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Ohio State coaching staff holds home visits with future Buckeyes

Just hours after defeating Wisconsin, the Ohio State coaches met with some of their future standouts

Darrion Henry

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day has this years crop of Buckeyes fighting for a National Championship run. While some head coaches might worry about the task at hand, Day didn’t waste any time hitting the recruiting trail just hours after leading OSU to a come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin.

Conducting a home visit with numerous future Buckeyes from the class of 2020 on Sunday, Day and staff hit the road meeting with at least two of his soon-to-be standouts and their families.

Three-star senior offensive tackle Trey Leroux got to mingle with the Buckeyes’ boss.

A verbal commit to Day and company since early March, Leroux — who chose Ohio State over scholarship offers from the likes of Indiana, Cincinnati, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and West Virginia — will officially become a Buckeye when he signs his National Letter of Intent later this month.

While Leroux, more of a under-the-radar-prospect, might not be considered a five-star recruit, the 6’8, 355-pound lineman shows tons of upside along the front line. Built with a similar frame as current OSU tackle Dawand Jones, Leroux could follow in his footsteps finding early playing time for the Scarlet and Gray.

Also meeting with Day and his future position coach Larry Johnson, four-star Cincinnati Princeton defensive tackle Darrion Henry had the pleasure linking up with the OSU staff.

Picking Ohio State over at least 31 other opportunities across the country, Henry — the No. 15 defensive tackle in the class of 2020 — has given high school coaches nightmares during his time playing at that level. Don’t take my word for it, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports had the following to say about Henry and his skills on the field.

“Traits to function on the edge in all fronts with room to grow into an interior defender. Plays defensive end and defensive tackle on film. Shows good initial quickness and flexibility. Can get offensive linemen off balance with his twitch. Uses hands well to detach from blockers. Shows athleticism and coordination as a tight end, too. Should impact the two deep right away evolving into a disruptive player at the point of attack. Projects as a future second-rounder.”