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Four-star defensive lineman set to visit Ohio State this weekend

The Buckeyes are set to host a Georgia defensive standout for Saturday’s contest against the Ducks.

Christen Miller
Shotgun Spratling, 247Sports

For quite some time now, we knew that it would be a big recruiting weekend for Ohio State with Oregon coming to town. The list of prospects that will roam the sidelines for the battle between the Ducks and Bucks is impressive and growing each day. On Tuesday, we learned about a few more prospects that will take in the Top 25 contest in Columbus.

Miller sets official

Ohio State will welcome 2022 four-star defensive lineman Christen Miller of Cedar Grove (GA) to campus this weekend on an official visit to the university. It will be yet another opportunity for the Buckeyes to impress the Peach State prospect, as Miller also made a stop to campus this summer.

Miller, the No. 111 overall prospect in his class, thinks highly of what Ohio State has to offer as the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder included the program in his group of top schools that he revealed in July. Interestingly enough, one of the programs the Buckeyes are looking to outpace in the battle for Miller is the school that they will battle with on Saturday in Oregon. But those aren’t the only two fighting for the 19th highest graded defensive lineman, as Georgia and USC also find themselves firmly in the mix.

As of now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball mostly favors the Trojans, with the in-state Bulldogs garnering just one vote of the four. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson and Ohio State are likely trailing in the race for Miller, but have a chance to impress him yet again. We will have to see if this weekends visit changes anything in his recruitment.

Indiana OL to visit

Another prospect that will get an in-person look at the rematch of the 2015 National Championship contest is three-star offensive tackle Trevor Lauck of Roncalli (IN), according to Allen Trieu of 247Sports.

Despite not having an offer from the Buckeyes thus far, Lauck has already secured double digit offers on the recruiting trail. Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, and Notre Dame are among the early schools that have extended a scholarship to 247Sports’ fourth-ranked player from Indiana in next year’s class.

Early indications are that the Fighting Irish are in the lead in this one, but perhaps a visit to Columbus this weekend could spark the relationship for both parties. Regardless, Lauck is a name to monitor going forward for the offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and the Buckeyes 2023 recruiting class.

For now, four-star tight end Ty Lockwood of Independence (TN) is the lone pledge for the Buckeyes in the 2023 recruiting class. The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder will also be in attendance this weekend.

Quick Hits

  • Michigan State offered 2023 four-star cornerback Malik Muhammad of South Oak Cliff (TX) on Tuesday. The Dallas native is the No. 70 overall player in his class and the seventh highest graded cornerback. Muhammad is a target for Ohio State as the Buckeyes dropped an offer to him back in the middle of March.