With the national championship celebration coming up soon, the glow from Ohio State's 42-20 victory over Oregon is still having its effect on the Buckeyes' recruiting trail. The latest good news for Ohio State is the latest plans for a visit, which come from '17 offensive tackle Josh Myers. Myers, a 6'6, 290-pound tackle, is rated as a five-star recruit and is ranked in the top three prospects in the country at any position. Myers is also the top-rated player in the state of Ohio and the best offensive tackle in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Myers held offers from Alabama, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, and West Virginia, among others. As of late, Myers seems to be only seriously considering Kentucky, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. It makes sense that the Wildcats have a good shot at the offensive tackle, since Myers older brother is a sophomore on the team. Still, the Buckeyes look to be the favorite according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball, which 74 percent of the experts have Myers landing with Ohio State.
I'm going to Marshawn Lynch the media.. #ThanksForAsking— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) January 19, 2015
Following some surprising news from Gibson's camp about potentially seriously considering Auburn as a school he'd like to attend, '15 QB/ATH Torrance Gibson took to social media to vent his frustrations. The current Ohio State commit recently visited Auburn and came away with some excited comments about how much he was wanted there and the clear picture of what his playing time looked like. Two different sources came away with the same quote, though, so perhaps it was just a misunderstanding both ways.
Regardless, Ohio State has three quarterbacks that could start anywhere in the country, so it's not too much of a shock that Gibson might be concerned about the depth chart and getting playing time when he arrives on campus. Gibson remains adamant that he will remain a Buckeye and that the comments about Auburn weren't entirely accurate. Only time will tell, but there hasn't been any movement on the 247Sports Crystal Ball, either.
In some recruiting ranking news, '15 quarterback commit Joe Burrow earned his fourth star from the 247Sports crew after being named Mr. Football for the state of Ohio in December. Burrow committed to Ohio State on May 27 over offers from other schools such as Cincinnati, Boston College, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and plenty of others.
Burrow himself announced that his recruitment was 100 percent finished and he wouldn't be looking at any other schools despite receiving plenty of interest from Oklahoma and Michigan with new head coach Jim Harbaugh. The 6'4, 205-pound Burrow completed 72 percent of his passes during his senior season in high school, throwing for 4,445 yards and 63 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Burrow also helped his team reach a 14-1 record while rushing for 642 yards on 108 carries for five touchdowns.