Before you can run out onto the Ohio Stadium turf, you need to first earn an opportunity to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.
On Thursday, numerous top prospects from the state of Texas did just that by receiving a scholarship offer to play for the Buckeyes, courtesy of the Ohio State coaching staff.
Want to know who the staff offered yesterday? Land-Grant Holy Land has your back.
Nebraska pledge nets OSU offer
Almost every recruiting cycle Urban Meyer and crew flip a prospect or two to the Buckeyes. With more than a year until he can sign on the dotted line, it looks like Ohio State has already set their eyes on a current Nebraska class of 2019 commit.
Nearly a month after giving the Cornhuskers his pledge, the Buckeyes have thrown their hat in the ring for four-star wide receiver Marquez Beason.
Wow!! Blessed to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/f9nDq8Sqz7— Marquez Beason (@ezmoneyquez) May 4, 2017
Ohio State now joins the likes of Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Purdue and Indiana as programs to offer the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Dallas native a scholarship since his commitment to Mike Riley and Nebraska.
As a sophomore at Bishop Dunne last season, the shifty Beason accounted for over 1,000 all purpose yards and 12 touchdowns for the 8-6 Falcons.
Buckeyes offer Williams
Beason wasn’t the only Bishop Dunne standout to walk away from Thursday with an offer from the Big Ten power Buckeyes.
His teammate and fellow 2019 four-star rated prospect Brian Williams also earned himself a chance to attend The Ohio State University.
Extremely Blessed to Receive an offer from Ohio State University! pic.twitter.com/bdj7G3yr7X— Brian Williams (@BWi11_) May 4, 2017
Williams, a 6-foot, 185-pound safety, has more than his fair share of college offers currently on the table. After racking up 78 total tackles and eight interceptions last season, he’s picked up offers to play at not just OSU, but programs such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and Stanford.
One of most sought after players in his class, Williams is considered the top safety, and 12th overall prospect in the class of 2019 at the moment, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
4-star TE earns Ohio State offer
Two days after picking up his scholarship from Ohio State arch rival Michigan, the Buckeyes dished out their own offer to four-star Prestonwood Christian (Plano, TX) tight end Austin Stogner.
“Coach Wilson was at my practice and he told my coach for me to call him, and I called him after practice and he offered. It's a big time offer. It's a school that I will for sure go up to this summer,” Stogner stated to Land-Grant Holy Land after announcing his Ohio State offer via his Twitter page.
Watching his college recruitment stock skyrocket, the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder has picked up a long list of scholarships this spring. Some of the programs to beat Ohio State and Michigan to the punch in offering Stogner were LSU, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
A big target in the redzone, the sophomore hauled in over a dozen passes for around 275 yards and five receiving touchdowns. Not just a pass catching option, Stogner has also shown solid pass rushing ability on the defensive side of the ball for Prestonwood Christian. Playing on the defensive line, he accounted for 42 total tackles and eight quarterback sacks last season at Prestonwood Christian.
- Yesterday, Ohio State also offered three-star class of 2018 athlete Leddie Brown (Smyrna, DE/Smyrna). A current West Virginia commit, the 6-foot, 210-pounder put up over 1,600 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior at Smyrna.
- Per Marc Givler of Rivals, Ohio State assistant coaches Zach Smith and Kerry Coombs stopped by American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla.on Thursday to check in on 2018 five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. and others.