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Ohio State football and basketball programs dish out scholarships to top prospects

The Buckeyes entered the race for a number of elite recruits on Thursday.

Harrison Bailey
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Ohio State already has a solid group of signal callers on campus and 2018 quarterback Emory Jones verbally committed to suit up for OSU once he graduates from Heard County High School (GA), but that isn’t keeping the staff from searching the recruiting trail for other talented prospects to add to the fold down the line.

Always looking for top talent to bring in, the Buckeyes dished out an offer to one of the top quarterback recruits from the class of 2020 on Thursday afternoon. Locking in an offer from the Big Ten power, Harrison Bailey (Marietta, GA / Marietta) is the latest recruit to add OSU to his growing list of potential landing spots.

Sitting at over 15 offers now, the Buckeyes join programs like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia as some of the schools on the prowl for the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder.

As a freshman at Marietta, Bailey showed the skills you want behind center. Connecting on 208 of his 363 passing attempts, he accounted for over 2,800 yards and 21 touchdowns through the air, while only throwing seven interceptions.

OSU offers Texas defensive back

Bailey wasn’t the only prospect to receive an offer from the Ohio State coaching staff yesterday, as the Buckeyes also handed class of 2019 safety Jalen Catalon (Mansfield, TX / Mansfield Legacy) a chance to head north and line up from Urban Meyer and crew.

Catalon, like Bailey, isn’t new to picking up scholarship offers from big time programs. Currently considered the seventh safety and 139th prospect in the junior class, per 247Sports, Clemson, Oklahoma, Stanford and TCU are just a few of the schools Meyer and the Buckeyes now find themselves up against for the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Mansfield, TX native.

Holtmann sends out scholarships

Newly hired Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann and staff handed out numerous offers. Handing out at least seven known scholarships, below are the recruits the former Butler boss and company reportedly have set their attention to bringing into the program:

4-star PF Darius Days

Class: 2018

Town: Gainesville,FL/The Rock School

Size: 6’7/218

Other offers: Memphis, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, etc

4-star SG Luther Muhammad

Class: 2018

Town: Jersey City,NJ/Hudson Catholic

Size: 6’4/185

Other offers: Notre Dame, St. John’s, Seton Hall, UConn, UMass, etc

4-star SG Ayo Dosunmu

Class: 2018

Town: Chicago,IL/Morgan Park

Size: 6’4/172

Other offers: Illinois, Kansas, Cincinnati, Creighton, Wake Forest, etc

4-star PG Tre Jones

Class: 2018

Town: Saint Paul,MN/Apple Valley

Size: 6’2/171

Other offers: Duke, Arizona, Minnesota, UCLA, Baylor, etc

4-star SG Eric Hunter

Class: 2018

Town: Indianapolis,IN/Charles A Tindley Accelerated School

Size: 6’3/165

Other offers: Minnesota, Nebraska, Kent State, etc

4-star PG Robert Phinisee

Class: 2018

Town: Lafayette,IN/Mccutcheon

Size: 5’11/160

Other offers: Indiana, Purdue, Virginia

3-star SG Torrence Watson

Class: 2018

Town: Saint Louis,MO/Whitfield School

Size: 6’4/175

Other offers: Creighton, Kansas State, Marquette, Missouri, Vanderbilt, etc