While you were probably shoveling down your second helping of Thanksgiving dinner, a pair of talented class of 2016 prospects were confirming their upcoming trips to Columbus for the Ohio State game against Michigan this weekend.
Offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg and running back Kentrail Moran will be two of the many high profile recruits who will be in attendance on Saturday. Liam, a five-star recruit with scholarship offers from the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida State, and many other programs, will finally make it back to campus after attending camp at OSU during the summer.
The 6'6, 280-pound Eichenberg suits up for Cleveland St. Ignatius, one of the most celebrated programs in the state. Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes have had a lot of success recruiting Wildcats over the last couple years, locking up verbal commitments from Kyle Berger in 2014 and Dre'Mont Jones in 2015.
Once thought as a near lock to Ohio State, both Michigan and Notre Dame have started to creep up his short list, but a solid visit to Ohio State on Saturday could push the Bucks back as the front runner in his recruitment.
Moran, a 5'10, 190-pound O'Fallon, IL native, is looking forward to having the opportunity to watch the best rivalry in sport in person.
"I'm very excited to see both teams play during the visit. I'm looking forward to a good game," the four-star prospect told Land-Grant Holy Land.
Unlike Eichenberg, Kentrail Moran has yet to receive an offer from the OSU coaching staff. Even though the Buckeyes haven't offered yet, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Northern Illinois are just some of the teams who have.
One of the top junior running backs in the country, an offer could come at any moment. While an offer from Ohio State is something Moran would love to have, it wouldn't put them in the driver's seat.
"When I think of Ohio State football, I think of a great program, a winning program, and a good school for academics. If they offered me I'd be pretty excited, but it wouldn't put them in front because I don't have a top list yet," Moran has previously stated.
- Class of 2015 commits Liam McCullough, and Matthew Burrell attended the Buckeyes' Thanksgiving practice yesterday morning. From this picture, it looks like the pair had a great time.
- Unless some kind of miracle happens, Joe Burrow will easily win his 12th Land-Grant Holy Land Elite '15 MVP of the Week award. If you haven't already, take a few moments to vote.