With spring ball currently back to being in full swing, the Ohio State coaching staff is faced with the challenge of preparing for the 2017 season, along with bringing in one of the top classes in the country yet again.
Britt Makes Visit
2019 offensive tackle Justin Britt (Indianapolis / Warren Central) was in Columbus yesterday and, according to his Twitter, the visit went “amazing.” Britt, who attends Warren Central High School in Indiana, only has one offer as it stands, but he is destined to take a huge leap when the summer camp circuits roll around. His lone offer is from the Indiana Hoosiers.
I had an amazing time at Ohio State today Special thanks to @OsuCoachCoombs for helping us get out there I had a amazing time.#gobuckeyes pic.twitter.com/rM60jyPOKr— Justin Britt (@brittjus000) March 21, 2017
Though the most popular recruiting sites have not yet evaluated him, it doesn’t mean Britt isn’t a top prospect. He has ideal size at 6-foot-5 and already weighs in at 270 pounds. Including the Ohio State visit, he’s also taken visits to Iowa and Notre Dame in the last few months. Britt is gathering interest, but the recruiting process is still young for him. Ohio State could take a slew of offensive linemen in the 2018 and 2019 classes and if things go well over the next year, Britt could end up earning an offer. It’s likely that he’ll have to find his way back to Columbus and earn it in a camp setting.
Working on the Buckeye State
Though it doesn’t come as earth-shattering news, reports indicate that Ohio State could “have the edge” when it comes to the recruitment of four-star linebacker Dallas Gant. Gant, from Ohio, is the top rated prospect in the state and one of the best linebackers in the country. Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan have also been tied to Gant’s recruitment as many schools around the nation are vying for his services. Gant expects to visit Ohio State once more sometime in April, a visit that the Buckeyes are hoping could finally lock down the 6-foot-3 prospect. Gant is rated as the 117th best prospect in the country, according to 247Sports.
Does #OhioState lead for No. 1 LB? How are #Buckeyes doing with top Texas OL? And more OSU recruiting https://t.co/pjBp8v1bt2— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) March 22, 2017