A few football prospects had to cancel their trips to Ohio State, but the Buckeyes still had a nice group of recruits on campus for their runaway victory over the Bearcats of Cincinnati on Saturday.
Some of the current commits, and key targets such as quarterback Torrance Gibson, linebacker Jerome Baker defensive backs Kendall Sheffield and Mykelti Williams, 2016 quarterback Dwayne Haskins, wideout Austin Mack, offensive linemen Michael Jordan and Michal Menet, safety Wayne Davis, and in-state juniors Demario McCall, a running back from North Ridgeville, Franklin Heights receiver Seth Dawkins, and Hamilton athlete A'Shon Riggins are just a few of the many recruits who were in Columbus.
Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with some of the recruits who were on hand, and had them break down their trips:
"The atmosphere was great. A night game there is completely crazy. The fans are great. The thing that stood out the most, was probably when that student ran on the field, and strength and conditioning coach slammed him. I got to talk with all the coaches, and it was pretty normal conversations. Just becoming closer really."
"The OSU visit was great. The atmosphere was intense. I got to go on the field, and go into the recruiting room. I arrived late, so I didn't get to talk to many coaches."
"It was great. The coaching staff, the new tunnel, and the fans all stood out. Coach Smith said he was happy to see me there, and Coach Coombs said it was good to see me. He loved watching my film, and he hopes I come join the team."
"I had a great time. The best part was the atmosphere. I love how the fans love the Bucks. Just like coach Urban Meyer said, the students motivate the team, and that is one less job he has to do. I've never been to a game like that, where the fans are just loving and supportive of their team and school. I also love the way they added on the extra part because the tunnel the Bucks run out through is sweet. I didn't get a chance to speak with any of the staff, but Coach Coombs has came down to my schools a couple times, and I went to their camp in June, and got a chance to work with his group with some of the top corners in the country."
Torrance Gibson seems to have enjoyed himself:
The highly touted QB prospect was in Columbus, and judging from his Twitter account seems to have enjoyed himself. Ohio State has emerged as the heavy favorite in this recruiting race, and Gibson remains on commitment watch.
I had a great time in Columbus, Ohio ✊ ❗️⭕️ #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/r5BbOH9wrb— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) September 29, 2014
Robertson finally gets offer:
During his trip to OSU, the Buckeyes dealt out an offer to four-star class of 2016 defensive end Auston Robertson.
The 6'5 230 pound, Robertson has been on campus a few times over the last few months, and has built what seems to be a solid relationship with the coaching staff.
Already holding Ohio State in high regard before they offered, the Buckeyes should be one of the front runners for his commitment, which he plans to announce next summer alongside fellow Fort Wayne, Indiana native, and OSU target Austin Mack.
Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana are just a few of the other schools that have offered Auston during the recruiting process so far.
Ohio State offer today ♡♡♡— Auston Robertson (@auston_robertsn) September 28, 2014
Basketball Bucks host 2016 standouts:
Thad Matta, Jeff Boals, and the rest of the OSU basketball coaching staff had their handful with prospects too. Junior recruits Kobi Simmons, and Braxton Blackwell headlined the list.
A five-star guard from Georgia, the 6'5 Simmons, has his fair share of college programs after him, including OSU, Kansas, Florida State, and Cincinnati
OHIO STATE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD ! had an amazing time ! The best ever ! ⭕️ ❗️⭕️— Law&Order (@JordanKobi) September 28, 2014
Like Simmons, Blackwell, a 6'8 220 pound forward out of Nashville, Tennessee, is no slouch on the court. The Bucks, Indiana, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt are just a few of schools the four-star prospect holds in high regards.
Had a great visit up at ⭕️H I state! Coach Matta and his staff were awesome!! And the fans were… http://t.co/IlIlRVAQU8— braxton blackwell (@btwice_11) September 29, 2014
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