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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeyes offer Gavin Cupp, Drue Chrisman looks good in practice

Ohio State offers a former Spartan commit, Gavin Cupp, after he attended last week's Friday Night Lights camp.

2016 OT Gavin Cupp
2016 OT Gavin Cupp
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Buckeyes offer Gavin Cupp

Urban Meyer might have done it again. Thursday afternoon, news broke that three-star '16 OT Gavin Cupp out of Leipsic, Ohio, had received an offer from the Buckeyes. Cupp, who was previously committed to in-conference rival Michigan State, has had a busy last seven days. It began last weekend when Cupp attended Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp. Two days later, it was reported that the Spartans had rescinded their scholarship offer to Cupp for not informing the Michigan State coaching staff of his plans.

Cupp, who was one of the stars at last weekend's camp, proved himself worthy to Meyer and the Buckeye coaching staff, as he was invited to join the nation's top overall recruiting class, according to 247sports, and confirmed by LGHL's own Bret Favachio.

It is expected that the 6'5, 270-pounder will verbally commit to Ohio State in the coming days, becoming the 20th member of the 2016 class. This would only add fuel to the fire of the Ohio State - Michigan State rivalry, which has been growing ever since former the Buckeye defensive coordinator, Mark Dantonio, became the head coach of the Spartans.

Drue Chrisman looks the part

The Buckeyes' future punter is looking "phenomenal" while practicing in Arkansas, according to One on One Kicking, a training program that trained with current Buckeye starter Sean Nuernberger. The program posted a picture on Instagram Thursday, highlighting the impressive ways '16 Buckeye commit Drue Chrisman is mastering his art.

"One of the keys to any of our Trainees success in improving during the summer has been the use of technology," stated the post's caption.

It was also mentioned that during the practice, the 6'4 200 lb. punter strapped a camera to his head to help him improve. The camera allowed the No.1 punter of the 2016 class and the program to focus on the exact spot where the ball is dropped, the angle of the drop and the positioning of Chrisman's arm during the dropping of the ball.

Buckeyes offer Top 25 SG

Ohio State has joined the list of suitors for '16 guard Tyson Carter. Carter, who is heavily favored to end up playing for the Bulldogs of Mississippi State, has added multiple offers from top-tier programs, including Baylor, Arizona State and Miami, according to Eric Bossi of

The 6'4 guard out of Starkville Mississippi, Carter is rated as the No. 23 SG of the 2016 class, according to 247sports. It will be an uphill battle for Thad Matta to win over Carter, who averaged 17-3-5 last year, but it can't hurt to try.