We're only a day away from game two of the 2016 Ohio State football season. With the Buckeyes fast start last week versus Bowling Green, Urban Meyer and the rest of the squad look to keep the momentum going in the right direction when Tulsa comes to town. As all eyes in Columbus, Ohio are focused on the Golden Hurricanes, there is still recruiting being done day in and day out for Ohio State. It's been said countless times, but the Buckeyes continue to prove that recruiting is a business that truly never ends.
Ohio State offers Tulsa receiver
The Buckeyes may play Tulsa this weekend at home, but yesterday, Ohio State made their presence known in Tulsa, Okla. as they offered an incredibly talented local receiver. Making it known via his Twitter account, CJ Moore (Tulsa, OK / Union) announced that his latest offer came from The Ohio State University.
Blessed to Have Received My 9th Offer from The Ohio State University!! ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/MmWdSe3YSW— CJ Moore❄️ (@daddydimes35) September 8, 2016
At 6-foot-5, 175 pounds, Moore possesses the height advantage every receivers coach desires. A tall and lengthy receiver with speed, Moore is currently the No.17 receiver in the country and the third best prospect from the Sooner State for the 2018 class. The composite 4-star holds nine offers, and the home state Oklahoma Sooners are pegged as the favorites to land his services.
However, Oklahoma has yet to offer Moore. With Ohio State now entering this recruitment, anything is possible. Look for Urban Meyer and staff to do what they can to get Moore on campus in the future. If a visit does in fact occur, the Buckeyes can certainly be considered a major threat to anyone recruiting the star receiver.
Dobbins season over so soon?
There really isn't one name that jumps out on Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class due to all of them being elite players, but all-purpose running back, J.K. Dobbins (La Grange, TX / La Grange) is ranked as the top prospect at his position not only in Texas, but the entire country for the 2017 class. An incredibly gifted athlete, Dobbins had some bad news recently as his season may come to an early end.
If the injury is season ending indeed, Dobbins will have to rehab the ankle and be back in his usual shape before heading north to Columbus. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, so hopefully Dobbins will be able to continue to play and help lead his team the rest of this season.
Gill's surgery was successful
Arguably a "must-get" recruit for Ohio State in 2018's recruiting class, Westerville South's Jaelen Gill had an unfortunate season ending injury early in this 2016 season. Set for surgery yesterday, Gill took to Twitter to let everyone know that his surgery was successful.
Surgery went perfect!! Woozy right now, but my recovery begins now!!— Squizzy Squirt (@jaelengill21) September 8, 2016
Obviously, it’s crushing that such an elite talent and great personality kid had his year end so soon, but fortunately a successful surgery will help him get back to being himself.
Currently rated as Ohio's No.2 prospect and the nation's No.2 all-purpose running back, Gill is every bit of his 5-star ranking. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound stud is right out of Ohio State's backyard – so look for the Buckeyes to continue to put the full-court press on Gill. Currently, 100 percent of the 247sports crystal ball picks are in favor of the Buckeyes. There's a long ways to go in this recruitment, but Ohio State certainly is near if not at the top of the list.