Recruiting Updates - Izzy Bauta, Louis Holmes

OSU is recruiting Brooklyn, NY Izzy Bauta pretty hard, and his coach tells us that he will be taking a trip to OSU this month. Also, remember Louis Holmes? We have an update on his status as well.

We told you a while back about a lineman from Brooklyn, NY named Izzy Bauta that Ohio State is showing interest in him. Coach Jacoby at Poly Prep says the Buckeyes continue to show heavy interest, and he'll be back to campus this month.

"Izzy will be visiting Ohio State on December 12th," he said. "He'll be visiting Maryland this weekend."

"He's looking at Rutgers and Duke in January, but nothing's set yet," he said.

The coach also said that the OSU staff has been busy visiting with Izzy.

"Mark Snyder did an in-home with Izzy on Monday," he said. "Coach Tressel has been here before and he will be here again next week."

"What happened to Louis Holmes?"

That's a question we get a lot. We haven't caught up with Louis just yet, but we did catch up with his high school coach at Ft. Lauderdale Dillard, Ken Scott, and found out where he's been and that he'll be part of this week's big recruiting weekend.

"Yes, he's scheduled to be in for a visit this weekend," Coach Scott said. "Coach Conley was just in and we talked about it."

Where has Louis been?

"He's up in Maine at a prep school," Coach Scott said. "He was a good kid in a bad situation, and it's good that it's going to work out for him."

Louis made a lot of progress this year in his game.

"He's huge now," Coach Scott said. "He's got good reviews as a prep school coaches as a player and a person. Those coaches say he's the best they've ever had there."

Coach Scott also says that OSU is the only school on Louis' visit list that he knows of.

"If he scheduled any other visits to any other schools, I don't know about it," he said.

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