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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/15 - 1 new offer, looking into the future

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

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Thursday was pretty quiet when it comes to the world of Ohio State recruiting, but we're still here to get you caught up on all of the latest happenings.

Ohio State offers Mike Williams

Urban Meyer and company handed out yet other scholarship offer Thursday evening when Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal defensive tackle Michael Williams learned he had an offer from the Scarlet and Gray.

The standout defensive lineman is one of the top players in the state of Texas' 2016 class and also attends the same school Ohio State freshmen offensive guard Demetrius Knox graduated from a couple of months ago.

Williams' interest in the Buckeyes is still relatively unknown, but Land-Grant Holy Land will try to catch up with him to learn more about his recruitment in the coming days.

Looking ahead

Other than the commitment of Florida defensive back Carlton Davis, things have been relatively quiet on the Ohio State recruiting front since Friday Night Lights wrapped up at the end of last month.

While we might go through a couple of more quiet recruiting weeks, that will definitely change on September 6th, when Urban Meyer and company are expected to host a couple of their top targets on the Saturday the Buckeyes take on Virginia Tech under the lights.

Headlining the early list of visitors are athlete/quarterback Torrance Gibson and defensive end Josh Sweat, who some believe is the best player in the 2015 recruiting class as a whole. Ohio State has a chance at both, but definitely have a better shot at scoring a commitment from Gibson. They'll look to expand their lead in his recruitment on the visit. Sweat to OSU is a bit of a long-shot as things currently stand, but a strong visit could swing things towards the Scarlet and Gray.

There's also a chance we could see standout offensive lineman Matthew Burrell on campus. The Buckeyes are in a solid spot to land him, but face stiff competition from the likes of Florida, Florida State, Penn State, and a couple of other elite powers.

Then we could also see a talented group of players from the state of Florida and St. Thomas Aquinas high school who could be in attendance. Standout defensive end Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Ohio State star Joey Bosa is definitely expected to be at the game. He could be joined by his talented teammates including the likes running back Jordan Scarlett (Miami commit), wide receiver Devante Peete, wide receiver Sam Bruce (Miami commit), wide receiver Trevon Grimes, and cornerback Damon Arnette (South Carolina commit). Alabama commit Mekhi Brown is also expected to make his official visit to take in the game.

The already very impressive list of visitors is expected to grow in between now and the Virginia Tech game. It will be a huge recruiting weekend for the Scarlet and Gray.

Important Dates

  • Aug. 2 visitor(s): Esa Ahmad (basketball)
  • Sept. 6: Virginia Tech visitor(s) - QB/ATH Torrance Gibson, RB Jordan Scarlett (Miami commit/maybe), WR Devante Peete, WR Sam Bruce (Miami commit/maybe), WR Trevon Grimes (2017/maybe), OL Matthew Burrell (maybe), DE Josh Sweat, DE Mekhi Brown (Alabama commit), DE Nick Bosa (2016), DE/LB Ricky DeBerry, CB Damon Arnette (South Carolina commit/maybe)
  • Sept. 27: Cincinnati visitor(s)- WR Austin Mack (2016), OL Michal Menet (2016)
  • Nov. 1: Illinois visitor(s)- LB Malik Jefferson
  • Nov. 29: Michigan visitor(s)- RB Damien Harris, WR Austin Mack (2016), OL Michael Jordan (2016), OL Tommy Kraemer (2016), S Will Sunderland