The Buckeyes are working hard to finish out recruiting in 2014 and to start for 2015, but that doesn't mean they're not looking towards 2016, also.
Havelock (N.C.) linebacker Keion Joyner is a 6-foot-3, 200 pound sophomore. The Buckeyes had spent some time at Havelock in their pursuit of 2014 RB Derrell Scott and while Scott will likely end up at South Carolina or Florida State, Joyner's another player that seems genuinely interested in the Buckeyes and they offered him this evening.
"I grew up liking the Buckeyes," Joyner told Eleven Warriors. "I always saw them on TV and would Troy Smith and Ted Ginn and those guys, they had a great team and I liked the way they played."
Of course, as a linebacker, Joyner's impact would be significantly different than Smith or Ginn, but it goes to show how Ohio State's mid-2000's run has impacted their image across the country. So how good can Joyner be? Well consider that just today from North Carolina, Florida, Auburn, North Carolina State, Florida State and South Carolina. Today.
He's got a top six schools heading into the process and four of them offered today (UNC, South Carolina, Florida and Ohio State), his family is from Louisiana, so watch out for LSU if they offer - and they are in his top six schools as well, along with Oregon.
With six offers today, it stands to reason Keion Joyner will be a name we hear a lot about in the future.