Top remaining OSU recruiting prospects

We are 3 weeks away from National Signing Day and OSU still is chasing a few recruits on the recruiting trail. The class of 21 players as of today is already a top 2 class overall and has room for 2-4 more players depending on how things go with transfers and medical hardships. So lets take a look at some of the targets left on the board that OSU is pursuing the most.

Brady Taylor A 6’5″ 280 lbs 3 star OT from Columbus, Ohio. Brady is currently committed to Va Tech but is scheduled to visit OSU this weekend after getting an OSU offer this week. He is a local kid who loves OSU and has been trying to get the offer of his dreams for a long time. He will visit Va Tech next weekend and will make a final decision after visiting both. If OSU will accept his commitment I expect him to join the class very soon.

Derrick Nnadi A 6’1″ 305 lbs 4 star DT from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Derrick has been on OSUs radar for months but has been thought to be a Va Tech lean most of the time. He really blew up recently with a great effort in one of the HS All Star games. He has risen into the top 100 players in the country and will visit OSU this weekend. Look for Penn State to try and get in the mix as well now that they lost Thomas Holley.

Solomon Thomas A 6’3″ 260 lbs 5 star DE from Coppell, Texas. Solomon is a beast of a player and has offers from everywhere. He is most likely down to 2 schools OSU and Stanford. He was recently accepted formally into Stanford and most feel he will end up there. Don’t count out Urban Meyer and OSU though as they are scheduled to get the last visit from him the weekend before signing day.

Malik McDowell A 6’7″ 290 lbs 4 star DE from Detroit, Michigan. Malik was once thought to be a TTUN lock. Though he never said they were and always kept OSU in his top 3 schools. Many believe he is now a MSU lean but he will visit OSU the last weekend before NSD and with Urban Meyers ability to close you never know and I fully believe OSU has a solid chance of landing him.

Jermaine RobertsA 5’9″ 175 lbs 4 star Cornerback from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jermaine is currently committed to Texas but due to coaching changes he is now going to take an official visit to OSU the weekend of the 24th. Jermaine is small but makes up for it with speed and technique. He is a longshot to land at OSU with so many DBs already committed but with an OV scheduled you have to think OSU will take him if he wants to join.

Daniel Cage A 6’3″ 295 lbs 4 star DT from Cincinnati, Ohio. Daniel is a long shot at this point but OSU has reached out to the home state player recently and may be trying to get him to visit soon. Coach Meyer will be contacting him this week and if an offer is made look for a visit to happen. If not he most likely will end up at MSU or Louisville.

Mike Rogers A 6’0″ 185 lbs 4 star Safety from Smyrna, Georgia. Mike is a UCF commit currently but is a longtime Buckeye fan and has dreamed of playing for OSU but his family wants him to play closer to home. At this point it is a long shot for OSU to land him but if he does make a visit in the next 3 weeks he will end up at OSU IMO. Just wonder if OSU still wants him to visit after landing Erick Smith last week.

David Njoku A 6’4″ 215 lbs 3 star athlete/wide receiver from Cedar Grove, New Jersey. David is a Big WR who could play TE as well. A relatively unknown prospect to most of Buckeye fans he is coming on strong here at the end and named OSU in his top 4 teams. Coach Meyer will be at his school today visiting him so clearly their is mutual interest.

Mike Gesicki A 6’5″ 235 lbs 4 star TE from Manahawkin, New Jersey. Mike is currently committed to Penn State but has always been in Urban Meyers eyesight and news is Coach Meyer will be at his basketball game tonight and may be in his home for a visit on Saturday. With the new coaching staff named at PSU recently Gesicki may be primed to be flipped to OSU where he was close to picking OSU when he ultimately chose PSU a few months ago. This is one to watch the next few days.

While these are the guys you will hear about the most over the next just over 2 weeks left until NSD. Urban Meyer almost always has a surprise commit late in the process that seemed to come out of no where. I am not sure if he still has to do that though in year 3 of his recruiting classes as he has built long relationships with recruits and hence will do much less scrambling at the end. But you never know with Coach Meyer so don’t be overly surprised if you see a name pop up that you didn’t expect.

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