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

By Jordan Wagner on April 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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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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