The school year is just beginning and most basketball activity has temporarily halted, but that isn’t keeping recruits off the road.
Two highly-ranked prospects in the next two classes reportedly visited Ohio State over the weekend, one of which is related to a current Buckeye football player.
Several other OSU targets are in the process of visiting and setting up visits at other schools.
Meanwhile not all action on the court has stopped. Three Ohio State commits traveled to Columbus and competed in open gym scrimmages – the Eleven Warriors recruiting team was there to witness the action.
"No pressure, no diamonds." - Some guy, somewhere, probably.
When you're the future of Ohio State football at quarterback, the pressure is very real. It's suffocating to anyone but the strongest personality and it has crushed more than its fair share of dreams. There's expectations that come with donning the scarlet and gray and taking the snaps in front of 106,000 people, both on and off the field.
There's a gravity to knowing that the hopes and dreams of millions of people rest on your ability to read a defense and make an accurate throw into coverage. Knowing the vicarious successes and failures of an entire state and one of the largest alumni bases in the country is a tall order, and it's certainly not for everyone.
Five-star basketball target Goodluck Okonoboh puts Ohio State in his top five. The football staff is ranked as recruiters and could a Mike Gesicki commit be around the corner?
The race for 2015 defensive tackle Tim Settle continues, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. With Ohio State, Alabama, and Virginia bolted at the top of his list, this should be a long process where every school's best shot must be given to land the 6'3", 300-pound monster. With the Virginia native having the Cavaliers near the top of his list, it's definitely cause for concern – hometown teams are never to be taken lightly. However, on Tuesday afternoon Settle posted a picture via Twitter that should be able to keep some Buckeye fans at ease, for now that is.
Buckeyes Want a Juco OL: Avery Gennesy Interview (The Ozone)
Ohio State is almost home with their OL recruiting for 2014. With Marcelys Jones, Kyle Trout, Jamarco Jones, and Demetrius Knox already committed, the Buckeyes are 65-90% finished with their OL, but they would like to add at least one more and maybe even two big bodies, and would love to add one Juco OL.
With 80% of the 2013 line graduating, there will be huge needs for 2014. A Juco OL could fill in the gaps. Ohio State already lost on Jermaine Eluemunor when he pledged for the Hogs and Bret Bielema and are recruiting Chad Mavety hard, so hard, that Urban Meyer is personally trying to recruit Mavety to OSU. But Meyer is in a dogfight with Jimbo Fischer of the Seminoles as well as Nick Saban of the defending national champions. To obtain Mavety will not be easy.
If Mavety decides not to become a Buckeye, another option is 6’4” 295 lbs. OT Avery Gennesy out of East Mississippi Junior College. With offers from Baylor, Georgia, Kansas State, Kentucky, Miss State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas Tech, Gennesy will not be easy to pry from Mississippi. He took time to update Ozone readers on his recruitment.