As we continue to push through summer, we are inching closer to one of Ohio State's biggest summer camps of the year: Friday Night Lights. Though it's not an invite-only camp, Ohio State doesn't necessarily advertise it to great lengths, in order to try and keep the best of the best in attendance. Regardless, there are prospects every day who state that they have plans to come and compete while others are continuing to verify their plans. On Tuesday, two athletes made it apparent that they will be at the camp on July 24.
Wilson wants to camp
Starting things off, 2017 cornerback Marco Wilson is hoping to get to Columbus for Friday Night Lights coming up here in just nine days. Wilson, from Florida, hails from American Heritage High School and was teammates with incoming Ohio State Buckeye Torrance Gibson last season. As for Wilson, he only checks in at 5'10, and just over 160 pounds, but he is as athletic as anyone at his position and has a unique set of wheels. He's a guy that fits Chris Ash's system perfectly and would be able to slide right in with his athleticism and compete for playing time.
Right now, Wilson has 15 offers with the Florida Gators thought to be the favorite. Some of his other offers include Alabama, South Carolina, and Auburn. Ohio State threw an offer his way back in late June and needless to say, it caught Wilson's attention. Coaches Zach Smith and Kerry Coombs have taken the lead so far on this recruitment and a visit in a couple of weeks would show big-time mutual interest between both parties. There are always a lot of games when it comes to recruiting Florida kids and this one probably won't be any different. A visit this summer is a must if Ohio State wants to stay in this race and from there, it's game on.
Carter coming to FNL
Another prospect set to visit Columbus for Friday Night Lights is 2017 WR Dakari Carter. Carter, an Ohio native, is one of the fastest athletes in the state, as he ran a blazing 10.55 100m in the Ohio State track meet this past year. However, Carter isn't just a track guy. He's coming to camp to prove to the coaching staff that he can compete at this level of football and hopes to walk away with an offer, but a solid performance would put him on Ohio State's radar. Carter hasn't quite blown up yet on the recruiting trail, but it can all start with a breakout performance at camp. Carter projects to be a slot receiver at the next level at 5'8.