While Ohio State only has two commitments, it's no reason for anyone to panic. The Buckeyes have four-star prospects, one discussed below, that would love to commit if they land an offer. Let's get to the chase and talk some recruiting.
Tyler Green Wants Ohio State Offer
Tyler Green, a 2015 athlete from Maryland's DeMatha Catholic, holds offers from schools such as Indiana, N.C. State, Maryland and Virginia. Others like Ohio State and Michigan show interest in the four-star athlete, who was invited to attend The Opening.
The DeMatha product has a visit scheduled to Ohio State for June 7-8. Green will tour the campus before working out at one of Ohio State's one-day camps on June 8, where he figures to be one of the top prospects in attendance.
Green, who is being recruited by Ohio State as a safety, drew a recent visit from Chris Ash. "I saw Coach Ash at practice yesterday," he told Eleven Warriors on Wednesday. "I spoke to Coach [Larry] Johnson today."
It's no secret that Green hopes to land an offer from Ohio State at camp. When asked if the Buckeyes would be the favorite for his commitment if they extend a scholarship offer, Green responded in the affirmative.
If the coaching staff likes what they see at the June camp, an offer could be forthcoming for the Maryland native. After Ben Edwards flipped his commitment to Auburn, the Buckeyes are left looking for at least one safety in the 2015 class. Green would love to be that guy.
Ash Recruiting North Carolina
When Everett Withers left Ohio State to become the head coach at James Madison, many worried about the Buckeyes' recruiting in the southeast; Withers was well-respected as a recruiter in North Carolina and Georgia. It appears new co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash has taken up Ohio State's recruiting efforts in talent-rich North Carolina in Withers' place.
This week, Ash spent several days in the Tarheel State. First, he stopped at New Bern High School to offer three-star junior corner Mike Hughes. South Carolina may be Hughes' favorite if you put stock in his crystal ball; nevertheless the Buckeyes join Auburn, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, Ole Miss, and others in the battle for his commitment.
Ash would also visit Fike High School to see a pair of 2016 prospects, running back A.J. Hines and quarterback D.J. Daniels. Daniels told 11W that Ash saw him throw and watched Hines run passing routes.
Daniels is an intriguing quarterback prospect. While he holds no offers, in-state North Carolina and N.C. State are showing interest. Ohio State is already working on getting him up to Columbus for a visit.
The Buckeyes also reached out to 2015 four-star offensive tackle Emanuel McGirt Jr. McGirt, who attends Hillside High School in Durham, hasn't been offered by Ohio State. He plans to release his top eight schools later today.
On Tuesday, Chris Ash reached out to the 6-foot-6, 270-pound lineman to let him know that he might stop in for a visit. McGirt, who holds offers from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, said he would be interested in the Buckeyes if they offered. He claims no early leaders in his recruitment.
North Carolina native Nyheim Hines confirmed his intention of visiting Ohio State next weekend. Hines, a four-star running back prospect from Garner High School, holds an OSU offer and is one of many prospects expected to be in Columbus for a Nike Football Training Camp. A tentative list of visitors can be found here.
News and Notes
- Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon stopped by the high school of five-star running back Damien Harris, Madison Southern in Berea, Ky.
- Five-star linebacker Justin Hilliard named a top five of Alabama, Notre Dame, Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State.
- Kerry Coombs went to Cincinnati Colerain to visit 2015 corner Jeff Christian Jr., who plans to camp at Ohio State on June 9.
- Miles Boykin, a four-star receiver from Chicago, plans to cut his list down to 10 schools. Ohio State is expected to make the cut.