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Ohio State offers pair of 2021 prospects while coaches hit road during bye week

Ohio State hit the recruiting trail head on Monday offering 2021 DT Mike Hall and WR Kaden Prater.

Tyler Donahue | 247Sports

Following Ohio State’s most impressive victory of the season, the Buckeyes find themselves in their second bye week of the month.

With the extra time between games, and with the busiest part of their schedule yet to come, it would be more than understandable to see the Ohio State coaching staff take a day or two off. But that isn’t their style and it is one of many reasons this program is continuing to head in the right direction.

On Monday Ohio State’s football program hit the recruiting trail head first, offering a pair of 2021 prospects and making a drip down south.

Ohio State offers 3-star DT

The first recruit to announce his official scholarship offer to the University Monday was defensive tackle Mike Hall (Streetsboro, OH / Streetsboro).

The three-star Ohioan still has a lot of time left in his recruitment, but the early projections favor the Buckeyes. The 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions has two predictions made for the high school junior DT and both favor Ohio State.

That being said, again it is early, the Buckeyes do have some competition for Hall including Cincinnati, Michigan State and Kentucky. With an upcoming visit planned for Hall to Cincinnati, former Ohio State coach Luke Fickell will have a good shot to sway him to a different in-state school.

The three-star DT last visited Ohio State on Sept. 21 when the Buckeyes played host to Miami (Oh).

Ohio State offers 4-star WR

The second recruit to announce his Monday Ohio State scholarship offer was a name you are more likely to have heard of. Four-star wide receiver Kaden Prather (Germantown, MD / Northwest) took to Twitter late Monday afternoon to show off his offer.

The Buckeyes will have more work on their hands in securing a verbal pledge from the Maryland product. Prather now holds more than 15 scholar offers already and the quality of opponent Ohio state is competing with makes for a difficult task.

Schools like Alabama, South Carolina, Penn State, Maryland, Cincinnati, Kentucky, UNC, Virginia and Virginia Tech have all offered Prather and the leading suitor right now looks to be Penn State.

Expect his offer list to continue to grow as an impressive summer camp showing is being backed up by an impressive junior season of play, meaning, Ohio State will have to find way to get him on campus if they are serious about earning a commitment from him.

Prather is the No. 48 WR in the 2021 class and the No. 283 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Ohio State coaches hit the road

As was previously mentioned, Ohio State’s coaching staff hit the road Monday morning to visit with some of the nation’s top talents. This included the Buckeyes’ Greg Studrawa, who visited Katy Taylor High School in Katy, Texas Monday, likely to visit with 2021 four-star offensive guard Bryce Foster.

Ohio State has upped its presence in Texas as of late and Monday’s visit shows that the program wants that to continue. This makes sense as the Buckeyes’ have already started reaping the rewards earning commitments from 2020 four-star WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba and four-star CB Ryan Watts.

Quick Hits:

  • Check out this really cool video of 2020 Ohio State four-star WR commit Gee Scott Jr. from Sports Stars TV.