Jacques-Louis, Mays get OSU offers
Ohio State was busy on Wednesday as head coach Urban Meyer and the coaching staff sent out two new offers to current high school prospects.
One recipient was to '18 WR Shocky Jacques-Louis of Dunbar (FL), a three-star wide receiver who comes in at 6'1, 175 pounds. Jacques-Louis picked up the offer from the Buckeyes just three days after decommitting from Tennessee, a program he had verballed to in late August. It will be interesting to see what develops between the two parties. But as of now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball is expecting the under-the-radar WR to pick Kentucky for the time being.
Blessed to have received an offer Ohio St. University pic.twitter.com/bDfmJhpxgc— Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) November 15, 2017
The other recipient of a Buckeye offer went to an interesting name in '20 OG Cooper Mays of Knoxville Catholic (TN). Cooper is the younger brother of big-time 2018 offensive tackle and Ohio State target Cade Mays, a former Tennessee commit.
One thing we do not know is if the Mays brothers are planning to play together at the next level. However, one would imagine that this is a positive development in the Buckeyes' pursuit of the Mays duo. With that being said, Ohio State isn't the only program to offer both. Tennessee and Georgia, who is the overwhelming favorite to land the older Mays, have also sent offers to the pair.
Tarquin set to visit again
Sticking with the offensive line trend, it is well known that the Buckeyes have already added '19 OT Doug Nester of Spring Valley (WV) to the fold for next year's cycle. The addition was well-documented as Nester was a five-star prospect at the time of his commitment.
One that they would like to join him along the frontline would be '19 OT Michael Tarquin of Belleview (FL).
Tarquin is a mammoth 6'5, 290-pounder that is wanted by the Buckeyes and many more programs across the country. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and many more are other teams hoping to land the four-star prospect when all is said and done.
At this time, all indications are that the in-state Hurricanes and the Buckeyes are currently out in front. Obviously, there is a long way to go in this race.
- '18 DT Antwuan Jackson of Blinn College (TX), an Ohio State commit, had a big Wednesday as he was recognized as an All-Conference MVP and a first team defender. Jackson was a former member of the Auburn Tigers but went the JUCO route to ultimately choose Ohio State, who was blocked on the Tigers' transfer list by Auburn.
- '18 DE Casey Rogers of Old Farms (CT) has set official visits to both Ohio State and Alabama. Rogers has received offers from both New Hampshire and Western Michigan. Other teams showing interest in the former Syracuse lacrosse commit include California, Penn State, Pittsburgh, UCLA, West Virginia, and many more.