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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Chris Daniels picks up OSU offer

Texas defensive tackle Chris Daniels picked up an offer from Ohio State. Do the Buckeyes have a chance at him?

Chris Daniels
Chris Daniels
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With recruiting back in full swing, the Ohio State coaching staff continues their chase to put together the finest group of high school athletes in the country. The class of 2016 is projected to be one of the best in the nation as the Buckeyes are already off to a good start. Ohio State continued to stretch their brand across the states as they ventured back into Texas on Tuesday to send an offer to Chris Daniels.

Daniels, from Trinity High School, is a true defensive tackle prospect with elite size. He stands at 6'4 and weighs just under 300 pounds. He's a great piece to have in the middle of a defense, one that will be able to absorb double teams and free up his linebackers to fly around. Daniels isn't new to the attention he's getting from Ohio State, as the big man has offers from everywhere in the country. Being from the southern region, TCU, Arkansas, and Texas A&M appear to be among his favorites at the moment, but nothing is concrete. Stealing southern kids away from southern schools will always be a tall task, but it's nothing new to the Buckeyes. Adding a player like Daniels would be big for Ohio State because if there's one deficiency on this team, it would having a true defensive tackle. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of talent on the defensive line and this school has made a living by beefing up oversized defensive ends even more. I get that. I like it, as it's nice to have that kind of athleticism in the trenches. However, Daniels is a true run-stopper and if he became a Buckeye could challenge for playing time at that position right away. Here's his junior film.

Buckeye legacy to attend OSU camp

2017 athlete Connor Heyward, who is the younger brother of Pittsburgh Steeler and former Buckeye Cameron Heyward, is planning to camp at Ohio State multiple times this summer. Heyward, who can play wide receiver or defensive back, is not yet ranked, but does hold offers from Iowa, Arizona State and Georgia Tech. It's safe to say the interest will be there on his part and it's just a matter of whether or not the Buckeyes will extend the offer. From Suwanee, Georgia, Heyward currently has seven Crystal Ball predictions that have him ending up in Columbus. The kid can play and it's more than likely that he ends up walking away from one of the camps this summer with an offer to show for it.