Recruiting Updates: Updates on Recent Visitors, Damien Harris, Darius Fullwood, Josh Moore and More

By Jordan Wagner on April 28, 2014 at 3:00p
Damien Harris

The Buckeyes extended a pair of offers late this week and one of those offers could change things for the 2015 class. The Ohio State coaches will continue to travel across the country as the evaluation period continues. 

Let's take a look at some Ohio State recruiting news and notes from the past few days.

Virginia Duo Take In Ohio State

Ocean Lakes High School (Va.) sophomores Levonta Taylor and Anthony Womack spent the weekend visiting a handful of colleges, including Ohio State. The teammates took a tour of the campus, while Taylor received an offer from the Buckeyes on his visit.


Levonta Taylor, a four-star corner, already has double digit offers. The list includes Clemson, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Over the weekend, he won defensive back MVP at a competitive Nike camp. 

Teammate Anthony Womack has yet to earn his first scholarship offer. The 2016 safety has drawn interest from the likes of Miami (FL), Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. 

Ohio State in good shape for Damien Harris?

Since five-star running back Damien Harris decommitted from Michigan, he has been a top Ohio State target. He has shown mutual interest, visiting Columbus several times. Yesterday, Rivals' Kentucky reporter Justin Rowland said he heard Kentucky and Ohio State are in good shape for Harris. 

As some may remember, Harris and five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson have discussed playing together. A backfield of Gibson and Harris would be lethal.

The crystal ball currently shows 50% of predictions of Harris to Ohio State. Michigan and Kentucky split the rest of the predictions. 

Ohio State Coach Headed to Kansas

An Ohio State assistant coach will head to Kansas to check out three-star tight end/defensive end Josh Moore on Wednesday, Moore told Eleven Warriors

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound athlete holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, TCU and Texas Tech. Missouri leads in crystal ball predictions, but Moore claims no early favorites. 

"I hope I can add another one," he said of landing an offer from Ohio State. "That would be great."

Moore is one of many tight ends Ohio State has shown interest in for the 2015 class. The Buckeyes are expected to take two tight ends in this class after missing out on Mike Gesicki in 2014.


More Recruiting News And Notes

Core 6 Athletes, the Chicago area football program, will visit Columbus on May 10. The respected year-round program produced Ohio State signees Jamarco Jones and Dylan Thompson.

Current Core 6 athlete Miles Boykin was recently offered by Ohio State and is expected to visit. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound four-star tight end runs a 4.41 40-yard dash. The Buckeyes will have an opportunity to make up ground on Michigan State, Notre Dame and others.


The Buckeyes now lead for three-star defensive tackle Quay Picou, according to 247Sports and Land-Grant Holy Land. The 6-foot-3, 287-pound defensive lineman holds an Ohio State offer, as well as offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Florida, Syracuse, Texas A&M and Wake Forest. Picou was born in Ohio, but he now lives in Georgia. 


When Larry Johnson Sr. joined the Ohio State staff, one of his first calls was to three-star defensive end Darius Fullwood. The Maryland prospect has praised the Buckeyes since landing an offer. 

Fullwood plans to release his list of top schools on May 5, and the Buckeyes are likely to make the cut.

There has been talk that Fullwood plans to decide before his senior season. The battle for his commitment could come down to Ohio State and Penn State. 

Ohio State's 2015 class is barely underway, but it's never too early to look toward the 2016 class. Khaleke Hudson, a sophomore safety from Pennsylvania, has delivered some impressive camp performances. The 6-foot, 195-pound prospect already holds offers from Pittsburgh, Temple and West Virginia. Hudson grew up liking Ohio State, but has yet to hear from the Buckeyes. 

"i haven't been getting anything from them yet," he told Eleven Warriors. "I hope they do [get in contact]."

He would like to hear from Ohio State, but he wants to keep his options open. "The college that fit me best is the one that I'll commit to," Hudson said. 


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Killer nuts's picture

Harris plus Gibson would be awesome 

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Knarcisi's picture

XBrax5 / El Guapo 2.0

WezBuck28's picture

Harris, Gibson, PLUS Wimbush or Stevens would be fantastic! I personally don't see Gibson running our offense, but that's just me..

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TNBuckeye1421's picture

Really like Wimbush he reminds me of Braxton while Gibson is more like Pryor...

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CincyOSU's picture

while Gibson is more like Pryor...

Is that really a bad thing?

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CC's picture

Then I would take Gibson.

Let the battle begin!

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seafus26's picture

Then give me Gibson.

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

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chirobuck's picture

If that's the case then give me Gibson


^ best post ever ^

MoEddieRobtCarlosBeanie's picture

mark me down for a Gibson as well.

TNBuckeye1421's picture

We are getting hammered by UT fans in this silly poll Torrance Gibson posted on his twitter... not that it would make much of a difference in where he ends up playing ball, but I thought Buckeye Nation would destroy UT.

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TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

Can we at least not give Tennessee the satisfaction of recognizing them as UT?  As far as I am concerned, there is only one UT, and even they won more football games than Tennessee last year...and thats University of Toledo. 

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SilverState's picture

If Vol fans were a Girlfriend:


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tennbuckeye19's picture

If Tennessee fans win his silly twitter poll, I guarantee they'll claim it as a win on their 2014 schedule.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Meh. He can go to tOSU and compete for one of the four playoff spots every year or go to Tennessee and never sniff one of those spots. He knows!

BuckeyeJ's picture

seems like UK has inside track on everyone! 

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phxbuck's picture

Wake me up when we get a verbal. 

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bukyze's picture

Holy snapper, Batman - Miles Boykin runs a 4.41 40?  That's pretty good wheels for a TE.

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chirobuck's picture

the hell with that.....put him out wide and we have a Calvin Johnsonish receiver


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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Amen to that!  If he is 6'5" and only 212 pounds, make him a WR.  Keep that speed instead of beefing him up.  He would need to gain at least 25 pounds to be a TE at the big school level.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

mtrotb's picture

The only 2016 I care about at this point is Nick Bosa.  Everyone else is way too early to get excited about quite frankly.


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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

 Yesterday, Rivals' Kentucky reporter Justin Rowland said he heard Kentucky and Ohio State are in good shape for Harris. 

Translation: Ohio State is in good shape.

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m5987usus's picture

Jordan, birm, or john, is there a serious chance that he could go to kentucky?  I know we joke about it but they are the home town team.  So i'm curious to what your opinion on this is as the biggest player besides us is?


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Great work again Jordan!  Can't wait to see the gray box.  Man, it's been a while.

Go Bucks!!

Wesleyburgess1's picture

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah...Seems like the suspense is never ending. At this point I think it may be August before we see someone commit.

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tdible2132's picture

The only thing that I find somewhat concerning about the start to this class is not the fact that we only have 2 commits, but the fact that only 2 kids at this stage can say they really bleed Buckeye. The other guys on our board are open to everyone and that's fine, but IMO it's always nice to have a nice base of 5-10 guys that are deadset Buckeye by this stage. Just my two cents.

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Osurrt's picture

They Re out there and in state, they have not received a commitable offer while we dance with the big boys.

Shangheyed's picture

Would be nice if Harris or Gibson decide early, we need an anchor 5 star to build on or at least a promoter at camps.  Every great class has to have one or two guys that people want to play with... or a guy or two who is in their ears at the off season camps.  It doesn't have to be these two guys.  Confidence is still high... but I am in need of a Gray Box who has a Buckeye soapbox! 


Off season blues... nothing a gray box wouldn't cure!  

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buckskin's picture

Would absolutely love to land Harris; even more so after he decommitted from TTUN.

Ball-Z-Buck's picture

Gibson is a pipe dream....lives in Florida and the entire SEC is after him. This years recruiting is a myth with 2 verbals. If this was a sales organization the coaches would be on a performance plan!

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Barnsey69's picture

Normally I would agree with the Gibson pipe-dream assertion, however I think there might be something to this combo package with Harris...come here and put OSU over the top versus $EC, etc.  Besides, pipe-dreams are all us cubicleville peeps have to keep us away from the ledge...PLEASE do not take the pipe-dreams away!

Go Bucks!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

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Jeremypreemo81's picture

Josh Moore  could be the answer to our TE problem.  I read 6'5 250lb "athlete" and said no way 250lbs???  Kid is a beast tho. Sells out on every play on both sides of the ball.  He could be a special player