Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 12/31

Could 2013 S Vonn Bell be leaning towards becoming a Buckeye? - Vonn Bell Facebook

A weekend full of recruiting news has today's State Secrets jammed-pack with the latest updates on Ohio State recruiting, including the newest information on Vonn Bell, James Quick and other top prospects.

It's time to settle some rumors down, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday, word got out that '13 WR James Quick was favoring Ohio State and that Quick would choose the Buckeyes over Louisville on Saturday, the 5th of January. While Quick is in fact making his choice between Ohio State and Louisville on Saturday, it's unclear whether or not Quick was just pulling some legs when he told reporters that Ohio State was in the lead:

For now, we'll take Marc's word for it, as he's one of the more trusted Ohio State-related news guys out there. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any more information regarding Quick, because I'm sure there will be plenty of it.

It's not a secret that Ohio State and Coach Meyer have been putting on a full assault to try to get '13 S Vonn Bell to commit to the Buckeyes. Bell's commitment would give Ohio State a little breathing room in the secondary, where the Buckeyes are currently thin. Bill Greene, another trusted source, announced that he was ready to put Ohio State as the favorite to land Bell. The Buckeyes have trailed Alabama up to this point, but now things are looking up for the end of the 2013 class:

Staying on the topic of the class of 2013, Ohio State was recently named a finalist in '13 WR Tony Stevens' top three schools, including Florida State and Texas A&M. Not much attention has been put on Stevens, at least, not as much as '13 WR James Quick or '13 WR Shelton Gibson but don't be surprised to see Stevens seriously think about becoming a Buckeye.

'14 DT Elisha Shaw has picked up an offer from Ohio State after a disappointing junior year where he was kept off of the field due to being academically ineligible. Without getting a Shelton Gibson flash, Shaw has already soothed the minds of Buckeye fans by stating that his grade situation is now under control. The 4-star defensive tackles holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Florida State.

Two weeks ago '14 QB Deshaun Watson wrapped up his junior campaign with the Red Elephants by earning a state title over Ware County, 49-13. He also became the all-time leading passer in Georgia state history on his way to finishing the season a champion.While he is committed to Clemson, Watson makes it no secret that he is very interested in the Ohio State Buckeyes. Watson currently has Ohio State trailing Clemson but is still open to being recruited.

Finally, '14 ATH Myles Autry named the Ohio State Buckeyes his leader on December 28th. This comes despite having over 20 scholarship offers from other schools including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma. Standing 5'9", 175-pounds, Autry, who plays running back and returner for a Norcross team that just won a state title in Georgia's largest classification, says the Buckeyes are his clear-cut favorite. He plans to visit Columbus sometime in 2013, but didn't specify where. We'll be sure to keep an eye on this kid in the future.

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