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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 4/9 - Kyle Berger aftermath

The rich get richer with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes adding number seven to the class of 2014 in the form of 4-star LB Kyle Berger. See what else went down on a busy recruiting Monday.

2014 Georgia QB and Clemson commit Deshaun Watson will visit Ohio State this summer.
2014 Georgia QB and Clemson commit Deshaun Watson will visit Ohio State this summer.

After a busy recruiting weekend that started off with 2014 Cincinnati Moeller safety Sam Hubbard picking Ohio State over Michigan , Michigan State, Stanford and others. Monday the good news kept rolling in, fellow 2014 defensive stud Kyle Berger finally ended his recruitment by committing to the Buckeyes yesterday afternoon. The Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker finished last season with over 100 tackles and 10 sacks leading the Wildcats to the state championship game. The 6-3 210 pound Berger is no stranger to Columbus, as he made numerous unofficial visits before deciding to rock the scarlet and gray over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Tennessee as well as a gang of other BCS conference programs. Berger should have no problem fitting in with his soon to be teammates; Kyle is already good friends with current Buckeye players Blake Thomas, who happens to be an ex-high school teammate, and defensive tackle Tommy Schutt. You can get a feel for what the Buckeyes can expect out of Berger in these highlights.


After visiting Columbus again over the weekend, Tyrone, Georgia native (and 2014 wide receiver) Demarre Kitt announced Monday that the Buckeyes are now leading for his services. The Buckeyes aren't the only program after the 6-1 185 pound speedster; Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, and home state Georgia are just a few teams that have offered the four star talent. No wonder Kitt has so many programs after him; the receiver had an outstanding junior campaign where he accounted for 76 receptions for 1236 yards and 11 touchdowns for his Sandy Creek squad.

Demarre Kitt's Sandy Creek teammate Chris Williams also visited Columbus over the weekend and was totally impressed by his time at Ohio State, where he had the opportunity to bond with assistant coach Mike Vrabel. After his visit the 6-1 285 pound defensive tackle announced he now has a top two of Ole Miss and Ohio State. The quarterback headache maker has a pretty decent list of scholarship offers with Tennessee, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan State all sending scholarship offers his way. See what Williams could potentially bring to the Bucks right here.

Another recruit who really enjoyed his time in Columbus over the weekend was Cleveland Glenville athlete Marshon Lattimore. The 6-0 175 pound Lattimore who could play either side of the ball at the next level told Brad Bournival of the ESPN affiliated site Buckeye Nation that he had a great time while in Columbus and that he has no other visits lined up at this time. The Buckeyes join Alabama, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, UCLA and USC as just a few of the others on Lattimore's long list of potential suitors.

Toledo Central Catholic offensive lineman Zach Harmon visited Ohio State last week. The 6-5 280 pound guard was recently in talks about a preferred walk-on spot with the Buckeyes staff but told them he couldn't do that since he has already received full scholarship offers from the likes of Akron, Bowling Green and Toledo to name a few. After his visit Harmon told Allen Trieu of the following on where his recruitment stands with the Buckeyes coaches.

When I was there Mr. Greg Gillum told me that they would like me to come to to the camp on June 21st. He said that there is a better competition there for me so they could get a better evaluation, so I will continue to keep working on and off the field untill then. Coach Warinner said he is still following me and my offers and wants to see me at camp to further evaluate me.

Current Clemson commit, Deshaun Watson told Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is still committed to the Tigers, but will take a look at what Ohio State and home state Georgia has to offer. The 6-3 200 pound stud quarterback later told Carvell the following when it comes to the Bucks, "I've always been interested in Urban Meyer and what he does on offense, I haven't visited the campus yet but I'm going to go up there this summer and what's it like." Watson proved his game isn't just hype when he went out and put up video game type stats last season as a junior going 305-of-435 for 4024 passing yards and 50 touchdowns while rushing 221 times for a crazy 1441 yards and 24 scores. See a little piece of what Watson could bring to Columbus in this video:

On Monday the staff got on the phone to talk with a few recruits even inviting one to this weekends spring game in Cincinnati. Pennsylvania three star defensive tackle Connor Morehart announced on Twitter Monday that he has been invited to attend the OSU spring game. The 6-4 270 pound class of 2014 monster has watched his recruitment slowly take off with teams like Rutgers and Temple already offering and plenty of others showing increased interest.

One of the nation's top 2015 running backs heard from the Buckeye boss Urban Meyer. Orlando, Florida native Jacques Patrick had the pleasure of chatting it up with Coach Meyer Monday. The Bucks aren't the only team showing love towards Patrick; Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Miami are just a few that have offered the talented sophomore who rushed for over 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns last season.