OSU Camp Notebook

One of the highlights of Sunday's Ohio State camp was the offer and subsequent commitment of safety Tyler Green (pictured). There were several others that performed well at the camp.

- To me, the overall MVP would be Demario McCall, simply because he could not be checked in any drill, and he was the fastest player at the camp. He could play cornerback and excel at the position, but I would get the football in his hands. I would put McCall over George Hill because of more explosion, but both are game-breakers. McCall should also be an amazing return man in the kicking game. I see him as a dynamic slot receiver.

- Had it posted in the camp thread on the Insider's board that I thought Tyler Green was pretty special, and would be offered. He was very good Sunday in drills and has great length. Green struggled in man coverage a little against the speedsters, but that's not his game. I see him at safety, in the mold of an Orhian Johnson with his length, although he will play for Ohio State at 220-pounds. Chris Ash spent a lot of time with Green yesterday, so this was his guy all the way. Green will hopefully be the head-knocking, physical safety that Ohio State has lacked recently. He has the size and movement needed to succeed. I liked him a lot.

- It was good to hear Allen Trieu say how much he liked Liam Eichenberg, the 2016 offensive lineman out of St. Ignatius. He had an up-and-down sophomore season, but linemen develop the slowest, and Eichenberg has all the tools. This should end up a Notre Dame vs. Ohio State recruiting battle in the end, with Michigan as the third team.

- Urban Meyer spent a lot of time coaching quarterback Joey Burrow Sunday, and there were both good and bad moments. Burrow is a player I've seen three times in the past week, and he grows on you the more you watch him. He is not flashy and won't wow you with his physical skills, but he is very solid and should be able to succeed in this offense. While he won't be running like Braxton Miller, Burrow is going to be able to make plays outside the pocket, and will have the ability to tuck it and run for first downs. In my opinion, Burrow is a candidate to be a starter going forward, not an insurance policy against someone else getting hurt.

- Auston Robertson showed off the potential, and also his inexperience at playing defensive end. This kid has a great skill set, and should be a national recruit in no time. Picked up three offers this week, and that number will explode once he gets film at defensive end. For a rising junior, Roberston has everything he needs to be a national recruit. If the work ethic matches the potential, Roberston is the type of player that plays on Sundays.

- Fort Wayne rising junior wide receiver Austin Mack is a player I've seen twice in the past week, and I like him a lot. He is a physical, outside receiver, with the speed to get up on defensive backs in a hurry. He dropped a few balls early, but found his stride in the one-on-ones in front of Meyer and Zach Smith. He should be on the Ohio State recruiting board at wide receiver.

- Rising junior linebacker Roland Walder out of Trotwood-Madison is a bigger kid, but he really ran well Sunday. Has two early offers, and this is a player to watch once the pads come on. He sure played combine well. Holds two offers right now, and more should be coming his way.

- Jonathon Cooper showed off his speed and should only be a matter of when, not if, Ohio State decides to offer. The only question might be position at the next level, and I think he grows into a speed-rushing defensive end. He is a top 2016 prospect in Ohio for sure.

- A'Shon Wiggins was yet another 2016 prospect that showed well. The Hamilton rising junior performed well in defensive back drills. He was injured last year as a sophomore, but looked fully healthy Sunday.

- Toledo Central Catholic linebacker Chris Green has lost his appeal to the OHSAA and will not play this season, but he had a good day. Probably not going to result in an Ohio State offer, but he's going to play BCS football somewhere. Will graduate in December and enroll in college in January. Great kid that is still adding offers.

- Danny Clark is the 2017 quarterback in Ohio, but Olentangy Orange's Will Phillis impressed yesterday as someone who will also be a Division-I recruit. Phillis has the size and threw a great ball, putting everything on the money with zip. Still three years of high school remaining for Phillis, who should be heavily recruited.

- Offensive lineman Grant Schmidt came all the way from South Dakota, and will be on campus the next few days. He had an up-and-down performance, but he's in the mix for an offer. I would favor others on their board over Schmidt, but that's certainly not my call.

- Tight end David Edwards out of Illinois has great size, but wasn't real quick or dynamic running routes. Not sure how Ohio State would view his performance, but I think they can get better.

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