A house call
Urban Meyer and his coaching staff will reportedly be using an in-home visit on Marvin Wilson tonight. Meyer has put the full-court press on Wilson over the last few months and with National Signing Day on the horizon, the Buckeyes are in a position to strike. In the past, Meyer has been notorious during these visits that take place late in the process and he’ll try and pull the five-star defensive tackle away from LSU—who seem like the favorite as of now.
A commitment from Wilson would be huge for the Buckeyes, and though Ohio State returns their entire defensive line in 2017, Wilson would still have a chance to challenge for playing time.
@Birm Urb visiting Marvin Wilson this week?— Chase Burcher (@ChaseBurcher) January 24, 2017
@ChaseBurcher Wednesday I believe.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 24, 2017
There is news worth noting that 2018 wide receiver Jalen Hall has been hearing a lot from Ohio State. Hall is a unanimous five-star prospect from Los Angeles. With Ohio State’s struggles this past season in the passing game, Urban Meyer has made it a point to upgrade offensive skill positions across the board. Trevon Grimes, Brendon White and Jaylen Harris were huge gets for 2017, and it looks as if the Buckeyes have zeroed in on Hall. Winning this battle won’t be easy. Ohio State doesn’t go into California too often to grab the best player in the state.
Five-star WR Jalen Hall hearing lots from #OhioState, talks interest from #USC https://t.co/XXGpCs3kWI pic.twitter.com/d6aLHAlPRJ— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) January 24, 2017
Couple that in with what looks like a resurgence from USC, and it only complicates this process more. Still, Zach Smith has proven to be an ace recruiter and his best efforts will surely be needed in this one. The Buckeyes need to get Hall on campus sometime this spring/summer to have a legitimate shot in this one.
A hometown visit
According to reports, 2018 linebacker Brian Asamoah will be on campus on Saturday for Ohio State’s Junior Day. The trip isn’t too far for Asamoah, as he’s a standout at St. Francis DeSales in Columbus. Though he’s is a bit undersized for a prototypical linebacker—6-foot-0, 205 pounds—Asamoah is extremely productive. Right now, Asamoah does not hold an offer from Ohio State, but he was able to gain some traction on the recruiting trail throughout his junior season; he does hold offers from Michigan, UCLA, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Asamoah has not yet been evaluated by the major recruiting sites, but that should not take away with how people view the 2018 prospect. Asamoah is one of the best in Ohio in his class and the Buckeyes will continue to evaluate him over the next several months.
Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis DeSales 2018 LB Brian Asamoah visiting #OhioState on Saturday: https://t.co/7a98Ix0KrT— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) January 24, 2017