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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 7/30 - Tristan Payton planning on visiting OSU

Rivals released their new rankings for 2016, two Buckeyes made the list. Also, Tristan Payton is currently planning a visit to Columbus.

Tristan Payton catches a ball at The Opening
Tristan Payton catches a ball at The Opening
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The all important Friday Night Lights camp has come and gone and while it was a huge success for the Buckeyes, it was quiet on the recruiting front on Tuesday.

2015 athlete Tristan Payton has made it apparent that he wants to visit Ohio State before making yet another decision on where he wants to attend school. Payton was at one time a University of Florida commit before jumping ship on July 21. The 6'0 wide receiver picked up a Buckeye offer in March, but the USC Trojans have shot up towards the top of his list since he camped in L.A. at the end of June. Ohio State has done well in the state of Florida and a good visit in Columbus will be telling for the Buckeyes in this battle. Payton holds offers from a number of big time schools and he would certainly be a welcomed addition to the class. Here's the film on Payton.

Rivals released their first Rivals250 on Tuesday for the class of 2016. As we stand right now, the Buckeyes have two current commits in that class—two four-stars in running back George Hill and offensive lineman Tyler Gerald. Hill checked in at number 128 while Gerald came in at 212. Hill, as you remember, shined as a sophomore last season at Hubbard. He can take the top off of any defense with his speed and is a threat to score whenever he touches the ball. Both of these kids are Ohio natives and will look to lead what should be an elite 2016 class.


- Tight end prospect Josh Moore committed to Ohio State over the weekend. Buckeye fans will be happy to know that he's already embracing the Ohio State culture.

- With recruiting at an all-time high in college football, as it seems, the grind never stops. Over the last year there's been discussion about a potential early signing period. Well, we know Ohio State's fearless leader isn't on board with such an action.