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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 6/27- Devante Peete latest

Land-Grant Holy Land gets you caught up on the latest Ohio State recruiting news.


There was quite a bit of news on the Ohio State football recruiting front yesterday and we're here to get you caught up on all of the latest happenings.

Buckeyes in top two for standout wide receiver

Ohio State is in the top two for Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Devante Peeteaccording to Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts/247Sports. He is one of the top receivers in the 2015 recruiting class as a whole and could fill a need on the outside for the Scarlet and Gray.

The in state Miami Hurricanes are the other school in his top two according to the report. This should be an interesting situation to follow and it's very important the Buckeyes get him on campus for a visit as soon as possible.

With a roster loaded with slot receivers, it's important the Buckeyes land a player or two who can excel on the outside in this class. Peete's 6'5, 195 pound frame certainly fits the billing. Peete has been compared to former Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin by some in the recruiting industry.

Buckeyes back in it for Torrance Gibson?

According to his USA Today blog, Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage athlete/quarterback Torrance Gibson said he would like to make a visit to Ohio State sometime over the summer. He added that he would like to make it to Central Florida as well.

I really don't think the Buckeyes are much of a player in this race right now and doubt they'll be a major factor going forward. If he does visit this summer, I may change my thinking a little, but I just don't see the visit happening as things currently stand.

It's difficult to peg a final destination for the dynamic athlete. Right now my pick is Auburn, but his recruitment is very unclear at the moment.

Bucks make the cut for star tight end

The Buckeyes have yet to land a tight end in this recruiting class and there aren't too many guys left on their board. One of the few they're still in on is Olathe (KS) North tight end Josh Moore, who named Ohio State as part of his final six released yesterday.

Joining the Buckeyes in his top six are Auburn, Florida State, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He's currently planning on attending Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp next month.

With Sam Hubbard moving to tight end and the Buckeyes being in good shape for 2016 in state tight ends Jake Hausmann and Luke Farrell, I'm starting to think we won't see a tight end in the 2015 class and we'll see two in the next class.

However, we'll keep monitoring the situation with Moore and will keep you updated if new information emerges.

Other recruiting news

- Ohio State offered 2016 Sachse (TX) cornerback Jared Mayden II yesterday.

- The Buckeyes also offered Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Damon Arnette.

We hope to have more from the newly offered recruits in the coming days.

- Don't forget, Justin Hilliard's college decision is less than a week away. His announcement is set to occur at St. Xavier High School this coming Wednesday at 10 A.M.

I still think the Buckeyes are going to be the pick, but I'm not quite ready to rule out Notre Dame. Obviously if he commits to OSU, he would be the top commit in the "Elite '15" recruiting class.

Stay tuned...

Important dates

  • March 6th visitor(s): LB Nick Conner, ATH Eric Glover-Williams
  • March 18th visitor(s): QB Tommy Stevens
  • March 20th visitor(s): LB Josh Barajas, DE Jonathon Cooper (2016), ATH Jerome Baker
  • March 21st-22nd visitor(s): RB Larry Scott, WR Steven Smothers (2016), WR Van Jefferson, OLPatrick Allen, OL Simon Stepaniak, OL James Daniels, DE Dre'Mont Jones, LB Anthony McKee, LB Justin Hilliard, DB Jordan Whitehead, ATH Brian Cole
  • March 25th visitor(s): LB Ethan Tucky (2016)
  • March 26th visitor(s): TE Jake Pickard
  • March 27th visitor(s): QB Danny Clark (2017 commit)
  • March 28th-29th visitor(s): WR Jabari Greenwood, TE CJ Conrad, OL Tyler Gerald (2016), OL Jake Fruhmorgen, OL Quinn Oseland, OL David Robbins, DE Darius Fullwood, LB Chris Green, ATH Denzel Ward
  • April 2nd visitor(s): OL Gabe Megginson
  • April 3rd visitor(s): TE Hale Hentges, OL Tommy Kraemer
  • April 4th-5th visitor(s): OL Austin Clark, OL Emani Mason, ATH Malik Hooker(2014 signee)
  • April 5th visitor(s): Cass Tech Day
  • April 7th visitor(s): RB Andrew Dowell, ATH David Dowell
  • April 9th visitor(s): QB Reese Ryan, TE Sam Letton (2016), WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (2017), DB Darnay Holmes (2017)
  • April 11th visitor(s): OL Sterling Jenkins, OL Michal Menet, ATH Chandler CoxTrevor Thompson(hoops)
  • April 12th/Spring Game visitor(s): QB Danny Clark (2017 commit), RB Damien Harris, RB Todd Sibley(2017), OL Tommy Kraemer (2016), OL Josh Myers (2017), LB Sh'mar Kilby-Lane, DE Dre'Mont Jones, DE Nick Bosa (2016), DE/LB Jonathon Cooper, LB Darrin Kirkland, LB Joshua McMillon, ATH Richard LeCounte (2017)
  • April 15th visitor(s): RB Robert Washington
  • April 17th visitor(s): DT Elijah Taylor
  • April 18th-19th visitor(s): TE Chris Clark, OT Matthew Burrell, DE/LB Ricky DeBerry
  • May 1st visitor(s): PF Esa Ahmad
  • May 2nd-3rd visitor(s): SG Austin Grandstaff
  • May 10th visitor(s): Core 6 Day (Miles Boykin)
  • May 17th visitor(s): CB Jordan Whitehead
  • May 31st-June 1st visitor(s): QB Joe Burrow (commit),QB Danny Clark (2017 commit), RB LJ Scott, RB Ricky Slade Jr. (2018), WR Alex Ofodile, WR/RB George Hill (2016), OL Matthew Burrell, DEJashon Cornell, DT Tim Settle, LB Brendan Ferns, CB Shaun Crawford, DB Cam Ordway, ATH Nyheim Hines
  • June 1st: Columbus NFTC
  • June 2nd: Columbus Elite 11
  • June 8th: One day camp- QB Joe Burrow, RB Darrin Hall, RB Demario McCall (2016), RB Matthew Falcon (2016), WR Austin Mack (2016), OL Liam Eichenberg (2016), OL Grant Schmidt, OL Hunter Littlejohn, DE Malik Barrow (2016), DE Jonathon Copper (2016), LB Chris Green, ATH Tyler Green
  • June 9th-11th visitor(s): RB Dexter Williams (Miami commit), RB Tyrek Tisdale (2016), WR Jalen Julius (Florida commit), OL Conner Dyer, LB Jeffrey Holland, LB Brendan Ferns (2016), LS Liam McCullough
  • June 13th-14th visitor(s): QB Dwayne Haskins (2016), RB/WR George Hill (2016), OL Andre James
  • June 17th visitor(s): QB Joe Burrow (commit), TE Chris Clark, LB Nick Conner (commit), S Rashad Roundtree, S Kendrell McFadden
  • June 18th visitors: TE Luke Farrell (2016), WR Calvin Ridley (Alabama commit), DE Dre'Mont Jones(commit), DE/LB Mekhi Brown (Alabama commit), S Shawn Burgess-Becker (Alabama commit)
  • June 19th: One day camp- QB Jawon Pass, QB Malik Henry, RB Elijah Holyfield (2016), TE Jake Hausmann (2016), OL Kevin Feder (Miami commit), OL Tyler Gerald (2016 commit), DE Darius Fullwood, ATH Denzel Ward (commit), ATH Abu Daramy
  • June 21st: One day camp- QB Jarrett Guarantano (2016), QB Brandon McIlwain (2016), QB Hunter Johnson (2017), RB Matthew Falcon (2016), TE Jake Pickard, LB Justin Hilliard, LB Ethan Tucky (2016), S Kendrell McFadden, ATH Tyrece Speaight
  • June 25th visitor(s): DE Josh Sweat
  • July 25th: Friday Night Lights- TE Josh Moore, WR Justin Layne (2016), OL Matthew Burrell, OL Drew Richmond, DE Jashon Cornell, LB Justin Hilliard (maybe), ATH Jerome Baker