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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Antwuan Jackson, Donnie Corley set to announce

A few Ohio State targets are set to announce, while another receives a visit from the coaching staff.

Antwuan Jackson
Antwuan Jackson
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Antwuan Jackson, arguably Ohio State's most important recruit of the 2016 class, will be announcing where he will be playing college football on Dec. 17. Jackson, a four-star DT according to 247Sports composite rankings, has long been heavily recruited by the Buckeyes and should be a familiar name to those who follow Ohio State recruiting.

Ohio State and Auburn have long been the favorites to land the 6'3, 285-pound U.S. Army All-American. The Tigers will get a chance to make a strong last impression on Jackson, as he is set to visit the school this weekend for his final official visit. Jackson was last in Columbus on Nov. 21, when he attended the Ohio State vs Michigan State game, but Ohio State is doing its due diligence to win over the top-ten DT, as Buckeye coach Larry Johnson paid Jackson a visit the first week of December.

Jackson would make a great addition to the '16 defensive line haul, which already includes five-stars Nick Bosa and Jonathon Cooper and four-star Malik Barrow. Jackson accumulated 88 tackles in his senior season. His combination of size and speed allowed him to get to the opposing team's QB nine and a half times over the 2015-16 season and he forced seven fumbles.

As good of a player as he is on the field, Jackson is just as influential off the field. This past weekend, Jackson took time to give back to his community, giving blankets to the homeless.

Jackson has the natural ability to be a leader both on and off the field and that has always been a major standpoint in what Urban Meyer looks for in a player.

Donnie Corley set to announce

Four-star Buckeye WR target Donnie Corley will announce where he will play college football with a familiar face by his side. Corley, who was set to announce his decision today but later postponed the date, tweeted yesterday that he will be announcing with his teammate, Lavert Hill. Because the two will be announcing together, it has led to much speculation on whether the two are a package deal.

Corley is rated as the No. 20 overall WR of 2016, and would be a solid addition to the Buckeyes' '16 recruiting class. Ohio State is looking to add at least one more WR to this class to go along with commit Austin Mack, and it would be an added bonus to poach one out of Michigan.

Ohio State and Michigan St. are currently the two favorites to land the 6'3, 185-pound WR. However, if the two are in fact going to be a package deal, things instantly bode better for the Spartans, as they have been more involved in recruiting Hill than the Buckeyes.

Buckeyes visit Tyjon Lindsey

Since the regular season ended early for Ohio State, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State recruiting staff have had extra time to spend on recruiting. Coaches have been traveling across the country the last two weeks. Last week assistant coach Kerry Coombs made trips to Florida and Virginia, and yesterday WR coach Zach Smith traveled out west to visit five-star WR Tyjon Lindsey in Las Vegas.

Small for his position, Lindsey stands at just 5'9 and 161 lbs., but his speed and elusiveness make it tough for defenders to bring him down. He has experience at returning both punts and kickoffs and will remind Buckeye fans of current Buckeye H-back Dontre Wilson.

Lindsey holds offers from multiple top-tier schools including Oregon, Texas A&M and USC. The top 16 overall rated prospect of his class received a scholarship offer from Ohio State back in August but has yet to visit Columbus. He seemed to enjoy Monday's visit and will likely be visiting Ohio State in the coming year.