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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 1/1 - Juwuan Briscoe to announce today, Donnie Corley to visit

Juwuan Briscoe will make his decision later today. Plus, one national analyst provides an interesting prospective on Jashon Cornell.

Juwuan Briscoe
Juwuan Briscoe

The big day is here. Today is the day Ohio State will get their chance to knock off the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. But that isn't the only big news for today.

'15 CB Juwuan Briscoe from Thomas Stone (MD) will be announcing his collegiate decision later today.The two schools that the three-star prospect will be choosing from is Georgia and the Buckeyes. Just a few days ago, Ohio State seemed to be in the drivers seat for Brisoce but Georgia seems to be trending upwards. The 247Sports Crystal Ball reads 85% for the Buckeyes and 15% for the Bulldogs. However, with the most recent developments, the confidence has to be slowly fading.

Best spot for Cornell?

If Briscoe does wind up as a Buckeye, he will find himself lining up on the same side of the ball as '15 DE Jashon Cornell. But, where exactly will Cornell find himself along the defensive line? As of now, the Cretin Derham Hall (MN) talent is projected to come off of the edge as a defensive end. However, 247Sports' JC Shurburtt believes he should make the a change to being an interior defensive lineman for Coach Larry Johnson. The national recruiting analyst went as far as saying that Cornell is "average" at defensive end.

Clearly, Head Coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State staff disagree at this point. The proof is in the pursuit of '15 DL Terry Beckner Jr. and Christian Wilkins. For now, the plan seems to be adding one of those two prospects and pairing them with '15 DT Rob Landers from Wayne (OH) and leaving Cornell at his current spot. That is not to say that Cornell won't ultimately end up in the middle but his preference is still DE. Should be noted that Adolphus Washington was once listed as an end coming out of high school and he is now being considered as a possible underclassman draft entree.

Michigan WR to visit, again

The Buckeyes are set to receive an unofficial visit from the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan in late January. According to 247Sports' Bill Kurelic, '16 WR Donnie Corley of Detroit Martin Luther King High School will be making his fourth visit to Columbus on the 25th of this month.

Corley is a four-star prospect in the 2016 class. The 6'2, 180-pounder currently holds offers from Arizona State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and more. Corley is also rated as the No. 124th overall player in next years class. With the recent hire of Jim Harbaugh by the Wolverines, we'll see if Kerry Coombs and the Buckeyes can keep up their success in the enemy state.

Staff visits Blackwell

An Ohio State assistant coach was in Tennessee on Wednesday and checked in one one of the top players in the 2016 hoops recruiting class. According to Jerry Meyer of 247Sports, the Buckeyes coach was in the volunteer state to see '16 SF Braxton Blackwell. The 6'8, 220-pounder is listed as the 32nd ranked player in the class, the 5th overall SF and the 2nd best player from his state. says Blackwell put up 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in front of the Ohio State assistant and North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. The offers for Blackwell have came from Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia and many more.