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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/21 - Kevin Toliver, Jacques Patrick to officially visit

Two of the nations best players, including an LSU commit, plan to officially visit Ohio State.

Kevin Toliver
Kevin Toliver

One of the biggest recruiting weekends for 2015 will be on September 6th when the Buckeyes play host to Virginia Tech under the lights. Just a few of the recruits that are expected to be in Columbus for the battle against the Hokies include '15 WR Lawrence Cager, '15 QB/ATH Torrance Gibson and '15 DE Josh Sweat, the No. 1 player in the country.

But that's not all. According to Barton Simmons of 247Sports, '15 CB Kevin Toliver will also be taking an official visit on that weekend. The 6'2, 185-pounder out of Florida is currently committed to Les Miles and the LSU Tigers. Toliver is currently the 7th overall player in the nation. The five-star is also the second best corner in the country and five spots ahead of the aforementioned Torrance Gibson at No. 4 in Florida. The Trinity Christian (FL) defensive back has seen the campus previously. He visited the Buckeyes back in June of last year, a day before he received an offer from Ohio State.

Toliver is teammates with '15 Safety Ben Edwards, who was formerly an Ohio State pledge but later flipped to Auburn. Edwards has since decommitted from the Tigers but is still considering them along with Ohio State, Stanford and UCLA. Though the hard-hitting DB seems to be favoring Stanford, he is planning on making an official to Buckeyes later this year.

The Buckeyes have yet to fill the running back spot in this years class and the most likely candidate seems to be '15 RB Damien Harris. However, Harris told Steve Jones of The Courier-Journal that the in-state Kentucky Wildcats were recruiting him the hardest at this time. While I still like the Buckeyes chances (a lot), UK is definitely a real threat and always has been.

The good news though is that '15 RB Jacques Patrick of Timber Creek (FL) is going to officially visit Ohio State as well, according to Ryan Bartow and Bill Kurelic of 247Sports. Patrick is one spot below Harris in the 2015 running back rankings at No. 2. He is also the 44th best player in the country and the 11th in the stacked state of Florida. Patrick, however, is unanimously predicted to head to the Seminoles of FSU.