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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Decision day for Ahmir Mitchell, Hoops ESPN100 released

Will it be the Buckeyes or Wolverines adding a four-star prospect to their respective recruiting class this evening?

Ahmir Mitchell
Ahmir Mitchell
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Today is the big day for '16 WR Ahmir Mitchell of Cedar Creek (NJ), who will be making his collegiate decision between two Big Ten programs. It will be either the Wolverines or the Buckeyes for the four-star pass catcher and the good news for Michigan is that Mitchell currently does not seem to be a take for Ohio State. That seems to stem from the fact that the Scarlet and Gray have other prospects listed higher on their board.

Certainly that is no knock on Mitchell. The Buckeyes' arch-rival -- Michigan -- will likely be landing a really talented prospect and one who had offers from some of the top programs in the country. At the moment, Mitchell comes in ranked as the 90th-best player in the class, seventh at the WR position, and third in the Garden State.

The Buckeyes are still in fair position to land another outstanding wideout to pair with '16 WR Austin Mack of Indiana. Some guys that are still in play to potentially fill the void include Sam Bruce (Miami commit), Donnie Corley, Nate Craig-Myers, Devin Duvernay, Javon McKinley, and Binjimen Victor. In my personal opinion, Victor is not only who I believe to be the most realistic option, but also the best option.

OSU commits in ESPN100

On Wednesday, ESPN released their Top 100 rankings for the 2016 basketball recruiting class. In the Buckeyes' case, both of their pledges were included in the list. Coming in first at No. 46 is '16 PF Derek Funderburk, the former St. Edwards (OH) standout who has since transferred to Hargrave Academy (VA) for his senior season.

'16 C Micah Potter, who also transferred schools and is now attending Montverde Academy (FL), comes in at No. 99 on the list. While it's definitely good news to see the Buckeye commits getting their national recognition, both Funderburk and Potter expressed their displeasure with the rankings on Twitter. Hopefully it is something that they use as motivation to increase their level of play during their senior seasons.

Some other names of mention that made the group of one hundred include '16 PG Kobi Simmons (18). The Buckeyes are still in-play for the Georgia prospect and they will be receiving an official visit from him next month. Former OSU target and '16 SF V.J. King (Louisville commit), who once attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, shows up at 27. '16 PF Nick Ward (Michigan State commit), a big-time in-state swing and miss for Ohio State, is also a member of the ESPN100, checking in at No. 40.