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.
TERAH EDWARDS DISCUSSES OHIO STATE INTEREST
Terah Edwards has lived in Columbus his entire life. So to say he'd love a chance to go on a visit, in any capacity, to see his hometown Buckeyes would be an understatement.
Edwards, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound guard and defensive tackle at Groveport Madison High School, has garnered interest from several Division I programs including Wisconsin, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Toledo. However, Ohio State hasn't called just yet.
"My recruiting process has been going good for me so far. My coaches have told me just to be patient and keep playing well because the process can be very stressful," Edwards told Eleven Warriors. "I play guard and defensive tackle but the schools I’ve been in contact with have been telling me I need to also learn some center because if I were to go to their school, I would fill out to the position they want me at."
Even though he hasn't been on a visit to Ohio State, he has been to a camp. There, he met defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who made a promise to him.
"I have not been on a visit to OSU but I would love to take one and be on the radar for them, considering I’ve lived in Columbus my whole life," Edwards said. "I went to one of their camps this past summer and coach Johnson told me he’d follow up on me throughout the season, but I haven’t heard anything from him. I hope to hear something soon this offseason."
Out of the schools he's visited, the 2020 prospect says Wisconsin has impressed him the most. He's been asked to return to Cincinnati and Toledo for visits and, even though he hasn't received one yet, he expects to get an offer soon.
When he's not on the football field, he's probably on a wrestling mat. It's a sport that, as Edwards says, has helped him tap into his full potential.
"I just have to keep training, going hard and pursue my dreams," Edwards said. "Wrestling has helped me with football and teaches me discipline and has been the best off-field decision I’ve made."
Edwards can now solely focus on wrestling after Groveport Madison finished 5-5 this past fall. That's after finishing the 2017 season without a win.
"We did good this year," Edwards said. "We unfortunately weren't able to make it to the playoffs but we had a big turnaround from our season last year. I’m excited to see what next season brings. We're returning our whole team and I think we will shock some people."
GARRETT WILSON VISITING COLUMBUS SATURDAY
Alongside a host of other prospects from around the nation, Ohio State's top 2019 commit Garrett Wilson will be on hand for Saturday's game against Nebraska.
Ill be in Columbus this weekend for the Blackout. #GoBucks— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) October 30, 2018
Wilson, a Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) wide receiver announced his visit on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, making light of the impending blackout at Ohio Stadium.
So far this season, Wilson has 35 catches for 547 yards and nine touchdowns. However, he's missed playing time due to a back injury. He expects to be back for the postseason.
PAIR OF WIDE RECEIVERS SET VISIT
Wilson has been a huge advocate for Ohio State's recruiting efforts, talking with prospects around the nation about joining him in Columbus. Saturday, he'll get a chance to talk further with two four-star receivers in the 2020 class ... a pair the Buckeyes would love to have.
Ill be taking my first trip to Columbus this weekend #GoBucks— Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@jaxon_smith1) October 30, 2018
Smith-Njigba, at 6-foot-1, 188 pounds, has been outstanding this fall. He's considered to be the 59th-best receiver in his class but he's played well above that ranking. In eight games, he's caught 70 passes for 1,296 yards and 16 touchdowns, a team-high.
In total, he's accounted for 1,778 yards — 151 rush, 110 kick return, 174 punt return and 47 interception return — and 21 touchdowns.
Muhammad, a 6-foot, 180-pound wideout, has led Myers Park High School to an 8-1 overall record.
O-H . . .— Muhsin Moose Muhammad III (@MooseMuhammad) October 29, 2018
Earlier this year, head football coach Scott Chadwick told the Charlotte Observer, "Moose has been extremely productive in two years, and I don’t know many guys more versatile in this area, with the number of different way he’s impacted the football game."
Ohio State still has yet to offer Muhammad but don't be surprised if that happens Saturday.
CHAMBERS, MILLER RECEIVE ALL-AMERICAN JERSEYS
Ohio State commits Garrett Wilson, Doug Nester (Huntington, W. Va.) and Ronnie Hickman (Wayne, N.J.) have all received All-American Bowl invites, a game that will be held in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 5, 2019.
Miller has been a force for his Wolves, a team that's currently 7-2 on the year. The five-star center is considered to be the nation's second-best center in the 2019 class. He committed to Ohio State on June 10.
Chambers has been electric for Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. He's racked up 813 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on just 94 carries, an average of 8.6 yards per attempt. The four-star back who's ranked as the nation's 10th-best athlete committed on April 18.
Also receiving an All-American jersey was Ohio State target Zach Harrison, who was presented the honor at Olentangy Orange High School Wednesday afternoon.
“This means a lot,” Harrison said during the ceremony. “It’s a great honor to be an All-American. It means you are one of the best high school players in the country. I had hoped I’d be able to play in it (when I was younger), but I didn’t think I would actually be able to be in this game. It was surreal (when I found out). It was a good feeling.”
Harrison is Ohio's top-ranked overall prospect and the fifth-best prospect, nationally. He's expected to take his official visit to Ohio State on Nov. 24 against Michigan, who's also heavily recruiting the 6-foot-6, 243-pound defensive end.