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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/13 - Ohio State offers Deangelo Gibbs

Deangelo Gibbs picked up an offer on Tuesday. Brandon McIlwain released his top schools and even though he held an Ohio State offer, the Buckeyes weren't on the list. However, there's no reason to freight as OSU is on on some good ones for the class of 2016.

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Kicking things off, Ohio State offered 2016 corner back Deangelo Gibbs. Gibbs is currently ranked a five-star and stands at 6'2 while weighing 200 pounds. There is a chance that he could grow out of his current position and become a safety at the next level. Along with the Ohio State offer, Gibbs also holds offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, and Clemson. From Georgia, the Bulldogs could be the favorite in the early part of his recruitment, but there's a long way to go. The Buckeyes have done well in the state of Georgia in the past and Gibbs could be the next one.

2016 quarterback Brandon McIlwain released his top six on Tuesday, a list that didn't include Ohio State.

The Buckeyes had an offer extended to him. He also camped in Columbus at the end of June. McIlwain, from Pennsylvania, is one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in his recruiting class and would have no doubt been a huge get for Urban Meyer. However, there's no reason to panic as the Buckeyes move on from the 6-foot athlete as Ohio State is in great shape with a number of other 2016 QBs in Dwayne Haskins, Jarrett Guarantano, and Malik Henry.

Speaking of the three quarterbacks we just pointed out, Guarantano is a guy who has recently came out and said that Ohio State is planted at the top of his list. Speaking of Guarantano, you can see him play live on ESPN on Sep. 11 when his Bergen Catholic High School takes on nationally ranked St. Peter's Prep.

Henry has Ohio State in his top four while Haskins has always held the Buckeyes in high regard. The one thing that is certain, though, is that Urban Meyer will grab at least one of these fine athletes and all have star potential when they finally step foot on campus. No decision dates have been set so it's a situation worth monitoring over the next few months. At the end of the day, it could be a race to see who gives their commitment first.

Jashon Cornell made some news yesterday when he signed an advanced financial agreement with Ohio State. By signing this particular agreement, it pretty much guarantees Cornell a spot at Ohio State. In a way it's almost like signing an LOI, except that if the player wanted to, he could still look around at other schools--not that there's suspicion that Cornell would do this. Cornell, along with Justin Hilliard, have been two of Ohio State's biggest recruiters since they each pledged their commitments. Read the whole update on Cornell here.

Quick Hits:

-Though he's already a member of the 2015 recruiting class, Tyler Green was finally given his official Ohio State offer on Tuesday. Green committed to the Buckeyes on June 8th while at a camp. Green, remember, is expected to play safety when he arrives on campus, but his athleticism could allow him to play offense if need be.