As Ohio State continues their focus on Wisconsin in hopes of securing a Big Ten Championship and possibly a playoff berth, they were able to get some positive news on the recruiting trail on Wednesday.
Walker to officially visit
With National Signing Day for this year's recruiting class now just a few months away, Ohio State has only acquired commitments from two offensive linemen to this point; '18 OG Matthew Jones of Erasmus Hall (NY) and '18 OT Max Wray of Franklin (TN).
For the Buckeyes, they are still in hot pursuit for some other prospects among the front five on the offensive side of the ball. Guys like William Barnes, Walker Culver, in-state Jackson Carman, Cade Mays, Nicholas Petit-Frere, Jamaree Salyer and more are targets for the Scarlet and Gray on the offensive line.
However, another name in play for the Buckeyes is '18 OT Rasheed Walker of North Pointe (MD), and it sure seems that Ohio State will have a chance to impress the four-star prospect sooner rather than later.
According to Brian Dohn of 247Sports, Walker has already set an official visit to Penn State. Dohn also revealed that the 6'6, 300-pounder is also looking to set three other official visits: Maryland, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech.
Walker is currently widely expected to choose the Nittany Lions. However, if the Buckeyes do ultimately get that official visit from the nation's 11th highest ranked offensive tackle, all bets are off.
Williams sets decision date
With all of the drama surrounding '18 QB commit Emory Jones for Ohio State in regards to how committed he was to the Buckeyes, the Scarlet and Gray began looking for a backup plan incase Jones was to depart from the class.
The guy they turned their attention to was '18 QB Jarren Williams of Central Gwinnett (GA), who at the time was committed to Kentucky. With that being said, earlier this month Williams backed off of that pledge after an Ohio State offer and an official visit to Miami (FL).
Fast forward to Wednesday and the four-star prospect has set a decision date on where he will play at the next level.
Commitment date 12/6/17— J D U B (@Jarren2Williams) November 29, 2017
With the Emory Jones saga not coming to an end at this time, I would imagine the Buckeyes aren't going to take a pledge from Williams. Nonetheless, the Hurricanes seem to be in great position for the 6'2, 206-pounder and will likely be the beneficiary come the 6th of December.
- Ohio State offered '19 PG Demetrius Johnson of Garfield Heights (OH). Johnson was in attendance for the Buckeyes' contest against Clemson last night.
- '19 SF Max Martz of Upper Arlington (OH) was also in attendance as the Buckeyes squared off with the Tigers.