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Ohio State Friday Camp Notes

Ohio State held their first of three summer camps Friday, and there were several recruiting targets in the building. What is the news from inside the WHAC?

- Super QB prospect Jack Miller threw for Urban Meyer and other college coaches in private, and by all accounts he was extremely impressive. This is just a baby in recruiting terms, and he is going to get offers from every school in America. I was told USC is the school to watch, but Ohio State won't be deterred by that.

- The offer was extended to runningback Master Teague, but I do not think that means anything in regards to Zamir White. Ohio State needs runningbacks in this class, especially with Mike Weber likely to leave early and the uncertainty with Anotonio Williams being a player or not. Teague has everything you look for in a back, but he has trouble catching the football. Made Parris Campbell look like Jerry Rice. But Ohio State will work on that skill, and they primarily want him to take handoffs and run to the end zone. He ran extremely well, showing off his speed, and looks the part physically. If he wants to commit, you take him and still chase White. They need two solid RB's in this class, with Brian Snead already in the hopper. 

- Offensive lineman Jimmy McKenna was really good and three years ago this type of showing would have probably resulted in an offer. See Schmidt, Feder, Bowen, Jurkovic, etc. etc. This isn't three years ago, so I don't see McKenna getting offered. He can play though, and I think he ends up at Michigan State.

- 2019 wide receiver Milton Wright really caught my eye as a long, fluid, classy pass-catcher. He could also play defensive back, but I see him as a wideout at the next level. Holds a handful of offers, and received some face time with Meyer and Zach Smith. One to watch going forward. 

Kamryn Babb was there to talk with the staff and see the campus, but not work out. His family was with him, and that means it was business. I have had Ohio State in the lead for him for a while, and Friday's visit might have locked things up. He is their number-one receiver prospect on the board. Babb and Blue Smith could be the outside guys, with Jaelen Gill as the hybrid. Then they would take one pure slot guy. 

Cameron Brown is also a wide receiver teammate of Babb, and a solid four-star recruit. He worked out for the staff and showed off his speed for the staff. Although committed to Nebraska, Brown made the trek to Columbus for a reason and walked away with an offer. One to watch going forward, especially with Babb high on the radar.

Jayson Oweh is a GREAT looking defensive end prospect, but very raw right now as a player. Can he be developed over the next two or three years? Will they take two projects in Oweh and Tyreke Smith, another raw athlete? Oweh had some trouble in drills with footwork, but he has all the physical measurables you look for in an Ohio State defensive end. If they take both Oweh and Smith, they will need to be patient as both would be high-upside recruits, but need time to develop. 

- Was able to observe QB coach Ryan Day in action a lot on Friday, and I could not be more impressed with his teaching ability and his talent for relating to young players. Have been told he is a star in the making the past few months, and from what I saw it seems to be true. 

- Watched Day interact with Kevin Wilson as well, and both seem very comfortable with each other. Wilson appears to be right at home in his role as offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Having head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on the same page will do wonders for the offense this season. Bank That. 


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