Future Buckeye Building Blocks?

It's no secret the recruiting calendar has been moved up, and top programs are taking earlier looks at younger prospects. Ohio State has one commitment for the class of 2017, and will host three top in-state freshman for the spring game on Saturday.

It's certainly not too early for fans to begin identifying the top young prospects Ohio State is interested in, because the Buckeye staff has already done just that.

With one commitment for the 2017 class in Danny Clark, it's obvious Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer already has eye on the top young talent in Ohio. There are three freshman sticking out as potential recruits, and all will be visiting Ohio State for Saturday's spring game.

Danny Clark. Quarterback. Massillon. 6-foot-4. 205-pounds. COMMITTED. Clark showed well at two separate Buckeye camp appearances, and followed up those performances by starring as a freshman signal caller. He led Massillon into the playoffs, and performed exceptionally well against a top-flight schedule. Clark has the height, arm strength, accuracy, maturity and drive to be the type of quarterback Urban Meyer wants at Ohio State. As a freshman, Clark completed 58% of his passes, throwing for over 1,600 yards in the process. Just as impressive was his touchdown-to-interception ratio of 17 to 7. He is a potential Top-100 player in America for 2017.

Josh Myers. Offensive tackle. Miamisburg. 6-foot-5, 255-pounds. OFFERED. Myers hit the recruiting radar this past season as a freshman starter, earning offers from the likes of Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, in addition to Ohio State. He has the size, demeanor and athletic ability to be a star at the next level, all while still having three years of high school football remaining. Myers will be in contention for the top overall offensive lineman in his class nationally, and is another potential Top-100 prospect in Ohio for 2017.

Todd Sibley. Runningback. Akron Hoban. 5-foot-11, 195-pounds. INTEREST. Sibley impressed as a freshman runningback, putting up great numbers against top competition. While playing for an average team without a great offensive line, or strong passing attack, Sibley continued to perform at a high level. He rushed for over 1,200 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in ten games last fall. He is a power runner with speed, and a high ceiling which should allow him to get better. Reminds people of Warren Ball at the same age. Although he holds no offers at this time, several schools are aware of his talents, including Michigan, Tennessee and Notre Dame. He has struck up a friendship with Clark, which could benefit Ohio State down the road. Sibley is yet another potential Top-100 prospect in Ohio for the class of 2017.

With Clark already in the fold, and Myers holding an offer from Ohio State, the Buckeyes are in great shape with both players. Sibley is very high on the Buckeyes, and an offer would only seem to be a formality at some point.

All three players have three years of high school remaining, but they could be the building blocks of the Ohio State 2017 recruiting class.

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