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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Kerry Coombs plants flags in Virginia

Get caught up with the latest in the world of Ohio State recruiting.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

There are no days off when it comes to Ohio State recruiting. While most sports fans were waiting to see where their favorite college football players would end up during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, OSU assistant Kerry Coombs was focused on the Buckeyes' future.

Making the trek to Virginia, Coombs met with quite a few of the top uncommitted prospects the state has to offer yesterday, including Indian River High teammates Jaquan Yulee and Devon Hunter.

Even though both are highly recruited and ranked, neither Yulee, a 6'2, 240-pound class of 2016 outside linebacker, nor his class of 2017 counterpart, Hunter, have received an offer from the Buckeye coaching staff.

Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, and Notre Dame are just some of the programs after the four-star prospect Yulee. The 6'3, 210-pound Hunter (who could end up on either side of the ball on the college level), currently has the chance to play for schools such as Alabama, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Georgia, and plenty of other major conference teams.

Davis, Carney get visit

Coombs didn't just plant flags at Indian River for Yulee and Hunter. One of the other stops the fan favorite made was to Lake Taylor High, the alma mater of current Buckeye defensive end Jalyn Holmes, to check in on OSU defensive back target Wayne Davis and three-star offensive lineman Mike Carney.

Davis has held an OSU offer for quite awhile, and was supposed to visit Columbus once again for the spring game, but had to cancel due to transportation problems.

His teammate Carney is a new name that could be on the OSU radar. A big lineman at 6'4 and well over 300 pounds, the three-star recruit is starting to gather scholarships and interest from a number of schools. Currently holding scholarships from Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina State, and others, he hopes to add OSU to his growing list in the near future.

"It would mean a lot. Ohio State football in my mind is an elite college, and national championship contender again. They are a Big Ten school, which I like," Carney told Land-Grant Holy Land.

With summer right around the corner, Mike is starting to think about what camps he would like to attend. Still yet to finalize any visits, Carney could make a trip to Columbus.

"It's not planned right now, but I see a (Ohio State) visit in the near future."

According to the 247Sports Composite, Carney is the currently ranked the 67th-overall offensive guard and 1,225th-overall recruit in the 2016 class.

Quick Hits

  • The basketball Buckeyes are no longer in the mix for 2016 five-star small forward VJ King. The former Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary standout, who now plays for Paul VI Catholic in Virginia, is down to five schools, with Arizona, UConn, Louisville, Virginia, and Kentucky making the cut for the 6'7 slasher.
  • According to reports, 2016 defensive back and former Virginia Tech pledge Kareem Felder will announce his college commitment on Sunday. The three-star prospect recently visited OSU, and walked away totally impressed. Could a commitment be on the Horizon? Stay with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.