Some of the best athletes in the country are going to be playing today at the Under Armour All-American Game. Buckeye commits and targets alike will be competing in the annual recruit game, showcasing their skills in what would be one of the last chances to show schools what they've got. While the class of 2013 is just about ready to be wrapped up, Ohio State still has a couple of targets in mind.
The Buckeyes alone have four recruits of interest that are either committed or are seriously considering Ohio State starting for one of the Under Armour teams. Those athletes are '13 ATH commit Jalin Marshall (starting at WR) '13 DE commit Joey Bosa (starting at DE) '13 LB Trey Johnson (starting at linebacker) and '13 DB commit Gareon Conley. I know for a fact that I'll be watching, and can only guess that Coach Meyer and his staff will have a close eye on the game as well. I'm particularly interested in finding out what Marshall can do at the receiver position. To play an entire season at quarterback only to switch to wide receiver for an All-American game is impressive.
Speaking of the Under Armour All-American Game, those four mentioned above aren't the only recruits Ohio State is after. '13 OL Cameron Hunt was just awarded with a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes after a solid season and will also be participating in the festivities:
Sebastian LaRue, recent USC decommit said he is open to OSU if they call. OSU has not been in contact since Nov when his visit was cancelled— Michael Chung (@MChungOZone) January 3, 2013
Class of 2013 ATH Sebastian LaRue recently decommitted from USC and has reopened his recruitment. Since then, he's let it be known that he's ready to listen to the Buckeyes, if they would like to reach out to him. As you can see above, there may just not be enough interest with LaRue, possibly because of '13 WR James Quick filling that role.
Finally, 2014 DB Damon Webb visited Ohio State a couple times this summer, including Friday Night Lights in late July, but plans to make another trip to Columbus in a little over a week. January 11th is the date set for Webb and his family to visit Ohio State, a weekend that is shaping up to be quite the party with all the recent announcements of recruits visiting. Webb is coming off an outstanding junior season. He helped Cass Tech win a second straight state championship with 42 tackles and seven interceptions from his cornerback spot and 30 catches and seven touchdowns as a wide receiver. We'll be sure to keep tabs on Webb, as he may end up being a hot commodity around the recruiting battlegrounds.