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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Jerron Cage commits, 2 more confirm for Friday Night Lights

2017 DT Jerron Cage gave his verbal to OSU. Also, two more 2017 prospects confirmed their plans for Friday's camp.

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Finally, it's the week of Friday Night Lights, Ohio State's biggest summer camp of the year. A plethora of big-time prospects will be making their way to Columbus over the next several days hoping to earn offers, give commitments, or simply just compete against some of the best athletes in the country. Friday Night Lights has always been kind to the Buckeyes as it's a time where Ohio State picks up a handful of pledges. However, the ball got rolling early this year when 2017 defensive tackle Jerron Cage gave a commitment to the Bucks.

Cage commits

Cage, an Ohio native, checks in at a monstrous 6'3, 275 pounds and is rated the number eight overall defensive tackle in his class. Being an in-state prospect, Cage was in contact with Ohio State over the last couple of years and finally coach Kerry Coombs was able to him to pull the trigger. Coombs has been nails in the Cincinnati area and this time it wasn't any different. Cage is a pure defensive tackle to add to the Ohio State roster and a college weight training program will pay dividends his first year on campus. After that, watch for Cage to challenge for early playing time and be a true gap-filler type of player. Read the full update on Cage's recruitment here.

Two to camp Friday

2017 athlete Allen Stritzinger has made it apparent that he will be attending camp on Friday, hoping to earn an OSU offer. Stritzinger, from Michigan, plays running back and corner back. He holds five offers right now: Michigan, Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Toledo, and Western Michigan. With the Wolverines being his only major offer, it's no surprise that Big Blue is thought to be his favorite. However, that can change in a hurry with a good showing at camp. As we've seen during the Urban Meyer reign, he's had a ton of success taking some of the best from the state up north. You have to think that if Stritzinger turns heads on Friday that Ohio State will definitely take the initiative to keep in contact over the next year. However, spots in the 2017 class are filling up fast. If Stritzinger wants an OSU offer, the time would be now to turn it on.

6'5 offensive line prospect Kevin Jarvis has also confirmed that he will be attending camp on Friday. Jarvis, from Illinois, holds three offers with two of them being from Big Ten teams. Jarvis is a four-star prospect according to to 247Sports and should be a guy who starts to compile a solid offer list as he moves towards his junior season. He's coming to Columbus on his own dime to compete so there's no question the interest is there.