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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Gavin Cupp commits, Kareem Walker visits Columbus

Ohio State added OL Gavin Cupp to its 2016 class. Also, current commit Kareem Walker visited Columbus Tuesday.

Kareem Walker
Kareem Walker

If you haven't heard the good news yet, the Buckeyes picked up an in-state commitment from 2016 offensive lineman Gavin Cupp on Tuesday afternoon. Cupp was at one-time committed to Michigan State, but after attending Friday Night Lights, Mark Dantonio thought it was best to pull his scholarship offer. Shortly after, Ohio State swooped in, handing out an offer that was finally taken yesterday. Cupp checks in as a 3-star prospect at this point, but a good senior season should see that fourth star planted next to his name. He most likely projects as a guard at the next level. Though he may be one of the more under-the-radar prospects in this loaded 2016 class, there's no doubt that Cupp can hold his own at the highest level as he's a player that will go all out on every single play. With time, Cupp has a chance to develop into a huge contributor at Ohio State.

Walker visits OSU

Current commit Kareem Walker was in Columbus yesterday--a visit that can hopefully put Buckeye Nation somewhat at peace. Walker, the number one rated running back in the country, gave his commitment to Ohio State at halftime of the national championship and for quite some time looked like he would never waiver. However, like with all big-time recruits, that's almost never the case. Walker checked out Arizona State recently, on his own dime, and has serious interest there. At the end of the day though, you have to think Urban Meyer at a school like Ohio State would eventually win out a recruiting war with the Sun Devils. Not to bash them, but I'll let the history speak for itself. Walker seemed to be enjoying his Columbus visit and it gave him an opportunity to re-familiarize himself with the best coaching staff in the country. Walker has stated that he plans to enroll early at whatever school he signs with. With the Buckeyes most likely losing Ezekiel Elliott after this season, it would be a huge opportunity for Walker to come into spring practice and shine.


- With the commitment from Gavin Cupp, Ohio State now has the #1 rated recruiting class on the three major recruiting sites: Scout, 247, and Rivals. Though it'll be hard to hold off LSU for the prestigious, mythical recruiting title, it's nice to see Urban Meyer continuing to stockpile talent in Columbus. It's safe to say that Meyer is starting to venture into the Pete Carroll (USC) and Nick Saban levels of recruiting during his time in Columbus thus far.