With high school football back in the full swing of things, most future Buckeyes were in action at some point over the weekend. Most games were held on Friday and Saturday. You can check out which commits performed the best and voice your opinion.
Two 2016 Ohio State pledges played their game on Sunday -- offensive line commit Tyler Gerald and defensive tackle commit Malik Barrow. If you turned on ESPNU at any point in the afternoon, you already know that Barrow stole the show and proved that he is one of the best DTs in the class of 2016. He showed a quick first step and was downright un-blockable at times. His final stat line read three tackles for loss, one interception, and multiple quarterback hurries. Barrow is currently ranked a three-star prospect, but expect that to change if these kinds of performances become a regular occurrence. Barrow flashed his skill on the biggest stage of his career, thus far, and did so in a big way. IMG Academy struggled their first game of the season, but their success yesterday was in part thanks to Malik Barrow.
Tip and one-handed INT by #Buckeyes DT commit Malik Barrow https://t.co/uVX7RiDUzZ— Chad Carson (@ChadCarson247) August 30, 2015
IMG's @MalikB_54 is the real deal. Dominated last 2 games. Had 3 tackles for loss and INT today.Most impressive Ascenders Def.player so far.— lynden ostrander (@lynden_o) August 31, 2015
Pryts to PSU
In case you missed it, long-time defensive back target Andrew Pryts gave his verbal commitment to Penn State. Pryts attended Friday Night Lights and spoke highly of the Buckeyes well before that camp as well. Some even had him penciled into this class before Saturday's announcement. Though Ohio State struck out on Pryts, they are still in position to grab a couple more DBs in this class. Damar Hamlin and Jordan Fuller are two that they will chase all the way to the end. The Buckeyes currently lead for both as we stand right now.
Jackson wants to visit again
According to reports, defensive tackle target Antwuan Jackson is going to try and visit Ohio State soon. By now, we all know the story behind Jackson. In short, after a great Friday Night Lights visit, he was planning to announce shortly after, but things were held up. Then, he was supposed to announce again last week, but elected to not do so. After camp in late July, things looked like they were trending towards Ohio State in a big way. However, since that momentum has kind of died down, some seem to think that Auburn is starting to fight their way back to the top of the list. What we do know is this is a two-team race and will be so for the rest of this recruitment. It'll either be Tigers or Buckeyes and if forced to pick one right now, we still think it will be Ohio State in the end. There is no set decision date for the future, but the Buckeyes will make him a top priority till the end.
Buckeye defensive tackle target @Hercules__52 will likely visit #OhioState again soon (VIP) http://t.co/I0xizwm8sV— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) August 30, 2015