Ohio State Weekly Recruiting Summary

The Buckeyes continued to work the recruiting trail hard as we move closer to the Spring Game.

The wrap-up of everything that took place in the recruiting world in regards to Ohio State isn't as jam packed as last week but still a lot of worthy nuggets were provided.

With the Spring Game six days away, there's potential for the Buckeye commit list to grow very, very soon.


Austin Clark. Lexington (VA) Rockbridge County. Three-star offensive tackle. Not many are giving Ohio State much of a shot in this race but I disagree on that. I think they're firmly in the mix for the junior lineman, along with Tennessee and Virginia. They may be out front.

Hale Hentges. Jefferson City (MO) Helias. Four-star tight end. The top junior in Missouri visited Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all last week. It was believed he'd make a decision in a few weeks but he's pushed that timeline back a bit. I still like the Buckeyes' chances.

Gabe Megginson. Jacksonville (IL). Four-star offensive tackle. The Buckeyes did well for themselves in the pursuit of Megginson but he's behind a few on the recruiting board as of now.

Mike Weber. Detroit (MI) Cass Tech. Four-star running back. I think this one could play out a while and may be the most interesting cases to watch. He backed away from Michigan originally once they added Damien Harris. With the Wolverines still in contention for Harris and Michigan State out front for L.J. Scott, this one could take a few more turns.


April 11

Sterling Jenkins. Pittsburgh (PA) Baldwin. Four-star offensive tackle. Last chance for the Buckeyes to impress but Penn State should land him.


James Daniels. Warren (OH) Harding. Three-star interior offensive lineman. After visiting Auburn last week, Daniels announced them as his leader. He'll be back in Columbus next weekend.

Dre'Mont Jones. Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius. Four-star defensive end. A commitment from Jones is a possibility.

Sh'mar Kilby-Lane. Hallandale (FL). Four-star linebacker. He's another that could potentially commit on the visit.

Nicholas Bosa. Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas. 2016 defensive end. Brother of Joey Bosa, Nick already holds a Buckeye offer. I don't think it would be out of the realm of possibility that he'd pull the trigger this weekend as well.

Jonathon Cooper. Gahanna (OH) Lincoln. 2016 outside linebacker/defensive end. He's a prospect with a great frame and plenty of upside. He has the chance to be a national recruit.

Other strong possibilities to be in attendance for the Spring Game are four-star Brentwood (TN) wide receiver Van Jefferson, 2016 Cincinnati (OH) Elder offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer, and 2017 Miamisburg (OH) offensive tackle Josh Myers. All have Ohio State offers.

April 18

Chris Clark. Avon (CT) Old Farms. Four-star tight end. He confirmed to Scout that his visit is still on as scheduled. His recruitment will be one that goes the distance.

Ricky DeBerry. Richmond (VA) St. Christopher. Five-star linebacker. He could eventually play with his hand on the ground at the college level but is a stud regardless.

Brandon Wimbush. Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's Prep. Four-star quarterback. It is not 100 percent he will make the trip but I think the chances are strong that he does. Ohio State continues to pursue him the hardest out of any program.

May 30-31

Tim Settle. Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson. Five-star defensive tackle. He plays a position of need and grew up a fan of the Buckeyes. He's pushed that fandom aside when approaching his recruitment and will be tough to reel in.

Matthew Burrell. Woodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton. Four-star offensive tackle. I received word from someone close to Burrell that the Buckeyes are high on his list and definitely in the running for his services.

Terry Beckner. East Saint Louis (IL). Four-star defensive end. Ohio State trails a few teams here and will need to "wow" him on the visit.

Cameron Ordway. Pulaski (TN) Giles County. Four-star cornerback. His recruitment has really blown up and there are a ton of suitors for the lockdown corner.


Carlos Strickland. Dallas (TX) Skyline. Four-star wide receiver. The Buckeyes offered and excited him but he'll be an extremely tough pull out of the lone star state.

Jaylon Lane. Nacogdoches (TX). Cornerback. Lane is someone that I expect to give the Buckeyes a look and take a visit to.

Auden Tate. Tampa (FL) Wharton. Three-star wide receiver. He's probably behind a few on the wide receiver board and will be encouraged to camp.


Jordan Cronkrite. Miami (FL) Westminster Christian. Four-star running back. The Buckeyes are recruiting Cronkrite harder now and Urban Meyer has become more involved.

Sam Bruce. Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas. 2016 wide receiver. Ohio State was included in his top five list of schools. They have a shot but Florida State is the leader in the clubhouse.


Washington (DC) offensive lineman Richie Petitbon to Alabama. Stillwell (KS) offensive lineman A.J. Harris to Missouri. McKinney (TX) running back Ronald Jones to Oklahoma State.

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