The Buckeyes had a ton of football recruits on hand this past weekend. Amongst them, five star defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY/Abraham Lincoln), 2015 prospects Cario Davison of Galion and Toledo Central Catholic juniors, Chris Green and Ramon Miles. Miles told Land-Grant Holy Land that he was highly impressed with how the fans got involved with the quick calls and how Buckeye Nation cheers for the team. But Thad Matta's basketball Bucks were in on the act as well.
2014 five star center Myles Turner made his way from Texas to Columbus. Turner, a 6-11 center, is the fourth best prospect in 2014 class, according to 247Sports and has offers from just about every powerhouse program in college hoops. Turner is mainly concentrating however on the Buckeyes, Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma State, after Louisville has backed off a bit, Per Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com.
Myles' father David Turner had the following to say about his sons Ohio State visit to Zagoria:
"His mom and Myles went. He enjoyed it. Ohio State showed him a great time. Coach does have specific ideas about how they would use him and he explained that to Myles in pretty good detail. He wasn't going to just stick Myles in the post and leave him there."
After missing out on 2014 big men Goodluck Okonoboh and Elbert Robinson, who chose UNLV and LSU respectively, adding Turner would in no doubt give Ohio State the top overall 2014 recruiting class in the nation after already having commitments from wings Keita Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate, power forward Dave Bell, and five star guard D'Angelo Russell.
Fellow class of 2014 prospect, Payton Dastrup, also visited over the weekend. A Mesa, Arizona native, Dastrup might be graduating in a few months, but won't touch a college campus until 2016, as he plans to take a two year Mormon mission trip following his graduation from Mountain View High. The 6-9 four star power forward isn't just high on OSU but also on programs like BYU, Virginia and Arizona, and seems to be looking to make his college announcement pretty soon after finishing up his official visits:
Ohio State offered 2015 Texas four star wide receiver Kemah Siverand on Monday. The 247Sports Composite rankings currently have Kemah as the 170th best player in the country, 21st best wide out and 26th best overall prospect from the Lone Star State. The Bucks join Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and quite a few others as programs who have offered the 6-0 180 pound play maker so far.
Here are some highlights of Siverand in action:
This coming Saturday's football game against Penn State is going to bring dozens of recruits to town. It might be early in the week, but 2016 New Jersey wide receiver Cameron Chambers is already looking forward to checking out the matchup in person:
I'm kinda hype for this Ohio State vs Penn State game I'm going to on saturday.— Cameron Chambers (@justcallme_cam) October 21, 2013
Chambers has already visited the campus and had a chance to watch the Buckeyes in person. The 6-3 sophomore took in the OSU Spring Game in Cincinnati during a weekend trip to Ohio a few months ago. Even though the Buckeyes have yet to offer, Cameron currently holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Purdue and Rutgers, to name a few.
2015 Walnut Ridge linebacker Anthony McKee tells me he had a great conversation with OSU assistant Luke Fickell last night. McKee, fresh off a weekend visit to Illinois, has already attended two Buckeye football games this season, including the Wisconsin game. McKee will be back on campus this coming weekend after being invited to attend the Penn State game by Coach Fickell.
The Columbus native also plans on checking out what the Michigan State Spartans have to offer the 2nd of November when they take on that team from up north. McKee is starting to put together a rather impressive scholarship list with BCS conference programs like Arkansas, Boston College, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and West Virginia as a few to already offer the 6-2 four star prospect. Could the Buckeyes be next?
- The Buckeyes will also host 2015 tight end C.J. Conrad and 2016 tight end Isaac Nauta this weekend. Nauta, a Georgia native, was recently offered by the Buckeyes, while Conrad has yet to receive an offer. The staff is definitely keeping a close eye on him and could eventually offer sometime in the near future.