There's a new name on the OSU offensive line recruiting scene... sort of.
Mark Jackson (6-6, 290) attended Columbus Brookhaven and was ranked as a Big Ten-caliber prospect in last year's recruiting class. But he was unable to sign last year and is now at Harmony Prep at in Cincinnati.
He will not only be able to sign this year, but he will be coming in early to whatever school he selects.
"I am now fully qualified," Jackson said. "I will be an early entry. I will enroll in January."
Jackson was in attendance for Ohio State's win over Minnesota.
"This was an unofficial," he said. "We will talk about an official when they come down next week."
How interested are the Buckeyes?
"They have talked to me about an offer," he said. "Coach Peterson is coming down next week to give me a decision about an offer."
OSU is not the only school on Jackson's list.
"I have some other possible visits," he said. "I will be visiting Illinois in December and I am in the process of setting up visits to Michigan and Oklahoma. I cannot wait around too long."
Jackson can play anywhere along the line; he played center for Brookhaven but has been playing tackle for Harmony.
"I have been playing right tackle and some left tackle at Harmony," Jackson said.
His thoughts on the Buckeyes?
"I could definitely see myself at Ohio State," he said.