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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Nate Craig says Buckeyes recruiting him hard, Brennan Armstrong wants OSU offer

2 top receivers like Ohio State. Do the Buckeyes have a chance at landing either of them?

2016 WR Nate Craig
2016 WR Nate Craig
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This Ohio State coaching staff will absolutely not shy away from the moment, and that kind of attitude is able to be seen on the recruiting trail. We've already seen Urban Meyer and his staff land top recruiting classes at Ohio State so it should come as no shock when the top receiver in the country, Nate Craig, says that the Buckeyes are among the schools recruiting him the hardest.

Craig, a 6'2 athlete from Tampa Catholic High School, is a five-star player in every sense of the title. As soon as he steps onto the field he's an instant mismatch as no one can match his size and speed. He's electric with the ball in is hands and his skill sets have led to him gaining 46 offers up to this point. The top threats to Ohio State seem to be Florida, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Florida State. Like every Florida native, it will be a downright war to land his services. It shouldn't be any different when dealing with a player the caliber of Nate Craig. He's spoken highly of the Buckeyes in the past, so there is definite interest. Coach Tony Alford has taken the lead in this one and he'll try to work his Florida magic like he was able to do throughout his tenure at Notre Dame. Getting Craig on campus during summer or in the fall is a must for Ohio State to have a chance.

Buckeyes lead for Grimes

2017 wide receiver Trevon Grimes has never been afraid to put it out in the open that Ohio State is currently his leader. Holding 25 offers currently, Grimes has kept in contact with the Ohio State coaching staff often and has been to Columbus on multiple occasions. Grimes plays his high school ball in Florida, at the prestigious St. Thomas Aquinas. Both Bosa boys hail from that high school as well. Currently, he's the number one rated wider receiver in his class and stands 6'3 with a recorded 40 time of 4.48. Really, he's got it all. However, though the Buckeyes are in the driver's seat, it was made public that Miami (FL) is starting to catch his attention and is reportedly moving up on his list. This shouldn't come as a surprise. It's not like Ohio State was going to be able to keep this one under wraps for two years. Still, Ohio State is his favorite going forward and though he hasn't given a commitment, the Buckeyes and their fans should still feel good about this one.

Armstrong wants to be a Buckeye

2018 quarterback Brennan Armstrong is just starting his recruiting process, but made it public that he would eventually like to become a Buckeye in the future. Armstrong, as a freshman last season, started for Shelby High School and does hold one offer, from Toledo, as we stand now. Armstrong will continue to mature, physically and mentally over the next couple of years and work to be part of the 2018 class when it finally rolls around.