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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 5/22 - Justin Hilliard update

One talented 2016 prospect earned an Ohio State scholarship offer on Wednesday. Plus, the latest on Justin Hilliard and more.

'16 DE Jordan Smith
'16 DE Jordan Smith
247 Sports

The lone Ohio State offer that went on Wednesday was sent to '16 DE Jordan Smith of Lithonia High School in Georgia. The 6'5", 220-pounder already has a few offers under his belt from the likes of Clemson, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Mississippi State, NC State and Ole Miss. You can check out the most recent prospect to get an offer from the Buckeyes in action here.

Head Coach Urban Meyer got into the action on Wednesday as he gave a call to '16 QB Jarrett Guarantano. Ohio State is currently in great shape with the 4-star prospect from New Jersey. 6 out of 8 predictions on the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the Bergan Catholic quarterback say that he will play his collegiate career in Columbus for the Buckeyes. At the moment, Guarantano is rated as the 92nd overall player in the 2016 class, the 3rd best pro-style QB and the 5th best player in the state of New Jersey. Guarantano currently holds offers from Clemson, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and many others.

About one month ago, Ohio State rewarded '15 WR/TE Miles Boykin with an offer. On Wednesday, Boykin announced on his Twitter account that he would be trimming his list down to 10 on May 26th. The 6'4", 210-pounder from Providence Catholic (IL) holds offers from 17 programs across the country. The 4-star out of New Lenox, Illinois was on a visit to Ohio State just 12 days ago with the Core 6 football training program, which he takes part in. Boykin stands as the 2nd best player in the state, the 21st best WR in the country and the 195th overall player in this years class. Along with the news of trimming down his list, Boykin also received an offer from Oregon on Wednesday.

Lastly, two coaches for the Buckeyes will be checking out a huge 2015 target today. According to Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Kerry Coombs and Luke Fickell are expected to be at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. The big-name out of St. X is '15 LB Justin Hilliard. As of late, interest from both Hilliard and Ohio State have definitely seemed to sky-rocket.  The 5-star LB was on a visit to Columbus just this past weekend and got to spend time with '14 Ohio State signee Raekwon McMillan. Hilliard has offers from plenty of big-time programs across the nation including Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC and many others. The Buckeyes started slow with the recruitment of Hilliard but are currently in great shape with the best player in the state.