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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Jaelen Gill offered

The Buckeyes are looking to load up at running back in 2018.

Jaelen Gill
Jaelen Gill

Westerville South (OH) prospect gets OSU offer

Wednesday was a big day for '18 RB Jaelen Gill. The Westerville South Wildcat was the recipient of an offer from the national championship Ohio State Buckeyes. The initial feeling throughout the recruiting industry is that the Buckeyes will be tough to beat for him.

As of today, Ohio State has only offered 11 prospects in the 2018 class. It was relatively important for the Buckeyes to get in early on Gill and make him feel like a priority because he definitely will be. Gill is well on his way to being one of, if not the best prospect in the state for the 2018 recruiting cycle. Obviously, others will emerge in the next two years but Gill will definitely be one of the most wanted players from Ohio.

The offer from Ohio State gives Gill his seventh during the recruiting process and many more will come. The Buckeyes joined an offer list for the 6'0, 165-pounder that included Cincinnati, Kentucky, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and the in-state Toledo Rockets.

Gill is already very familiar with the Buckeye campus, as he has made several trips in the past. Between camps and unofficial visits to Columbus, Gill has seen the Ohio State facilities four times. In the next few days, Gill will take trips to Illinois, Michigan State, and Purdue prior to heading back to Ohio State. On June 13th, the Westerville South speedster is scheduled to be in attendance for camp.

Thompson-Robinson hoping for OSU offer

As mentioned above, Ohio State has only offered 11 prospects in the 2018 class thus far. Only one of the 11 plays at the quarterback position. That player would be Joey Gatewood, a 6'3, 206-pound dual-threat QB from the state of Florida. However, one Nevada prospect is hopeful that Gatewood isn't the only QB that they offer.

'18 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson tweeted yesterday that he is hoping for an offer from the Scarlet and Gray, as well as some other programs. While the Bishop Gorman (NV) passer isn't a name with much buzz in regards to the Buckeyes, he is a player that is getting recognition. The 6'2, 190-pounder has already received an offer from the in-state UNLV football program. We'll see of Thompson-Robinson eventually gets his wish.