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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeyes make top 12 for Kyree Campbell, Giir Ring offered

The Buckeyes sent out a new offer to a forward from the class of 2018 and landed on another recruit's list.

Kyree Campbell has Ohio State in his top 12. Can the Buckeyes land the defensive lineman?
Kyree Campbell has Ohio State in his top 12. Can the Buckeyes land the defensive lineman?
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While the Ohio State football staff is prepping for the mountainous Friday Night Lights in the coming week, the basketball staff stayed busy to garner some early interest from a 2018 prospect. On Monday, the Buckeyes' staff sent an offer out to Sydney, Australia, forward Giir Ring. The 6'8, 215-pound 2018 prospect is only a sophomore in high school, which is very early for recruitment. But that might just speak to the potential he shows, as evidenced by the sheer amount of offers from top programs he already holds.

In addition to Ohio State, Ring holds offers from Eastern New Mexico, Florida State, Kansas State, Texas, and Texas A&M, and Central Florida. Although the Buckeyes are set at small forward for the near future (Mickey Mitchell), there's no harm in getting a head start over other top programs, especially with the size that Ring brings to the table. For now, the Australian will stick to Orlando Preparatory School until his recruitment advances a bit.

Campbell narrows list

'16 three-star defensive tackle Kyree Campbell released a top 12 list of teams that he is still considering on Monday, and Ohio State made the cut of over 40 teams. The narrowed-down selections for Campbell were Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. The 6'5, 305-pound tackle is ranked as the 37th best defensive tackle in the country, and ranks as the 13th best player overall at any position from the state of Virginia.

Currently, Campbell's 247Sports Crystal Ball experts favor Ohio State (79 percent), with North Carolina (21 percent) trailing by a sizable amount:

Hansard tweets promising news?

Another defensive tackle, this time coming from the class of 2017, is also interested in Ohio State. '17 defensive tackle Fred Hansard tweeted on Monday that he'd like to get to Ohio State eventually to make a visit to Columbus and see what Urban Meyer and the rest of the coaching staff have to offer a player of his talents. Checking in at 6'4, 310-pounds, the four-star tackle is ranked as the eighth-best defensive tackle in the country and is the second-ranked prospect overall at any position in all of New Jersey.

Hansard holds offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, and Virginia Tech, among a handful of others. As it stands right now, the New Jersey-product appears to be headed to Rutgers if 67 percent of the experts are in correct in believing so. Trailing behind the Scarlet Knights are the Penn State Nittany Lions. Despite Ohio State not being mentioned right now among the favorites, it doesn't mean coach Meyer can't flick the switch and somehow land a player like Hansard right away.