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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
David Dawson postpones OSU visit

By Brad Bournival

The big four coming on official visits to Ohio State this weekend is now just three as David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) had to change plans at the last moment.

The top-ranked offensive guard in the Class of 2013 was scheduled to join Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington), Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian) and Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) as well as eight Ohio State commits for what looked like a big weekend.

Now, Dawson will have to find an open date that works with the Buckeyes.

“Unfortunately [I] had to reschedule the OSU visit due to the ACT,” Dawson said.

The next big date for the Buckeyes will likely be Jan. 7, as that is when many of the other big targets on Ohio State’s radar are scheduled for a trip to Columbus.

As of now, James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln), Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights), Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif./John W. North), Cornelius Elder (Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School), Ryan Timmons (Frankfurt, Ky./Franklin County) and Corey Smith (Akron, Ohio/East Mississippi Community College) are scheduled to make official visits in January.

-- Tom VanHaaren contributed to this report.