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Ohio State battling with Michigan for a top TE

The Buckeyes are having some competition for the No. 4 TE in the 2018 class.

Mustapha Muhammad
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Ohio State’s 2018 class has become one of the best in the country in a short period of time. Each day, there’s more and more news of potential future Buckeyes.

Looking high and low for a TE

According 247Sports’ Bill Kurelic, Ohio State has been in constant contact with tight end Mustapha Muhammad. Muhammad, who is considered the No. 4 tight end in the country, has held the Buckeyes in high regard throughout his recruitment and has them towards the top of his list. The only factor that could prevent Muhammad from becoming a Buckeye would be the recent surge from Michigan.

The Wolverine surge seems to have the recruiting world thinking that the Missouri City, Texas native will go to Ann Arbor, Mich. to play at the next level. Of the 24 predictions casted on the 247sports Crystal Ball, all of them point to Muhammad suiting up for Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

Ohio State would like to take two tight ends in this year’s cycle, but since they lead for the nation’s No. 1 in Jeremy Ruckert, it could cause other prospects to look elsewhere. Still, Ohio State looks to be in good shape with Muhammad going forward and should be a serious contender as his recruitment continues to play out.

Can never have too many QBs

The Buckeyes sent an offer out to 2019 quarterback Grant Tisdale on Tuesday. Tisdale, a dual-threat from Texas, is rated as a four-star prospect and the number for rated player at his position. In addition to Ohio State, Tisdale holds notable offers from Mississippi State, Utah and Texas Tech. Ohio State has brought in a ton of quarterback talent the last few years in a row and that trend will continue in 2019.

With how important the quarterback position is, an elite program can not afford to skip that position in a given cycle. It’s important that the cupboard is always full with more than capable options. The Buckeyes are on Tisdale early and will look to continue that momentum into the summer where they are sure to push for a visit from the highly touted quarterback.

On the transfer trail

While the Buckeyes are on the recruiting trail for the best players out of high school, they also have to be on the lookout on the transfer trail, too. A wide receiver addition could be in the cards for OSU, as Jonathan Giles, a sophomore from Texas Tech, has made a list of 10 possible places he will transfer to.

Ohio State made the list for the Red Raider transfer-to-be, as well as top programs in Florida State, LSU, Louisville, Georgia, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Oregon. Last season, Giles hauled in 69 receptions for over 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In high school, Giles was graded as a three-star athlete and was considered the 159th best prospect out of Texas in the 2015 recruiting cycle. Now, he’s on the verge to transferring to another top football program.