A bit of a slow day in the Ohio State recruiting world on Wednesday but the news that was delivered did not disappoint. The biggest news of the day was when '15 QB Torrence Gibson tweeted that he would be taking one of his official visits to Columbus to visit the Buckeyes. Gibson is undoubtedly the number one target for the Buckeyes at the QB position and quite possibly the number one target in the whole class. This will be a tough battle for Ohio State as they will have to fight off just about every major college program in the country for his services. The 5-star QB's crystal ball currently favors the Scarlet and Gray but Miami (FL), Tennessee, LSU and Auburn are also in the mix.
I will be taking one of my official visits to Ohio State #BuckeyeNation 🅾— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) April 2, 2014
Speaking of visits, 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong reported yesterday that '15 OT George Asafo-Adjei visited Ohio State on Tuesday. The 6'4, 295-pounder is a 3-star prospect from the state of Ohio. Currently rated as the 24th best player in the state of Ohio, Asafo-Adjei has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Syracuse, West Virginia and a few others. The Lakota West High School product is also receiving interest from Louisville, Missouri and Ohio State.
We also found yesterday that the Buckeyes sent out an offer to '15 CB Jaylon Lane of Nacogdoches High School in Texas. Lane is currently rated as a 3-star prospect and the 877th ranked player in the class. The 6'1, 185-pounder also sits at 68th at his position and 115th in the lone star state. Lane currently holds offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and many others. Land Grant Holy-Land's Miles Joseph caught up with Lane to talk about his offer.
Ohio State basketball signee D'Angelo Russell was in the starting lineup for the East squad last night in the McDonald's All-American game. Russell had an efficient game in the 15 minutes that he did play. The 5-star guard finished the night with 11 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds. Russell was the third leading scorer on the East and was 5 of 10 from the floor. Russell and the East fell short 105-102 to the West partly because of Jahlil Okafor, the former Buckeye target and soon to be Blue Devil was the games MVP.