Kicking things off, the Buckeyes sent out a new offer on Tuesday to four-star receiver Jayson Stanley, who is also from the state of Georgia. Stanley is a bigger receiver, 6'2, 198 pounds and holds over 15 offers. Ohio State will have some ground to make up on some of the big-time SEC schools as the favorites at this point in time seem to be Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn. Still, Urban Meyer should be able to sell him a chance to compete right away as an outside receiver and that kind of pitch is always enticing to recruits. Stanley should continue to be a hot name and gain offers as this is already his sixth one this month. If you haven't seen the film, check it out here.
Ohio State was in to see 2015 defensive lineman Nico Lautanen on Tuesday. Lautanen, at 6'4, 265 pounds, hasn't quite blown up on a national scale yet, but does hold three in-state offers in Toledo, Akron, and Ohio. Being from Mentor High School it's no surprise to see those schools jump on him early. Lautanen attended the Illinois junior day back in March, but in order to pick up an Ohio State offer, it looks like it'll have to be earned at a camp and a strong upcoming performance this fall. Notre Dame coaches visited him yesterday along with the Buckeyes.
Stopped by Mentor football workouts today. Ohio State and Notre Dame were there to talk with DL Nico Lautanen #NEOvarsity— Bill Landis (@blandis25) April 29, 2014
Though it isn't earth shattering news, Ohio State is staying in the thick of the race of defensive end Darius Fullwood.
Fullwood is a prospect that coach Larry Johnson is extremely bullish and fits the bill of a big-time defensive end at 6'4 240 pounds with a 4.8 40 time. The Buckeyes have to be considered the leader in this one and have been more quite some time. Penn State seems to be posing the most competition while Miami and Michigan State are the next couple of teams in the running. Fullwood last visited Columbus on March 29 and it's shaping up that there's a good chance the Buckeyes will receive an official visit when that time comes around.
-Quarterback Alex Malzone will throw for a handful of schools within the next couple of weeks. Ohio State will be one of them along with Tennessee and Northwestern. Malzone was the runner-up for Mr. Football in the state of Michigan last season.