A ton of events occurred once again over the last week as Ohio State continues their pursuit to build the 2015 class. The Buckeyes are still holding at three commitments but have already laid the groundwork for an excellent haul.
NUGGET ON JEFFERSON
Penn State added a commitment in the last week from wide receiver Brandon Polk to pair him with fellow wideout commit Juwan Johnson. The Nittany Lions also are in pursuit of New Jersey standout Irvin Charles at the position. Why is this important? Penn State was the stiffest competition to Ohio State for the services of Van Jefferson. The threats may now be Georgia and Clemson.
A source close to Jefferson has told me that the father of Van Jefferson is on board if Ohio State ultimately becomes the choice. The Buckeyes are believed to be the clear leader and may get the outside threat on campus again soon for the Spring Game.
OTHER FUTURE VISITS OF NOTE:
April 1: Four-star Jacksonville (IL) offensive tackle Gabe Megginson.
April 3: Four-star Jefferson City (MO) Helias tight end Hale Hentges.
April 12: Four-star Pittsburgh (PA) Baldwin offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins.
April 18: Five-star Richmond (VA) St. Christopher linebacker Ricky DeBerry.
April 18: Four-star Avon (CT) Old Farms tight end Chris Clark.
May 31: Four-star Pulaski (TN) Giles County cornerback Cameron Ordway.
May 31: Four-star East Saint Louis (IL) defensive end Terry Beckner.
Three-star Lexington (VA) Rockbridge County offensive tackle Austin Clark, four-star Stillwell (KS) Blue Valley interior offensive lineman A.J. Harris, and four-star Clayton (NC) Cleveland defensive tackle Sterling Johnson are also planning on visiting the Buckeyes in April.
WRAPPING UP VISITS
C.J. Conrad. Four-star LaGrange (OH) Keystone tight end. He and Ohio State are back on the same page and he'll camp with the Buckeyes over the summer.
Darius Fullwood. Three-star Olney (MD) Good Counsel defensive end. The Buckeyes lead for Fullwood who will make a college choice in May.
Jabari Greenwood. Three-star Washington (DC) Gonzaga wide receiver. He visited Ohio State with Fullwood and will camp for an offer over the summer.
Jake Fruhmorgen. Four-star Tampa (FL) Plant offensive tackle. He's going to be a very difficult pull for Ohio State and has Clemson out front.
Elijah Taylor. Four-star Cincinnati (OH) Moeller defensive tackle. He received an offer from Ohio State this week. Notre Dame will pose a threat but the Buckeyes have had recent success at his high school.
Keenan Walker. Four-star Scottsdale (AZ) Chaparral offensive tackle. The Buckeyes issued an offer to Walker recently and he's the nephew of former Buckeye Obie Stillwell.
Josh Myers. 2017 Miamisburg (OH) offensive tackle. Myers already had offers from Michigan and Kentucky but picked up one from Ohio State during a visit. He will be a national recruit for his class.
James Daniels. Three-star Warren (OH) Harding offensive lineman. Auburn leads for the in-state product but the Buckeyes aren't far behind.
L.J. Scott. Four-star Hubbard (OH) running back. Scott was back at Michigan State again for a visit this weekend and the Spartans have the edge on the Buckeyes at the moment.
Torrance Gibson. Five-star Plantation (FL) American Heritage quarterback. He created a stir over the last week when he announced that Ohio State was slipping for him. It's too early to get worked up over anything regarding the five-star junior and it's important for the Buckeyes to get him on campus before the fall.
Jackson Harris. Four-star Columbia (TN) Central tight end. Harris reported that Ohio State was one of the schools recruiting him the hardest. He'll be a tough pull out of the south but is among the three tight ends the Buckeyes covet the most, along with Hale Hentges and Chris Clark.
Three-star Union City (NJ) offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez to Penn State.
Four-star Merrilville (IN) Andrean linebacker Josh Barajas to Penn State.
Three-Star Allen (TX) wide receiver Jalen Guyton to Notre Dame.
Four-star Richmond (VA) St. Christopher cornerback Garrett Taylor to Michigan.
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