Major Prospects Set for Camp

The Ohio State summer camp sessions are in full swing, and a number of players have already had some impressive performances, but the advanced session on Friday is where all of the big names will come to compete, including most of the current Ohio State positional commitments.

Tomorrow morning in Columbus a number of the country's top prospects will be on campus at Ohio State to work out with the Buckeye coaching staff.

The list at quarterback has not been that long this year, as the Buckeyes have been concentrating on Pennsylvania super-star Terrelle Pryor, who has informed a number of people that he will be making the trip West to get a better feel for everything Ohio State.

Pryor is not the only interesting prospect who is set to attend, as Dublin Coffman flame thrower Zack Stoudt will be finishing off an impressive camp run that netted him a scholarship from Pittsburgh with a final stop at the home state school.

Two more interesting prospects are LaSalle's Brendan Jones and Auburn commitment DeRon Furr who are also looking to make an impact in front of the coaches that will attend.

Cincinnati commitment and Trotwood star Domonick Britt will be one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the region, and he will be coming to show what type of talent the Bearcats secured when they landed his verbal.

Buckeye commitment DeVoe Torrence will be coming in for the camp, but is not expected to be working out. In addition to Torrence, there are some powerful prospects set to attend in Jonas Gray and Richard Watson. Gray is fresh off a successful camp at Michigan where he ran an impressive sub 4.4 forty and picked up a Wolverine offer. Maryland's Lamaar Thomas is also scheduled to fly in to spend some time working with the Buckeye coaching staff.

Buckeye commitments DeVier Posey and Jacob Stoneburner are the headliners at the wide receiver position. Stoneburner will not be able to participate in any drills due to the fact he is nursing a leg injury. The ultra competitive Posey is sure to do some impressive things throughout the day.

The main name on the board right now is Toledo Whitmer Kevin Koger. Koger maintains that he is still torn between the buckeyes and Wolverines. Will this be his last stop before he reaches a decision? Another name on the tight end radar is Bowling Green High's Ryan Wallace, who has already been up to Columbus for an unofficial visit.

Coach Bollman and Coach Peterson should be happy about the turn out that is expected at the offensive line position. The current three Buckeye commitments J.B. Shugarts, Michael Brewster, and Mike Adams are all looking forward to the chance to work together. checked in with West Virginia's top reruit, Josh Jenkins, and at this time he is split on whether or not he will be coming in for the camp. One of the top juniors to watch will be Cardinal Mooney's Johnny Simon. It would not surprise any to see him as one of the first underclassmen to receive an Ohio State offer.

Defensive line has become an area of concern due to some questions about depth; the main uncommitted names that are set to attend this session of camp are Chandler Burden, John Yobouty, and Taylor Hill. Hill becomes an interesting prospect due to the fact a similar position on the depth chart may have opened up with Walter Dublin's transfer. OSU four-star commitment Nathan Williams will also be out working with the coaches and helping with current recruiting targets. Trotwood-Madison's Ike Washington has started to draw some attention at defensive tackle. He recently picked up his first two offers.

On of the fiercest battles has erupted at the linebacker position as many talented in-state prospects are vying for an offer. Among those set to attend is the highly regarded Brandon Beachum, who has become one of the most recruited players in the state. Beachum could also be looked at to play running back. Two other in-state targets that could be seriously considered as legitimate targets are Doug Rippy and Justin Staples. Both have the type of measurables that could draw some serious attention from the coaching staff. Brendan Beal, Mike Spooner, Will Fleming and Fred Craigwill also be camping.

The top name everyone will be watching will be Strongsville's D.J. Woods. Woods is also a talented receiver, and may work out there, but he will be closely tracked no matter where he is on the field. Northmont junior C.J. Barnett will be one of the top players in the state in 2009. Lakewood St. Edward speedster Branden Williams will also be performing. At this time, it is uncertain whether Mooney defensive back Dan McCarthy will be at the camp or not. Could this end up being a clue to his ultimate destination?

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