Urban Meyer and his coaching staff are in the process of putting the finishing touches on a recruiting class that currently has 21 members.
The Buckeyes took a big step in landing one of their remaining targets when they extended a scholarship offer to 2014 Columbus (OH) Bishop Ready offensive tackle and Virginia Tech commit Brady Taylor. Ohio State offered him about a week ago, but he wanted to keep the offer quiet for a couple of days because he is currently committed to another school.
He is definitely interested in the Buckeyes and plans to make the short trip to Ohio State's campus Saturday in order to take a more in-depth look at the football program. Taylor, a Columbus native, grew up rooting for the Scarlet and Gray. Taylor told Land-Grant Holy Land on the pending visit he hopes to, "just be able to get a better feel for the coaches and see if it is a place I can succeed early in my college career."
While there was some thinking things could move fast for Taylor and the Buckeyes, the 3-star tackle also plans to visit Virginia Tech again the weekend after next. He told LGHL after that next trip to Blacksburg he'd decide sometime between then and National Signing Day '14.
I projected the Bucks to land the 6'5, 270 -pound offensive tackle over a month ago and will not be changing that pick any time soon. If Taylor ultimately committed to the Buckeyes, he would become the 5th offensive lineman in the 2014 class. OSU has already secured commitments from Jamarco Jones, Marcelys Jones, Demetrius Knox, and Kyle Trout.
Taylor also holds over ten scholarship offers from the likes of Ball State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Land-Grant Holy Land will keep you up to date as this story develops over the next week or so. In the meantime, make sure to check out his highlights.