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Ohio State offers 5-star DE commit

The Buckeyes are trying to flip a Penn State commit.

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Bucks after Penn State commit

Outside of sending defensive line coach Larry Johnson to his school back in May, it’s safe to say the Buckeyes pursuit of 2018 defensive end Micah Parsons, who is currently committed to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions, is on. On Wednesday, Ohio State dropped an offer to the five-star prospect in hopes of bringing him to Columbus.

Parsons is a 6-foot-3, 325-pounder from Central Dauphin (PA) who originally chose Penn State over offers from NC State, Rutgers and West Virginia. Since his commitment, the Harrisburg native has picked up offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, Tennessee and USC.

Like stated above, Parsons has been on the radar for Ohio State before yesterday, Now, they will have to do some convincing in order to get a visit out of one of the nation’s top prospects in 2018, if they want to have any shot to pull him away from the in-state Nittany Lions.

Parsons is currently graded as the No. 5 overall player for next year’s class. At the strong-side defensive end spot, he stands as the No.1 player in the state of Pennsylvania.

Not to be forgotten, Ohio State also dropped an offer to another Pennsylvanian prospect on Wednesday. A safety out of the 2018 class, Isheem Young from Imhotep Institute (PA) was the other recipient of a Buckeye offer. Young is a four-star prospect who has been feeling the love from Florida State and Penn State. We’ll see if the Buckeyes can make a move in this race.

Brown talks OSU visit

This past weekend, when Ohio State demolished Bowling Green in The ‘Shoe, ‘17 small forward Troy Brown was in attendance and seemed to be very impressed with the visit. In an interview with Cleveland.com’s Bill Landis, the five-star standout from Centennial (NV) described the trip to Columbus as a “great experience.” He also stated that “Ohio State has always been a school that (Brown) has thought highly of.”

Brown raved about basketball Head Coach Thad Matta. The 6-foot-7, 210-pounder told Landis that Matta does a “great job with tall guards” and that seems to perfectly fit the billing of Brown, despite being listed on 247Sports as a Small Forward.

The Las Vegas prospect now has four official visits left with Alabama, Georgetown, Kansas and Oregon; a decision will likely come very soon on where Brown will end up playing college basketball.

“I kinda want to hurry up and get the process over with so I can focus on being the best basketball player I can be at the next level,” Brown told Cleveland.com.