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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeyes to visit Adarius Lemons, Donnie Corley shines

Ohio State will reportedly check in on one of the top 2017 running backs on Monday.

2017 RB Adarius Lemons
2017 RB Adarius Lemons

With most teams waiting to find out which bowl game they will take part in, coaches from across the country will flock to high school campuses this week to check in on top prospects.

Wasting no time, OSU will be out in full force on Monday trying to lock down future Buckeyes. One stop on Ohio State's itinerary is Florida. Looking to continue their recent success in the Sunshine State, the staff will meet with many recruits on their big board, including 2017 running back Adarius Lemons.

As first reported by Lynden Ostrander of the Tampa Tribune, the Buckeyes will be one of the first programs stopping by Clearwater High for the four-star standout. Lemons, who rushed for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, holds more than a dozen scholarship offers. Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Louisville, Missouri, UCLA, and West Virginia are just some of the current programs after the 6'1, 185-pounder.

According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Lemons is considered the 19th running back, and 283rd overall prospect in the class of 2017.

Ohio State coaches will on the road all week. Keep checking Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest in the world of Buckeye recruiting.

Corley comes up big

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff are looking to add another wide receiver to the Buckeyes' class of 2016 before February. One of the staff's top choices to fill the spot is Detroit Martin Luther King senior standout Donnie Corley.

A four-star prospect with offers from not just the Buckeyes, but Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame and others, Corley once again proved why so many programs are trying to add him to their roster on during Michigan's Division II state championship on Friday.

After marching down the field late in the game, Corley came up huge for King. Down 38-34 with 2 seconds left on the clock, the 6'3 Corley hauled in a 40 yard touchdown reception as the play clock struck zero to lead King to a state title over Lowell, 40-38.

In his last game on the high school level, Corley, a U.S. Army All-American, finished with six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Quick Hits

  • Big time Ohio State class of 2016 target Antwuan Jackson visited the University of Florida over the weekend. Trying to find the right place for him, the Georgia native was one of the many prospects in Columbus last week for the Buckeyes' matchup against Michigan State. One of the most sought after defensive lineman in the country, Jackson is also highly considering a scholarship from Auburn.
  • Per Rick Wilson of Scout, Ohio State commit Shaun Wade received an offer from Oregon State on Sunday. Wade, a five-star class of 2017 defensive back from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida verbally committed to the Buckeyes during the national championship game last January over scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, LSU, Georgia, Stanford and many other solid college programs.
  • Wade and a number of other Ohio State commits shined under the lights over the weekend. Which future Buckeye did enough to walk away with the Land-Grant Holy Land MVP of the week award? The poll is open. Let your voice be heard and vote.