Ohio State has been on quite a roll these past few days. After the Buckeyes annihilated the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten championship game, Ohio State found themselves included in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes make the playoff as the four seed and will be going against first-seeded Alabama. The game has large implications off the field as well as on it, with recruiting battles taking place at all times.
In fact, a big recruiting battle has been taking place for the past few months with '15 running back Michael Weber between Michigan State and Ohio State. Weber, a 5'10, 205-pound running back, ranks as the 13th-best running back in the country and second-best player from the state of Michigan. To this point, Weber has long been considered a Michigan State lean, but with the announcement via Twitter on Monday that stated Weber would be taking an official visit to Ohio State on Dec. 12, the tide has officially turned.
After a visit from coaches Urban Meyer, Kerry Coombs, and Stan Drayton on Monday, Weber went to Twitter to announce that he would be taking his official visit. With the latest announcement and visit from the coaching staff, it's possible that Weber could be thinking about pulling the trigger on a commitment to Ohio State in the coming weeks. We'll keep you up to date with the latest on Weber's recruitment.
I will be visiting Ohio state for an official on the 12th— Mikey (@mikeweber25) December 8, 2014
OL commit to make official visit:
Official to OSU this weekend #BuckeyeNation ✈️— Six Nine (@Kevin_feder) December 9, 2014
'15 offensive lineman and current Ohio State commitment Kevin Feder is also going to be making an official visit to Columbus this weekend. The 6'9, 305-pound offensive tackle is a three-star under the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the 55th-best offensive tackle in the country and the 12th-best prospect at any position from the state of New Jersey.
Feder has been committed to the Buckeyes since June 22 of this year, and has played right tackle for his high school. Also a two-sport athlete, his wrestling days have helped his cause in turning into a potential gem for Ohio State a few years down the road. With his commitment already secured, Feder could potentially help sway the visiting Michael Weber.
Corley offered by Buckeyes:
Blessed to received a offer from Ohio State #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/zqkqEbzSWJ— Donnie Corley ️ (@2Live9) December 8, 2014
'16 wide receiver and cornerback Donnie Corley received an offer from Ohio State on Monday, while the Buckeye coaching staff was making a trip to the state of Michigan. Rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite, the 6'2, 180-pound athlete ranks as the 29th-best wide receiver in the country and second-best player from Michigan.
This season, Corley hauled in 47 passes for 1,087 yards and 18 touchdowns while also playing both sides of the ball. As a defensive back, Corley picked off opposing quarterbacks nine times. Corley also holds offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Wisconsin, among others. As of now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball projects Corley to Michigan State with 100 percent of the vote, but with this most recent offer, there's a chance that could change in the future.