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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/20 - Cassius Winston gains OSU offer

Class of 2016 basketball prospect Cassius Winston gained an OSU offer, are the Buckeyes a major player? Also, linebacker Ethan Tucky is planning a visit to Columbus.

Justin Layne has yet to earn an Ohio State offer
Justin Layne has yet to earn an Ohio State offer
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With Tuesday being mostly a dark day for Buckeye Nation, in wake of the Braxton Miller news, recruiting went on and there was some news from the football as well as the basketball program.

Starting on the hardwood, 2016 point guard Cassius Winston picked up an Ohio State offer late Monday night. Winston, from Detroit, Michigan, sits currently as a four-star prospect with other offers coming from Michigan State, Michigan, and Boston College. The kid is a force and will be one of the better players in his class when it's all said and done. However, though he's rated as the number two overall player in his state, Winston checks in at just 6-foot 165 pounds. For what he loses on size Winston makes up for it with his versatility and can run the floor with ease. Look for the Buckeyes to be a major player here while the Spartans could be the early favorite as we stand now.

Switching gears to football, 2016 linebacker Ethan Tucky is planning on visiting Columbus on November 29 for the Michigan game. He also is planning on making stops to Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee throughout the fall. Tucky has not yet earned an Ohio State offer, but has held the Buckeyes in high regard in the early part of his recruiting process. Tucky stands at 6'2, 210 pounds and is sure to fill out his frame even more over the next two years of high school. It's only a matter of time before he eventually earns an offer from the Bucks.

2016 wide receiver, and Ohio native Justin Layne said that three schools were sticking out to him the most so far--Michigan, Penn State, and Michigan State. Layne doesn't hold an offer from Ohio State most also made sure to add that they were one school who would jump up on the list if they did indeed offer. Layne is the type of receiver the the Buckeyes are currently lacking as he stands at 6'3. He has solid speed too, recording a 4.59 40 time--a time that will continue to improve as he matures through his junior and senior years. It's not hard to imagine Ohio State becoming the leader if/when they eventually throw an offer his way.

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