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2017 4-star OL will visit Ohio State this weekend

The Buckeyes next 2017 addition could be coming from within state lines.

Thayer Munford
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A visit in the present...

Big news came on Tuesday as 2017 offensive line prospect Thayer Munford (Massillon, OH / Washington) made it apparent that he will be visiting Columbus, Ohio this weekend. This comes as huge news because Ohio State has been looking to add one more offensive lineman in this class and this visit all but assures that Munford will come away with an offer. If an offer is thrown his way, it’s likely that a commit to the Buckeyes would follow.

Munford, who stands at nearly 6-foot-6, is one of the top players in the state of Ohio and a top 300 player in the country, according to 247Sports. Coach Greg Studrawa has taken the lead in this recruitment and has seemingly went to bat for Munford down the stretch. A commit from Munford would give the Buckeyes six in-state commits for the class of 2017—seven if you include Marcus Williamson, an Ohio native who went to IMG Academy in Florida. In addition to Ohio State, Munford has strongly considered Kentucky and Pittsburgh throughout his recruiting process.

...and an offer for the future

Ohio State sent a new offer out to 2019 offensive lineman William Putnam. Putnam, from Illinois, stands 6-foot-4 and possesses great athleticism for his size. He is also a state-ranked wrestler at Glenwood. A strong sophomore season placed Putnam on the recruiting map as he’s gathered a handful of offers since August.

Along with Ohio State, Putnam has received offers from Georgia, Illinois, Northwestern and Missouri. Though he is not rated on most recruiting sites, it’s looking like Putnam will be a name to watch moving forward as he continues his high school career. With the trajectory he’s currently on, Putnam could be projected to be one of the top players at his position when his senior year rolls around. Since it’s so early in the process, Putnam does not have any favorites at this point and it looks like he’ll take his time with his recruitment that is just starting up.

Here are the highlights from his sophomore season.