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Ohio State is finalist for 5-star outside linebacker

That 2017 class just got one step closer to being even more stacked.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes already had one of the highest rated recruiting classes for 2017. Now, the Bucks are a tad bit closer to raising their .9550 recruiting score as five-star outside linebacker Baron Browning (Kennedale, TX / Kennedale) listed OSU as one of his final six schools fighting for his recruitment.

Making it known on Twitter, Browning put a graphic of the schools that still had a shot at signing the No. 2 OLB in the 2017 class.

Ohio State will be battling UCLA, Alabama, Florida State, UCLA, Michigan and home state program TCU for the No. 9 overall player in the country. We’ll find out where Browning will choose to go to school in just 10 days, as he is listed as being on ‘commitment watch’ by 247sports.

November is becoming a big month for the Texan, as Texas HS Football named Browning the defensive player of the month earlier in the week.

Rutger gets Ohio State offer

No, Rutgers university isn’t being bought out by Ohio State – nor is Rutgers on official visit this week to Michigan. Rutger Reitmaier (Nashville, TN /Lipscomb Academy), however, has earned an offer to play at Ohio State.

The defensive tackle in the 2017 class is graded as a three-star prospect, and is ranked as the No. 23 DT in the nation. Currently, Reitmaier holds 20 offers, and the 247sports crystal ball prediction is split on whether the Nashville, Tenn. native will be going across the country to play for the defensive mind of Brady Hoke at Oregon, or playing his college football a lot closer nearby at SEC staple Tennessee.

While Ohio State isn’t in the front of the pack for Reitmaier, it does create another option. College football recruiting is a weird practice – so anything can happen. It would be cool though to have someone named Rutger, who plays at Ohio State and would have to face Rutgers four times in his college career...