All spring long, pretty much every Buckeye assistant coach has been on the road scouting, meeting with and even offering many of the nation's top talent. Today was no different.
One of the down south recruits to receive his shot to run out of the tunnel in Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoons was class of 2015 wide receiver Ryan Davis of Lakewood High in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
"Coach (Stan) Drayton came and offered me," the 5'11 170-pound speedster told Land-Grant Holy Land. "He (Drayton) said 'man, you have an offer from us', and said 'you have a different kind of talent you can't teach'. He also said they will recruit me very hard and I will be great in their offense." Davis added. "It feels great and I'm very happy and excited. When I think of OSU, I think of big time football."
Playing mostly quarterback for Lakewood last season, Davis, a threat every time the ball is in his hands, completed 139 of his 210 passing attempts for over 2,000 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also using his quick feet an shiftiness to gain over 850 rushing yards and eight more scores, as a junior for the 10-4 Spartans, who came up just shy of making it to the state title game.
Putting up numbers like that of course means the Buckeyes aren't the only program to dish out an offer. Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Iowa State, Michigan State and Nebraska are just of some of the teams currently after the three-star prospect.
Stating he doesn't have a leader or top 10 at this time, Ryan did say the OSU offer puts them "very high" on his list of teams sticking out, and that he could be in Columbus in the coming months to get a better overall feel for the Ohio State program.
"I plan on visiting. Most likely in the summer."
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