The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.
LOVING THE ATTENTION
Though he's only been on campus once — for Ohio State's double-overtime win over Michigan last season — McDonough, Georgia, Eagles Landing Christian four-star cornerback Tre' Douglas told Eleven Warriors on Sunday Ohio State is his leader.
"Just the love that coach [Urban] Meyer and coach [Kerry] Coombs show," Douglas said. "We talk on a daily basis."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Douglas is considered the 28th-best cornerback and the No. 318 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, having recorded 34 tackles and three interceptions to help the Chargers to the Class A Private state championship last season. He holds more than 30 offers from programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Texas, UCLA and USC.
Douglas hopes to make another trip to Columbus and make a decision on his future later this spring.
OFFER COMING SOON?
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Blackman four-star running back Master Teague III doesn't yet have an offer from Ohio State, but included the Buckeyes in his Top 12 on Sunday afternoon alongside Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt nonetheless.
Top 12— Master W. Teague III (@33_blackman) March 19, 2017
The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Teague also told Eleven Warriors he'll be on campus the weekend of April 1. It'll mark his second unofficial visit, as he attended last season's win over Northwestern.
"Coach [Tony] Alford wants me to observe the running back meetings and watch him coach," Teague said. "I look forward to it."
Teague, who rushed for 2,031 yards and 24 touchdowns to help the Blaze to the state quarterfinals last season, is considered the 18th-best running back and No. 324 prospect overall in the Class of 2018.
"An offer would be awesome to add to the relationship that has been built," Teague said, recalling when Meyer stopped by his high school in late January. "It was really cool to know that he came by and cool to see the pictures of him and coaches."
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
Several of the top sophomores from Loganville, Georgia, Grayson will make an eight-hour trip to Columbus next weekend, including:
- Four-star linebacker Owen Pappoe
- Safety Kenyatta Watson II
- Offensive tackle Wanya Morris
- Athlete Ronald Thompkins
- Wide receiver Kenyon Jackson
"We will be up March 24 and 25," former Grayson assistant Kenyatta Watson told Eleven Warriors.
His will be the third unofficial visit to Ohio State for Pappoe and Watson, whose uncle — Todd Dutch — ran track for the Buckeyes from 2003-2006. They were last on campus for the last year's regular season finale against Michigan.
Another highly sought-after Peach State prospect looking to take an official visit this spring is Hogansville Callaway four-star offensive guard Keiondre Jones, the cousin of five-star quarterback commit Emory Jones.
The two will undoubtedly make the trek north together, and talk almost daily about playing alongside one another at the next level. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Keiondre Jones is considered the top-rated offensive guard and the No. 21 prospect overall in the Class of 2019, so he'd certainly be a huge pickup for the Buckeyes.
One of their recent conversations included:
"Commit to a school/program not a coach ,coaches come and go"— (@keiondrejones) March 16, 2017
"He has some good points," said Keiondre, who calls Georgia one of his favorites schools. "Me and coach [Kirby] Smart are close, and [Emory] made a good point saying coach Smart could leave at any time."
Doesn't sound like Emory's thinking of a flip to the Bulldogs, now does it?