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Ohio State plays host to 2017 standouts

With signing day just around the corner, the Buckeyes showed some talented recruits around campus over the weekend.

James Robinson
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With nearly a week until the class of 2017 shuts down their recruitment and signs on the dotted line with a college program, a couple of talented uncommitted senior recruits took time out of their weekend to visit the Ohio State University campus.

Going north

Leaving the Sunshine state for Columbus, four-star Under Armour All-American James Robinson (Lakeland, FL / Lakeland) made the trek up to Central, Ohio to mingle with Urban Meyer and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff from Lakeland, Florida.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound standout seems to have the Buckeyes and Florida Gators on top at the moment. Additionally, Robinson has received over 35 scholarship offers from programs across the country. With the likes of Alabama and Ole Miss also reportedly involved in his recruitment, Robinson has a tough decision ahead of him. In what would be a hard choice for anyone, does he stay close to home or take his talents out of state to chase his NFL dreams?

All about the offense

With five-star prospects Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers already penciled into the Buckeyes class, Meyer and crew might not be done adding offensive lineman. 2017 Massillon Washington tackle Thayer Munford also received an up close and personal view of what it would be like to suit up as a student athlete at Ohio State this past weekend.

Even though he missed most of senior campaign due to transfer rules, the onetime La Salle (Cincinnati) lineman has his fair share of college scholarship offers on the table. While Ohio State has yet to offer the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Munford, programs such as Kentucky, Iowa State, Pittsburgh and Minnesota have sent the massive four-star tackle a chance to suit up for their teams.

With national signing day on the horizon will Robinson or Munford end up in the Scarlet and Gray? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest in the world of Ohio State recruiting.

WR doesn’t visit

While the aforementioned prospects made their planned trips to Columbus another highly sought after class of 2017 recruit missed out on the opportunity to see what Ohio State has to offer in person.

Reportedly having to cancel his official visit to Ohio State due to travel issues, four-star wide out Oliver Martin of West Senior High School in Iowa City, Iowa was unable to make it for his scheduled trip to OSU.

Recruiting is definitely crazy and things could change in a hurry. While the visit could always be rescheduled, at this moment, all signs point towards Martin probably playing elsewhere on the college level unless the trip to Columbus is made up rather quickly. If not, look for the playmaker to potentially end up at either Notre Dame or Michigan, who has recently picked up their pursuit in the receiver.

Quick Hits

  • 2017 Cincinnati Sycamore wide receiver Garyn Prater committed to Ohio State on Friday night. Before deciding to join the Buckeyes next season as a preferred walk-on, Prater was previously verbally committed to play football at Fordham University in New York.
  • Per Marc Givler of Rivals, class of 2019 defensive back Moses Douglass will visit Ohio State soon. Douglass, a Springfield product, currently holds offers from the likes of Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Rutgers.
  • After recently visiting Ohio State earlier this month, four-star class of 2019 offensive lineman Bryan Hudson will check out Kentucky on Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Georgetown, Ky. native tells Land-Grant Holy Land that he also plans on making it down to the University of Florida during his upcoming spring break.