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Looking towards the future, Ohio State offers 5 top prospects

The Buckeyes dealt out numerous offers on Thursday.

Arik Gilbert

With members of the Ohio State football coaching staff on the recruiting trail checking out top prospects across the country, chances are a few scholarship offers are going to get handed out along the way.

On Thursday, just like nearly every day this week, Ohio State gave numerous top rated prospects a chance to play their college ball for the Big Ten powerhouse Buckeyes.

Taking to their Twitter pages to share the news with family, friends and fans, the following prospects walked away from Thursday with an opportunity to call Columbus their future stomping grounds:

4-star WR Mark Richards

Class: 2019

Town: West Palm Beach,FL/Wellington

Size: 6’0/184

Offers: OSU, Miami, Florida, Auburn, Louisville

Notes: The Buckeyes might have to put in some overtime to land a pledge from the shifty playmaker. The brother of Miami standout wide out Ahmmon Richards, many around the scene currently believe Mark could follow in his footsteps and end up with the Hurricanes when it’s all said and done.

4-star LB King Mwikuta

Class: 2019

Town: Lagrange,GA/Troup County

Size: 6’4/205

Offers: OSU, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, etc

Notes: A former safety who grew into a 3-4 linebacker/defensive end after a late growth spurt, Mwikuta is no longer in the secondary but still moves like a defensive back. Growing into a hard hitting tackler, his best attribute might be his well over 80-inch wingspan.

WR Kobe Hudson

Class: 2020

Town: Lagrange,GA/Troup County

Size: 6’2/185

Offers: OSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, etc

Notes: Only a freshman with offers coming in left and right, Hudson’s name will no question be rated among the top prospects in his class when released. A solid route runner for his age, he finished his first year on the high school level with over 500 yards receiving.

ATH Arik Gilbert

Class: 2020

Town: Atlanta,GA/Woodward Academy

Size: 6’5/232

Offers: OSU, Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, etc

Notes: Like Hudson, Gilbert is already highly sought after even though he hasn’t seen much action on the varsity level. A big kid who can move, he has lined up at both tight end and defensive end so far at Woodward Academy.

ATH Cartavious Bigsby

Class: 2020

Town: Hogansville,GA/Callaway

Size: 5’11/185

Offers: OSU, Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, etc

Notes: Another freshman phenom, the Buckeyes decided it was better to enter the race now than sit back and wait for more programs to enter the race. Showing talent on both sides of the ball, Bigsby could play either running back or defensive back on the next level.

Quick Hits

  • The basketball Buckeyes also dished out an offer of their own on Thursday. Previously holding offers from the likes of North Carolina, Duke, Arizona and many others, 2018 four-star Cannon School (NC) small forward Jarius Hamilton now adds Ohio State to his growing list. The 6-foot-8 wing is considered the 35th overall prospect in the junior class.
  • After locking in over 25 scholarship offers throughout the process, 2018 four-star safety DeMarvion Overshown has trimmed his list down to 15 programs. Still in the mix for the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Arp, Texas native are Ohio State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Florida, TCU, Clemson, Texas, Alabama, LSU and Stanford.