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Ryan Day, Ohio State have big recruiting weekend

It was a pretty busy weekend on the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes.

Kendall Milton

Did you miss out on your Ohio State football recruiting fix while spending most of your weekend hanging out with family and friends or mowing the lawn?

Don’t worry, Land-Grant Holy Land is here to get you caught back with some of the latest surrounding the Buckeyes effort on the recruiting trail.

5-star RB visits Columbus

The Buckeyes landed a big time verbal pledge from class of 2020 wide receiver Julian Fleming on Friday, but he wasn’t the only five-star standout to catch Buckeye Nation’s attention.

Once again making the trek to Columbus from Clovis, Calif., to see what OSU head coach Ryan Day is putting together, Buchanan High senior Kendall Milton officially visited the Ohio State University campus over the weekend.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder finds his name among the best on the high school level. Currently thought as the third running back, and 21st overall prospect in the entire class of 2020, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Milton, who will make his official visits to LSU on June 7, and Alabama and Georgia later this month, has put up some good numbers on the ground during his time with the Buchanan Bears.

With over 1,500 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns as a sophomore, Milton made it to the end zone 27 times and accounted for 1,337 this past season.

247Sports had the following to say on the All- American Bowl selection:

“Bigger back who runs with a unique blend of power, speed and balance. Shows more shiftiness than you’d expect from a back his size. His balance is top-notch. Can take a hit and not lose his base and gains significant yards after contact. Can run through holes and sees them before they open. Can hit the hole and go. Good but not great receiver out of the backfield. Has a tendency to run upright on occasion when there is traffic. Projects as immediate Power 5 starter and projects as first-round NFL draft choice.”

Buckeyes dish out new offers

Before you can line up in the Scarlet and Gray, the Buckeyes have to hand you an offer first.

Entering the recruiting race for numerous prospects this weekend, below are a few recruits the Ohio State coaching staff decided were worthy of just that over the last few days.

4-star OLB Raesjon Davis

Class: 2021

Town: Santa Ana,CA/Mater Dei

Size: 6’1/210

Other Offers: UCLA, Arizona, Auburn, Michigan, Nebraska, etc

4-star CB Jakailin Johnson

Class: 2021

Town: Saint Louis,MO/DeSmet

Size: 6’0/160

Other Offers: Notre Dame, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisville, Oregon, etc

Johnson will be in Columbus later this month, as the Missouri native will visit Ohio State on the 21st.

ILB Anthony Johnson

Class: 2022

Town: Philadelphia,PA/Neumann Goretti

Size: 6’2/205

Other Offers: Baylor, Penn State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, etc

Visits, Visits, Visits

Newly offered defensive back Jakailin Johnson won’t be the only highly sought after prospect heading to Columbus later this month.

With a long list of top notch recruits already penciled in, a couple defensive ends from Texas took to their Twitter pages to let the world know that they too have plans to check out Ohio State in person soon.

4-star DE Landyn Watson

Class: 2021

Town: Hutto,TX/Hutto

Size: 6’3/240

Offers: Baylor, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, etc

4-star DE Tunmise Adeleye

Class: 2021

Town: Katy,TX/Tompkins

Size: 6’3/260

Offers: Ohio State, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, etc

3-star DE Cam Large

Class: 2020

Town: Dedham,MA/Noble and Greenough School

Size: 6’5/240

Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Wisconsin, Georgia, etc

Quick Hits

  • In what might shock some, four-star outside linebacker Jaheim Thomas of Cincinnati Princeton left Ohio State out of his top seven. Locking in his OSU offer in March after visiting with high school teammates current Buckeye pledge Paris Johnson and key defensive line target Darrion Henry, most around the recruiting thought the Buckeyes were a major contender to land his services, but at the moment it looks like Michigan State, Tennessee, Maryland, Louisville, LSU, Cincinnati or Kentucky have the inside track.
  • 2020 John Curtis (LA) athlete Corey Wren went to Twitter to release name his top 10. Ohio State, TCU, Kansas, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida State, Washington State, Arizona State, Georgia, and Houston are still in the mix for the 5-foot-9 speedster.
  • Makari Paige, a class of 2020 defensive back at West Bloomfield (MI), will drop his leader list this evening at 6:30. Paige, a four-star rated recruit, holds scholarship offers from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.