Larry Johnson Sr. and Ohio State made a late push for the services of 2016 five-star DT Rashard Lawrence. Despite offering many things LSU couldn't, the home state pull of the Louisiana State Tigers proved too much for the Monroe, Louisiana product. Lawrence chose LSU in a ceremony at Neville High School.
#Buckeyes have made it very close for a number of DTs in last two cycles but just falling short, has to be driving Meyer/LJ crazy.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 22, 2016
As of now, four-star Malik Barrow (already enrolled at Ohio State) is the Buckeyes' lone haul on the interior defensive line.
As for where Ohio State's DT recruiting could go from here, Jamar King, a three-star JUCO prospect, made an official visit to Columbus last weekend (and is visiting Alabama this weekend).
The Buckeyes also extended an offer to four-star 2016 DT (and USC commit) Keyshon Camp on Friday.