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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 4/22 - AJ Turner offered

The Buckeyes issued out a new offer and also made a few visits with other prospects.

5-star defensive tackle Tim Settle will be releasing his top 20 teams by mid-August.
5-star defensive tackle Tim Settle will be releasing his top 20 teams by mid-August.

Ohio State sent out another offer on Monday, this time to '15 S/RB AJ Turner. The 5'11, 180-pound athlete has the ability to play both safety and running back, but projects more as a defensive back in the college ranks. In addition to the offer from the Buckeyes, Turner received three offers from other schools on Monday, including Eastern Carolina, Connecticut, and Clemson. Those four schools added to his already growing list of Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech.

Turner hails from Clifton, Virginia and is ranked as the 32nd-best prospect in the state. As a safety, Turner ranks 63rd in the country. As of now, the Crystal Ball has no predictions from the experts, but there isn't really a clear-cut leader as of now. Being in the class of 2015 helps Turner out when it comes to having more time to name a leader.

'15 DT Tim Settle took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he plans to release a list of 20 teams that will still be in the running for his services in August. The 6'3, 318-pound defensive tackle is a 5-star from the state of Virginia, where he is ranked as the second-best prospect. Settle is also the sixth-best defensive tackle in the country and 19th-best recruit overall in the class of 2015.

As it stands now, the Crystal Ball favors Ohio State (44%) over Virginia (22%), Alabama (22%), Oklahoma (7%), and Virginia Tech (4%). While there's still a long way to go in Settle's recruitment, it appears the Buckeyes may have a slight edge as they continue to put the pressure on his recruitment.

'15 OT Brandon Knight met with coaches from Indiana and Ohio State in his hometown on Monday. The 6'5, 265-pound offensive tackle is a 3-star recruit while being ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the state of Indiana. The notable offers Knight holds are from Indiana, Miami, and Purdue.

As of now, the Crystal Ball heavily favors the Boilermakers, as Darrell Hazell's squad has 100% of the experts' predictions. It's likely that Knight will be staying in his home state of Indiana, but anything is certainly possible so our crew will certainly keep our eyes peeled for any news regarding Knight and the Buckeyes.

Moving on to some basketball news, '15 C Doral Moore hosted Ohio State in his home as the Buckeyes coaching staff tried their best to persuade the 6'11, 215-pound center to come to Columbus. Moore is being recruited by many schools, but it is still early in his recruitment to have any real leaders.

Moore holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, South Carolina, and Texas.

Perhaps the biggest news in the basketball scene is that concerning top five basketball prospect '15 C Myles Turner. Turner, through his father, announced will be having in-home visits with coaches from Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Duke. With Turner's decision looming on April 30th, the aforementioned teams will make one last pitch before he selects his college. The 6'10, 223-pound center is a 5-star recruit and ranked as the fourth-best prospect overall in the country, the second-best center, and second-best recruit from the state of Texas.

As of now, the Crystal Ball favors the Kansas Jayhawks (55%) over Texas (36%), SMU (5%), and Oklahoma State (5%). Turner is likely a one-and-done no matter where he ends up at, but the impact he would have would be large enough to make him an important get for any program.

Check out Turner's highlights to see what he would bring to the court: