class a tougher feat.

Adam McLean. He's announcing his college choice on the first day of his senior year. Michigan State, Ohio State, and Alabama are all three threats for him.

Nate Craig. An outstanding 2016 wide receiver prospect from the state of Florida, Craig placed Ohio State in his early top three along with Clemson and Tennessee.

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