Kicking the news off today, North Carolina wide receiver Divine Deablo picked up an offer from Ohio State. Deablo, a 2016 recruit, stands at 6'3 is appears to be a flat-out monster on the outside. He's picked up some prestigious offers too, from the likes of Georgia, Florida, and Clemson. Taking a look at Deablo, it looks as if Clemson may be his early leader, but there's tons of time for Ohio State to work up some magic. The next step is getting him on campus for a visit and then it'll be game-on for the Buckeyes.
2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano made it apparent on Tuesday that Ohio State will receive a visit in the fall--one that will take place on November 1st when the Buckeyes will square off against Illinois. Guarantano has always held Ohio State in high regard and even named them his leader earlier this month. The New Jersey native fits the bill for a spread style quarterback as he stands 6'4 and over 200 pounds. Oh, and he runs a 4.59 40 yard dash. Guarantano is rated as the 7th overall QB in the country for his class as well as being the number 3 overall prospect in the state of New Jersey. He holds offers from tons of big-time programs such as Oklahoma, Alabama, and Clemson. There's no doubt that this kid is high up on Urban Meyer's list. We'll see if he pulls the trigger during his senior season because if he doesn't, Ohio State is closing in on another big-time quarterback--Dwayne Haskins. Guarantano is currently a 73% crystal ball lock to land in Columbus come 2016 signing day.
Staying in the class of 2016, safety Craig Watts came out and said that Ohio State is in his top three. The other two schools are Florida and Indiana--yes the Hoosiers. Watts is a head knocker in the secondary who also possesses elite speed. At 6'0, 180 pounds, Watts is just scratching the surface of what should be a busy recruiting process when it's all said and done. From Florida, Watts also plays running back at Gibbs High School, but his future looks to be on the defensive side of the ball. He speaks highly of coach Muschamp and the Florida program as a whole. It'll be tough competing with the Gators, but Ohio State has had success in the Sunshine State in the past. The longer this plays out, the better the chances get for the Buckeyes.
Class of 2016 QB Rex Culpepper has named Ohio State one of the schools that he has high interest for. Culpepper, a 3-star from Florida, is starting to come into his own on the recruiting trail and is an intriguing prospect with his size. His offer list is impressive, but you have to think that Urban Meyer holds Jarrett Guarantano and Dwayne Haskins in higher regard. Nonetheless, with a good junior season, Culpepper could start to gain more interest from the Buckeyes, as he already does in fact hold an offer.
- 2016 offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa is planning a trip to Columbus in the fall. He'll be in town when Ohio State hosts Michigan.