Bank Blog: OSU Thursday Recruiting Update

Even though they have 22 commits right now, Ohio State is looking to add a few more prospects to the 2016 recruiting class. Who is in the mix?

- WHAT ABOUT WALLACE? The story of how K'Von Wallace has gone from two-star Cincinnati commit to K'Von Wallace wanted by several top schools is beyond me. He hasn't gotten taller, faster or put up better film the past few months, but he is a hot guy right now. Either way, he's not going to Cincinnati. Wallace is at Clemson right now on an official visit, and will leave for Ohio State Friday morning. Clemson wants him, and I'm expecting them to tell the kid that his offer is only good until he leaves campus. Either commit to us right now and cancel Ohio State, or you'd better love Ohio because we are getting someone else. By tomorrow morning, if K'Von Wallace isn't committed to Clemson, I think he ends up in the 2016 Ohio State recruiting class. If he gets to Columbus, he's a Buckeye in my opinion. 

- WHAT ABOUT PRIDGEON? The JUCO offensive tackle will also be at Ohio State this weekend, and I think there are some issues the Buckeye staff will need addressed before Malcolm Pridgeon will be admitted into this class. If they take him, then there is a clear indication of how Ohio State feels about the young offensive linemen they've brought in the past few years. At the end of the day, I'm not sure they would take this guy, and I will wait to see if he shows up and how the visit goes. My early inclination is that he is not in this class.

- WHAT ABOUT FULLER? There is some scuttlebutt out there for both Notre Dame and Michigan, which makes me think I'm right in pegging this kid to Ohio State. No change for me with Jordan Fuller. Schiano wins this one. 

- WHAT ABOUT HAMLIN? Now we are starting to see some groundswell of support for Ohio State, and I would expect Damar Hamlin to show up tomorrow at school wearing a Buckeye hoodie. I believe he is setting the scene for his PItt announcement. 

- WHAT ABOUT HARDMAN? This is the ultimate game-player, and I don't think too many people are falling for the game anymore. It's pretty much out that Mecole Hardman Jr has committed to Georgia, and Kirby Smart is going to let him keep it quiet until Signing Day. 

- WHAT ABOUT HARRISON? Buckeye. All good with Malik Harrison

- WHAT ABOUT KING? This kid has gone totally underground, and there's a rumor Jamar King has entered the recruiting witness protection program. I really have no clue on him at all right now, but would think OSU will hold a spot for him before taking Pridgeon. 

- SUMMARY: I have Fuller and Harrison IN the class, which takes them to 24. I think one more might be it, but I could see them squeezing in two out of the threesome of Wallace, King and Pridgeon. Every one they take from this point on either keeps a guy out of next year's class, or knocks a guy off the current roster. Jordan Fuller is worth that. I'm not sure the other guys are, but Urban Meyer knows best what he needs to win. 


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