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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Santino Marchiol picks up OSU offer, Daquon Green to visit

A new offer went on to 2017 linebacker Santino Marchiol. Do the Buckeyes have a chance in this one?

2017 LB Santino Marchiol
2017 LB Santino Marchiol
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The high school year is just about over and that means the summer camp circuit is just around the corner. Though camps have taken place over the last month, there will be a ton more as we enter the middle of June and work into July. Expect new names to pop up as we roll through summer.

Bucks offer Marchiol

An offer went out on Tuesday night to 2017 outside linebacker Santino Marchiol. Marchiol does not yet have a ranking according to 247Sports, but currently holds 17 offers. From Colorado, Marchiol stands at 6'3 and checks in at 224 pounds. He's an explosive athlete and always finds himself around the football. Marchiol has been blowing up the camp circuit as of late and he's turning his standout performances into more and more offers. Right now, there are no favorites that take the top spot on his list. He'll watch his offer sheet continue to grow through summer and then start to see where things stand in the fall. It can be applied to all prospects, but until Marchiol decides to plan a visit to Columbus, it's hard to view the Buckeyes as a true contender. Nonetheless, an offer being presented to him is just the first step as this one bears watching over the next several months.

Green to visit OSU

According to reports, 2017 wide receiver Daquon Green will make a trip to Columbus this summer. Green, from Tampa, Florida, currently grades at as a four-star receiver and the number 207 overall prospect in his class. As Green stands right now, his most prominent offers include Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Clemson, and Ohio State. The Buckeyes threw an offer his way in late May. Though there's not an official date set on when he might visit, the fact that he's currently working it into his schedule is telling. You don't go visit a school one thousand miles away on your own dime unless there is legitimate, mutual interest. That seems to be there with Green. Coach Tony Alford has taken the lead on this one, with him having great talent at recruiting kids from Florida. At 6'1, Green has excellent hands and repeatedly shows his ability to create separation from defensive backs. He looks to have positioned himself high up on Ohio State's prospect list as he heads into his junior season.

Cooper continues to impress

As you read a couple weeks ago, current 2016 defensive end commit Jonathon Cooper absolutely destroyed his competition at The Opening regional camp in Columbus. However, over the weekend, Rivals put on a camp at their own and to no one's surprise Cooper was turning heads again. If you haven't seen anything, check out the footage taken by's Marc Givler. With the way Cooper has been performing in camps, it wouldn't be shocking to see him get bumped up to a consensus five-star prospect before his senior season rolls around.