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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Lamont Wade, Marco Wilson to attend Friday Night Lights

A pair of 2017 standouts will reportedly make their way to Columbus next month.

2017 DB Lamont Wade
2017 DB Lamont Wade
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Ever since receiving his scholarship offer from the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes in early March, class of 2017 four-star defensive back Lamont Wade has made numerous stops to the OSU campus. One of the top junior prospects on the Buckeyes big board, Urban Meyer and crew will once again have the opportunity to impress Wade next month.

According to a report from Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts, Wade will make the trek from Clairton, Pennsylvania to Columbus on July 24th for the now annual Friday Night Lights camp held on the turf of Ohio Stadium. A fan favorite, the event gives Buckeye faithful a chance to watch dozens of top prospects face off in many different drills.

Wade, who could also find his way to campus before Friday Night Lights holds scholarship offers from programs across the country. While a long list of schools are after the 5'11 185 standout, OSU, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia are currently the front runners for his commitment.

"He has a big-time interest in Ohio State," Lamont's father Carlton Wade stated to Kurelic. "Ohio State is one of the favorites at this time along with Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia. He is still open, but Ohio State has some things he is very interested in that he liked more than some schools. He is very interested in Ohio State."

Wade is considered the eighth cornerback, and 135th overall prospect in the class of 2017 per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Florida DB planning visit

The Buckeyes could have another top rated junior defensive back on campus for Friday Night Lights. In another report by Bill Kurelic, recently offered American Heritage (FL) cornerback Marco Wilson stated he too is planning on trying to make the trip to Columbus for the July 24th camp.

A former high school teammate of current OSU freshman quarterback Torrance Gibson, Wilson earned his offer from OSU after displaying his skills in front of the Buckeye coaching staff during their satellite camp at Florida Atlantic. Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn, and Clemson are just a few of the other programs to offer the 5'10, 165-pound WIlson during the process.

A lot like Lamont Wade, Wilson is ranked among the top junior prospects in the country. A four-star recruit, Marco is currently the 12th cornerback, and 184th overall 2017 recruit.

Quick Hits

  • The Buckeyes are still in the mix for one of the top wide outs in the class of 2017. Five-star receiver Tee Higgins of Oak Ridge High (TN) recently released his top 10 list via his Twitter page. Ohio State, Florida State, Alabama, Ole Miss, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, North Carolina and LSU made the cut for the 6'4 175-pound play maker.
  • Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with the son of former Buckeye Antoine Winfield. See what Winfield Jr. had to say about his recent camp performance at OSU, and much more.