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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Terrell Hall decommits, one new offer

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Despite having a player decommit, do the Buckeyes still stand a chance of landing the same player again?

Terrell Hall has decommitted from Ohio State and will take other visits.
Terrell Hall has decommitted from Ohio State and will take other visits.
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A decommitment is not something a coaching staff likes to hear about, especially when it's one of their own commitment s changing their mind. In Ohio State's case, it's an even more rare occurrence. So when '16 weak-side defensive end Terrell Hall announced that he was decommitting from the Buckeyes to reopen his recruitment, the general reaction was a fair amount of surprise and shock. The 6'5, 250-pound Hall first committed to Ohio State on March 2, earlier this year.

Just a few short months later, Hall's recruitment is back to being open. The good news out of this is that the Buckeyes do still have a chance of getting a recommitment from Hall later down the line, which makes sense. I can't really blame recruits for wanting to do a little searching when taking various college visits. Hall is currently rated as a four-star in the 247Sports Composite rankings and is largely considered to be a top 10 defensive end in the country for the class of 2016. Hall is still planning to make a trip to visit Columbus on Sept. 12, but will visiting other schools before and after then as well.

As it stands now, it appears Ole Miss might be making the biggest push for Hall's recruitment, however the 247Sports Crystal Ball seems to favor Penn State, Alabama, Ohio State, and Maryland.

Switching gears to some basketball news, Thad Matta and his staff continue to work tirelessly to bring in the best talent to Ohio State, and they took a step in the right direction by sending out an offer to '17 point guard Troy Brown Jr. Brown stands at 6'6, an especially tall height for a point guard in college, let alone the NBA. As of now, it appears Brown's only other offer would be from the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Buckeyes seem to be getting a head start of the other competition, which appears may have been a smart move. Whether or not it pans out from here, Brown will be sure to remember when Ohio State came calling, especially because of how early it was in his recruiting process.

Checking out his highlight video, Brown seems to be the real deal. His long frame complements his superb athleticism, and he shows a knack for not only making plays himself, but setting up teammates for scores and success as well. See for yourself with this short highlight film below: