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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Carter Coughlin commits to Minnesota, Zamir White offered

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2018 RB Zamir White
2018 RB Zamir White

Recruiting is a lot like the game of football: You win some, you lose some. On Thursday afternoon, class of 2016 four-star linebacker Carter Coughlin announced he will stay close to home and play his college ball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Deciding to follow in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Coughlin chose to continue his career at Minnesota over Ohio State and Oregon.

The Gophers were always thought to be the landing spot for the 6'3, 200-pound standout. After a more than solid trip to the Ohio State campus in January, the Buckeyes climbed up his short list, but it wasn't enough to secure a pledge from the Eden Prairie High School junior.

With Coughlin now off the board, Urban Meyer and the OSU coaching staff will turn their efforts towards adding linebackers such as Brendan Ferns and Tuf Borland to their already star-studded class of 2016.

Buckeyes offer 2018 running back

With more than three years left until he suits up on the college level, class of 2018 running back Zamir White is starting to put together one impressive scholarship list. On Thursday Ohio State decided to throw their hat in the ring.

Joining the likes of Georgia, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Tennessee, the Buckeyes are the latest to offer the 6'1, 205-pound freshman phenom, per his Scotland County High School (NC) coach.

During his first year on the high school level, White put together a very solid campaign. Helping lead Scotland County to an overall record of 12-2, Zamir rushed the ball 155 times for 1,231 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Want to see Zamir White in action? Check out his highlights, courtesy of Hudl:

2016 OL to visit

As first reported by Tom VanHaaren of ESPN, Ohio State could have one of the top offensive guards out of the 2016 class on campus in the coming weeks.

Four-star prospect Terrance Davis of Maryland power DeMatha Catholic is trying to work out a date to finally see what the Buckeyes are working with.

"I don't have the exact date, but I'm really excited to see the campus, and the facilities. I've never been there before," the 6'4, 305-pound Davis told Land-Grant Holy Land.

Still yet to receive an offer from Ohio State, the talented lineman is high on programs such as Maryland, Michigan, Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia, Penn State, and Arkansas. If the Buckeyes join the aforementioned programs and dish out an offer, the national champions would skyrocket up his short list.

"That would be big. They would immediately become a contender."

According to the 247Sports composite, Davis is currently the third offensive guard, and 170th-overall prospect in the 2016 class.