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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Kareem Felder commits, Robert Beal Jr. offered

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Kareem Felder
Kareem Felder
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In case you missed it, the Buckeyes' 2016 recruiting class picked up their 13th member on Sunday evening. Just weeks removed from visiting Ohio State, class of 2016 defensive back Kareem Felder, a one time Virginia Tech pledge, verbally committed to OSU.

"I called Coach (Urban) Meyer. He was excited, and just asked me if I was ready to play as a freshman. It's the perfect school for me on and off the field even after football," the newest OSU commit told Land-Grant Holy Land.

Ranked the 104th-overall cornerback in the class according to the 247Sports Composite, Kareem might not be a five-star prospect, but displays the type of skill set you look for in a shut-down cornerback. A mixture of speed and toughness, the 5'11, 165-pound Washington, DC native is the sort of prospect that could walk away as the steal of the class when all is said and done.

Felder announced his plans to play for Ohio State via his Twitter page:

Buckeyes offer Beal Jr.

On Saturday one of the top defensive ends in the class of 2017 received a chance to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray. With offers already on the table from Alabama, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and many others, Norcross High (GA) junior Robert Beal Jr. added the Buckeyes to his growing list.

"I found out from Coach (Chris) Ash. All he said was I am a special type of player and they want to offer me a full ride scholarship. I was honored when Coach Ash told me," the 6'4, 210 pound four-star standout told Land-Grant Holy Land.

With summer right around the corner, Beal is starting to think about which schools he wants to visit. Still making plans, the Buckeyes could be one of the programs to have the Georgia native on their campus in the coming months.

"I plan on going to North Carolina State's camp. I'm also trying to get up there to Ohio State," he said.

Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Beal Jr. is the currently the ninth weak-side defensive end, and 201st-overall prospect in the 2017 class.

Quick Hits

  • Class of 2016 wide out & OSU target Donnie Corley was among the campers at Chicago's The Opening Regional selected to participate at the camp later this summer at the Nike headquarters. Ohio State spring game visitor Mike Panasiuk, a defensive tackle from Lake Park, Illinois, Penn State defensive back commit Lavert Hill (Detriot, MI/Martin Luther King), and future Minnesota Golden Gopher linebacker Carter Coughlin were also picked to attend The Opening.
  • Standout 2016 punter Drue Chrisman will reportedly announce his college commitment this week. The Cincinnati LaSalle product will pick between Ohio State, Florida State, and BYU. After adding Kareem Felder on Sunday, could the Buckeyes be close to getting another future player in the fold? Stay with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.