Starting us off, news came in on Monday evening that '14 TE Mike Gesicki will be visiting Ohio State tomorrow. Gesicki is a 6'5", 215-pound tight end and holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College and Old Dominion. Our own Charles Doss got a chance to ask Mike about the visit in general:
I hear you will visit OSU this week, what coach are you contact with the most and what are they saying? what are a couple things you are most excited to see or do while in Columbus?
Coach Pantoni, the player personnel coach, offensive coordinator Tom Herman and offensive line coach Ed Warinner . They like my body type and and athleticism to fit in their offense great. They've told me they are very interested. I can't wait to see the campus and facilities. I've only heard great things about THE Ohio State University and I can't wait to get on campus see it first hand and hopefully meet coach Meyer!
I've decided to commit to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl!!!— Jamarco Jones (@jjones_73) March 27, 2013
'14 OL Jamarco Jones has been on Ohio State's radar for quite some time now, and the relationship between the two parties is pretty strong to this point. So when Jones announced he was going to commit to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, we figured it might make a good time to congratulate Jones on his achievement. The 6'5", 290-pound lineman is ranked as the fourth-best tackle in the country and third-best prospect overall in the state of Illinois.
'14 WR Chris Godwin is another recruit making plans to visit Ohio State soon, as he wants to visit Columbus Friday, and will likely spend the weekend there. In addition to Ohio State, Godwin's list of offers includes Stanford, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College, Cal, North Carolina State and Maryland. Prior to this coming weekend, the only two schools the Delaware-native has visited are Penn State and Maryland.
The 6'1", 193-pound Godwin had over 25 catches for 500 yards and seven touchdowns during his sophomore season. He caught 42 passes for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns his junior season in 2012. Godwin is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is the country's No. 33 wide receiver and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Delaware. Check out his highlights from his sophomore season:
Finally, in case you somehow missed it yesterday, Ohio State media got a surprise during Tuesday's spring practice. Wearing the number 91 was Chris Rock, a defensive end transfer from Michigan. The situation is very similar to that of former offensive lineman Justin Boren. Here's more from the Dispatch:
Rock, a defensive end, was part of the Michigan recruiting class of 2011, a year in which he was redshirted. He left that school last year and enrolled at OhioState, though he did not immediately join the football team.
Now he has, and was out there in practice this afternoon. He will eligible to play this fall, since he transferred to OSU in the fall in 2012 and thus has sat out the mandatory one season. Whether he will rise to playing status remains to be seen. Rock, 6 feet 5, 270 pounds, was considered a three-star prospect by rivals.com his senior season at DeSales.