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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Kaleb Wesson and Jake Moretti commit to OSU

The Buckeyes had a great holiday weekend.

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While you were enjoying time with the family setting off Roman candles and stuffing your face with great food over the holiday weekend, the Buckeyes' basketball and football squads were still hard at work on the recruiting trail adding huge pieces for the future.

Did you miss out on your recruiting fix over the last few days? Don't fret, Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day. Get caught up with the latest Ohio State recruiting news:

Matta lands local big man

To kick off the weekend festivities off for the Buckeyes on Friday, Westerville-South class of 2017 big man Kaleb Wesson announced via his Twitter page that he is now off the board, and verbally committed to Thad Matta and Ohio State.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Keith Wesson, who played his college ball for the Buckeyes in the 1980's, Kaleb is the first 2017 prospect to give Matta and crew a pledge. The 6'9, 260-pound Wesson has offers from the likes of Purdue, Iowa, and Xavier before shutting down his recruitment.

Alongside his older brother, Andre, a class of 2016 recruit, Kaleb, a huge force down low for the Wildcats, helped lead Westerville-South to the state final four last season as a sophomore. Averaging 12 points per game, he was named First-Team All-Ohio Capital Conference for his play on the court.

Get a small glimpse of what Kaleb Wesson will bring to the Buckeyes with these highlights:

2017 OL commits to OSU

Coming into the weekend the Buckeyes had one of the most elite 2017 recruiting classes in the country. Things have since gotten even better. After landing a verbal pledge from offensive lineman Jake Moretti, Ohio State is now sitting on top of the 247Sports Team Rankings.

Helping the Buckeyes leapfrog Miami for the first spot, Moretti, a four-star recruit from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado, verbally committed to the Buckeyes on the fourth of July over chances to suit up for California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA and many other programs from across the country.

The 6'5, 285-pound Moretti joins what is quickly becoming a star-studded crew of 2017 Buckeye commits, adding his name to the list that already consisted of quarterback Danny Clark, athlete Bruce Judson, offensive tackle Josh Myers, running back Todd Sibley, and defensive backs Shaun Wade, and Marcus Williamson.

Colorado's second rated 2017 prospect, Moretti is also considered the ninth offensive tackle and the 56th-overall prospect in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Buckeyes make cut for 2016 DT

The Buckeyes are one step closer to adding a U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle to the fold. On Saturday, class of 2016 four-star prospect Antwuan Jackson announced that he is down to Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia, USC, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.

After visiting Columbus, and participating in a camp with the Buckeyes last month, Ohio State has skyrocketed into major contenders for the 6'2, 285-pound Jackson. As Urban Meyer wants to add another lineman or two to the class, look for the Buckeyes to be in the mix until the Georgia standout signs on the dotted line.