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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Jonathon Cooper shining at The Opening, Terrance Davis planning to visit

One future Buckeye is already tearing it up at the nation's premier recruiting camp.

Jonathon Cooper
Jonathon Cooper

Cooper opens eyes at The Opening

The praise for '16 DE Jonathon Cooper of Gahanna Lincoln (OH) has been coming all summer. On Wednesday, the good reviews continued after the four-star pass-rusher displayed his skills. You can see the Ohio State commit in action here, courtesy of ESPN's Tom VanHareen, as he beats '17 OT Trey Smith in a 1-on-1 drill. Prior to the event, 247Sports' Kipp Adams gave his thoughts on Cooper's day.

"When it came to pure explosiveness off the edge, after (Erick) Fowler and (Brian) Burns, it was Jonathon Cooper who impressed the most Wednesday. He had issues whenever he did not win with initial quickness, getting redirected into another blocker, but the Buckeyes commitment still won several battles with pure speed."

Top OSU commit not in Oregon

The Buckeyes were expected to have five members of their 2016 recruiting class in attendance at The Opening. However, '16 RB Kareem Walker was not able to make the trip. According to Barton Simmons of 247Sports, the DePaul Catholic (NJ) star didn't make his flight to Oregon. Simmons continued by saying the 6'1, 210-pounder is also dealing with a sprained ankle and was not expecting to participate in any events anyway.

Earlier this week, '17 WR Trevon Grimes announced that he was also not going to make the trip to Oregon to participate in the event. The five-star pass-catcher cited personal reasons as to why he wouldn't make it. Grimes, at this point, is heavily projected to wind up as a Buckeye.

Lawrence talks recent OSU visit with Scout

Ohio State is still searching for another 2016 DT to pair with Malik Barrow from IMG Academy (FL). It seems the three most likely candidates to fill that spot will come down to Rashan Gary, Antwuan Jackson, or Rashard Lawrence. The Buckeyes were able to get all three on campus in the last few weeks and they have received good news on Jackson, who now has the Buckeyes tied atop his list with Auburn.

Yesterday, John Garcia Jr. of caught up with Lawrence, who spoke on his recruitment and discussed how his visit to Columbus went.

"It was good spending time with coach (Larry) Johnson and being around the players. The players really clam for coach (Urban) Meyer. With him being one of the best coaches in America, it’s definitely something to look at."

Lawrence continued by saying that he plans to make his announcement after his final year of high school ball.

Davis plans to see campus later this month

When it comes to '16 OG Terrance Davis, it's Michigan who seems to be the far-and-away favorites to land him. But that won't stop other schools from trying to change that. Davis is a 6'4, 300-pounder from DeMatha Catholic in Maryland and one of the best prospects in the whole 2016 class.

According to Luke Stampini of 247Sports, the nation's No. 2 offensive guard is planning to visit several schools this month. The schools that Davis is hoping to see include Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and possibly Tennessee. We'll see if Urban Meyer and the rest of the coaching staff can make a move in the recruitment of Davis. The Buckeyes offered him just last month.