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Multiple big name prospects hit up Ohio State for Student Appreciation Day

The Buckeyes played host to a number of top prospects over the weekend.

Chase Young
Chase Young

Over the weekend, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff finally had the opportunity to host one of their class of 2017 verbal commitments. Finally making the trek to Columbus to see what the Buckeyes have of offer in person, four-star running back JK Dobbins had the chance to observe what it would be like suiting up in the Scarlet and Gray.

After ending his visit at Ohio State and heading back home to Texas, Robbins displayed his talents against many of the highly rated prospects in the Houston area at the regional camp for The Opening on Sunday afternoon. As expected, the 5'9 1/2, 200-pound standout was one of the top performers of the day.

Following in the footsteps of numerous Buckeyes, and current OSU commits such as Marcus Williamson, Isaiah Pryor, and Haskell Garrett, Robbins, who rushed for over 2,700 yards, and 35 touchdowns last season at La Grange High School, was selected to participate in The Opening, an annual camp held on the grounds of the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

Not only showing his talents in drills, Dobbins turned heads during the testing part of the camp as well.

Young, and others visit OSU

Dobbins wasn't the only one who spent the weekend at Ohio State. Numerous other recruits headed to Columbus to spend time on the OSU campus. Headlining the list of recruits that visited OSU this weekend was class of 2017 defensive end Chase Young.

Considered the fourth weak-side defensive end, and 52nd overall prospect in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports Composite, the 6'5, 220-pounder is one of the top lineman on the Buckeyes defensive board. Not only did Chase get a chance to see the campus and mingle with the staff, so did his mother.

Ohio State is just one of the many schools trying to add Young to their roster. Maryland and Alabama both have jumped on the radar for the Hyattsville, Md. native. Additionally, Young is fielding offers from the likes of Arizona State, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and LSU.

The Scarlet and Gray had the chance to host quite a few other 2017 and 2018 prospects this past weekend. Below is a list of a few other high school recruits that made it to Columbus:

Amir Riep 2017 Cincinnati/Colerain DB 6'0/188 OSU, Michigan State, Kentucky, etc ****
Jackson Carman 2018 Fairfield/Fairfield OL 6'6/275 OSU, Michigan State, Michigan, etc ****
Malik Vann 2018 Fairfield/Fairfield ILB 6'3/245 Michigan State, Kentucky, Maryland, etc ****
Jayson Ademilola 2018 Jersey City,NJ/St.Peters Prep DL 6'3/283 Auburn, Georgia, Miami, etc ****

Quick Hits

  • By now you already know future Buckeye Malik Harrison is a standout on the gridiron, but you might not be familiar with his abilities on the basketball court. Taking part in the 270Hoops Battle for the City on Saturday, the Walnut ridge product walked away with the dunk contest title. Visit our friends at 270Hoops and see what Harrison put together for yourself. Your won't be disappointed.
  • Four-star class of 2017 defensive tackle Cam Spence is down to 15 schools. Fighting to land the 6'5, 285-pound IMG Academy (FL) standout are Ohio State, Maryland, Penn State, Florida, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, USC, Kentucky, North Carolina, Clemson, Miami, Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia.