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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 12/3 - Buckeye commits land numerous honors, Chris Clark update

A handful of Ohio State commits landed huge honors on Tuesday. Also, Chris Clark decommitted from Michigan. Can Ohio State get back into this one?

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Buckeye commits land honors:

Starting things off, current quarterback commit Joe Burrow picked up some honors on Tuesday. Burrow was named to the Division III All-Ohio first team. Having thrown for nearly 4,000 yards and 57 touchdowns to this point, Burrow is staking his claim to be Ohio's Mr. Football. Burrow and his Athens High School squad will wrap up the season on Thursday in the state championship against Toledo Central Catholic in The Horseshoe.

It wasn't just Burrow that stole the show--a number of current commits also received  prestigious honors. Justin Hilliard found himself being named first team Division I All-Ohio as well as being named the co-defensive player of the year. Also landing on the first team list for Division I were Dre'Mont Jones, Rashod Berry, and Eric-Glover Williams.

In Division II, cornerback Denzel Ward also landed on the first team list as well as receiving co-defensive player of the year honors. It's clear that, as always, the Buckeyes have some major talent coming in next fall.

Clark decommits from Michigan:

With the firing of Brady Hoke at Michigan, there is sure to be some turmoil on the recruiting trail. In fact it already began when tight end prospect Chris Clark announced that he was decommitting from the school. Clark committed to the Wolverines back in June, but has always seemed to keep his options open. From Connecticut, Clark has always held the Buckeyes in high regard and it looks as if Ohio State will have another chance to land the four-star athlete. Clark has solid relationships with a number of current Ohio State commits so look for Ohio State to become a major player. Clark is the second-rated player in the state as well as the number two tight end prospect in the country.

Cager an Army All-American:

Wide receiver prospect Lawrence Cager was named an Army All-American on Tuesday. With Ohio State looking to add another playmaker, Cager would be an ideal get. Recently, things have started to trend Ohio State's way, but with so many great programs on him, it'll be tough as always. Cager was in Columbus last weekend with a trip to Notre Dame coming up. Look for Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Alabama to be the major players here down the stretch.


  • Rivals released their new batch of their top 250 on Tuesday. Out of the current commits, Ohio State and Penn State lead the Big Ten with seven each. Michigan, Nebraska, and Michigan State round out the rest. You can view the full list by referring to the link below.