The Ohio State football squad had to battle back to defeat the Golden Gophers of Minnesota, but that wasn’t the only reason why the Buckeyes had their name in the headlines over the weekend.
Always keeping their eyes on talent for the future, Urban Meyer and crew played host to a rather solid group of high school prospects on Saturday.
Having the chance to see Urban Meyer and crew coach in person, a number of future and potential Buckeyes got to see what it would be like to line up for OSU on the next level.
Taking in the Buckeyes 30-14 win over Minnesota, below are just some of the recruits who made the trek to the Ohio State University campus:
3-star TE Cormontae Hamilton
Status: Verbally committed to Ohio State
Had Fun In Columbus This Weekend From The Coaches To The Players To The Fans I Enjoyed It ️ #GOBUCKS #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/DsUkYKPKb6— Cormontae Hamilton⚡️ (@Cbvndzzz) October 14, 2018
5-star OT Paris Johnson Jr.
Town: Cincinnati,OH/St. Xavier
Offers: Verbally committed to Ohio State
O-H‼️ pic.twitter.com/jKVHJ16H6b— Paris Johnson Jr. (@ParisJohnsonJr) October 13, 2018
5-star CB Kelee Ringo
Offers: Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Washington, Alabama, etc
ITS GAME DAY #Buckeyes LETS EAT O-H pic.twitter.com/SSmj56eSBZ— KR7 (@KeleeRingo) October 13, 2018
5-star WR Demond Demas
Town: Houston,TX/North Forest
Status: Verbally committed to Texas A&M
Had fun at ⭕️hio State @footwork_king1 @Cantguardmike @brianhartline #thebrotherhood pic.twitter.com/2yWKAX71QB— Mr.#1️⃣ (@DemondDemas1) October 14, 2018
4-star RB Michael Drennen
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, etc
3-star WR Ian Stewart
Town: Rockwood,MI/Oscar A. Carlson
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, etc
Had fun at Ohio state this weekend⭕️ @taverj pic.twitter.com/037BeJbgeO— Ian Stewart™️ (@ianstewart219) October 14, 2018
4-star S A.J. Kirk
Offers: Michigan, Kentucky, Boston College, Cincinnati, Toledo
4-star DE Jack Sawyer
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Notre Dame, etc
2020 OL talks OSU visit, offer
Before you can suit up in the Scarlet and Gray, the Buckeyes coaching staff needs to offer you the opportunity first.
While he was in Columbus for an unofficial visit, one of the most sought after offensive lineman in the class of 2020 walked away from the OSU campus with just that.
With around a dozen scholarship offers on the table from programs such as Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Purdue and Missouri, four-star tackle John Young of Christian School of Louisville left Ohio State with the chance to play for the Buckeyes after having the chance to mix it up with head coach Urban Meyer.
After a great visit, I am honored to say I’ve received an offer from Coach Meyer and THE Ohio State University! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/qFq4eFwi1r— John Young (@the_johnyoung) October 13, 2018
“Coach Meyer sat down with me and my parents and told me I had a full scholarship to Ohio State. He said they’d love to get me up to Columbus as much as possible in the coming months before I make a decision,” The 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.
Looking for a school with “great football and great academics”, Young’s time at OSU really opened his eyes.
“My visit to Ohio State was great.” Said, Young.
“I had never been up there before so it was really cool to get to see all the facilities for the first time. I have also been in contact with a lot of the coaching staff so getting to meet all of them was the highlight of the visit. Ohio Stadium was also one of the coolest stadiums I’ve ever been to.”
Playing upfront for the 8-0 Centurions, Young, the 33rd offensive tackle and 320th overall prospect in the entire class of 2020, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, has helped lead his offense to averaging over 300 yards per contest this season.