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Ohio State has solid recruiting weekend

They didn’t land a commitment, but the Buckeyes were in the recruiting headlines over the weekend.

Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch Adam Cairns via Imagn Content Services, LLC

While watching the Buckeyes spring game over and over again this weekend you probably missed out on some of the latest Ohio State football recruiting news? Don’t worry! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help get you caught back up with things.

Top prospects check out spring game

Even though they couldn’t be down on the sidelines or meet up with Ryan Day and the Buckeyes coaching staff, a few of the Buckeyes top targets made the trek to Columbus to watch the Ohio State football team’s spring game on Saturday afternoon.

Day and crew didn’t pick up a verbal pledge, but an afternoon in the Horseshoe is something that these recruits will remember for quite awhile. Taking to their Twitter pages to share their excitement of being in the stands of Ohio Stadium with the world, future and potential Buckeyes were on hand to watch this year’s team mix it up.

Below are a few of the recruits who reportedly were in Columbus over the weekend:

Five-star S Sonny Styles

Class: 2023

Town: Pickerington, OH/Pickerington Central

Size: 6-foot-4, 205 pounds

Offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, etc

Four-star OT Luke Montgomery

Class: 2023

Town: Findlay, OH/Findlay

Size: 6-foot-5, 260 pounds

Offers: Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, etc

Four-star OG Joshua Padilla

Class: 2023

Town: Dayton, OH/Wayne

Size: 6-foot-4, 265 pounds

Offers: Ohio State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, West Virginia, etc

Five-star LB CJ Hicks

Class: 2022

Town: Dayton, OH/Archbishop Alter

Size: 6-foot-3, 220 pounds

Status: Verbally committed to Ohio State

Four-star ATH Dasan McCullough

Class: 2022

Town: Bloomington, IN/South

Size: 6-foot-5, 220 pounds

Status: Verbally committed to Ohio State

LB Jalen Pace

Class: 2021

Town: Saint Louis, MO/Mary Institute & Country Day

Size: 6-foot-3, 193 pounds

Status: Ohio State walk-on commit

LS Mason Arnold

Class: 2021

Town: Tampa, FL/Carrollwood Day

Size: 6-foot-2, 240 pounds

Status: Ohio State walk-on commit

Buckeyes make the cut

Almost every day the Buckeyes find their name among the leaders of another highly sought after prospect. This weekend was no different. Landing on the leader list for a pair of the top rated prospects the class of 2022 has to offer, the rich could soon be getting even richer.

Cutting his list down from well over 20 offers, five-star defensive end Omari Abor is down to 10 programs. A mixture of speed and strength off the edge, either Ohio State, Oklahoma, Alabama, USC, Georgia, Missouri, LSU, Arizona State, Texas, or Texas A&M will add the 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior standout to their future roster.

Like a long list of other prospects, Abor will check out the OSU campus in person this summer. Although things could change, the Duncanville, Texas native should be in the capitol city June 4-6 for the Buckeye Bash 2.0.

A few hours later another Texas native released his current leaders. Down to a final five of Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama, four-star offensive tackle Kam Dewberry (Humble,TX/Atascocita) will be making one coaching staff very happy.

After missing out on four-star offensive tackle Kiyaunta Goodwin (Charlestown, IN/Charlestown) who decided to suit up for the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, the Buckeyes are still on the hunt for another big time tackle to hop aboard the Buckeyes 2022 recruiting train alongside Lakota West soon-to-be-senior Tegra Tshabola. Will Dewberry be that guy?

Quick Hits

  • After recently adding former Penn State guard Jamari Wheeler to the fold, Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes basketball squad have now locked up another grad transfer for next year’s roster. Committing to OSU on Saturday night, one-time Butler and Indiana big man Joey Brunk will finish up his college eligibility in Columbus.
  • Class of 2022 offensive guard Demon “DJ” Moore (Fort Wayne, IN/R Nelson Snider) will announce his top five soon. A big roadblock at 6-foot-5 and over 300-pounds, Moore has numerous schools trying to have him pave the way for their offense. A three-star recruit, Ohio State, Oregon, Indiana, Arizona State, and Penn State are just a few of the aforementioned programs.