Ohio State target Malik Henry gave his commitment to Florida State on Thursday. Henry was a five-star prospect with offers from just about every program in the country. A California native, Henry is the top rated quarterback in the class of 2016 and even though the Buckeyes were in it, it was no surprise when the California native picked the Seminoles. Though you always hate losing out on a top-tier player like this, this loss isn't that huge in the grand scheme of things. The Buckeyes currently have two quarterbacks committed in this year's class--Joe Burrow and Torrance Gibson. Yes, Gibson may eventually play WR, but right now he's a quarterback all the way. Then, looking ahead to the class of 2017, Ohio native Danny Clark has already given a verbal commitment to the Buckeyes. So yes, Ohio State lost out on Henry, but there's nothing here to freak out about.
Mykelti Williams high on Buckeyes:
2015 defensive back Mykelti Williams says that the Buckeyes are still one of the schools near the top of his list. Others that were mentioned were Louisville, Nebraska, and Ole Miss. Williams, from Indianapolis, plays safety and is one of the highest rated players in the state. He has good size at 6-foot and nearly 200 pounds. Though the Buckeyes are high on his list, they still have not yet thrown an offer at him. We could see Ohio State shoot up to the top if that time were to come. The other schools mentioned have already offered Williams. With the current class filling up fast, it's still up in the air whether or not Williams will become a real target for OSU.
Hoops recruiting at 9 overall:
To the hardwood, the class of 2015 team rankings were updated and Ohio State is sitting pretty at number nine overall according to Scout.com. As you probably know, some of the key commitments are Austin Grandstaff, Daniel Giddens, AJ Harris, and Mickey Mitchell. One thing that sticks out is that the Buckeyes are the top rated team from the Big Ten. Illinois and Michigan State check in at 11 and 12. There's no doubt that coach Thad Matta has been reeling in some of the top talent in the country the last few years and Ohio State's success on the basketball court should continue on it's upward trend.
- According to 247Sports Crystal Ball, Ohio State is closing in and likely to land two 2015 prospects--offensive lineman Branden Bowen and defensive tackle Neville Gallimore. Gallimore is a four-star from Canada who is also considering Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma.