The Ohio State football coaching staff has been very active as of late, sending out many offers to prospects in the 2015 recruiting class. On Wednesday, things slowed down on that front. In fact, there was not much news on Wednesday regarding Buckeye football recruiting.
The big news yesterday was come on the hoops side of things. Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reported that '16 SF Miles Bridges would be visiting Columbus on Saturday. The Buckeyes will square off against the Golden Gophers while Bridges is in town and will try to get some revenge after falling to Minnesota 63-53 back in the middle of January.
2016 Huntington Prep G @MilesBridges01 will attend the Ohio State game Saturday, he tells @SNYtv— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 19, 2014
The talented forward from Huntington Prep in West Virginia currently only holds one offer from the likes of Providence. That shall change rather quickly however as Bridges is receiving interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, West Virginia and others. The 6'5", 190-pound wing is already rated as a 4-star prospect in his class. Bridges also is ranked as the best player in West Virginia, the 7th best player at the 3 spot and the 29th ranked player in the country for his class.
The lone news for football yesterday was '15 LB Ricky DeBerry taking to Twitter that he wants to get up to Columbus for a visit.
Trying to get to Ohio State #BuckeyeNation— Ricky DeBerry (@TheFranchize__) February 19, 2014
DeBerry was scheduled to visit the Buckeyes last weekend but had to cancel the visit because Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was not in town. The 6'2", 240-pound linebacker from Virginia is one of the elite players in the 2015 recruiting class. Coming in as the 3rd best player in the state of Virginia and the 4th best overall outside linebacker in the class, the Buckeyes would love to get the stud prospect on campus as soon as possible. The hiring of defensive line coach Larry Johnson has seemed to spike DeBerry's interest in the Buckeyes a bit.
DeBerry already holds an offer from Ohio State, as well as Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Michigan State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and many other top notch programs in the country. DeBerry is currently rated as the 60th best overall player in his class.
Though not from the 2015 class, per Rivals' Josh Helmholdt, a top 2016 lineman wants to get out and see what Columbus is all about here in a bit (article is premium):
One of the nation's top class of 2016 O-linemen is hoping to visit #OhioState soon per @JoshHelmholdt http://t.co/hV7UnQAfyF #Buckeyes— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) February 20, 2014
That lineman is none other than Hartland (Wisc.) Arrowhead OT Ben Bredeson. It's way too early for the evaluation services to have an end user facing pulse on Bredeson, but a four-star type skill set is most assuredly what he possesses. Checking in at 6'4, 255-pounds, the sky is the limit for the talented midwestern tackle (particularly as he continues to grow into his body and develops more as a lineman). You can check out Ben's highlight tape here.
Bredeson doesn't have an Ohio State offer yet, but a visit to Columbus could potentially change that. And though it's extremely early in the process, that hasn't stopped Badger247's Evan Flood from already projecting Bredeson to land with the home state Badgers.
– In case you missed it, Ohio State's roster has three times as many 4 and 5-star recruits as 11 other Big Ten teams. The Buckeyes have the second best collection of talent in the country over the past four classes and have all the makings of a potential national title contender.
– Our Charles Doss caught up with 4-star 2015 WR Alex Ofodile to talk about getting offered by Ohio State.