Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 3/26 - Chris Clark to visit, Torrance Gibson to announce early

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Chris Clark has set up a visit to Ohio State. Will the Buckeyes be able to flip his commitment? Also, Torrance Gibson has made it public that he will make his college decision sooner than expected.

Diving into yesterday's recruiting action, tight end prospect and current North Carolina commit, Chris Clark is set to visit Ohio State after all. Clark gave a verbal to the Tar Heels on March 16, but this recruitment is far from over. The tight end position is a must need for the Buckeyes in this year's recruiting class and Clark is near the top of the list. In all likelihood, Ohio State will need to take two at this position at the end of the day. With extremely elite size at 6'6 and nearly 250 pounds, Clark is an excellent pass catcher, but also excels in the area of run blocking. Clark holds an offer from just about every major school in the country and, believe it or not, 247Sports' Crystal Ball has him landing in Columbus and being a Buckeye when it's all said and done. Don't read too much into the early commitment to UNC, because things can change in a hurry, and most likely will. It'll be game-on for Urban Meyer and his staff when Clark officially steps foot on campus:

But pump the breaks. Clark tells us our Miles Joseph that as it turns out, Urban Meyer won't be on campus that originally scheduled weekend. He's still expected to take a visit to Ohio State soon, though.

Quite possibly the biggest news of the day came when quarterback Torrance Gibson made in apparent on Twitter that he will be announcing his college choice early, as opposed to waiting until his senior season is over. With this news, we can assume that a decision will be made sometime over summer, and if there's anyone the Buckeyes need to land in this year's class, it's Gibson. With Ohio State as the favorite at this point, you have to think this is great news for the Scarlet and Grey. However, whoever Gibson picks when his decision is made, the recruiting will have to go all the way until signing day because there isn't a college in America that doesn't want to land the services of five-star Torrance Gibson. Gibson visited Auburn over the weekend.

2016 linebacker Ethan Tucky recently finished up his own visit to Ohio State on Tuesday and it sounds like it didn't disappoint.

Though he's still a few year's away, he's not your ordinary sophomore in high school as he already possesses unique size at 6'3, 215 pounds. As his career continues forward, there's no doubt that Tucky will be held in high regard by the time his junior season ends.

This is what he had to say about the visit to our Charles Doss:

The visit went great. I got there at 2:30 and was able to sit in the linebackers meeting which was sweet. Then I went out and watched practice. After practice we took a tour of the facilities and talked with the coaches more. I talked with coach Gillum, Fickell, and Meyer. Gillum walked me around and talked about what position he saw me as, Fickell talked linebacker stuff with me and Meyer wants me to bring my parents up so they can meet them. I plan on going up next week with my parents so they can meet the coaching staff, so I'll be back up soon.

Jalen Julius was offered by the Buckeyes on Tuesday. Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with the Orlando, Florida cornerback.

I was on the phone with coach Drayton (when I found out about the offer). It feels good to know that OSU is interested. When I think of OSU football I think of that silver helmet with all the stickers on it.

Julius, a 5'11 175-pound three-star prospect with blazing speed, adds an offer from the Buckeyes to a list that consists of Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and quite a few other programs. If you haven't seen his film yet, check it out here.

Quick Hits

- Coach Meyer loves loading up his offensive side of the ball with big-time playmakers, especially at the wide receiver position. See who the top targets are for this year's recruiting class at that position group.

- It's never too early when dealing with recruiting. The Ohio State basketball program has recently reached out to Gary Trent Jr., who is currently only a freshman in high school. See what he had to say about his recruiting process and about the Buckeyes.

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