Tales From the Road: Ohio State 

May, 15, 2013
BuckeyeNation continues to hit the road in search of budding Division I talent that should catch the eyes of Ohio State fans. Here’s what we came up with this week:

This week’s targets: BuckeyeNation swung out to Akron and made stops at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and Buchtel. St. Vincent-St. Mary is the home of Ohio State commitment and running back Parris Campbell Jr. as well as eighth-ranked outside linebacker Dante Booker. Buchtel, which is coached by former Michigan running back Ricky Powers, also has a few diamonds in the rough. One in particular is defensive end Anthony Clark, who is gathering steam as he heads into his senior season. The interest in Ohio State is strong at both schools as the Buckeyes try to back a strong 2013 recruiting class with another in 2014.

Area of interest: While everyone talks about Urban Meyer going national for his classes, five of his eight commitments are from Ohio. Ohio State should maintain that strategy and rely on recruits to help out as well. Campbell is already teammates with Booker and is trying to persuade the outside linebacker to join the Buckeyes’ ranks. At Cleveland Glenville, Ohio State pledge and offensive tackle Marcelys Jones is teammates with the top-ranked player in the state in ESPN 150 athlete Marshon Lattimore. If Meyer continues to fence in his borders and has the help from recruits, it should help in the long run. All eight pledges hail from the Midwest.

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