As Ohio State makes preparations for the big game against Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes are also hard at work when it comes to the world of recruiting. Even with the unveiling of the black uniforms set for Saturday's game against the Nittany Lions, Ohio State's coaching staff knows this will be a great game for some exposure to recruits that could be potential new Buckeyes.
One of those recruits is '16 wide receiver Binjimen Victor. Victor stands 6'4, 170-pounds, and is rated as a four-star prospect. He is also ranked as the nation's eighth-best wide receiver and the 12th best prospect at any position from the state of Florida. In 2014, Victor hauled in 44 receptions for 811 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Florida-native currently holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, TCU, UCLA, Wisconsin, but is seriously interested in Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee.
Victor told 247Sports that he would be making an official visit to Columbus for the weekend as the Buckeyes host Penn State. Victor will be on hand to see Ohio State play in their game with their new alternate uniforms as well as getting a chance to see more of the campus and what the city has to offer in general. The talented prospect as been to Ohio State in the past, including Friday Night Lights, but an official visit late in the recruiting process is always something to take note of.
Current Ohio State commit quarterback Tristen Wallace will be among the visitors to Columbus on Saturday. The '16 dual-threat QB stands at 6'3, 228-pounds and is rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite. Wallace is ranked as the nation's third-best dual-threat quarterback and is the 30th best prospect at any position from the state of Texas.
The DeSoto-product (where Dontre Wilson played in high school) threw for 603 yards and five touchdowns on 40-of-60 passing last season. He currently holds offers from Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, and was receiving interest from Oregon and Texas A&M. Wallace has been committed to the Buckeyes since April 15, and I don't suspect that will change any time soon, if at all. Wallace seems pretty content with his selection, as we haven't heard much in any wavering about his decision to choose Ohio State.
The visit to Columbus this weekend will be an official visit for Wallace, and while he's at Ohio State, he'll hopefully get the chance to talk to the aforementioned Victor, in hopes to sway his decision as much as possible. I've been high on Victor for some time and think he'd be an excellent fit for the Buckeyes, but it's up to the coaching staff and some of the players to try and capture his attention.