Yesterday evening two of the top class of 2016 prospects from the state of Georgia received an offer from the Ohio State coaching staff to don the Scarlet and Gray. With offers going out almost daily, four-star recruits Antwuan Jackson, and Dylan Singleton are the latest Peach State standouts to add OSU to their growing list of scholarships.
A 6'2, 285-pound defensive tackle out of Ellenwood, GA's Cedar Grove High School, Jackson is one of the most sought-after linemen in the country. A top 100 prospect in his class, he has received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, South Carolina, LSU, and Oregon throughout the process.
Singleton, who plays on both sides of the ball for Archer High in Lawrenceville, GA, also has a number of scholarship offers under his belt. Ohio State joins the likes of Auburn, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Kentucky on the hunt for the 5'11, 180-pound speedster.
Creeping up the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Singleton is considered the 27th cornerback and 280th-overall prospect in the 2016 class at the moment.
Buckeyes showing interest in Potter
According to David Cassilo of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio State and Duke have expressed interest in 6'10 Mentor class of 2016 big man Micah Potter.
Mentor junior Micah Potter told me that Duke and Ohio State have been expressing interest.— David Cassilo (@dcassilo) February 17, 2015
One of the top post players in the Midwest, Potter isn't just a major presence down low, he also has great vision, and decent range for a man of his stature. A long list of schools including West Virginia, Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, and Toledo have already given him an opportunity to suit up for their squads on the next level.
While some players dream of playing for a program close to home, Potter just wants to find the right overall fit on the court, and in the classroom, telling the Cleveland Plain Dealer the following:
"Location is not a big deal because I want to go to the place that best prepares me for the future whether it be academics or basketball. That could be 500 miles away or 3,000 miles away. It's academics, then for basketball, it's the coaching staff, and how they run their program. I want a coach that is intense into the program who will have high expectations and will push you but is also the kind of guy who will encourage you. Kind of like a father figure. And in the locker room, I want to be accepted immediately as part of the family."