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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 7/16 - Latest on Alex Bookser, Scott Bracey visits

Only a week and a couple of days until the second annual Friday Night Lights at Ohio State, and the coaching staff is making more contact with recruits to try and get as many prospects as possible to the football camp.

'16 wide receiver Scott Bracey tries on what could potentially be his future school colors.
'16 wide receiver Scott Bracey tries on what could potentially be his future school colors.

'16 WR/ATH Scott Bracey is still very early in his recruiting process as this past football season. Bracey was only a freshman on his high school team. Still, Bracey has shown quite a bit of interest in the Buckeyes, as he took a visit to Ohio State on Monday. The 6'3", 190-pound wide receiver has already received offers from Clemson, Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington State, among others. With above-average speed (he's been clocked at a 4.50 40-yard dash) the Virginia native has plenty of time to look around at schools.

'14 OL Alex Bookser has recently made his top list consisting of Alabama, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Virginia. The 6'6", 295-pound tackle has been impressed with the Buckeyes, including the time spent in Columbus on his previous visits (he took one this weekend as well). Rated as the 15th best offensive tackle in the country for the class of 2014, Ohio State will try to make sure Bookser stays impressed.

While most have predicted Bookser will stay in his home state of Pennsylvania and sign with Pitt, the Buckeyes hope they can pull one right underneath the Panthers' nose. Check out more of what Bookser brings on the gridiron with his highlights:

SB Nation caught up with '14 TE Mavin Saunders, who is currently committed to Florida State, about the possibilities of upcoming visits for the 3-star tight end. Saunders checks in at 6'6", 220-pounds and has a lot of upside to his play. Saunders has offers from Arkansas, Houston, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and many others.

While it's unlikely that Saunders decommits from the Seminoles, we've learned that it's tough to count out coach Meyer and his staff when they go after players they want. Check out what Saunders has to say about a variety of topics:

Finally, '14 WR and current Ohio State commit Terry McLaurin has been upgraded from a 3-star rating to a 4-star rating in the ratings. Currently, he's still stuck at a 3-star rating in the 247Composite score, but I imagine that it will soon be changed.

Let's switch gears to the basketball Bucks, where it was reported that Thad Matta and his staff offered three recruits last night. Class of 2014 forward Goodluck Okonoboh, guard Kaleb Joseph and 2015 guard Jalen Brunson all received chances to suit up for Ohio State.

Okonoboh, a 6-9 215 pound forward, plays his prep ball for Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Boston. The Bucks aren't the first team to send an offer his way, powerhouse programs such as Duke, Indiana, Louisville and UConn are just a few to offer Goddluck.

Here are some highlights of Okonoboh in action:

Joseph and Brunson are both point guards. Kaleb, is a 6-2 170 pound lead man out of New Hampshire's Cushing Prep. Syracuse, Providence and UConn are just a number of the schools to offer him. Jalen, might be younger but the the 6-1 180 pounder has just as an impressive offer list, with home state Illinois, Kansas and the aforementioned UConn as just a few to the programs to send out offers his way.