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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - 2016 Buckeye class best in the country

By at least one metric, Ohio State's 2016 class is the most loaded in the country.

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On Wednesday, released their latest recruiting rankings, which grade out the 300 best high school prospects in the country. Throughout the list, you will find more than a handful of Ohio State commits in the 2016 class. Leading the way is '16 RB Kareem Walker, who is rated as a five-star prospect and the No. 21 overall player in the country.

Despite Walker being the lone five-star thus far, six other Buckeye commitments find themselves listed in the Top 100 of the list. '16 DE/OLB Jonathon Cooper from Gahanna Lincoln (OH) has made an impressive leap to No. 31 overall after his outstanding camp performances. Also included in the Top 100 are DeMario McCall (68), George Hill (72), newest Ohio State commit Austin Mack (85), Jake Hausmann (89), and lastly Tristen Wallace (98).

Outside of the Top 100 -- but still listed in the Top 300 -- are '16 OT Michael Jordan (145), Tyler Gerald (161), Terrell Hall (259), Kierre Hawkins (271), and Tuf Borland (278). All five of those prospects are listed as four-star players. As for the commits not included in the list -- Malik Barrow, Drue Chrisman, Kareem Felder, and Jack Wohlabaugh-- they are considered three-star players to Scout.

The updated rankings give Ohio State the No. 1 class in the Big Ten and the whole country. The team that is right on their back is Michigan State, who just had a monster week on the recruiting trail. The Spartans were able to add four really good defensive linemen to the class last week.

Wade visits Columbus

Ohio State began holding their annual summer camps on Wednesday. Plenty of prospects were in attendance to showcase their talents. One player that showed up, but did not participate in the camp was '17 Ohio State CB commit Shaun Wade. Wade took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that he would be in Columbus:

It's definitely good news that the Buckeyes were able to get the 6'2, 185-pounder on campus on his own dime all the way from Florida. It shows, despite him already being committed, that he is really serious about his interest with the Buckeyes and gives the staff more opportunities to build a stronger relationship with the current five-star player in the 2017 class.