Ohio State Football: Where to Watch OSU Commits and Targets This Weekend
As far as recruiting weekends go, it doesn't get much bigger than what's in store for Ohio State over the next few days.
Many of Ohio State's top commits and targets will be featured in two high-profile games this weekend—the Under Armour All-America Game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Ten prospects who have already committed to Ohio State will suit up for these games—five for the Under Armour All-America Game and five the U.S. Army All-American Bowl—while a number of Urban Meyer's top remaining targets will take the field as well.
It should be a very busy weekend, and one that could end up being huge for the Buckeyes.
If you're hoping to get an early look at some of Ohio State's soon-to-be freshmen in addition to seeing if Meyer can add to his already stellar 2013 recruiting class, use this as a guide on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
Here's a list of where Ohio State commits and notable targets will be suiting up this weekend.
Under Armour All-America Game
Friday, January 4 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) in St. Petersburg, Florida (ESPN)
Marcus Baugh, 4-star tight end
Baugh is the typical pass-catching tight end that Meyer covets in his spread offense.
Joey Bosa, 4-star defensive end
After signing Se'Von Pittman, Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence last year, Meyer will bring in another elite defensive end this season with Bosa.
Cameron Burrows, 4-star cornerback
Burrows, out of Trotwood-Madison (Ohio), is an elite cornerback who's comfortable playing man-to-man coverage or dropping back and playing zone.
Gareon Conley, 4-star cornerback
Conley will join Burrows in the defensive backfield for both this game and the duration of his college career after de-committing from Michigan last month to join the Buckeyes.
Jalin Marshall, 4-star athlete
After playing quarterback in high school, Marshall will make the switch and play wide receiver at Ohio State. Many think he could fill Meyer's "Percy Harvin role."
Vonn Bell, 4-star safety
It looks to be coming down to a battle between Ohio State and Alabama for Bell's services, but the safety from Georgia will likely extend his recruitment past this weekend in order to visit both schools.
Trey Johnson, 4-star linebacker
Johnson de-committed from Auburn after Gene Chizik was fired, and the Buckeyes have been his leading suitor throughout. Johnson will announce his commitment at the game, where most expect him to pick the Buckeyes.
Trey Johnson WILL be announcing tomorrow as planned. And I think I know where he's going. Scratch that. It's Ohio State.— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) January 3, 2013
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m. (EST) in San Antonio, Texas (NBC)
Eli Apple, 5-star cornerback
Apple is Ohio State's highest-rated recruit by ESPN (ranked the No. 6 prospect in the entire country), and completes a group of cornerbacks that the Buckeyes desperately need for its depth.
Ezekiel Elliot, 4-star running back
Meyer is so high on Elliot as a running back that he stopped trying to recruit the No. 1 running back in the country, Derrick Green.
Michael Hill, 4-star defensive tackle
The massive defensive tackle out of South Carolina will add to an already loaded defensive line when he makes it to Columbus this summer.
Evan Lisle, 4-star offensive tackle
One of the few true offensive linemen in Ohio State's 2013 class.
Johnny Townsend, 3-star punter
Townsend fills an immediate need at Ohio State and has been punting the ball very well this week.
Shelton Gibson, 4-star wide receiver
Gibson arrived in San Antonio wearing Buckeyes gear, and most expect him to end up in Columbus.
Mike Mitchell, 4-star linebacker
Mitchell will be making his decision this Saturday during the game, and like Johnson, many think he's an Ohio State lock.
James Quick, 4-star wide receiver
Quick is one of the top wide receivers available, and the 4-star prospect seems legitimately torn between Louisville and Ohio State. This is as close to a coin flip as you'll get.
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