Bucks go in-home with Wilson
When it comes to the 2017 recruiting class, Ohio State is sitting pretty with all of the talent they have added to this point. The Buckeyes class is currently ranked at No. 2 and features six (!) five-star prospects.
With that being said, there are still two more five-star standouts that the Buckeyes seem to be in good position with: 2017 defensive back/wide receiver Jeffrey Okudah and defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. Both prospects were recently on campus for the Buckeyes’ win over Michigan on Nov. 26.
After an in-home visit with Okudah already in the rear view, the Scarlet and Gray staff made their way down to Bellaire, Texas and had an in-home visit with Wilson on Wednesday. The huge news was first reported by Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.
Obviously, Ohio State has done a tremendous job of late with Wilson, and it may very well be paying off for good guys. According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball for the mammoth 6-foot-4, 329-pounder, Texas and LSU are the two schools with the most predictions to ultimately land Wilson. However, it’s the recent forecasts that may begin to open some eyes.
Of the last five predictions for the nation’s third overall player in the class, three have gone in favor of Ohio State. The other two are "foggy", which at the very least suggests that the Bucks have done enough to at least shake things up for Wilson.
We will see if the Ohio State staff does enough from now until February to lock up Wilson and bring him to Columbus. Perhaps having fellow Texan Baron Browning already in the fold and the outstanding position the Buckeyes are in with the aforementioned Okudah will help out here.
Ohio State checks in on Cohill
Switching gears to the basketball Buckeyes, who are coming off of a tremendously disappointing loss to Florida Atlantic. As we all know, no matter what the circumstance may be, recruiting never stops.
With that being said, Ohio State coaches stopped in to visit 2018 guard Dwayne Cohill of Holy Name (OH).
Cohill is a big target for the Buckeyes for next year’s cycle. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder is currently graded out as the 60th overall player in the 2018 class. He also sits as the third best combo guard in the country and the second best prospect from the state of Ohio. Cohill is graded just below '18 small forward Darius Bazley—an Ohio State commit — in the Ohio rankings.
As of today, the Buckeyes have offered Cohill and they are in a battle with nine other programs for the four-star prospect’s commitment. Other schools that have offered the Cleveland native include Northwestern, Penn State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.