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Ohio State recruiting: Key offensive tackle prospect finishes up unofficial visit

The Buckeyes hosted an important target in their 2020 class.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Ohio State Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Believe it or not, the Ohio State Buckeyes are about to hold their spring game in a couple weeks. With practices flying by, the Buckeyes early preparation for the 2019 season is not only well under way, but half way over. As the new staff continues to take a look at things from all angles, it's clear Ohio State will have another very talented roster.

As the team continues to gel and the top guys cement their starter roles, this squad will really start to take shape. Another aspect that is always taking shape is the Buckeyes hosting top recruits seemingly every day this spring. With yesterday being another opportunity to show potential players what Ohio State has to offer, Ryan Day and his crew are doing everything they can to build great classes in 2020 and beyond.

Key visit for Zinter wraps up

Ohio State’s commitment to bring in multiple top offensive linemen in the 2020 class is clear. Day has said it from the beginning that this 2020 class will be very heavy in that position group—and rightfully so. With the Buckeyes being in on some top guys from around the country, it’s important to get them on campus to see what the program truly has to offer. Yesterday, a top prospect the Buckeyes would love to add to their 2020 class wrapped up his unofficial visit to campus and it looks as if all things went very well between the two parties.

Zak Zinter, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound Massachusetts native was on campus to see the Buckeyes. Coming in as the country’s No. 23 offensive tackle in the class, according to the 247sports composite, Zinter has nearly 30 offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Florida, Auburn, Penn State, Tennessee and OSU. Interestingly enough, Zinter’s not really linked to any program exclusively. If the Buckeyes want to be a legit contender for his services, they certainly set themselves up well with the unofficial visit.

In recruiting, you not only recruit the player, but the whole family. Having the Zinter household on campus is a big step in the right direction to the two parties really developing a comfort and strong relationship.

As is stands now, the Buckeyes have commits from two offensive tackles, but are likely to take one and maybe even two more at the position. If Zinter is a player that wants to be a Buckeye, the staff will certainly welcome him with open arms.

Quick Hits:

  • Four-star 2020 defensive back Clark Phillips III, (La Habra, CA/La Habra) started an unofficial visit to Ohio State yesterday. The country’s fourth best cornerback in the class, this is a big opportunity for the Buckeyes to impress a prospect at a position of serious need.
  • Three-star 2020 athlete Terry Lockett (Geneva, OH/Spire Academy) made the in-state trip to visit the Buckeyes yesterday. Lockett is Ohio’s ninth best prospect in the 2020 class. He does not currently hold a Buckeye offer.