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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeye coaches closely following The Opening

Multiple Ohio State commits and prospects arrived at The Opening on Tuesday. A lot of news hit regarding their recruiting processes.

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It's that time of year. The Opening, one of the most prestigious high school football camps in the country, officially kicks off today with the combine portion of the event. Most athletes arrived in Oregon Tuesday, the site of the event, and checked into their rooms, caught up with reporters, and interacted with other top prospects around the country. Just from that short time Tuesday, we found out a handful of things.

Cooper and Gary teaming up

First off, it was announced the current 2016 commit Jonathon Cooper will be rooming with unanimous five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary for the week. Cooper, one of the more elite prospects in the country, could earn his fifth star this week if he continues to turn heads in the camp circuit like he has done all summer long. The difference? This particular camp could hold more weight with a good performance because of how highly regarded it is. As for Gary: it's never a bad thing when a leader of an Ohio State class is forced to spend time with arguably the number one player in 2016. Though Michigan and Auburn could be Gary's leaders as we sit now, Gary visited Ohio State just two weeks ago and more Buckeye contact can't hurt. We'll see if Cooper can bring out any more OSU interest in Gary, and the stronger those two become, the better it will be from a recruiting standpoint.

Corley calls off announcement

2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley initially had plans to commit at the event this week, but has since decided to back off and take more visits. Corley, if committing this week, was thought to be Michigan State-bound, so this push-back seems to be a good thing for Ohio State. The Buckeyes have left their recruiting footprint in the state up north since Urban Meyer took charge of the program and there's a chance that Corley could be the next one Urban is able to pull there. Corley has good size at 6'2, 180 pounds. He holds 31 offers while being rated the number 17 receiver in this year's class. We'll see if his rankings boost after competing against the nation's elite the next few days.

McCall and Fuller talking up Bucks

Demario McCall is locked and loaded for the busy week and wasn't shy about voicing his opinion about the future of Ohio State football. It's good to see him and Kareem Walker getting along as they can be a lethal 1-2 punch handling the ball.

Jordan Fuller, a 2016 cornerback from New Jersey, continued to speak highly about Ohio State when he landed in Oregon. The Buckeyes have climbed up the list for Fuller and could even be thought as his favorite as we stand right now. Fuller has elite corner size at 6'2 and holds 23 offers from programs all around the country. He last visited Ohio State in April and a return trip this summer wouldn't be a shock. Expect other Ohio State commits to be all over Fuller throughout the week, strengthening his bond to the Buckeyes.

Jackson names OSU co-leader

Class of 2016 defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson named Ohio State and Auburn his co-leaders on Tuesday afternoon. From Georgia, Jackson is the number eight rated tackle in the country and holds over 40 offers. An elite talent, Jackson last visited Columbus in early June and has been recruited the hardest by Kerry Coombs and Larry Johnson. Jackson is looking to show out this week and Jonathon Cooper and Austin Mack will attempt to take the lead trying to sway him to the Scarlet and Gray side.

Bucks stand out to Victor

Huge news came when 6'4 receiver Binjimen Victor announced the Ohio State is really starting to stick out to him. The Buckeyes have been on Victor for a long, long time and have made great strides in this recruitment. It'll always be a war when you go down south to recruit, but Ohio State is hanging in there. Victor has already been to Columbus multiple times and is also planning yet another one this summer. Watch this one closely throughout summer and into the fall.

OSU in Kelly's top 7

Five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly, from Clovis West High School in Fresno, CA, released his top seven on Tuesday and it was a list that included Ohio State. Kelly, the top rated linebacker in the country, has never visited Columbus, but has stated on numerous occasions that he would like to make it out for a visit. Kelly is an athletic freak that also has the ability to line up at tight end and become a star if put on that side of the ball. However, linebacker is where his heart is. He can tackle and cover in space as well as any linebacker in the country. A visit to Columbus this summer would be huge to keep Ohio State near the top of his list.