Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has never been shy about going hard after who he thinks can play football at a high level for the Buckeyes. His track record proves that, with his flipping of several top recruits. Now, it seems another commit has caught the eye of Meyer and his coaching staff. Nike's The Opening Regional was held in Columbus over the weekend, and on Monday, Ohio State sent out an offer to one of the participants.
'16 wide receiver Daniel Crowell received an offer from the Buckeyes head coach and seemed to be thoroughly impressed with the offer. Despite already being committed to Ole Miss (he's been committed since Aug. 12 last year), the offer from Ohio State has Crowell seriously considering his recruitment position. While he wasn't quite ready to flip to the Buckeyes right there on the spot, it does seem as though Crowell is as interested in Ohio State as the Buckeyes are in him and he's likely going to be visiting Columbus for a visit later in the summer.
The 6'0, 200-pound receiver is rated as a three-star under the 247Sports Composite. Crowell is ranked as the nation's 119th best wide receiver and 30th best prospect from the state of Mississippi. In his freshman season in 2013, Crowell hauled in 33 receptions for 761 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, and Georgia.
The Buckeyes have found themselves on yet another list among the teams still holding a chance to sign some of the best players in the country. This time, the list comes from '16 inside linebacker Dontavious Jackson. The 6'2, 239-pound Jackson has been clocked at a 4.60 in the 40-yard dash and is rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked as the fifth-best inside linebacker in the country and the 20th best player from the state of Texas at any position.
This past season, Jackson had an outstanding 165 tackles, 27 going for loss, 6 sacks, four pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, and one interception. After a ridiculous offer sheet that included nearly 60 schools, he has trimmed his list down to just 18 schools. Those schools are as follows: Michigan, Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas, TCU, Florida State, Oklahoma, California, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida, Miami, USC, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska, LSU, and Oregon.
Though that might not be a very short list, Jackson says the 18 will be slimmed down even more sometime in the near future. His 247Sports Crystal Ball currently favors the hometown favorite Texas Longhorns, followed by Oklahoma, USC, and Texas A&M. It will be interesting to see how his recruitment plays out over the next couple of weeks: