While you were stuck in the house probably taking a nap, you might’ve missed out on some of the latest Ohio State Buckeyes recruiting news around the scene.
Don’t worry, Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day.
Recruits invade Columbus for Rutgers game
Ohio State might’ve not walked away from the weekend with a verbal pledge, but they did have a solid group of prospects on campus for their game against former Ohio State assistant Chris Ash and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
Many class of 2019 and 2020 prospects made it to campus. Below are just some of the recruits who made the trek to Columbus to see the Buckeyes roll to an easy 52-3 victory and hang out with the OSU staff on Saturday.
Town: Frankfort,KY/Western Hills
Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Etc
Town: Oak Park,MI/Oak Park
Offers: Ohio State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Etc
Town: Oak Park,MI/Oak Park
Offers: Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Etc
Town: Cincinnati,OH/Reading Community
Interest: Ohio State, Cincinnati, Ohio, Etc
Thoughts: “My visit was amazing. I loved absolutely everything about being in Columbus. Some things that’s stood out to me was the tempo and pace of the football game. Ohio State never let down while playing Rutgers. That’s the type of football I want to be playing in these next couple years when I get to the next level. Right now I sit at zero offers, but I got a good feeling a few programs are about to pull the trigger on me. An OSU offer would change the game. A chance to play football for the greatest team in history. I don’t know if I could pass that by.”
Basketball Buckeyes host 2020 standouts
The Buckeyes football squad wasn’t the only Ohio State athletic program to play host to a solid group of recruits, as Chris Holtmann and the OSU basketball team were recruiting over the weekend.
Coaching at Butler before Ohio State, Holtmann has made Indiana a top priority on the recruiting trail since arriving in Columbus. From the looks of things that isn’t going to stop anytime soon.
Two recruits who got more familiar with the second year Ohio State coach and his staff this past weekend were Indiana standouts Anthony Leal and D.J. Hughes.
Leal, a four-star rated 2020 shooting guard from Bloomington South, has locked in early scholarship offers from the likes of Xavier, and Bradley, but has yet to earn a chance to suit up the Scarlet and Gray at the moment.
An Honorable Mention All-Indiana selection, Leal averaged 12 points, and four rebounds a contest last season as a sophomore at Bloomington South.
A standout at Lawrence North, the same program that produced OSU legends Mike Conley and Greg Oden, the super sophomore Hughes is gaining interest from a number of different programs, including not just OSU but also Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, and other Midwest powers.