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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeyes scout 2016 TE Austin Conrad, offer 2017 TE Cole Kmet

Ohio State held another camp on Tuesday, resulting in an offer to a 2017 tight end.

2016 TE Austin Conrad
2016 TE Austin Conrad
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A new offer was sent out on Tuesday to 2017 tight end prospect Cole Kmet. From Illinois, Kmet has taken off on the recruiting trail the last several months and has positioned himself into being one of the top tight ends in his class. Not yet rated by the major recruiting sites, he has picked up offers from Ohio State, Baylor, Iowa, and North Carolina since last month. At 6'4, 220 pounds, he presents a huge mismatch for defensive backs and linebackers in the passing game, but is also physical enough to move people around in the trenches. The Ohio State coaching staff was at a camp held on campus yesterday and decided to extend the offer after seeing him up close and personal. Right now, Kmet has no favorite in his process and likely will not have a decision until some time in the far future. The kid is sure to blow up on the recruiting trail, and there would be no need to weigh himself down to a few schools at this point. However, the fact that he attended the camp shows that he was in fact working for an offer and there is most likely strong mutual interest between both parties. Kmet will be one to watch going forward and he continues to fill out his giant frame and keeps gaining attention from some of the biggest programs in the country.

2016 prospects check in

Also attending the camp yesterday was 2016 tight end prospect Austin Conrad. Conrad, an Ohio native, has a few MAC offers as we stand currently, but has good measurables checking in at 6'3. Conrad has been working the Big Ten camp circuit this month, but has yet to gain a power five offer. Conrad is a guy who will have to continue to go to camps to impress the coaching staff in person, especially with numbers looking so limited for the class of 2016. The Buckeyes have two good ones already committed in this year's class, and it would seem unlikely to add another one unless they were named Luke Farrell.

Current 2016 commits Austin Mack and Demario McCall were also on campus yesterday checking the camp out, though neither participated. Mack and McCall spent time with the coaching staff and a few of the current Buckeyes. These two appear nothing less than 100% solid to Ohio State and there should be no worries moving forward.

Danny Clark update

Highly touted 2017 QB commit Danny Clark was also in attendance and took part in the activities taking place in the WHAC. Clark, who is now at Hoban High School, is looking to regain his top form this upcoming season after sputtering a bit last year. Clark is currently ranked the sixth-best QB in his class according to 247Sports.