The Hurry Up is your nightcap of Ohio State recruiting news, catching you up on the day’s events with an ear on the ground for what’s next.
WHITE GETS BUCKEYES OFFER
When Michigan State and Notre Dame offered Brendon White in the last three weeks, the Olentangy Liberty 2017 star had a feeling that the Buckeyes could follow suit sooner rather than later. Sooner became real soon when Ohio State offered the son of former Silver Bullet William White today.
Blessed to receive my 8th offer from The Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/9oiFN9KtWv— brendon white5 (@therealestbw0) September 30, 2015
White said that even though he was thinking it was possible, he didn't expect to hear this news from Ohio State yet.
"I didn't know it was happening today," White told Eleven Warriors. "I called Urban Meyer this afternoon."
Funny as it sounds, sometimes life-changing moments get lost in translation. White, likely to be looked at first at linebacker by the Buckeyes, can't recall the totality of the conversation with Meyer. That said, he knows he won't forget it, either.
"Basically," the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder said. "He told me I had earned it. There was way more to the conversation but I won't ever forget it."
White is not going to commit right away, at least not publicly, and wants to take a little time to soak up the feeling he and his family have right now.
"I feel relieved," he said. "My dad is one happy man, too."
BAUER BLOWING UP
Although he struggled a bit in the season opener, sophomore Nate Bauer continues to improve week-to-week for Akron Archbishop Hoban. Last week, in the Knights huge win against St. Vincent-St. Mary, it was Bauer who stood out during a game full of big names.
"Nate Bauer was the best player on the field tonight," Hoban offensive coordinator Drew Sarachman told 11W. "He had a punt return for a touchdown, an interception for a touchdown, and shut down their best wide receiver."
Bauer, 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, camped with the Buckeyes in July for Friday Night Lights and continues to excel on both sides of the ball for Hoban. The highlights above are from his first five games of this season.
LEMONS DISCUSSES OHIO STATE OPPORTUNITY
Last night we touched on the new offer in 2017 to running back Adarius Lemons, a talented and fast-rising running back from Clearwater, Florida. Lemons has added a number of new names to his list recently, including Mississippi State today. I got a chance to catch up with him and talked quickly about his interest in the Buckeyes.
"I actually have been talking to Coach (Tony) Alford for a while," Lemons told 11W. "I had an idea the offer was coming, but now that I have that offer it's one of my biggest moments."
Lemons and Alford have developed a good relationship.
"When we talk," Lemons said. "It's just all real talk. I gotta say, I actually have a better relationship with him than all the other coaches I talk to."
The current three-star prospect has only made one college visit so far, and he currently lists Michigan as his leader after a Wolverines offer last week.
"I've only been to Florida," Lemons said. "But I'd really like to visit Kentucky and Michigan. I like their school and I want to visit to see if it's what I think it is. I think it'd be nice to be somewhere I've never been. I've got no problem leaving Florida for college."
Time will tell if the Buckeyes make their way into that list of places Lemons would like to visit, but it seems they're making up ground quickly.
MEYER AND COMPANY PURSUING TENNESSEE COMMIT
Ohio State is searching for cornerbacks in the 2016 class and last night they made an offer to Marquill Osborne, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder currently committed to Tennessee.
Blessed to receive a offer from Ohio State Buckeyes! All the glory to God.— Marquill D1 Osborne (@gotfootball3) September 29, 2015
Osborne, from Cornelius, North Carolina, committed to the Vols in September...of 2014, but there's nothing that stops Ohio State from chasing the players they see as a fit in their defense.
Osborne participated in Nike's The Opening in July and posted an impressive 4.42 40-yard dash time in Oregon. Eleven Warriors will update more on Osborne as it becomes available.