Tuesday, January 15, 2013
What's next for the Buckeyes in recruiting
By Brad Bournival
A look at Ohio State’s recruiting weekend revealed a few things: The Buckeyes still want a wide receiver and are still in the hunt for an offensive lineman.
As it sits right now, Ohio State is full as far as the 82 scholarships are concerned. That said, transfers will undoubtedly open things right back up.
While Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights), Corey Smith (Akron, Ohio/East Mississippi Community College) and Cornelius Elder (Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth) left without a commitment, none of the players eliminated the Buckeyes from contention.
The coaching staff also offered James Clark (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) and Ohio State is unquestionably trying to add another piece or two to its puzzle at wideout. ESPN 300 wide receiver and North Carolina State commit Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) picked up an offer as well, leaving the position a free-for-all at the moment.
Then there’s the linemen. The fact the Buckeyes have gone after committed players such as David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech), Kenny Lacy (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe), Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) and Dan Skipper (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) shows Urban Meyer wants another big man, but doesn't want to settle.
He missed on Dawson and Lacy, but Hunt finished up a very late-scheduled official visit on Monday and Skipper is set to come in this weekend.
As for Vonn Bell (Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland), the Buckeyes would make room for him no matter what.
For now, however, it looks like a two-position race to fill out an already jammed 2013 class.