Won't be back til tonight to do some final touches
- Jaquan Lyle & Parrker Westphal unofficially visits Illinois
- Nile Sykes unofficially visits Indiana for junior day
- Trey Johnson officially visits Tennessee
- Iowa State offers Tyler Luatua, offered teammate Dallis Todd as well
- Alabama offers Nick Chubb
- Florida State offers Christopher Worley
- Indiana offers Nile Sykes
- Nebraksa offers William Ulmer
- Purdue has offered Corn Elder a basketball scholarship
- Ezekiel Elliott not talking to the media but his dad tells Steve Wiltfong Missouri hit a home run. He doesn't know what he's thinking now
- Per Steve Wiltfong, he thought that Dontre Wilson would commit on his visit but he didn't. All indications Wilson & Clark's visit went well.
- Devin Lauderdale has recommitted to Texas Tech
BN$--Buckeyes Offer Another In-State OL '14 OH OL Kyle Trout
- Trout confirms the offer status as 'committable'.
BG$--Buckeyes offer local junior '14 OH OL Kyle Trout
- Kyle says he is honored by the offer and planned on waiting until after his senior season but that plan may be changing.
BN$--Wilson Shown A Very Good Time '13 TX RB Dontre Wilson
- Coach Claude Mathis says Dontre had a great time in Columbus and will likely visit Oklahoma State next weekend.
BN$--OSU "Great" Enough In Clark's Mind? '13 FL WR James Clark
- James says he had a great visit and is still considering Clemson, Florida and Ohio State. He will visit UF next weekend.
Recruiting is the inhale phase of the respiratory cycle of major-college football, and Ohio State is taking its second straight deep breath.
Last year, coach Urban Meyer and his staff signed 25 players in their first recruiting class. This year, they have 22 commitments heading into the signing period, which opens Feb. 6. Five of those players are already enrolled at Ohio State and taking part in conditioning drills.
The class could still gain two or three players. Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, Texas — a running back currently committed to Oregon — and receiver James Clark of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., are on campus this weekend making official visits. Meyer also would like to add another offensive lineman and is looking at a couple receiver prospects, including Ryan Timmons of Frankfort, Ky.
With Ohio State limited to 82 scholarship players through the 2014 season because of NCAA sanctions that cut the limit from 85 for three years, more than half the roster will be first- and second-year players this fall.
Tracy Sprinkle: 2013 Ohio State football player profiles (land grant holy land)
Another week, another look at the foundation of what will make up the best of what's yet to come for Ohio State football under head coach Urban Meyer. In today's chapter, we look at Tracy Sprinkle, a mildly under the radar member of Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class. While Sprinkle is rated as but the 35th best player from the class of 2013 in the state of Ohio (per the 247Composite rankings) , Sprinkle was named the Associated Press' 2012 Ohio Division 1 Co-Defensive Player of the Year following his senior year. We saw what last year's wealth of talent meant to the Buckeyes' defensive line, and with the addition of Sprinkle, the rich may be getting even richer.