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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Chris Daniels makes visit to Columbus

Chris Daniels, a DT from Texas, made a visit to Columbus yesterday.

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Though the Buckeyes have kicked off fall camp, that doesn't mean the recruiting news is dragging.

Class of 2016 defensive tackle Chris Daniels was in Columbus yesterday and, from what it seemed like on social media, had a good time taking it all in. Daniels stands just over 6'3 and checks in at 300 pounds while being ranked the number 15 defensive tackle in the country. He's a true defensive tackle who can rely on brute strength to power through the line to make a play. Right now, he holds offers from 27 different colleges and it seems to be a battle between TCU and Texas A&M at this current point. However, that doesn't mean things can't change. Daniels has thought of OSU highly in the past and this week's visit confirms that interest is there on both sides. There is definitely work to be done and the Terrell Hall decommitment last week opens up an extra spot in an already tight class. Daniels received some one-on-one time with coach Meyer yesterday and it's something you have to check out.

Powell calls visit off

Four-star wide receiver Cornell Powell will in fact not be visiting Columbus this week as it was previously stated. Ohio State was looking to add another receiver in this year's class, but Powell made it clear that he is 100% solid to Clemson and would not be visiting anymore schools. It looks like the Buckeyes will be chasing the big-time WR prospects all the way to the end this year, hoping to grab at least one. If not, they have a slew of good ones for 2017 that are either already committed or are extreme leans.

Holmes likes OSU

Darnay Holmes, a five-star corner back is planning to see the Ohio State-Virginia Tech game this season in person. Holmes is a 2017 prospect and the number two rated corner in the country. From California, Holmes has legit interest in the Buckeyes as he competed in Friday Night Lights last month. Though it'll be a dogfight to beat out the West Coast schools, the more Holmes is exposed to Ohio State the better it is. If the Buckeyes come out and flatten the Hokies, it could leave a lasting impression on the junior. The real key, though, will be keeping that interest up and getting him back on campus preferably this fall or next summer. Expect this recruitment to last the entire recruiting period as just about every school in the country is after him.


- 2016 commit Jonathon Cooper signed his early financial aid agreement with Ohio State. Read the full update here.