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Top recruits break down Ohio State visit for Penn State game

The Buckeyes impressed more than college football fans on Saturday.

Steele Chambers

Was that Halloween party worth it? If you’re an Ohio State Buckeye fan, I highly doubt it.

While you walked away from the Ohio State game to put on your Superman costume, the Buckeyes battled back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Nittany Lions of Penn State, 39-38, after trailing the entire game.

You might have missed out on the comeback victory, but do you want to know who didn’t? A long list of top high school recruits from across the country that were on campus on Saturday to watch the Big Ten foes mix it up.

Interested in hearing what some of the recruits on hand thought? Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with the following prospects and grabbed their opinion on the Buckeyes' big win.

Ohio State RB commit Master Teague

Class: 2018

Town: Murfreesboro, TN/Blackman

Thoughts: “It was crazy. The stadium got super loud towards the end of the game. [It was] awesome to see people storm the field. It was unlike anything I've ever seen.”

4-star ATH Steele Chambers

Class: 2019

Town: Roswell, GA/Blessed Trinity Catholic

Offers: OSU, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, etc

Thoughts: “It was crazy. The energy was unreal. I didn't get to see much of the campus, but did see the football facilities and the game day experience at OSU. I was very impressed with how organized the coaches were with the schedule. I was only there for a short visit but they made it worth it.”

4-star OT Darnell Wright

Class: 2019

Town: Huntington, WV/Huntington

Offers: OSU, Louisville, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, etc

Thoughts: “Great atmosphere and game. Big time game with a lot of excitement. I enjoyed my time there.”

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State offered 2019 defensive end Noah Potter on Saturday. The Mentor (OH) standout, the younger brother of current Buckeye basketball player Micah Potter, adds the OSU offer to a list that already consisted of Penn State, Cincinnati, Boston College, North Carolina State, and others.
  • On Sunday evening the Ohio State basketball program offered Dublin Coffman (OH) point guard Dominiq Penn. One of the top 2020 prospects in the state of Ohio, Penn is the son of OSU great Scoonie Penn.
  • Chris Holtmann and crew also offered 2020 prospects Ethan Morton (Butler, PA/Butler Area), and Zach Loveday (Gallipolis, OH/Gallia Academy) scholarships last night. Morton, a 6’1 point guard, now has scholarship offers on the table from not just OSU, but also programs like Iowa, Penn State, and West Virginia, while the 6’11 Loveday picked up an early offer from Purdue over the summer.
  • 2018 defensive back Anthony Cook has pushed back his college commitment plans. The five-star prospect, who is down to Ohio State, Texas, and LSU, will no longer announce his pledge on Monday, as he needs more time to think over his decision.