The Buckeyes are no strangers to the Lone Star State. Though Tom Herman is long since off to Houston for good, Tim Beck and the rest of the Ohio State braintrust continue to go back to the well and develop relationships with some of the best players the talent-rich area has to offer.
Thursday was no exception, with OSU extending a scholarship offer to four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones.
Jones hails from Allen, TX, a little less than an hour northeast of where the Buckeyes won the national championship this past January. He checks in at 5'11, 175 pounds and with a reported 4.4 forty. He's currently the 24th-ranked corner in the 2016 class, the 31st player in the state of Texas, and the 232nd-overall player in the '16 recruiting class.
To see what has Ohio State coaches so excited about Jones' potential, check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl:
Speaking of Beck, OSU's new co-OC/QB's coach made quite the impression with big-time lineman Michael Williams on Thursday evening as well:
Good Talk with my man Coach Beck from Ohio State O-H— Uncle Julio (@mike_williams52) February 11, 2015
Williams, who projects to interior guard on either side of the ball, also hails from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The four-star lineman attends All Saints Episcopal, which may ring a bell as the alma matter of Ohio State o-lineman Demetrius Knox.
Our Ian Cuevas was the first to peg Williams as a potential Buckeye on 247Sports' Crystal Ball:
The best is yet to come
While OSU's 2015 class is nothing to overlook, 2016 might truly be the one to reflect Ohio State's 2014 on-field success.
In a close up look at ten of the names to know from this coming recruiting cycle, SB Nation's Pete Volk and Bud Elliott touch on a few of particular interest to Ohio State fans.
First, Buckeye commit RB Kareem Walker:
The nation's top running back, Walker committed to Ohio State shortly after their national championship win. The 6'1, 210-pound prospect has not taken any other visits since his commitment, and also claims offers from Alabama, Florida State, Michigan and Notre Dame.
And then kid brother of current Ohio State star Joey Bosa, Nick:
Bosa, the little brother of Ohio State star Joey Bosa, isn't so little at 6'3 and 250 pounds. He holds offers from all the major schools in the country, including Alabama, FSU and, yes, Ohio State.
You can read the entire article here.
You have to see this
The 2015 recruiting class is a wrap, and with the Mike Weber drama seemingly resolved, it's on to the next one. But before you completely put to bed this past year's recruiting, check out this awesome video Scout put together:
- Delaware, OH product and Ohio State target Khalil Iverson committed to Wisconsin, a day after visiting OSU for the Penn State basketball game.
- Per the-Ozone, new Buckeyes running backs coach Tony Alford will make $400k/year in exchange for helping pick up where Stan Drayton left off.