Ohio State Recruiting: Looking at All Remaining Football Prospects

Austin Kemp@@Theaustinator_1Analyst IJanuary 23, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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With National Signing Day just weeks away, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are making their presence felt all across the nation.  Whether it’s going after committed players, solidifying current commits or making a push toward top uncommitted players, the Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to tie a bow on what should be one of the top classes in the nation.  


Dontre Wilson 

A current Oregon commit, Dontre Wilson is set to visit Ohio State this weekend.  A utility offensive  player from DeSoto, Texas, Wilson is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball.  With Chip Kelly leaving Oregon just last week, things look to be trending the Buckeyes’ way as of late. This weekend could go a long way in determining what Wilson's plans will be for next year.


Ryan Timmons 

According to ESPN, Timmons has picked up an offer from Ohio State.  It's unknown whether the Buckeyes would accept a commitment at this time.  Timmons is electric with the ball in his hands and can line up anywhere on the field.  This one will most likely drag out as an answer is not expected at this time.  


James Clark

James Clark jumped onto the Ohio State recruiting board from out of nowhere when the Buckeyes extended an offer to him just last week. Clark has made it known that he set up an official visit with Ohio State late Wednesday.  With Florida and Clemson also competing, getting Clark on campus is huge, and there’s no doubt that Ohio State becomes a major contender.  Clark would be a great addition to the current Buckeyes class as he possesses game-breaking ability.


4* WR James Clark will make an official visit to #OhioState this weekend #buckeyes

— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) January 24, 2013



Dan Skipper

An offensive lineman prospect who has drawn interest recently, Dan Skipper visited Ohio State over the weekend.  Skipper is a true tackle and would benefit Ohio State greatly as they are looking to add more offensive linemen to this class.  It was reported by ElevenWarriors that the visit went well, but no commitment was made.  At 6’10", Skipper is currently committed to Tennessee, but never count out Urban Meyer as he looks to flip another prospect.


2013 OL Dan Skipper had a very good visit to #OhioState. Hung out with Mewhort, Decker, O'Connor, and others. More later on @11w

— Miles 11W (@Miles11W) January 21, 2013


Corey Smith

There is no doubt that Corey Smith is near the top of the list.  The JUCO receiver is currently committed to Mississippi State but has always been interested in the Buckeyes.  With him being originally from Ohio, it came as a surprise when he didn't pull the trigger two weeks ago on his visit.   Smith remains a Bulldog, but with more and more receiver offers going out, it's interesting to think where Smith currently stands in the minds of the coaching staff.  If Smith wants to be a Buckeye, you’d have to think a commitment would have to be given somewhat soon or the opportunity could be passed up. 


Vonn Bell

The Vonn Bell sweepstakes are heating up with Ohio State and Alabama starting to pull away from the pack.  The five-star safety visited Alabama over the weekend and didn't give a commitment.  That's a good sign for Ohio State.  The longer this one plays out, the longer that Urban Meyer can work his magic.  This one is likely 50-50 at this point.  A commit from Bell could propel the Buckeyes to the top of team recruiting rankings, but there's still work to be done.


Ezekiel Elliott  

Though it may not be a huge deal, Ezekiel Elliott will be taking a visit to Missouri according to 247Sports.  As Ohio State pushes to secure Dontre Wilson, I'm sure that Missouri coaching staff is in the ear of Elliott to try and get a flip.  It's unlikely that Elliott waivers on his current commitment, but anything can happen when dealing with high school kids.  Elliott has been committed to Ohio State since last April.