Just like every other major college football program in the country, Ohio State is always trying to add elite play makers to their roster. The Buckeyes are still in the mix for 2015 wideouts such as Van Jefferson, Christian Kirk, and Lawrence Cager, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking ahead to the class of 2016.
As first reported by 247Sports, and Scout, the Buckeyes offered one of the top juniors yesterday afternoon in Cornell Powell, of J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina.
"I called Ohio State because they wanted to talk to me. I spoke to Urban Meyer himself, and he offered me. He said he was impressed with my film, and had to offer." Cornell, who caught 47 passes for 1,228 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore, stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.
Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, and Wake Forest are just some of the teams that offered the 6'1 and 180 pound junior before OSU, but that doesn't mean they have the inside track to land a commitment, as Powell, who is searching to continue his playing days and education at a university with a solid business school, and a successful football program with a great team atmosphere, is awfully intrigued by his recent scholarship from the Bucks.
"It's a blessing to add an offer from them, and I'm so grateful that they find me talented enough to play on their team. Said Cornell. "When I think of Ohio State, I think of championships. I don't necessarily have a favorite that is sticking out right now, but with this offer, they're definitely amongst the top."
Powell, like a lot of prospects, is currently thinking over which programs he would like to check out this fall. Ohio State, and Clemson are two teams that could land a unofficial visit from the four-star prospect during his bye-week later this season.
Want to see Cornell Powell in action? Check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: