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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 11/21 - Dre'Mont Jones an Army All-American, Trayvon Mullen names top schools

It wasn't the busiest day, but plenty still happened in the world of Ohio State recruiting. Get caught up with the latest.

Trayvon Mullen
Trayvon Mullen

Just like his future Ohio State teammates Justin Hilliard, Torrance Gibson, Jerome Baker, Matthew Burrell, and Liam McCullough in recent weeks, Dre'Mont Jones was presented with his U.S. Army All-American jersey during a presentation held at Cleveland St. Ignatius High School yesterday.

Hilliard, Gibson, Baker, Burrell, McCullough, Jones, and a long list of current and former Ohio State targets will play in the now annual All-Star event held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on January 3.

Jones, a 6'5, 250-pound defensive end, is known for his combination of size, speed, and off-the-edge pass rushing skills. He starred in his final season suiting up for the Ohio powerhouse St. Ignatius, leading the Wildcats to an overall record of 7-5. The four-star prospect finished his senior year with 58 total tackles and five quarterback sacks. Also playing tight end on offense, Jones caught eight passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns.

Before he committed to the Buckeyes in June, Dre'Mont was considering scholarship offers from programs such as Michigan, Michigan State, and Kentucky.

Mullen names top 20:

Alongside 2016 wide receiver and fellow Buckeye target Binjimen Victor, Trayvon Mullen visited the Ohio State campus a couple times over the summer, and had a great time touring the facilities and talking with the staff. On Thursday morning, the four-star class of 2016 defensive back announced his top 20 schools via his Twitter page. Shocking no one, the Buckeyes made the large list of top notch programs:

According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the 6'2, 175-pound Mullen is the sixth cornerback and 66th-overall prospect in the 2016 class. With the way recruiting changes,and just about a year left until he signs a National Letter of Intent with a college program, the future All-American's top list should add and subtract a few names over the next few months.

Wherever he ends up, the Florida native is going to make one college program very happy. A big and physical defensive back, Mullen has proved over and over again he can hang with some of best receivers the Sunshine State has to offer.

Get a small taste of what Trayvon can do on the field with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl:

Quick Hits:

  • 2017 Pennsylvania offensive lineman Josh Lugg will be one of the prospects visiting Ohio State on Saturday for their game against Indiana. Lugg, who measures 6'5 and 250 pounds, picked up a scholarship offer from Pittsburgh yesterday, his first of the recruiting process.
  • Recent Ohio State basketball signee Austin Grandstaff scored 28 points in a 61-55 Rockwall (TX) loss to Kingwood last night.
  • In a 90-70 Oak Hill Academy (VA) win over Moravian Prep (NC), fellow future Buckeye Daniel Giddens chipped in eight points and eight rebounds.