It’s hardly news anymore when the Ohio State coaching staff extends an offer to, sets an official visit for, or makes the top schools list of a highly ranked recruit. I mean, it seems to happen every single day.
Today for example, it was announced that Ohio State will be receiving an official visit from a 2021 four-star offensive lineman, and a 2021 four-star defensive tackle said that Ohio State is his top school. Below are the details on all of that and more, during what has panned out to be an already jam-packed week of recruiting.
Four-star offensive lineman plans to visit in June
Four-star 2021 offensive tackle David Davidkov out of Winnetka (Ill.) New Trier has narrowed his 18 offers to just three schools—Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan.
The All-American Bowl selectee’s current plan is to visit Michigan the first weekend in June, hit Ohio State the weekend after (6/12) and then head to Iowa the weekend after that.
Despite all four of his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions being for Michigan, Davidkov told Bucknuts that there is no current leader, and that each school has its pros. If his official visit plans work out (the current NCAA dead period runs through May 31st and they will re-evaluate once that day comes) he plans to announce his decision this summer.
Sitting at 6-foot-6 and 295-pounds, Davidkov is 247Sports’ No. 9 OT, No. 2 Illinois and No. 59 overall prospect.
Ohio State is “on top” for a four-star defensive tackle
Out of the dozen-plus scholarship offers to 2021 defensive tackle prospects, Ohio State only has one commitment: the No. 1 DT in Ohio Mike Hall. However, they seem to be closing in on another commit in Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard defensive tackle Marcus Bradley.
“Tennessee and Ohio State,” Bradley told Bucknuts when asked who his top two schools are. “OSU is on top of course.”
Bradley has visited Ohio State three times, and told Bucknuts he was very impressed after they defeated Penn State 28-17. He also had plans to visit a fourth time in the spring before everything was cancelled.
The Buckeyes offered Bradley in mid-September, and he has since narrowed his list of 36 offers to six:
Bradley is the country’s No. 185 overall 2021 prospect, the No. 10 defensive tackle and the No. 9 prospect in Maryland, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Roddy Gayle Jr., a four-star shooting guard from Youngstown (NY) Lewiston Porter Senior, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he has received an offer from Ohio State.
The class of 2022’s No. 1 prospect out of New York, No. 9 overall SG, and No. 43 prospect in the country, Gayle Jr. currently has nine offers on the table, including Nebraska, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.
Yet another offer going out to a member of the 2022 class, cornerback Jeadyn Lukus announced himself as the latest Buckeye offeree on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. Lukus, the No. 11 CB in the cycle and the No. 82 player in the class overall, hails out of Mauldin, SC. The 6-foot-1 DB has earned 11 scholarship offers thus far, including the likes of Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee.