Marshon Lattimore holds some pretty big names in his offer list. Where does Ohio State stand?
While the Ohio State basketball team was busy dispatching the Spartans on the court, the Buckeyes' recruiting staff continued to bring full-court pressure in an attempt to land the best athletes in the class of 2014.
Recruiting is a never-ending battle for coaching staffs across the country, and none know that more than Ohio State's. Head coach Urban Meyer is known as a relentless recruiter, and it shows when the Buckeyes (and, previously, the Gators) finish in the top five in the major recruiting class rankings. As of now, Ohio State's class of 2014 ranks 10th in the nation, according to 247Sports. The Buckeyes currently have four commitments, but we still have quite a ways to go before next year and National Signing Day 2014. There are still plenty of uncommitted talents, which we can only assume coach Meyer hopes to capitalize on soon.
One prospect that has growing interest in Ohio State is '14 WR Dallis Todd. Already holding an offer on a list that seems to keep getting longer and longer, Todd is looking to visit twice over the course of this year. One visit is coming up on the weekend of April 6th, while the other will most likely take place during a game weekend this coming fall. Ohio State was amongst the first to offer the 6'5", 210-pound receiver, and it would appear that Todd was really excited at the notion of Ohio State being one of the first to show him interest. We'll be keeping an eye on the happenings with Todd in the future.
A top prospect, not only in the state of Ohio, but the whole country, '14 ATH Marshon Lattimore has had Ohio State interested in him since he came on the scene this past season. Playing both cornerback and wide receiver, Lattimore has great speed and hands. His quickness is something impressive and he comes from the Cleveland-Glenville pipeline, which only works to Ohio State's advantage. Not to mention the fact that he's teammates with '14 OL and Buckeye commit Marcelys Jones. Lattimore currently has 15 offers from top programs such as Alabama, Cincinnati, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, USC and West Virginia, among others. We've shown you highlights of Lattimore in the past, but we've got some more for you to enjoy here:
'14 ATH Montae Nicholson can play a variety of positions at the high school level, and might even be able to do so at the next. That can only make coach Meyer want Nicholson in this class more, and we can't blame him. Nicholson has 16 offers, and checks in at 6'3", 200-pounds along with running a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. Nicholson can play safety, cornerback or wide receiver and is widely considered as the best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania for the class of 2014. To get more of an idea of what Nicholson is all about, you can check out our interview with him that took place just days away from National Signing Day 2013. For an even deeper view, check out his latest highlight film from this past season here: