Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 11/19 - Latest on Ashton White, Chad Mavety

With only two regular season games remaining, the Buckeyes are focused with the task at hand. Fortunately, Ohio State has the staff to recruit some of the best athletes in the country. So who are the Buckeyes still hoping to land?

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To start things off, a fairly hot prospect as of late is picking up offers left and right from multiple schools. '14 WR/TE Nate Brown has received offers from Georgia and South Carolina recently, despite already being committed to Missouri. But when asked if he was a Georgia fan from the beginning, Brown said something that might be of interest to the Ohio State coaching staff:

"No, I grew up an Ohio State fan." What if Ohio State offered? "I haven't had any contact with them at all. I can't tell you because it hasn't happened. I was just a fan of the team when they had Troy Smith."

The 6'3, 210-pound wide receiver/tight end has been committed to Missouri since September 17th of this year. While there's no guarantee that the Buckeyes will offer, it might not be totally crazy to think that the staff will take a look over his status. Brown has caught a total of 15 touchdowns over seven games and chose the Tigers over Vanderbilt in a quiet recruitment. Now that his offers have picked back up, it will be interesting to see where this takes him.

Perhaps the highest priority offensive lineman left on the recruiting board for the 2014 class is '14 JUCO OT Chad Mavety. Mavety is set to take his visit to Ohio State this weekend for the Buckeyes' final home game of the 2013 season. The game is against Indiana, which should provide plenty of fireworks for Mavety and other recruits in attendance.

'15 DB Ashton White tweeted on Monday that he would be committing to the school of his choice as soon as his high school football season is over. While Ohio State has been the favorite from the beginning, word is that Virginia Tech has made up some ground and that it will come down between those two. Only time will tell, and as the season end draws near, the anticipation will build.

'14 WR Corey Lacanaria has held a preferred walk-on offer from Ohio State for a while now, and while he hasn't committed, he did announce that he will be taking a visit to the campus after his season is over. Lacanaria doesn't hold any scholarship offers from schools, but is being looked at by multiple teams, like Western Michigan, Ohio, Ball State, and Bowling Green.

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