It was an action packed Thursday for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff. Before we get into the nitty gritty, let's take a quick run through of some of the takeaways from the day that was in Buckeye recruiting:
- We mentioned Dontre Wilson visiting Ohio State this weekend yesterday. His father's implied that he could commit (or in Oregon's case, recommit) to a school, depending on the visit goes, as soon as this weekend.
- 2014 T Kyle Trout will be visiting the Buckeyes this weekend as well.
- '14 T Donell Stanley is expected to meet with North Carolina this weekend, but we learned he already met with Ohio State earlier this week.
- As confirmed by our Zach Clark, former Ohio State target LB James Hearns decommitted from Florida over what was rumored to be his inability to qualify. It's unlikely Ohio State will be interested as their student athlete admittance standards are roughly equal to that of the Gators.
'14 OLB Kyle Berger mentioned on Twitter yesterday that he's thinking hard about becoming a commitment in the class of 2014 for Ohio State. '14 OL commit Marcelys Jones is clearly trying to get Berger to come to Ohio State, something that this coaching staff hasn't shied away from: getting the right kind of guys who can serve as living billboards to others to help create an even bigger and better class. Berger had 44 tackles for loss and 10 sacks this past season alone. Check out Berger's recently updated highlight tape:
The Buckeyes also gave an offer out to '14 CB D.J. Smith which must have made a serious impact on him as he tweeted it almost immediately after the offer took place:
GOT OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OHIO STATE TODAY!! #BuckeyeNation!!!— ¡VeintiUNO! (@DJ_Smith_smith) January 25, 2013
If you're concerned about him getting the words mixed up, I wouldn't look into it too much; he later corrected himself on the tweet. The 6'0", 180-pound corner clearly impressed the staff, as evidenced by the early offer.
Check out Smith's highlights from last year right here: