Buckeye Notebook: Camp Reports

Ohio State was on the road visiting two camps last week, and they also held their own camp Saturday afternoon, so the staff was able to evaluate a large number of prospects in a short period of time. While they received no commitments, they certainly put the full court press on a few recruits, including Binjamen Victor.

SOUND MIND SOUND BODY: The Buckeye staff made their annual trek to the famed camp held in Michigan, with Urban Meyer leading the charge. They were able to see several key targets, but the main point of the visit was to get the two Coconut Creek four-stars (Binjamen Victor and Trayvon Mullen) on the Ohio State campus. The duo was only supposed to visit Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday, before flying home, but Meyer convinced their coach to bring them to Columbus for a "short" visit. Of course, Meyer kept them at Ohio State for the better part of the day Saturday, turning the "short" visit into an extended visit, and robbing his two rivals of time with Mullen and Victor. It remains to be seen where both end up on National Signing Day, but this was more Meyer magic in plain view. The Buckeyes were also able to make contact with Donnie Corley, who I see ending up at Michigan State. Recent commit Michael Jordan was on hand and performed well. Great upside with Jordan, who won't be counted on to play for a few years.

RAW TALENT SPORTS CAMP: Only runningbacks coach Tony Alford was present in Cleveland for this camp, but he was able to eyeball two 2017 prospects, wide receiver Jaylen Harris and runningback Decavellan Reese. Alford convinced Harris to come to Columbus Saturday and not Tennessee, and the wideout walked away with a Buckeye offer. Reese is a sleeper prospect that simply lit up the camp, marking himself a player to watch in Ohio for 2017.

OHIO STATE CAMP: Two 2017 in-state prospects walked away with offers, Harris and Cincinnati Moeller tight end Matt Dotson. One of the more interesting developments was the appearance of the top Deerfield Beach prospects. Wide receivers Jerry Jeudy, Lavarus Tignor and Cavin Ridley are all national recruits. Jeudy and Tignor are 2017 prospects, with Tignor being committed to Florida. Ridley is a 2016 prospect, and he picked up an Ohio State offer. Aaron Robinson is a 2016 cornerback committed to Florida, and he worked out for defensive backs coach Chris Ash, but was not offered. Another top prospect, 2017 defensive back Isaiah Pryor was as impressive as anyone in attendance and the Georgia native has Ohio State high on his list. 2016 center commit Jack Wohlabaugh worked out for Ed Warriner and was as good as any offensive lineman I've seen this year to date. I can see a bump to four-star status in his future, as this kid can play. 2018 in-state athlete Jaelen Gill was amazing once again, and he's either the next Jalin Marshall or the next Ezekiel Elliott, but he's the next somebody special without question. Won the Smokehouse event and is just so impressive at this early stage.

2016 WIDE RECEIVER RECRUITING: They want to add at least one more, but they would find room for all of Corley, Victor and Nate Craig-Myers. They would not take Ahmir Mitchell at this time, but he could slip in if the above guys go elsewhere.

2017 WIDE RECEIVER RECRUITING: There will be commitments coming soon from Emanuel Greene and Trevon Grimes, and I mean REALLY soon. Donovan Peoples-Jones is saying all the right things, and Meyer loves him some Cass Tech kids. So where does that leave the in-state trio of wideouts? Jaylen Harris was offered Saturday, so that makes it rough to see a spot for either Danny Davis or JaVont'e Richardson right now. Richardson could project to safety or linebacker, but Davis is a pure wide receiver. Bruce Judson is already committed, so those two might not be in the mix presently.

2016 DEFENSIVE BACK RECRUITING: Right now, there is room to add two more. The candidates are Wayne Davis, Jordan Fuller, Damar Hamlin and Andrew Pryts. I think Ohio State is in great shape with all four, so could it be the first two to commit get in? Could the numbers be redone later in the year once they know how many underclassmen are leaving? Good questions, but we have to see how this shakes out over time.

Harris from the Opening Regional:

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