Ohio State Football Recruiting: Buckeyes Picking Up Steam in Class of 2014

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2012

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com

Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class is far from complete, but the team is wasting no time making a push in 2014.

The Buckeyes made headlines this week by offering DB Quincy Wilson (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Unversity School of Nova Southeast), according to ESPN's Derek Tyson, and receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) according to ESPN's Jared Shanker.

They also held a camp on Thursday for 2014 quarterbacks and saw a good turnout, with the likes of DeShone Kizer (Toledo, Ohio/Toledo Central Catholic) and Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) on hand.

Kizer, who already has seven offers, and Barker, who already has four, are intriguing prospects that the Buckeyes will certainly focus.

Kizer, in particular, is one to watch. At 6'5" and 208 pounds, his combination of size and athleticism is truly unique. He'd be a force in Urban Meyer's offense.

Shanker reported that the Toledo rising junior stuck around after working out to talk with the coaches. 

Neither quarterback has an offer yet, but Wilson and Tyson, two skill players with great upside and promise, can now officially claim to be offered by Ohio State.

The offer is Wilson's 10th and Snodgrass' third.

Wilson, who stands 6'1", 185 pounds, is on track to be one of the most coveted defensive backs in the nation. He also already holds offers from the likes of Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU and West Virginia.

Meyer and the Buckeyes have now handed out 37 offers to recruits in the 2014 class. Only two players in those 35 have committed elsewhere.

Both Wilson and Snodgrass were excited about their offers, although they're a long way away from making a decision.

Ohio State have yet to bag their first commitment, but they have absolutely no worries in that department. They'll continue to do what they do, and with Urban Meyer around, they're a perennial threat to land a top-five recruiting class.