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Recruits breakdown Ohio State football summer camp experience

Hear from some of the high school talent that recently camped with the Buckeyes.

It’s that time of the year again where college coaches from across the country play host to hundreds of prospects. Yup! You got that right, it’s summer camp season.

Just like every other college football program, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State staff have been hard at work helping high school prospects and potential Buckeyes get better at their craft.

Wanting to get you a closer look to the summer camp experience, Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with the following recruits and grabbed their opinion on what it was like to get coached up by one of the top overall staffs in college football.

4-star CB Adonis Otey

Class: 2019

Town: Murfreesboro,TN/Blackman

Size: 5’11/180

Offers: Ohio State, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, etc

Thoughts: “Camp was great. I was just working out seeing the tempo of how the coaches coach and what they expect from the players. I had a meeting with my position coach and coach Meyer, and they said I was high on the board so it’s all on me.”

3-star TE Brenton Strange

Class: 2019

Town: Parkersburg,WV/Parkersburg

Size: 6’5/210

Offers: Ohio State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland, Purdue, etc

Thoughts: “Ohio State’s camp was really good. I learned of bunch of stuff and came away with an offer. A win/win.”

3-star QB Justin Fomby

Class: 2019

Town: Lawrenceville,GA/Central Gwinnett

Size: 6’4/185

Offers: Missouri, Georgia State, South Alabama

Thoughts: “It was good. I learned or reworked rather putting velicity on the ball while dropping it over a linebacker, the 1-inch throw. That throw is effective and working it at the camp really helped out my game. I talked to Coach Day, and he said he’ll take a look at the film they took from the camp and evaluate it and get back with me. He said I looked good from what he saw and he should be keeping in touch with me later on.”

3-star TE Justin Stephens

Class: 2019

Town: Dayton,OH/Trotwood-Madison

Size: 6’7/235

Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Kentucky, LSU, etc

Thoughts: “It was great. I actually went again (6/12/18). I learned a lot of receiver tips and blocking tips. I talked to coach Wilson, coach Meyer and coach Hinton, and they said that I could be a great player. (A scholarship) would mean a lot. Growing up in Ohio I’ve always watched them. It would be a little like tradition.”

4-star RB Michael Drennen II

Class: 2020

Town: Dublin,OH/Coffman

Size: 5’11/190

Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, etc

Thoughts: “Camp was great. There was great competition there. While I was there coach Alford and I did a few reaction drills and he helped me with bag work. Great coaches.”

3-star OT Trey Leroux

Class: 2020

Town: Monroeville,OH/Monroeville

Size: 6’8/300

Offers: Toledo

Thoughts: “The camp was amazing. I learned many new ways and different form for my pass set along with a few pointers working with my punch and explosion for run blocking. I talked to coach Stud (Greg Studrawa) for quite a while. He said that he was impressed with my movement while being the size that I am as well as stating that he would like to further get to know me and get my recruitment in gear by going to the Friday Night Lights camp. I also got to talk to coach Meyer for a bit.”

OG Rocco Spindler

Class: 2021

Town: Clarkston,MI/Clarkston

Size: 6’4/250

Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo

Thoughts: “The Ohio State camp was great. It really showed how to compete with the other top prospects around the country. Even though I’m young I’m very advanced than the other guys and I feel like the Ohio State coaching staff saw that and my potential and future in this sport. What I learned was even though the coaches ask you to go 10-yards they actually wanted you to go +2 more yards making it actually 12 yards. Even though they only asked 10 yards. And if you add up all the +2 yards to each thing that you do that’s separates you from a decent player to a great champion type of player. I had a great time with each of the coaches there, and I hope to see them soon.”