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Comment 27 Mar 2018

Howell talked his top teams and relationships with Wiltfong and Wiltfong said he got the sense that Ohio State is not one of his top choices. Clemson, FSU, NC, NC State and Tennessee were some schools included. Wiltfong said his money is on Clemson unless his visit to FSU soon changes his mind. I also wouldn't rule out one of the instate schools. 

Comment 14 Mar 2018
Battle says Ohio State is at the top for him, he likes the DBs, Lattimore being rookie of the year and Hooker being his favorite player. He models his game after Hooker and says Coach Smith, Grinch and T. Johnson talk to him a lot.
Comment 14 Mar 2018
Cavazos said his family has known Tavar Johnson and Meyer forever. Johnson used to watch him as a child and his dad and Johnson used to work Notre Dame camps with Meyer back in the days and his dad and Meyer has remained good friends to this day. Great connections to have in this recruitment. Alabama, LSU and Georgia the main competition.
Comment 13 Mar 2018
Yup, definitely wouldn't be mad if they offered this kid, take him and Sampson James. But it's looking like he hasn't been offered as of yet. I've seen him listed at 6'2 220 and 6'3 215, this kid could be another Derrick Henry, Robert Smith, Carlos Hyde.
Comment 13 Mar 2018
Gunnell is set to commit over the Summer, but with Howell planning on committing by the end of May, if Gunnell wants to secure his spot as a Buckeye he will have to decide before then. I'm not sure Howell even picks Ohio State and it would be a first come, first serve situation for me. Let's see if Gunnell is willing to take that risk of seeing where Howell commits or if he secures his spot before then if he really wants to be a Buckeye.
Comment 13 Mar 2018

http://www.hudl.com/v/27vYv0

Kid has nice film, curious where he would be ranked if he was in say, Florida. 

This tells me three things, 1. the staff definitely plans on bringing in two RBs this class, 2. we're not in a good position for the higher targets and 3. they really like this kid.

Comment 12 Mar 2018
Yup I remember him saying Ohio State isn't leading for Cain like many thought and some people didn't believe him. Now we hear that the staff has been slowing down contact with Cain. He is the man when it comes to Texas kids.
Comment 12 Mar 2018
Yup the type of LB you see going to Bama all the time. They aren't in the mix right now which is good. Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Clemson and Michigan are the main schools involved with Penn State and Ohio State reportedly ahead of the pack.
Comment 12 Mar 2018

With Grinch saying he uses both 4-3 and 3-4 defensive concepts, I could see this kid being a WDE in a 4-3 defense or standup OLB in the 3-4 if Grinch does in fact use some 3-4 concepts when he takes over the defense after Schiano moves on.

Comment 12 Mar 2018
4* VA LB/DE Brandon Smith has a lot of visits coming up, including to Ohio State on April 6th. He will be coming to watch practice, see how the staff can fit him into the system, check out the campus & academics and how well the staff can prepare him for life after football. He plans on taking some official visits but not all and deciding in September.
Comment 12 Mar 2018
Yeah it looks like the top Safety targets are Battle, Gant, Hill, Cross, Hickman and Cine who just moved to Texas from the Northeast. Also a chance Hickman ends up at LB if he can add the weight while maintaining his athleticism.
Comment 12 Mar 2018

Battle was recently named a top player at the Adidas 7-on-7 tournament. 

2. S Jordan Battle: The Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout was another safety that played the part of eraser in the secondary. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Battle showed good range, and has a knack for being around the ball. Ohio State and Miami look to be the two top teams in Battle’s recruitment.

Another Safety that Ohio State is hard after, is Alabama commit Brendan Gant who was also named a top performer at the tournament. 

1. S Brendan Gant: The Alabama safety commit was nipping at Stevenson’s heels for ‘Alpha Dog’ honors with his own impressive showing on the back end of the defense. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound covered the field sideline to sideline and was able to get his hands on several passes. Gant, a Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen, also recorded multiple interceptions on the day.

Gant recently stated that Ohio State is the school thats recruiting him the hardest and has been since day one. He plans to visit this Spring. 

Comment 11 Mar 2018
It's been said by someone close to the team, that Arnette definitely plans to leave for the NFL after this season. If he even improves a little he will go and get drafted just from the reputation of Ohio State corners alone.