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Ohio State has busy weekend on the recruiting trail

You might’ve taken it easy over the last few days, but the Buckeye coaching staff sure didn’t.

Jalani Williams
247Sports

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff moved one step closer to finishing off their outstanding 2018 recruiting class on Sunday.

Locking in a pledge from Chris Olave, the four-star wide receiver gives the Buckeyes 24 total signed or verbally committed for the 2018 cycle.

Want to know what the California speedster will add to the already stacked Ohio State offense when he arrives in Columbus next season? The Land-Grant Holy Land recruiting team has you covered.

While landing a prospect with the talents of Olave would be the highlight of most team’s weekend, Ohio State’s recruiting efforts weren’t done there.

Buckeyes dish out scholarships

Just like last weekend, the Buckeyes didn’t shy away from handing out chances to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.

Handing out five new offers over the weekend, Urban Meyer and crew are definitely looking towards the future.

Always hitting the recruiting trail to spot talent, the Buckeyes offered the following prospects the opportunity to continue their education and playing days in Columbus.

4-star S Jalani Williams

Class: 2019

Town: Saint Louis,MO/Parkway North

Size: 6’2/160

Offers: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Louisville, Etc

3-star ATH Marquis Wilson

Class: 2019

Town: Avon,CT/Avon Old Farms

Size: 6’0/165

Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Etc

4-star OLB Kalen DeLoach

Class: 2019

Town: Savannah,GA/Islands

Size: 6’1/205

Offers: Ohio State, Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, LSU, Etc

4-star RB Kendall Milton

Class: 2020

Town: Clovis,CA/Buchanan

Size: 6’2/210

Offers: Ohio State, USC, Oregon, Washington, Florida State, Etc

OT Micah Morris

Class: 2021

Town: Kingsland,GA/Camden County

Size: 6’5/270

Offers: Ohio State, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

2020 OL to visit OSU

After making the trek from Oak Park, Mich., to check out the Buckeyes-Penn State game in October, class of 2020 offensive guard Justin Rogers will make it back to the Ohio State campus on Tuesday.

Nearly two years away from signing with a college, this trip will once again give Rogers a chance to see what it would be like to be a student athlete for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State isn’t the only school with their eyes on Justin. A four-star prospect, Rogers holds around 20 scholarship offers at the moment. Among the programs the Buckeyes find themselves up against for his commitment are Florida State, Kentucky, and many others.

Currently considered the top overall offensive guard and 25th prospect in the entire class of 2020, per 247Sports, Rogers helped his Oak Park Knights squad finish last season with a final record of 9-3 and a state playoff berth.

Quick Hits

  • Following in the footsteps of Bedford (OH) standout Davion Johnson and others, Massillon Washington (OH) wide receiver Austin Kutscher has committed to the Buckeyes as a preferred walk-on. As a senior, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Kutscher finished off his high school career on a high note by hauling in 93 receptions for 1,349 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns for the Tigers.
  • Kutscher wasn’t the only wide receiver to decide to accept a walk-on spot with Ohio State over the weekend. Not even 24 hours after Austin made his college choice known, Xavier Johnson of Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati also tweeted that he plans on playing in Columbus. A three-star prospect, Johnson reportedly held offers from the likes of Iowa State, Cincinnati, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, and Western Kentucky throughout the process before jumping on his chance to attend the Ohio State University on Saturday afternoon.
  • Four-star class of 2019 wide receiver Ramel Keyton has 10 programs sticking out above the rest. Trimming his list down from over 20 offers, the Marietta, Ga., native is now down to Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, and Florida.