Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 6/11 - Brendan Ferns offered, Liam McCullough commits

Liam McCullough gave a verbal to Ohio State yesterday. See what it all means. Also, a handful of prospects visited Columbus; see who the Buckeyes have a legit shot to grab, plus the Bucks dished out one big offer Tuesday.

The big lede

Starting things off, the Buckeyes picked up yet another commitment on Tuesday when long snapper Liam McCullough jumped on board. McCullough is an Ohio native and is currently ranked as the top long snapper in the entire country. Our Miles Joseph has the scoop for what this commitment means for the Buckeyes.

In perhaps the other big news of the day, Ohio State finally made a move on 2016 LB/ATH Brendan Ferns offering the St. Clairsville, Ohio product. Ferns, an early four-star in next year's recruiting class, is the younger brother of Michigan LB Michael Ferns. Ferns is part of a loaded class of linebackers from the state of Ohio that also includes Ethan Tucky and Zach Sandwisch.

Here's what Ferns, who plays tight end as well as linebacker for St. Clairsville High, brings to the table as a recruiting target:

OSU survives first cut for 3-star LB

Ohio State made the first cut for Florida athlete Tevon Coney. Coney released his top 10 on his Twitter and the Buckeyes, along with nine other teams, were on the list. Coney is one of Florida's finest and, as in inside linebacker, has great size at 6'2 225 pounds. His offer list is nothing short of spectacular, either. Other than holding one from the Buckeyes, Coney holds a slew of them from Florida, Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame, and Georgia. Athletic wise, Coney can play with anyone. At the moment, he's a 100% crystal ball lock to the Florida Gators, but luckily there's a long time until signing day. However, if Coney wants a spot in the Buckeye's class he'd better lock it up early as it looks as if Ohio State will only rake two linebackers in the 2015 class. Also, Ohio State has put themselves in a great position with LJ Scott and Justin HIlliard as of late. If Coney camps this summer at Ohio State, the Buckeyes will have a legitimate shot.

OSU impresses Florida prospect

Javarius Davis was in Columbus yesterday and judging by what he said, Ohio State could have left quite the impression on him. Davis, from Florida as well, is a 3-star athlete with blazing 4.47 speed. Davis can shine wherever he lines up on the field whether it's from the slot, at running back, a return man, or anywhere on defense. His recruitment seems just starting to heat up and only time will tell if he's a major option for Ohio State.

Quick hits:

- Our own Charles Doss caught up with Roderick Campbell who was in Columbus over the weekend. See what he had to say about the Buckeyes.

- As you know, Ohio State has picked up three more commitments that last few days. Check out the LGHL podcast as we discuss what these new commitments mean to the Bucks.

- Linebacker Dominic Sheppard released his top schools today. Of course, Ohio State was included, but being a linebacker it may be hard to crack this recruiting class this year. Nonetheless, if Sheppard camps and has a stellar senior season there's a chance that he can become a legit option for the Buckeyes.

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