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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/8 - Buckeyes make cut for Malik Henry

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

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There was quite a bit of news on the Ohio State football recruiting front yesterday and we're here to get you caught up on all of the latest happenings.

Bucks make Malik Henry's top 4

Thousand Oaks (CA) Westlake quarterback Malik Henry announced a top 4 of Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and UCLA yesterday.

The standout signal-caller visited Columbus back in June and had a very good time on his first ever visit to Ohio State. I also got to see him throw in front of the OSU coaching staff and thought he was very impressive. However, I think Florida State and UCLA will be tough to beat in this race.

I think Henry will announce his college decision sometime in between now and the beginning of next summer, so there's still a chance the Buckeyes could get him back on campus before he decides.

In any scenario I think the Buckeyes will end up landing a very good quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class, with Dwayne Haskins being the most likely guy they land. I am of the opinion the Jawon Pass is the top quarterback on Ohio State's board, but think they have some ground to make in order to land him.

In state hoops recruit Spurns Bucks for Wolverines

Medina (OH) center Jon Teske announced him commitment to Michigan on Twitter last night. The in state standout also held offers from Ohio State and Dayton. He'll likely be ranked as one of the state's top players in the class when it's all said and done.

While it's always tough losing out on a good in state prospect, there's still plenty of time for Thad Matta and his staff to find a solid big for their 2016 class. They were also able to land a very good one in the current recruiting class in the form of Daniel Giddens.

There's really no need to worry about Ohio State's basketball recruiting, but this is a very good add for John Beilein and the Wolverines.

Ohio State makes initial cut for Kendall Sheffield

Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall defensive back Kendall Sheffield cut his list to 12 programs yesterday, including the likes of Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, and USC, according to ESPN's Sam Khan Jr.

There hasn't been much buzz with Sheffield and Ohio State and I would be absolutely stunned if he ended up playing his college football in Columbus. If the Buckeyes are able to secure an official visit, we'd know there was some legitimate interest, but until then, I wouldn't pay too much attention to this. I currently have the star defensive back landing with Texas A&M when it's all said and done.

Important Dates

  • Aug. 2 visitor(s): Esa Ahmad (basketball)
  • Sept. 6: Virginia Tech visitor(s) - QB/ATH Torrance Gibson, DE Josh Sweat, DE Mekhi Brown (Alabama commit), DE/LB Ricky DeBerry
  • Nov. 1: Illinois visitor(s)- LB Malik Jefferson
  • Nov. 29: Michigan visitor(s)- RB Damien Harris, OL Tommy Kraemer (2016), S Will Sunderland