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5-star DE schedules weekend visit to Ohio State

Buckeyes attract a top talent from North Carolina for ‘The Game’.

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Henry to check out "The Game"

As we all know, Ohio State takes on Michigan this weekend with what seems to be a play-in game for the Buckeyes. With pretty much everything at stake, any big time College Football follower will likely have their eyes and ears locked in on the action between the two of the top three programs in the country. The Buckeyes will be hosting a tremendous group of recruits to The Horseshoe on Saturday as well to take on the action and on Wednesday, that list got a bit more impressive.

Heading to Columbus this weekend will be 2018 defensive end KJ Henry of West Forsyth (NC). The 6-foot-5, 217-pounder is currently listed as five-star prospect and one of the very best in his class.

For the Buckeyes to be getting ANOTHER visit from the Tar Heel state prospect is certainly huge news. Henry previously made a trip to Columbus to check out the campus back in June of this year. As you can see, Henry had to have come away impressed enough to come back once more. It also helps the Buckeyes that Henry has the opportunity to get a live look at perhaps the biggest rivalry in sports.

As of now, Clemson is the projected favorite for the 20th overall player in 2018. No matter what the case may be, Ohio State will most definitely be looking forward to having the elite defensive lineman back in town and having the opportunity to continue the relationship building between the two parties.

Martell up for an offensive POTY honor

USA Today Sports released their five candidates for their ALL-USA Offensive Player of The Year award on Wednesday and 2017 quarterback Tate Martell — the Ohio State hype-man /commit – was recognized as a finalist for the award.

Martell, a four-star prospect from Nevada, has thrown for 1,969 yards and 34 touchdowns with ZERO interceptions, according to MaxPreps. The Bishop Gorman Gael has also tallied 1,098 yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns.

Martell will be competing with some familiar names for Ohio State recruiting fans. '17 running backs Cam Akers and Najee Harris join '17 wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones as offensive player of the year candidates that have an Buckeye offer in their back pocket. Also on the list is '19 QB JT Daniels from Mater Dei (CA), however, the Buckeyes are not in pursuit for the California kid.