While this weekend isn't going to be near as busy as last weekend, where multiple elite prospects were on hand to watch a spring practice and check out the campus, there are still going to be a handful of guys making the trip to Columbus to watch Saturday's practice.
We'll touch on this weekend's bigger visitors and also talk about some under the radar recruits who will be in Columbus this weekend.
Let's get started.
DE Darius Fullwood, Olney (MD) Good Counsel
I've said this a couple of times, but I think the 6'5, 240-pound Good Counsel product is this weekend's biggest visitor, especially when it comes to guys who are the most likely to end up in the Buckeyes' 2015 recruiting class. The standout defensive end will arrive on campus tomorrow morning and will stay thru Saturday. This won't be his first time on campus, as he visited for the Ohio State-Indiana game last November.
This could very well be the last time Fullwood is on campus before making his college decision as he currently wants to announce in May. While he publicly claims no leader, I think the Buckeyes are the team to beat right now, with Penn State close behind. Anything is possible, but I would be surprised if he committed this weekend. He's only a three-star on many sites, but I think that changes this summer. One of the most underrated recruits in this class in my opinion.
OT Jake Fruhmorgen, Tampa (FL) Plant
The big offensive tackle will be stopping in Columbus this weekend. He'll also be taking trips to Ann Arbor to see Michigan and South Bend to see what Notre Dame has to offer. It will be his first time visiting Ohio State. He holds offers from almost every big program in the nation.
It's nice the Buckeyes are getting him on campus at least once, but this is a major long-shot in the race for his commitment. I think he's leaning pretty strongly towards the Clemson Tigers and wouldn't be surprised to see him committing there sooner, rather than later. In any event, it's big OSU is getting him on campus and they'll at least get a shot to make a positive impression. Don't get your hopes up though.
TE CJ Conrad, Lagrange (OH) Keystone
One of Ohio's best players, who has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Scarlet and Gray, will also be visiting this weekend. He boasts an impressive offer sheet which includes scholarships from the likes of Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Pittsburgh, and many others, to go along with interest from a lot of big time football programs.
Kentucky is his leader right now, but an Ohio State offer would definitely change things for him. It's not likely to come this weekend, but if he performs well at camp this summer and earns an offer, I wouldn't be surprised if he committed on the spot. He could be a great fit for Ohio State's number two tight end spot in this recruiting class.
LB Chris Green, Toledo (OH) Central Catholic
Toledo Central Catholic has churned out a couple of top-notch division one prospects over the past couple of years. Most notably, Buckeye safety Jayme Thompson and future Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer. Green has the chance to join his former teammates in playing top level division one football and is the most underrated player in the state in my opinion. He holds offers from the likes of Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Penn State, West Virginia, and others already.
This is definitely a guy to watch when it comes to Ohio State. He'll have a good opportunity to talk with the Buckeye coaching staff this weekend. If he agrees to camp in Columbus this summer, I think he could surprise some people and earn a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes.
Other weekend visitors
- OG David Robbins, Glenelg (MD) – Definitely power conference caliber, but he has a lot of work to do if he wants to earn an offer from the Buckeyes. He'd have to blow the staff away at a camp this summer, but he's definitely someone to keep an eye on.
- OT Quinn Oseland, Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin – This is a case pretty similar to that of Robbins. He's a solid prospect, who will play his college ball in a power conference, but has a lot of work to do in order to earn an offer from Ohio State.
- OT Tyler Gerald, Portsmouth (OH) Sciotoville (2016) – He's pretty much an unknown commodity right now, but it's still very early. With a good camp showing and solid junior season, he could start receiving increased interest from Ohio State and other big schools.
Land-Grant Holy Land will keep you up to date as visit news emerges this weekend.