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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 3/19 - Jerome Baker to visit Friday

Jerome Baker confirmed that he will be visiting this weekend while Andrew and David Dowell have stated that they are in the process of planning visits to Columbus within the next two weeks.

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To begin the day, the pair of brothers at St. Edwards High School, Andrew and David Dowell are currently in the process of planning a visit to Columbus within the next couple of weeks. Our own Miles Joseph has reported that it will either be this weekend or next.

Thus far, wide receiver David has been one of the most sought after recruits in the entire state and his 6'1 frame gives college coaches a lot to like. David holds 15+ scholarship offers, but has yet to receive one from Ohio State. There's no question that the Buckeyes have legitimate interest here, but in order to land David, a scholarship may have to be thrown Andrew's way as well, as they are likely a package deal. Andrew plays running back and is a big one at 6'0, 195-pounds. It's unclear at the moment if the Buckeyes would take both players, but the coming weeks will definitely be telling, especially after their visit is made.

Another big-time visit was set up by as Jerome Baker confirmed to Land-Grant Holy Land that he will be on campus Friday.

"I'll be there (at Ohio State) Friday," Baker said. "I just want to enjoy being there (on campus)."

Baker is one of the most versatile players in his class of 2015 because he has the ability to play either running back or outside linebacker at the next level—and could find success at either position. Being from Cleveland, Baker is a high priority for the Buckeyes as it would be huge to keep an elite in state talent at home. Right now, Baker is a 100% crystal ball lock to Ohio State, with 31 predictions going the Buckeye's way. Sure, things could change as they always do in recruiting, but this one seems like Ohio State's to lose. With a good visit Friday, Urban Meyer and Ohio State could have this one all but wrapped up.

Continuing the theme of recruits visiting this week, linebacker Josh Barajas reiterated his plans to visit Columbus this Thursday.

Barajas is a four-star prospect and is huge, standing at 6'3 and weighing in at 210 pounds. He has compiled a nice offer list up to this point, which includes scholarship offers from the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Ohio State has a foot in the door with a ton of high level linebackers, so it's unclear whether an offer will be thrown out to the Indiana native. However, recruiting can shift either either way once a prospect arrives on campus and if the staff likes what they see on Thursday, Barajas could be leaving with an offer. He is set to visit Penn State on Saturday.


- There are tons of visits happening this week and throughout this weekend. One visitor is defensive back Jordan Whitehead. He talked to LGHL about about his upcoming visit. See what he had to say.

- Quarterback Tommy Stevens was on campus yesterday. Find out how the visit went.