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Ohio State to host standout linemen next weekend

The Buckeyes will have at least two highly sought after linemen in Columbus soon.

2019 OL Dawand Jones

While spending time with family and friends over the weekend did you miss out on some of the latest news from the world of Ohio State football recruiting?

Don’t fret. Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day.

2019 OL changes OSU visit plans

Formally scheduled to make the trek from Indiana to Columbus to officially visit with newly hired head coach Ryan Day and the rest of the Ohio State Buckeyes football coaching staff this weekend, one of the top remaining offensive lineman in the class of 2019 had to switch his plans around.

Due to the winter weather that hit the Central Ohio area, three-star tackle Dawand Jones of Ben Davis High in Indianapolis will now head to the OSU campus this upcoming weekend to mingle with Day and company.

The athletic, 6-foot-8, 360-pound Jones locked in his scholarship offer from Ohio State in November. Picking up around 20 full rides so far during the process, Auburn and USC are just a couple of the programs the Buckeyes find themself up against in the hunt for the underrated Jones.

Will Jones join fellow 2019 offensive linemen Harry Miller (signed), Ryan Jacoby (signed), and Doug Nester (verbal) in the Buckeyes’ class? Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.

Buckeyes to host 2021 standout

Jones won’t be the only highly rated offensive lineman taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the Ohio State University campus this upcoming weekend.

Also planning to head to Columbus is Damascus (MD) class of 2021 center Ryan Linthicum.

One of the first lineman from the class of 2021 to receive an opportunity to suit up in the historic Scarlet and Gray, Linthicum, a high school teammate of 2020 OSU defensive end target Bryan Bresee, has more than just the Buckeyes trying to bring him into the fold.

Picking up interest almost daily, Maryland, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Virginia have also handed the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder a chance to continue his education and athletic career at their program.

Quick Hits

  • According to Jake Weingarten, Ohio State checked out five-star class of 2021 shooting guard Terrence Clarke, among other prospects. Clarke, a Brewster Academy product holds offers from a long list of college programs including UConn, Georgetown, and Indiana.
  • Rockwall (TX) four-star class of 2020 wide receiver and OSU verbal commit Jaxon Smith-Njigba was offered by Texas A&M on Saturday.