Only two days separate us and the kickoff to the 2016 Ohio State football season. While Urban Meyer, staff and team are solely focusing on the Bowling Green Falcons, the rest of the football program still has recruiting on their minds. Last night, at midnight, 2018 recruits were able to be contacted by college coaches and staff members. While 2017 is still the class receiving the most attention right now, and rightfully so, there's no hesitation for the Buckeyes to get a leg up for 2018 and continue their recruiting dominance.
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UT commit receives OSU offer
Ohio State is absolutely loving their current receivers situation in the 2017 recruiting class. With last week's double the pleasure commitments from Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes, Urban Meyer and Zach Smith have to (and do) feel great about their future at the wide receiver position. However, if one thing is true, it's that Ohio State is never content with the present as it stays working toward the future.
Yesterday, via his Twitter, Kendrell Scurry (Thompson's Station, TN / Independence) let it be known that his latest offer was from none other than The Ohio State Buckeyes.
A current Tennessee commit, the 2019 receiver has a long ways to go in his recruiting process, but the 6-foot-3, 185-pound youngster certainly has a head start. With three seasons still to be played in his prep career, Scurry already boasts offers from two major programs in Tennessee and Ohio State that will surely have others following suit in the near future. The 4-star has a clear leader in his home team commitment, but there's plenty of time for Ohio State to become a true threat in this race.
Woodbey struggles to see OSU
One of the more popular names in the 2018 class for Ohio State fans has been Jaiden Woodbey. The St. John Bosco (CA) 5-star safety has been linked mostly with Southern Cal and Ohio State so far in his recruitment, but the Buckeyes keep coming up short in their efforts to get Woodbey on campus. Due to nothing but the distance factor, Woodbey has tried over and over to get to Columbus and see what Ohio State is all about. One of the recent tries would have been this past weekend when his high school team traveled all of the way from California to Cincinnati, Ohio to take on St. Xavier in a highly anticipated prep showdown.
With Woodbey being within a short drive north to Columbus, his goal was to stop by after his contest and check out Ohio State. However, once again the potential visit stalled and will have to be made another time. Woodbey told elevenwarriors.com that this visit was unable to happen this weekend, unfortunately.
It remains to be seen when the nation's No.3 2018 safety will finally get to visit Ohio State, but the interest between the two is certainly not going anywhere. If the visit for the two parties does happen in the near future, look for Urban Meyer to be a serious threat to land yet another top national recruit.
5-star DT loves OSU
Normally when you read an SEC conference recruiting article, it's pro-SEC football – as it should be. However, in a recent article with seccountry.com, Ohio State was able to get some love. Coming from Taron Vincent, a 5-star defensive tackle out of IMG Academy for 2018, he has nothing but love for the Buckeyes. The nation's No.1 defensive tackle prospect told seccountry.com that "Larry Johnson, the atmosphere, the school, just everything about the school," is why he's leaning towards Ohio State as of right now in his recruitment.
With such lofty praise from a top national recruit, you have to take notice and begin to wonder if it will be an early pledge for Vincent to Ohio State's 2018 class. Urban Meyer and staff would clearly love to add this monster to an already solid starting 2018 class, but no time table has been set for Taron's final decision. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound stud looks to have Ohio State penciled in all of the way to the finish. If things were to end now, the Buckeyes would be the one receiving the good news, according to the 247sports crystal ball prediction.
Let's hope it stays that way in the coming months.