For the first time in weeks OSU had a pretty slow weekend on the recruiting trail. Even though no serious breaking news took place over the last few days, a few potential and future Ohio State standouts put the Buckeyes in the headlines.
Been out of touch? Land-Grant Holy Land has your back. Get caught up with the weekend that was:
Clay to announce
This evening the Buckeyes class of 2016 could gain a new member. On Sunday it was reported that four-star defensive back Chad Clay will announce his college commitment today.
"I talked it over with my parents and I am confident that I am ready to announce my commitment sometime Monday evening. The school I am committing to is the one that I felt comfortable with the longest," the 6'1, 180-pound Clay told Kipp Adams of 247Sports.
After putting together a rather solid scholarship list that consisted of most of the top teams across the country, Clay is down to three programs. Either Ohio State, Georgia, or Florida will be adding the Suwanee, GA native to their roster later today.
The Buckeyes were recently thought to be in the driver's seat to possibly pick up a pledge from the Peachtree Ridge High standout, but those assumptions have since died down a bit, as his home state Georgia Bulldogs are now pegged to have the inside track for Clay's commitment.
If Ohio State does in fact land Clay tonight he would follow in the footsteps of Peachtree Ridge and Buckeye greats Cam Heyward and Bradley Roby.
Buckeyes offer teammates
To kick off the weekend, Ohio State offered Paramus Catholic (NJ) standouts Corey Bolds and Drew Singleton on Friday afternoon. Just like their class of 2016 teammate Rashan Gary, Bolds and Singleton, both 2017 recruits, are considered two of the top prospects in the country.
Just a couple months removed from visiting OSU, Bolds, a 6'3, 260-pound defensive tackle adds the Buckeyes to his growing list. In the last few weeks alone, the four-star prospect hasn't just received an offer from Ohio State, but also schools such as Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama.
His partner in crime, Singleton, is no different. Considered the 11th outside linebacker and 139th-overall prospect in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Drew has plenty of college opportunities on the table even though he is still more than two years away from lining up on the next level.
Michigan, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Virginia Tech are just a few of the other programs after the 6'2, 215-pound Singleton.
- After showing out at the The Opening Regional in Oakland on Sunday, two class of 2016 OSU targets were selected to take place in The Opening later this summer at the Nike headquarters in Oregon. Potential Buckeye linebacker Caleb Kelly (Fresno, CA/ Clovis West), and defensive back Jordan Fuller (Westwood, NJ/ Old Tappan) were among the 12 prospects picked for the annual camp that pits the top recruits against each other.
- Future Ohio State big man Derek Funderburk of Lakewood St. Edward was invited to take place in the NBA Top 100 Camp this summer. The 2016 prospect will also participate in the Nike Basketball Academy in California next month. Both camps will give Funderburk a chance to strut his stuff against stiff competition.