One of the top names was Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary defensive end Lawrence Wilson, who was making an official visit after his team played at Columbus St. Charles last night. Wilson (6-6, 245) is rated as Ohio's No. 12 prospect by Ohio High's Duane Long. He figures to decide between OSU and Notre Dame sometime in the next several weeks.
Also, Barrington, Ill., offensive lineman Dan Doering (6-6, 290, 5.0) was in attendance. Doering is a national top-100 prospect. He is ranked No. 27 overall nationally by TheInsidersRecruiting.com. He is also the No. 2 overall prospect in Illinois and the nation's fourth-best OL prospect.
OSU verbals in attendance included: Jamario O'Neal, Andre Amos, Jimmy Cordle, Brian Hartline, Aaron Pettrey (grayshirt),
Other prospects in attendance included:
Cleveland Glenville LB Freddie Lenix, OL Bryant Browning and DB Ray Smalls.
Fairborn's Josh Copeland and Jarrod Smith.
Columbus Brookhaven LB Alex Daniels, DL Mark Jackson and junior DL Jeff Cumberland, DB Keith Massey and Mike McGhee. OSU has offered the 6-3, 230-pound Daniels, who is also looking at Oklahoma.
Coldwater junior LB Ross Homan.
Pittsburgh standouts Jon D'Alesandro, RB Ed Collington and junior WR Wes Lyons, brother of OSU receiver Devon Lyons.
Canton GlenOak LB Brandon Long.
Euclid's Thaddeus Gibson and Darius Smith.
Springboro's Jake Ballard.
Cincinnati St. Xavier WR Jeff Lindeman.
Miamisburg's Cody Blevins.