We can't emphasize enough what a huge recruiting weekend this is for Ohio State. Remember Scarlet Sunday, February 10, 2013, in which three class of 2014-ers committed to Ohio State in a span of about 90 minutes? This weekend has that kind of potential.
Amongst those expected this weekend include:
Demarre Kitt (6-1/182) WR | Sandy Creek H.S., GA
Chris Williams (6-1/287) DT | Sandy Creek H.S., GA
Darius Wade (6-1/182) QB | Middletown H.S., DE
Verondtae Wilkinson (6-2/220) OLB | Trotwood-Madison H.S., OH
Jamie Akin (5-10/180) RB | Ben Davis H.S., IN Not Ranked
Class of 2015 Prospects
Montel Swanson (6-4/180) WR | Ben Davis H.S., IN Not Ranked
Kitt and Williams are actually already on their way to campus with Mr. Kitt providing us with an aerial view of Ohio State's practice facilities as well as Morrill and Lincoln Towers.
Comprising the rest of the weekend (and mostly arriving tomorrow) visitors we have the following:
Jabrill Peppers (6-1/205) ATH/S | Paramus Catholic H.S., NJ
Marshon Lattimore (6-0/175) CB | Glenville H.S., OH
Sam Hubbard (6-6/225) ATH/S | Archbishop Moeller H.S., OH
Parris Campbell (6-0/179) WR/ATH | St. Vincent-St. Mary, OH
Dante Booker (6-4/210) OLB | St. Vincent-St. Mary, OH
Donte Thomas-Williams (6-0/209) RB | Hillside H.S., NC
Cortez McDowell (6-1/200) S | Locust Grove H.S., GA
Damon Webb (5-11/180) CB | Cass Tech H.S., MI
Alex Bookser (6-6/295) OT | Mt. Lebanon H.S., PA
Dallis Todd (6-5/210) WR | La Miranda H.S., CA
Trevion Thompson (6-2/177) WR | Hillside H.S., NC
Lonnie Johnson (6-3/190) S/WR | West Side H.S., IN
Juwann Bushell-Beatty (6-7/310) OT | Paramus Catholic H.S., GA
Corbin Daly (6-1/175) P | Kell H.S., NC Not Rated
Class of 2015 Prospects
Michael Weber (5-10/190) RB | Cass Tech H.S., MI Not Rated
Jayru Campbell (6-3/190) QB | Cass Tech H.S., MI Not Rated
Joshua Alabi (6-5/245) DE | Cass Tech H.S., MI Not Rated
Sam Mustipher (6-4/285) DT/OG | Sandy Creek H.S., GA
Italics indicate already committed
Additionally '14 RB Nick Chubb, '14 JUCO OT Jermaine Eluemunor, and '14 JUCO OT Chad Mavety were all planning on taking in this weekend but had to cancel for logistical reasons, JUCO/NCAA visit restrictions, and the latter again respectively. Needless to say though, Urban Meyer and his staff will more than have their hands full anyways.
So who's the most likely to join the likes of Kyle Trout, Damon Webb, Marcelys Jones, Parris Campbell, and Dylan Thompson as verbally committed members of the class of 2014 for Urban Meyer's Buckeyes? Sam Hubbard, who we spoke to in early March, would seem to be an early favorite. He's visiting Michigan today and still has some allegiances to Notre Dame (as a former lacrosse commit), but he's awfully high on the Buckeyes as well.
Don't rule out Dante Booker, either. The high school teammate of Campbell has been said by some to be chomping at the bit to make a pledge to OSU official, and this weekend might just give him that opportunity.