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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 11/11 - Austin Grandstaff to sign letter of intent, latest on Carlton Davis

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Get the latest news and updates from Monday in the world of Ohio State recruiting.

Austin Grandstaff (middle) is planning on signing with Ohio State this week.
Austin Grandstaff (middle) is planning on signing with Ohio State this week.

As Ohio State comes off of their biggest win of the season against a top 10 team in Michigan State, the Buckeyes continue to work for the upcoming schedule and work the recruiting trails as hard as ever. In fact, Ohio State might be fighting to keep one of their current commitments in the class of 2015. '15 safety Carlton Davis committed to the Buckeyes on Aug. 11 of this year and is ranked as a three-star under the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Davis checks in at 6'1, 182-pounds, including being clocked at a 4.67 40-yard dash, and is ranked as the 58th-best cornerback in this current recruiting class. Now, however, it appears Davis will be taking a look at some other schools, according to reports that say Davis is going to take a peek at what Miami might have to offer as a school. It makes sense if you think about it, considering the defensive back hails from Miami. For now, Davis remains committed to the Buckeyes, but it's something worth keeping an eye on in the future and we'll keep you up to date with the latest happenings in his recruitment.

Grandstaff to make it official:

Moving on to some basketball news, Ohio State commit and member of the 2015 recruiting class, '15 shooting guard Austin Grandstaff announced to Twitter on Monday that he will be signing his official letter of intent to Ohio State and become a member of the Buckeyes this Wednesday.

The 6'4, 180-pound shooting guard originally committed to Ohio State on May 4 and is rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite. Grandstaff is also ranked as the 11th-best shooting guard in the country, in addition to being the fifth-best prospect at any position from the state of Texas.

Blackwell has plenty of options:

Taking a short glance at the future, '16 small forward Braxton Blackwell already holds offers from some of the nation's top schools, including Indiana, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Florida, Kansas, Memphis, and Vanderbilt. Blackwell is also in contact with Kentucky, Louisville, and North Carolina, among others.

The 6'8, 220-pound Blackwell is a four-star, nearly a five-star, according to the 247Sports Composite, and is ranked as the fifth-best small forward in the country and the second-best prospect at any position from the state of Tennessee. As of now, the Crystal Ball is predicting that Blackwell will end up with either Indiana (33 percent of the vote) or Vanderbilt (also with 33 percent of the vote).

A new highlight tape was released on Monday of Blackwell, so you can check that out below:

Berry shines in defeat:

Finishing it off with football, future Buckeye and '15 commit Rashod Berry earned high praise following his team's loss in the first round of the Division I Ohio state playoffs, where Berry played on both sides of the ball, contributing a sack and three touchdowns. From the article itself:

"Berry is one of the best football players I've seen," Trivisonno told the Northeast Ohio Media Group after the game. "Ohio State should have him play on offense."