The Dream '14 recruiting class was stockpiled with talent, especially on the offensive line. In February, Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes signed Marcelys Jones, Kyle Trout, Jamarco Jones, Demetrius Knox and Brady Taylor, five of the nations top big men, to add depth to an OSU line that is looking for all the help it can get after the graduation of most of their starters from a year ago.
Meyer and his assistants aren't done trying to add more bodies to the line. So far in the 2015 class, the Buckeyes have offered many of the nations top linemen and are continuing the scouting process on dozens of other talented prospects from across the nation.
Over the last few weeks, Ohio State has hosted quite a few linemen, including Gabe Megginson, David Robbins (who has since committed to Florida State), Hunter Littlejohn, Ian Leever, Simon Stepaniak and George Asafo-Adjei.
Another name to add to that list is Chandler Cotterman, who visited OSU last Thursday. "I really enjoyed it. I like the intensity of the practices at OSU." Chandler, who also had time to speak with some Buckeye coaches told Land-Grant Holy Land.
"I talked with Coach Warinner and Hinton." The 6'5 300 pound, Anna,Ohio native stated. "They told me that coming from a small school (Anna High School) that I'm going to have to come to camp and work for an offer."
Toledo and Marshall have both offered Chandler, who took an unofficial visit to Columbus for the Iowa game last season, but he knows to add a scholarship from the Buckeyes to his list that he will need to standout among the top talent at the June 8th one day camp on the Ohio State campus.
"I completely understand and I know that I need to prove that I compete with the best. An offer from OSU would be great" Cotterman said. "A dream come true."
Also attracting interest from Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Michigan State and Arkansas, Cotterman is looking to end his recruitment before his senior season starts, but before he decides on where he will end up continuing his playing days, the second team All-Midwest Athletic Conference selection is searching for a school that fits a few of his requirements.
"I'm looking for a program that cares about the players and not just their athletic ability." Chandler said. "Academics are also important."
For highlights of Cotterman in action, feel free to check out his Hudl page.