On the hardwood, it's been reported that Ohio State has began to contact in-state prospect Dom Penn. Penn, a point guard, attends Dublin Coffman High School. Penn is a younger prospect (a class of 2020 athlete) and hasn't garnered too much attention on the recruiting trail.
'19 Gahanna SF Jordan Mitchell received some mail from Texas today. '20 Dublin Coffman PG Dom Penn received mail from Ohio State on Monday— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) September 21, 2016
Coach Thad Matta has made it apparent in the past several months that he would like to get back to taking a slew of Ohio recruits in each class. By the time 2020 rolls around, there's a chance that Penn could be one of the top prospects in the state. Ohio State will continue to monitor this one throughout Penn's high school career.
No game, but flags to plant
The bye week has hit the Ohio State football team and though that means no football on Saturday, it doesn't mean the staff won't be as busy as ever. During the bye week most, if not all, Ohio State coaches will be all around the country checking in on top prospects. Though not all the coaches are "out of office" just yet, some have already hit the trail. For example, Kerry Coombs has spent the last couple of days in Jacksonville, presumably checking in on current 2017 commit Shaun Wade.
In case anyone is wondering what happens on a bye week, just landed in Jacksonville to do a little flag planting! #onlywaytokeepthisrolling— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) September 19, 2016
Wade, who visited Notre Dame this past weekend, is still solid to Ohio State and has not given any indication lately as to why he wouldn't be apart of this class come February. Still, this recruitment won't be for the faint of heart down the stretch with Alabama looking like the biggest competition.
As the week goes on, there will be more news on which coaches are in which state. It's safe to assume that wide receivers coach Zach Smith will also venture down to Florida, where he's killed it on the recruiting trail over the last several years. You can count on Larry Johnson staying in the northeast with the huge amount of ties he has during his years at Ohio State and Penn State. With high school games Thursday-Saturday, there are sure to be coaches wherever Ohio State's top prospects play.