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Top 14 Ohio State targets of 2014: 7-1

8/21/2012

BuckeyeNation gave readers seven of the top 2014 recruits in its Top 14 of ’14 on Tuesday.

Today, we give them the rest.

As a reminder, this will be a two-part monthly look at the class updated throughout the school year with some tidbits on each recruit.

As an aside, this isn’t one of those here’s the best of the best lists. In order to qualify, there has to be an offer on the table for the recruit by Ohio State.

We’ll look at seven through one today.

Here’s what BuckeyeNation thinks so far of the Class of 2014 (Note: Don’t look for a quarterback, Ohio State has offered just one to date – Clemson commit DeShaun Watson):

7. OT Damian Prince (6-7, 300, District Heights, Md./Bishop McNamara): Take a bow fans, Prince loves the tradition and the excitement generated around Columbus. So much so that he hopes to make it to Columbus before his junior year is over.

6. WR Artavis Scott (5-11, 160, Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake): His 54 catches and over 1,100 yards stood out last season. Speaking of standing out, while everyone was looking at the 2013 receivers at Friday Night Lights, Scott was stealing the show.

5. OT Jimmy Byrne (6-4, 285, Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius): The battle for this big tackle will likely be with Notre Dame, though Byrne has said he’s very impressed with Urban Meyer and the coaching staff he’s built around him.

4. ILB Raekwon McMillan (6-3, 235, Hines, Ga./Liberty): Here’s what he said following Friday Night Lights: “I feel more at home. It’s a long way from home, but I feel like it [could be] home now.” He could be a Buckeye early.

3. OLB Dante Booker (6-3, 215, Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary): Let’s start with this: He made 157 tackles last year. Booker has a motor that doesn’t stop and he has indicated Ohio State is the early leader for his services.

2. WR Thaddeus Snodgrass (6-0, 174, Springfield, Ohio/Springfield): Snodgrass has become the talk of the wide receiving class in 2014 and the fact Snodgrass plays in Columbus’ backyard could be a bonus for Ohio State.

1. ILB Clifton Garrett (6-2, 218, Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield): He came to Friday Night Lights last month to meet up with McMillan and Booker. What he found blew him away as the Buckeyes put on a show and left a lasting impression.