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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 1/2 - Commits, targets prepare for Under Armour All-America Game

Buckeye commits and targets get a chance to show their talent today in the Under Armour All-Americn game on ESPN at 4 PM EST. Plus, one 2015 tight end thinks Ohio State is going to offer next.

Miles Boykin believes he could have an Ohio State offer soon.
Miles Boykin believes he could have an Ohio State offer soon.


Today, ESPN will hold the Under Armour All-American game at 4 PM EST. The majority of Ohio State commits will be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the 4th of January, but the Buckeyes will have two commits and a few targets playing in this afternoon's game.

Both Buckeye commits, Jamarco Jones and Raekwon McMillan, will be playing for Team Nitro, the neon green clad today. Ohio State target Tony Brown, 5-star CB from Louisiana, was supposed to join the two commits on Team Nitro, but was injured in practice and will not play due to a shoulder injury. Earlier in the week, rumors were circulating that Brown could very well choose the Buckeyes when he makes his announcement later today. Not to rule it out, because anything can happen, but expect Brown to select the Tigers of LSU or Alabama.

Team Highlight, the red team, will feature two other Ohio State targets. '14 CB Jermaine Roberts, a Texas Longhorn commit, who has scheduled an official visit to Columbus on January 24th. Joining Roberts in the defensive backfield will be '14 Safety John "JuJu" Smith. The Buckeyes look to have a long way to go in order to land Smith, but were included in his final group of five. Buckeye commit Jamarco Jones was openly recruiting Smith earlier in the week to join him in Columbus.

You can read LGHL's complete preview of the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game here.

As far as recruiting in the 2015 class, one tight end believes his next offer will come for the Buckeyes.

The 4-star WR/TE has already received 8 offers. Notable schools to send a scholarship his way would be Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and the Rose Bowl champs, Michigan State. Boykin is rated as the 265th ranked player in his class and the 3rd best player in the state of Illinois. Georgia, LSU and Michigan are a few other schools who have interest in the Providence Catholic product as well as the Buckeyes.

Finally, get ready for this afternoon's all-star game action with these highlights from the Buckeyes you'll see in it: