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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 11/27 - Mirko Jurkovic visit, Mike Weber update

A new visitor emerges for Saturday's game against Michigan. Plus, the latest on Ohio State target Mike Weber.

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The Buckeyes will hold one of their most exciting recruiting weekends thus far when they square off this Saturday against the Michigan Wolverines. Obviously, the stadium will be packed as fans will fill the seats to check out the game, but the visitors list is also loaded.

Some of the top visitors for the 2015 recruiting class that will be on campus this weekend include WR Lawrence Cager, DT Neville Gallimore, DT DaVon Hamilton, OT Andre James (UCLA commit), OT Drew Richmond (Ole Miss commit), ATH Ykili Ross, and more. But on Wednesday, yet another 2015 name emerged as one that will be in attendance.

Mirko Jurkovic to visit

Offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic has made it apparent that he will be in Columbus this weekend and there's a lot of momentum that seems to be coming with him. Currently a Nebraska commit, Jurkovic has always held the Buckeyes in high regard and could be coming this weekend to secure a spot in this year's class. The Indiana native checks in at 6''5 and carries 275 pounds along with being a tenacious monster in the trenches. This won't be his first time in Columbus, as he came to camp last summer. Jurkovic projects as a center or a guard at the next level and could all but end Ohio State's search for offensive linemen this year if he were to pull the trigger. With the recent struggles at Nebraska, it's not a shocker that some of their current commits could be looking around. Jurkovic would be a huge get for Ohio State if Urban Meyer were to eventually land him. Look for him to receive the red carpet treatment during his visit this weekend. Here's the film on Jurkovic.

Visit a No-go for Mack and Lukusa

2016 wide receiver Austin Mack no longer has plans to be on campus this weekend. This shouldn't be alarming to Buckeye Nation, as there was most likely just a conflict during the planning process. Mack is still being recruited at a high level by the staff and could very well most likely end up in the scarlet and gray. The Crystal Ball of 247Sports has Ohio State the leader in the clubhouse right now. Though he won't be in attendance, Mack's still excited for the game.

2016 offensive line prospect Thiyo Lukusa will not make the trip to Columbus this weekend either. His plans fell through due to a basketball conflict. Lukusa, from Michigan, is the sixth-rated prospect in the state and a target that the Buckeyes should keep on their board the whole way. This current Ohio State coaching staff has had success recruiting the state of Michigan since they've been intact and don't expect that to change. Like most prospects from the state, figure the Wolverines and Spartans to provide the most competition in this one. Lukusa hopes to make a trip to Columbus in the spring.


- Mike Weber picked up an offer from Alabama on Wednesday. Remember, Weber decommitted from Michigan last week and Ohio State has jumped near the top of the list and proves to be a major player for his services. He'll be one of the most coveted running backs through signing day so it'll take hard work from this staff to land him. Weber and Damien Harris are atop the recruiting board at this point.

- Current commit Branden Bowen received an invite to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. The game will be held on January 2 in Orlando, Florida.