Minnesota tackle Frank Ragnow, a 6-foot-6, 290-pounder from Chanhassen High School was offered by Ohio State last night. The Buckeyes had obviously been focused on a trio of Alex Bookser, Chad Mavety, and Damian Prince at tackle recently, so this offer may signal lower confidence in signing any of those three. Ragnow is by no means a consolation prize, though, with offers Florida State, Arkansas, Wisconsin, California, Miami and more. He's also received substantial interest from Alabama, which is one school he's made a visit to (along with Missouri, Florida State, Minnesota, Florida, and Arkansas.) Ohio State has been in regular contact, despite the "late" nature of the offer.
"Coach (Buckeye OL coach Ed) Warriner offered me," Ragnow said. "I talk to (him) probably more than any other coach. We have continued to talk every week. I will be trying to set up a visit."
That visit is big news for the Buckeyes, a team with limited scholarships remaining for 2014, because Ragnow is a player very interested in seeing what Ohio State has to offer. He attempted numerous visits over the last summer but each time the visit fell through. He insists he'll be making it a point to check out Columbus now.
"This is a huge deal," Ragnow said of being offered by the Buckeyes. "I'm really interested in Ohio State, they are definitely one of my top schools. I am maybe (visiting) this Saturday (when Ohio State takes on Iowa), but if I can't make it for that one then I'll be there as soon as possible. I should know within the next two days."