This weekend was pretty much the calm before the storm. Relatively quiet on the recruiting front over the last few days, things are about to change in a hurry with Ohio State’s annual Friday Night Lights camp on the horizon.
While they might not have picked up a commitment like some programs across the country, the Buckeyes still found themselves in the headlines this weekend.
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Gant sets up OSU visit
Add another solid class of 2018 prospect to the rather large list of talent heading to Columbus this week for the Ohio State Buckeyes annual Friday Night Lights camp held under the lights of the horse shoe.
Making the trek from Toledo, Ohio down to Columbus, Ohio with his parents to check out what Ohio State has to offer, elite in-state linebacker Dallas Gant (St. John’s Jesuit) will be at FNL on Friday to watch the camp, but will not participate, according to Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.
The very athletic 6-foot-3, 201-pound outside linebacker has some around the scene believing his could end up in the scarlet and gray, but has more than his fair share of college coaches trying to make sure that never happens.
Holding around a dozen scholarship offers, OSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Penn State are some of the programs to jump in early on the four-star rated prospect, who is currently considered the fourth outside linebacker and 74th overall recruit in the class of 2018, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Finishing his sophomore campaign with around 90 total tackles, Gant played a huge part in St. John’s Jesuit ending the season 7-4.
Buckeyes offer 2019 forward
After having the chance to watch him perform on the AAU circuit, Thad Matta and Ohio State offered one of the top underclassman basketball prospects in the country a scholarship on Friday.
Per Ryan James of Scout.com, Ohio State has now thrown their hat in the ring for Matthew Hurt (Rochester, MN / John Marshall Senior), a 2019 forward. Picking up interest from programs weekly, the 6-foot-9 nearly 200-pounder adds the Buckeyes to what is quickly becoming very a solid list of scholarship offers.
Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Wisconsin and Xavier are just a few of the schools currently pursuing the sophomore standout.
Want to see what caught Matta, and the Buckeyes eye for yourself? Get a small glimpse into what Matthew Hurt could add to the Ohio State roster with these highlights, courtesy of Courtside Films: