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Top recruits take in Ohio State win over Minnesota

The Buckeyes played host to a solid group of recruits on Saturday.

2020 WR Demond Demas

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

Class: 2019

Town: Memphis,TN/Whitehaven

Size: 6’2/263

Status: Verbally committed to Ohio State

5-star OT Paris Johnson Jr.

Class: 2020

Town: Cincinnati,OH/St. Xavier

Size: 6’7/285

Offers: Verbally committed to Ohio State

5-star CB Kelee Ringo

Class: 2020

Town: Scottsdale,AZ/Saguaro

Size: 6’2/192

Offers: Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Washington, Alabama, etc

5-star WR Demond Demas

Class: 2020

Town: Houston,TX/North Forest

Size: 6’4/210

Status: Verbally committed to Texas A&M

4-star RB Michael Drennen

Class: 2020

Town: Dublin,OH/Coffman

Size: 5’11/190

Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, etc

3-star WR Ian Stewart

Class: 2020

Town: Rockwood,MI/Oscar A. Carlson

Size: 6’3/200

Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, etc

4-star S A.J. Kirk

Class: 2021

Town: Dublin,OH/Coffman

Size: 6’0/180

Offers: Michigan, Kentucky, Boston College, Cincinnati, Toledo

4-star DE Jack Sawyer

Class: 2021

Town: Pickerington,OH/North

Size: 6’5/219

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.

“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.