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Ohio State Gets Junior College Tackle Antwuan Jackson

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The 2018 recruiting class for Ohio State is stacking up to be another top 2 class for Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaches. With the addition of Junior College standout, tackle Antwuan Jackson, they now rank first nationally according to many ranking services.

The loss to Oklahoma has decreased OSU’s ability to get big name recruits as they grabbed Jackson on Tuesday, three days after the home loss.

Long Road to Ohio State

Jackson was recruiting by the Buckeyes in 2016 but selected Auburn. He left Auburn after one year as a redshirt and played for Blinn College last season. He re-entered recruitment as one of the best in the country at this position and Ohio State offered him a scholarship again. He committed two weeks after receiving the offer.

Already into the season at Blinn, he has 15 tackles and 3 sacks in 2 games.

Blinn College was also the school of current Ohio State corner Kendall Sheffield. So there is some familiarity between the coaches at the colleges.

Jackson joins Taron Vincent from Bradenton Florida as two defensive tackles in the class of 2018.

9/13/2017 3:30:40 PM
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WR LChristian Smith Committed to Ohio State

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Huber Heights Wayne Wide Receiver L’Christian (Blue) Smith committed to Ohio State this past week over offers from many top programs including Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan, Alabama, and Tennessee. Cincinnati and Kentucky were the other two finalist but Ohio State had always been his dream school. He also has a teammate, Alex Reigelsperger, headed to the Wildcats, who offered him first so the decision was difficult. UK has brought in 36 recruits from Ohio after picking up a couple of coaches from the Youngstown area five years ago.

The Announcement

Smith made the announcement prior to a televised game on ESPN against Gibsonia Pennsylvania Pine-Richland. (Wayne lost 41-0)

The Camp That Set Everything in Motion

Early in the Spring, Smith didn’t feel the Buckeyes were making him a priority and felt they would play him at Tight End if he did enroll in the program. But Smith was able to talk with Urban Meyer about his plans and became confortable in what the Buckeyes had to offer the in-state prospect.

He became comfortable with the program and the coaching staff during a camp visit in June. Depending on his size during his career at Ohio State he might play wide receiver but he might also play the h-back position. He is currently 6’6” and 205 lbs., a big target. No plans to move him to Tight End when he gets to Columbus.

8/29/2017 4:08:20 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Increases Roster For The Fall

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Ohio State Basketball has added two additional local walk-ons to their roster for this upcoming season, increasing the count to 14.

Chris Holtmann has secured the services of Air Force transfer Danny Hummer and Bishop Watterson recruit Matt Lehmann. Hummer played high school ball for Upper Arlington near Columbus.

8/18/2017 3:05:06 PM
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Ohio State Pursuing 2018 Point Guard Noah Locke

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Ohio State is looking to add a highly ranked point guard to their 2018 class with Noah Locke from Owings Mills Maryland. Locke is a 6’2” guard rated the 15th best at his position in the country. He will visit the Buckeyes on August 22nd with previous visits going to Michigan, Florida, Xavier and Providence. Kansas was also looking to sign Locke but did not get an official visit from him. Michigan has only one scholarship open for the 2018 class and is hosting a number of other recruits. Ohio State is in great need of a point guard and has a thin roster at this time, would be a good spot for Locke.

8/17/2017 4:54:42 PM
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Justin Ahrens Considering Ohio State Again

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Once an Ohio State verbal commitment to play basketball for Thad Matta and Ohio State, Versailles Ohio standout Justin Ahrens has the Buckeyes in his top 6 for consideration. In fact, Ahrens was on campus this week visiting with new head coach Chris Holtmann.

De-Commitment

Small Forward Justin Ahrens had been a commitment to the Ohio State University for almost a year before news broke that Thad Matta was being let go. His teammate Darius Bazley was also set to join Matta in 2018 and become a part of the rebuilding that needed to be done. Bazley actually jumped ship earlier as the Buckeyes struggled in Big 10 play and did not make the post-season last year. But Ahrens waited until the coaching change to start looking around. Now he has a new scholarship offer from former Butler coach Chris Holtmann and is considering OSU in a recent top 6 that he provided to reporters. Holtmann has jumped on the recruiting trail and been able to bring in some good talent, ranking the current class atop the Big Ten.

8/11/2017 1:46:05 PM
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Virginia linebacker K'Vaughan Pope Commits To Ohio State

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Dinwiddie Virginia linebacker K'Vaughan Pope announces his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes

K’Vaughan Pope Announcement

K'Vaughan Pope realized he would become anxious on stage, before the TV cameras and all his teammates, while he was announcing his college commitment. This is why he asked K'ymon, his younger brother, to read the statement he had written to the crowd in the Dinwiddie County HS auditorium.

Once his brother had completed reading the statement, K'Vaughan read the last paragraph. He declared his commitment to the Buckeyes, and the audience in the assembly hall went crazy. Then, he threw a scarlet and grey football jersey over his shoulders after standing up.

8/10/2017 4:15:59 PM
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Marcus Hooker Is Coming To Ohio State

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Marcus Hooker Announces Commitment to the Buckeyes

Within a day of being offered a place at Ohio State, the three star Pennsylvanian cornerback, Marcus Hooker, accepted the offer on Thursday.

Hooker, who is six feet tall and 185 pounds, has a cornerback rating of fifty-two and a prospect rating of 587 from the 2018 Class. He chose the Buckeyes ahead of offers from eleven other programs like Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Toledo, West Virginia and Temple.

Hooker was on campus on several occasions to see his older brother Malik, who gained All American honors after a redshirt season as a sophomore, when he achieved seven interceptions, eighty-four tackles, 5.5 loss tackles and a record breaking three touchdown interceptions. He signed up to the NFL Draft for 2017, and was chosen as the fifteenth pick to play for the Indianapolis Colts.

7/28/2017 2:04:34 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Adds Walk-On Connor Fulton

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The Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball have an new walk-on for 2017, Connor Fulton. Chris Holtmann was hoping to beef up the Buckeyes basketball roster with a few walk-on players like Connor Fulton.

Fulton was added to the roster on Thursday. Currently he plays guard in Utah, but will be attending Ohio state come this coming fall semester.

7/25/2017 3:56:46 PM
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Musa Jallow Declares For The 2017 Buckeye Basketball Team

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Musa Jallow signs for Ohio State basketball, and agrees to a 2017 reclassification

The team for Ohio State basketball next season previously consisted of eight scholarship players. For this reason, Chris Holtmann the coach was on the hunt for some fresh talent.

On Friday, he found just what he was looking for.

Musa Jallow, the Indiana based four star wing, stated on Twitter that he had committed to Ohio State on Friday evening. This former prospect for 2018 will start a year earlier than originally intended, and play for the Buckeyes next season.

The 200 pound, six foot five inch small forward opted for the Buckeyes, instead of Vanderbilt, Indiana, Stanford and Virginia. At Butler, he was a top priority target for Holtmann. He has a 120 overall player rating in 2017 composite ratings.

7/10/2017 3:54:06 PM
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Matt Jones Commits To The Buckeyes

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have stepped up their recruiting game. They have been able to get a pledge from lineman, Matt Jones, who is their fourteenth commitment for the 2018 class. In April, Ohio State was able to land Brenton Cox, Sevyn Banks, Taron Vincent, Josh Proctor and Max Wray. Dallas Gant committed in May, and in June, they were able to land Teradja Mitchell, Master Teague and Andrew Chatfield.

Hailing from Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn, New York, Jones is the latest addition to the Buckeyes, and this was confirmed by his coach, Danny Landberg. Matthew Jones confirmed his pledge to Urban Meyer, Ohio State's head coach while visiting the campus with family, Coach Landberg, other coaches and his teammate, Jahzion Harris. Jones also confirmed that commitment.

6/23/2017 3:14:32 PM
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Teradja Mitchell Joins Ohio State

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The Consequences of Teradja Mitchell's commitment to Ohio State in 2018

Identifying the best players for college football programs is not simply about what occurs during the game, but what occurs away from the field too. Ohio State recently made a key acquisition. How will this affect the team going forward?

Earlier today, the Buckeyes received a commitment from one of America's most sought after defenders when Teradja Mitchell, the inside linebacker from Virginia, confirmed his desire to join Ohio State during his high school ceremony.

Let us examine what Mitchell, who is the number thirty-eight prospect for the 2018 class, can bring to Columbus.

6/5/2017 2:38:51 PM
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Sevyn Banks, 2018 Four-star Cornerback Commits To Ohio State

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Sevyn Banks, 2018 Four-star Cornerback Commits to Ohio State

There are reports that Sevyn Banks, who hails from Orlando, Florida, has committed to Ohio State and will be a part of the 2018 recruiting class. The Orlando Sentinel's Chris Hays was the first to report that Banks is the Buckeye's first commitment to play in the position of cornerback for the 2018 class.

On April 15, the 180 pounds and 6-foot-1 cornerback attended a spring game at Ohio State University. Although Banks suffered a torn ACL that kept him sidelined for the junior season, he is ranked as the 22nd best cornerback of the 2018 class.

5/11/2017 4:11:48 PM
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Why Georgia Is Not Enough For DE Brenton Cox

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DE Brenton Cox has broken Georgian hearts by signing with Ohio State. The tears are still fresh and haven't dried but that's the way of the world. It was unknown, however, if DE Brenton Cox was given an offer he couldn't refuse as in money talks. Indications are that he loves the Buckeyes and the recruiting class they are putting together.

For in the world where DE Brenton Cox swims, there are two forces at play. The Dark Side means money changes everything. The Force, however, wins over when someone with the caliber of DE Brenton Cox chooses such things as promises, future, respect, and potential.

It's not all about the money, no one has heard DE Brenton Cox say just yet. So the rest of world can only guess. DE Brenton Cox, who's a defensive end, is ranked 19 in the 2018 class. Whether he joins The Force or The Dark Side in selecting Ohio, DE Brenton Cox is destined for the Big Ten.

5/11/2017 4:00:52 PM
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Tyjon Lindsey And Trevon Grimes Commit to Ohio State

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Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes are two wide receivers who have recently signed on with the Ohio State Buckeyes. These are two of 18 new commitments to the recruiting class of 2017. These two blue chip players are two new promising additions. They were signed to the OSU team after they sent in a video of them playing dodge ball, knocking out other players who were wearing T-shirts from other schools. After Lindsey and Grimes knocked out each of the other players, they put on hats from OSU, showing the choice of school they'd made.

Lindsey is from Las Vegas, and he is scheduled to announce his plans to play for Ohio State on Monday. Grimes is from Fort Lauderdale, and was scheduled announce his decision on Wednesday. Right before his video announcement, he said on Twitter that his previous plans had changed.

8/23/2016 3:04:05 PM
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Quarterback Emory Jones Stays Committed to Ohio State for 2018

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Emory Jones, an junior committed to Ohio State originally from Georgia, is having a great year at Heard County. Currently, this quarterback has led his team to the number one spot in the 2016 rankings. He is the number two signal-caller dual-threat in the upcoming junior 2018 class. This ranking attracted many colleges trying to pluck him from Ohio at their camp. Tennessee, Knoxville, and Clemson wanted his talent in addition to the Buckeyes. Georgia wanted to attract him back to the Peach State. Luckily, he is staying put for 2018. He made this decision recently.

Visiting these colleges in person helped him decide. Rumors state Ohio State was the odds-on favorite; the other colleges' job was to convince him their college was better than OSU. One became a threat after previous quarterbacks left their college for professional ball. Today's decision proved the colleges failed, and coach Urban Meyer couldn't be prouder. Jones is the second person to choose Ohio State for 2018; Brian Snead was the first. This gives Ohio State momentum into the New Year.

8/8/2016 3:30:28 PM
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