The 2016 defensive line haul has played a large role in why Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes hold the No. 2 recruiting class according to 247Sports. With 5-star DE's Nick Bosa and Johnathon Cooper and 4-star DT Malik Barrow already committed to the Buckeyes, the line is already at an elite level. However, Meyer and the Buckeyes are still looking to add to the another 4-star to the group.
Enter Antwuan Jackson, a top ten defensive tackle.
A 6'2, 285-pounder out of Ellenwood, GA, Jackson has long been connected to Ohio State. He has taken visits to Ohio State multiple times in his recruitment process, including an appearance at the annual Friday Night Lights camp back in July. With another future visit to Columbus in the making, Jackson has been favored to lean towards choosing the Buckeyes and the Auburn Tigers. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, it seems Auburn isn't the only school trying to win over the U.S. Army All American.
In October, Jackson made it known who his top six schools were in order.
My Top Schools ❗️❗️❗️❗️ Ohio State ⭕️ ⚪️/Auburn Georgia Florida Alabama Clemson— ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️ (@Hercules__52) October 17, 2015
On Thursday, Jackson revealed another school that will stand between him and Ohio State, in a somewhat suprising announced official visit to USC this weekend. With both Bosa and Cooper nursing injuries, the recruitment of Jackson will remain one of the Buckeyes' top priorities.
Taking my OFFICIAL to USC this weekend ✌️❤️— ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️ (@Hercules__52) November 5, 2015
Victor receives U.S. Army All-American Jersey
Binjimen Victor remains one of the Buckeyes' biggest recruiting priorities. The 2016 WR has long been favored to stay at home and play for the Florida Gators, but he recently announced he would delay his recruitment decision and Ohio State could be inching towards becoming the new favorite.
Victor recently talked about how he was set to commit to the Gators in June, but he decided to change his mind and delay his recruitment. Many believe that Ohio State could now be the favorite to land one of the most recent U.S. Army All-Americans. The 6'4 170-pound, four-star WR received his official USAAAB jersey Thursday.
The top ten WR visited the Buckeyes last month when they hosted Penn State during one of the most exciting game atmospheres at Ohio State in recent memory. Several key Buckeye recruits attended the Dark Night in the Shoe, but Victor was arguably the most important.
The Buckeyes are looking to add one more receiver to play alongside Buckeye recruit Austin Mack. Paired with Victor, the Buckeyes would be loaded at the position for the coming years.
Victor is stern on saying that there is no leader in his recruitment and it is likely he won't announce his decision until National Signing Day. Victor is also considering plenty of other schools, a list that includes but is not limited to West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Miami, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State and Alabama.