While Ohio State is still basking in the glow of its big win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the recruiting world continues to churn out the latest news regarding potential future Buckeyes. Head coach Urban Meyer and his staff have been relentless on the field and off it, as they continue their chase for a championship. Without some of the best high school players in the country, Ohio State wouldn't be where they are today, which is facing Oregon in the College Football National Championship against Oregon.
One of the Buckeyes' biggest prizes of the 2015 recruiting class thus far has been '15 QB/ATH Torrance Gibson, who committed to Ohio State back on Nov. 3 of 2014. That commitment came only a little over a month after making his official visit to Columbus on Sept. 27. While Gibson remains committed to Ohio State, the dual-threat quarterback will be making an official visit to LSU on Jan. 23.
The 6'4, 200-pound Gibson is ranked as the nation's fifth best athlete and the 11th best prospect at any position from the state of Florida in the 2015 class by the 247Sports Composite. This latest news doesn't come as too much of a surprise, consider Gibson has mentioned in the past that he wants to use up all of his official visits. For now, it's not too concerning, but with Auburn and UCF also trying to get their hands on Gibson, it would be wise for Ohio State to check in when possible.
'15 outside linebacker/defensive end Porter Gustin has made his intentions to visit Ohio State clear, as Gustin will try to settle on a specific date that he can visit Columbus to see what the Buckeyes have to offer him in regards to facilities, academics, campus life, etc. While he's already got an official visit to Arizona State set in place (Jan. 23), Gustin is making sure that he has a date secured for the Buckeyes.
The 6'5, 240-pound Gustin is a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings. The defensive athlete is ranked as the sixth best outside linebacker in the country and second best player at any position from the state of Utah. Right now, USC appears to have the best chance at landing Gustin, according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, which has every expert choosing the Trojans.
Future Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard has made another All-American list, adding to his growing list of high school accolades. The '15 five-star recruit was named to the MaxPreps First-Team All-American squad on Monday after a sensational season with over 100 tackles and five sacks.
The 6'0, 225-pound Hilliard is ranked as the country's 25th best player at any position, the second best outside linebacker in the country, and is additionally ranked as the number one player in Ohio. Hilliard was also named to the USA TODAY All-USA team, further adding to his résumé.