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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 2/15 - Urban Meyer not in Columbus, so elite WR heads to Ann Arbor?

In a quiet Thursday along the recruiting front, we discovered that the Wolverines will be playing host to an elite Buckeye wide receiver target, a new offer was issued, and some rough news concerning Ohio State's pursuit of a 2014 signal caller.

Urban Meyer won't be in Columbus this weekend, so Drake Harris will be in "that state up north"
Urban Meyer won't be in Columbus this weekend, so Drake Harris will be in "that state up north"
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Before addressing much of the (lack of) recruiting activity on Thursday, let's get to a Buckeye offer that was issued late Wednesday night. Petera Wilson, the 2014 6-3, 220-pound 3-star linebacker from White Station High School (Memphis, TN), was offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes. Despite his surprising 3-star rating, Wilson holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, and now, Ohio State:

After learning on Wednesday that 2014 4-star wide receiver Drake Harris has a visit to Columbus planned for February 24th, we learned today that Harris will be making a trip to Michigan this upcoming weekend. However, there is a little bit of a catch. The only reason that Harris will make the trek to Ann Arbor this weekend is because Urban Meyer will not be on Ohio State campus this weekend:

The 6-4, 180-pound Harris is a ridiculous athlete and is rated a 4-star football and basketball prospect, clearly a guy Ohio State would love to have. The clear second choice to visit Michigan makes me feel a little better, but I still am not the biggest fan of a guy Ohio State seriously wants heading into Wolverine territory.

In other unsettling Buckeye recruiting news, the top quarterback on Ohio State's radar for the 2014 class, Deshaun Watson, stated that he "will sign with Clemson next year regardless of whether Morris [offensive coordinator Chad Morris] is still with the program." Now I know there is a very long way to go until signing day, especially with Urban Meyer at the helm, but those aren't the words I would particularly choose to hear from Watson. Watson gave his verbal commitment to Clemson a little over a year ago, but he still remains the only 2014 quarterback prospect whom Ohio State has issued a scholarship. As he hails from Georgia, let's hope a few of the other Buckeye targets in the Peach state can get in his ear and convince him to make a switch.

2014 WR Derek Kief also picked up an offer from Ohio State last night, per his twitter handle, @DKief10.

One of the more highly heralded Columbus visitors from this past weekend, elite wide receiver Demarre Kitt, received another Big Ten offer yesterday:

Apparently, Kitt was not the only prospect to receive a Cornhusker offer, as fellow Georgia prospect and Buckeye target Raekwon McMillan expressed his feelings on twitter: