On a day like Wednesday, it's hard to fit all your info into just one update. Accordingly, we race around the country looking at some of the other top recruiting news worth keeping an eye on with respect to Ohio State.
OSU offered a fifth recruit Wednesday in 2015 LB/RB Eli Brown. The Bowling Green, Kentucky running back's seen his recruiting explode of late, with offers from Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and the Buckeyes succeed the hometown Hilltoppers' offer. We caught up with Brown to get the latest on the offer:
"Tim Hinton came to my school Tuesday and asked for my highlights from Hudl. Today my coach got a call from Ohio State saying they loved my film and that they wanted to offer me. To be offered by Ohio State is very big to me because one of my favorite coaches is Urban Meyer and to know that my favorite coach wants me to be a part of his team is big."
Brown hasn't been ranked by the major players as of now, but at 6-1, 195, he will plenty of time to mature and grow. It's possible that offer sheet will get even more competitive sooner rather than later. Check out what Brown would bring to Ohio State.
Kerry Coombs was his usual self Wednesday, laying the ground work for even more recruits to come from the state of Texas:
Planting the flag in the heart of Texas today!Beaumont and Houston. Great reception down here. #3playerslastyear #moreontheway #GoBucks— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) May 1, 2013
Luke Fickell was also out covering ground in the state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, checking in with 2014 WR/ATH Malik Hooker:
Per @mwhiteburgh, Luke Fickell was at New Castle High School (PA) visiting '14 ATH Malik Hooker.— Bret Favachio (@BretLGHL) May 1, 2013
Hooker hasn't been evaluated by the major recruiting services but does hold offers from Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia.
- Latta (S.C.) offensive lineman Donell Stanley is planning a visit to Ohio State ($) in late July and remains very interested in the Buckeyes.
- OSU target '14 OL Quenton Nelson officially committed to Notre Dame. Kyle Trout, who'd been recruiting him hard on Twitter earlier in the week, subsequently had a sad.
- '14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor is about to trim his list to 5; Ohio State appears likely to make the cut.
- Monster 4-star OT Damian Prince will take a visit to Ohio State this summer ($).
- Ohio State visited '14 S Dravon Henry as well as '14 DE Dewayne Hendrix.
- The Bucks also checked in on 4-star FL QB Chase Litton and chatted with '14 WR Nacarius Fant.