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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 5/23 - Buckeyes send out six offers

Ohio State offered six recruits yesterday. Find out who and what else took place during another eventful day in Buckeye football recruiting.

Newly offered linebacker Ricky DeBerry.
Newly offered linebacker Ricky DeBerry.


As all of Buckeye Nation knows by now, Coach Meyer loves his playmakers and on Wednesday he offered a few. After checking him out in person yesterday, Ohio State offered 2014 Vero Beach, Florida wide receiver Will Dawkins. The 5-11 195 Sunshine State speedster racked up over 650 receiving yards and four touchdowns as a junior, catching the eye of the likes of Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan State, Rutgers and a nice list of others who have all put offers on the table.

Dawkins wasn't the only wide receiver to add an offer from the Bucks on Wednesday. This time 6-3 190 Richmond, Virginia's Benedictine High's class of 2016 stand-out Scott Bracey is the next talented prospect to gain a chance to suit up in the scarlet and gray. During his first year playing at the high school level Bracey caught 30 passes for 600 yards and 4 touchdowns which led to Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee,Washington State and others to offer the soon sophomore to be.

The Buckeyes sent out four more offers to class of 2015 Virginia recruits yesterday. Linebackers Ricky DeBerry, Jahvoni Simmons, defensive back Garrett Taylor and wide receiver Jaason Lewis all added Ohio State to their respected lists of scholarship offers. All four recruits have quite a few division one schools after them already.

Buckeye assistant coach Kerry Coombs took to the streets of Indiana to check in on some of the top talent in the Hoosier state. Carmel High was one of the stops Coomb's made Wednesday morning to check in four star wide receiver/tight end Austin Roberts. The Buckeyes are one of the teams after Roberts the hardest right now, wanting him to fill the h-back type role in the offense. Alabama, Florida and Louisville are just a few of the teams trying to make sure that doesn't take place. I had the chance to catch up with 6-3 220 pound son of ex NFL player and current Indianapolis Colts tight end's coach Alfredo Roberts and ask him him about the visit and more.

"Coach Coombs made it in. I just spoke to him about coming out and competing at Friday Night Lights. He said he wants my dad to make it to camp".

Coombs, also visited Indianapolis's Cathedral high school, one of the recruits he was there to see was 2014 wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Even though the Buckeyes have yet to send an offer his way plenty of schools have, Missouri, Purdue and Boston College are just a few. I spoke with McLaurin, who will be camping at OSU next month,you can see what the 6-0 190 pounder had to say about the visit here.

Texas offensive lineman Demetrious Knox named his top five yesterday and which shouldn't come to much of a surprise but the Bucks made the cut. Joining OSU on the 6-4 300 pound former Ohio natives short list is Oregon, Florida State, Miami and the Bruins of UCLA. I feel the Buckeyes are the leader for Knox but don't take my word for it, take a look at the 247 Crystal Ball Predictions and see for yourself that plenty of other recruiting analysts feel the same way about the one time Longhorn commit.

Another 2014 recruit announced his top five Wednesday, New Jersey wide out Saeed Blacknall currently has LSU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida State and the Buckeyes on the list of programs who will battle it out for his services. As of now, Most believe when its all said and done the 6-3 210 pound Blacknall will be headed to LSU.

After recently offering numerous signal callers, Ohio State checked out Toledo Central Catholic quarterback Deshone Kizer yesterday. Arguably the best quarterback prospect in the state of Ohio, If the Bucks were to offer the 6-5 210 pound Kizer, they would join SEC programs like LSU, Alabama and Tennessee to do so.

Kizer won't be the last 2014 quarterback to have OSU at his school this week. Current Arkansas commit Rafe Peavey will practice in front of a Buckeye coach today. The 6-2 212 Missouri native picked the Razorbacks over Iowa, Louisville and others. Coach Meyer has flipped Bret Bielema's recruits in the past and if they offer Peavey we could be in for some more recruiting drama.