With the clock quickly ticking on National Signing Day for the 2015 recruiting class, it's time for the Buckeyes to start figuring who they will finish the class with. As you know, there are a handful of names still in play, but one name has been receiving plenty of talk from the Ohio State fan base.
Bucks trending for Gustin?
As of the last few days, Ohio State has plenty of buzz regarding the pursuit of four-star linebacker Porter Gustin. The chatter seemingly started when Scout.com's Doug Kimmel predicted the Buckeyes to land the 6'5, 245-pounder. The whispers became louder on Wednesday as Alex Gleitman of 247Sports.com forecast the same outcome.
It seems as if things really started to pick up on Tuesday, when head coach Urban Meyer was in Salem Hills, Utah to hold an in-home visit with the Gustin family. Meyer also watched the nation's 41st-overall player in the class during his basketball game.
Yesterday, Gustin was on the Utes' campus for an official visit. Subsequently, he and some of his immediate family will take a flight to Columbus. While it's definitely not set in stone that Gustin will don the scarlet and gray, it is good news that Bucks will be the last school to get an opportunity to showcase their program to him. It's also worth mentioning that Urban Meyer is no stranger to securing top flight prospects on the eve of National Signing Day.
Latest on Weber:
Ever since being hired as Michigan's head coach, Jim Harbaugh has gone all out to try to flip Mike Weber from Ohio State. On Wednesday, it was the same story, as Harbaugh met with the Buckeyes' running back commit according to Steve Lorenz of 247Sports. Was the visit to Weber enough for the Wolverines to land an official visit from the four-star prospect from Detroit? We'll see.
Personally, I think there shouldn't be much concern over this situation unless Weber winds up taking a visit to Ann Arbor. It is a bit concerning that Weber has yet to reaffirm his commitment, but in the end, I believe things will fall in Ohio State's favor.
Lyle in Columbus:
As Land Grant Holy-Land covered in Wednesday's State Secrets, '15 SG JaQuan Lyle made his way to the Ohio State campus in Columbus for an official visit. Lyle was formerly committed to Louisville and was a signee of the Oregon Ducks. However, academic issues caused him to be declared ineligible.
The 6'5, 220-pounder has since found his living at IMG Academy in Florida and has hit the reset button on his recruitment. Some of the teams in the mix to land the 38th-overall player in the class include LSU, Missouri, Oregon, and of course Ohio State.
As of now, OSU currently holds pledges from four 2015 prospects in the class and have space to land another. Lyle is a four-star player and one of the top ten shooting guards in the country. There is no denying that Thad Matta would love to add Lyle to the class, and maybe he will. For now, four national recruiting analysts have pegged Lyle to wind up in Columbus.
Staff to see Sibley:
Buckeye coaches will be doing their usual recruiting stops to see some of the best players in the nation on Wednesday. One of those stops will be to Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, according to '17 RB Todd Sibley.
Getting a visit from Ohio State is scheduled for tomorrow #Bucks
— Todd Sibley Jr✨ (@ToddSib23) January 29, 2015
Sibley received an offer from Ohio State six days ago and surprisingly enough, it was his first offer. After Ohio State's, he received two more scholarship offers from Akron and Kentucky.The Buckeyes are hoping to pair Sibley in the backfield beside '17 QB commit Danny Clark, and have him running behind five-star commit Josh Myers (also in the 2017 class).