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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - George Hill gets Big Ten offer, Derek Funderburk update

Nebraska offers OSU commit George Hill. Plus, the latest on the transfer status of an Ohio State hoops commit.

George Hill
George Hill

Hill heading elsewhere?

There has been a lot of speculation on the commitment status of '16 ATH George Hill of Hubbard (OH). The 6'0, 200-pounder has had a relatively quiet recruitment because he doesn't do much talking. That, along with the fact that Hill hadn't set foot on the Buckeye campus in quite some time, began raising some concerns.

However, Hill then made his way to Columbus and participated in Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp in July, which obviously calmed the nerves of Buckeye fans. But not for very long. Since that FNL camp, Hill has been offered by Pittsburgh, and on Wednesday, Nebraska.

Obviously this is something to keep an eye on. Will George Hill be a part of the 2016 recruiting class for the Scarlet and Gray come February? We will have to see. But for now, it's not looking very likely. Stay tuned.

ESPN300 QB trend

On Wednesday, ESPN's Tom VanHaaren posted an interesting column to his Twitter feed. Since 2013, Ohio State has been able to reel in five QB's ranked in the ESPN 300. VanHaaren went on to say that in that same time, fourteen QB's in the same category have departed from the program they had signed with, and none of them left Columbus.

That is probably a major reason that the Buckeyes are in the position they are in at the moment. They were able to move Braxton Miller to the H-Back spot, and still have a quarterback battle at the beginning of camp between a national championship winner and a legitimate Heisman candidate. Even though neither Miller or Jones were high school recruits since 2013, it speaks to depth and success that they have and will bring in, during that time frame.

When Barrett, Jones, and Miller are done with their time as Ohio State Buckeyes, the talent will still be there. Urban Meyer is surely aware of the importance of the QB position and will continue recruiting that spot to the highest level. Guys like Joey Burrow, who signed this past February, and Danny Clark and Tristen Wallace, if they were to stick to their commitments (they probably will) and sign with the Buckeyes, would be others that could step up.

Funderburk may join Potter

According to Prep Hoops Ohio and Land-Grant Holy Land's own Zach Fleer, '16 PF/C and Ohio State commit Derek Funderburk will be making a visit to Montverde Academy (FL) on Friday. On Tuesday, the 6'9, 210-pounder transferred from St. Edwards (OH) and announced on Twitter that he did not know exactly where he would be transferring to at the time.

If indeed the four-star prospect enjoys his visit to Montverde Academy, and he happens to transfer to the Eagles, he would be joining '16 PF/C Micah Potter, another Ohio State commit. D'Angelo Russell, now a Los Angeles Laker, also attended the program before committing and signing with the Buckeyes.