Ohio State Football Recruiting: Latest Buzz on Remaining Targets

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

With only a few days until National Signing Day, the Ohio State coaching staff is looking to make some final pushes for some remaining undecided targets.

As of right now, some players are leaning toward the Buckeyes and others are leaning away.

Although these teenagers have the ability to change their minds at any time, here is the latest information about each of the team's top targets.

Note: All photos courtesy of 247Sports.com.


Vonn Bell, Safety

The athletic safety is one of the top players available that is still considering Ohio State. He is great in both pass coverage and against the run and has the ability to simply be a playmaker at the next level.

Unfortunately, he continues to move further away from the Buckeyes.

Alex Scarborough of ESPN reported that Tennessee has the momentum after his latest visit, although his high school coach maintains that "he has not made any decision yet."

Bell's visit to Columbus at the beginning of January now seems like a long time ago, and it seems like a longshot for him to end up playing for the Buckeyes.


Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back

Ezekiel Elliott has already committed to Ohio State, but his recent actions have people a little curious.

The running back took an official visit to Missouri, the school where both of his parents played sports, according to ESPN's Brad Bournival.

To make things more interesting, he stated on Twitter that he will not answer any questions until signing day:

In all likelihood, the powerful runner will sign his Letter of Intent for the Ohio State University on Feb. 6, but fans have to be only cautiously optimistic.


Cornelius Elder, Running Back

In order for high school players to make sure they do not rush to a decision too quickly, they often take advantage of all of their official visits.

Cornelius Elder is doing just that, even though he is waiting until almost the last minute to get this done.

The speedy running back is taking an official visit to Auburn on Jan. 30 and then a second visit to Georgia Tech on Feb. 1, according to ESPN's Dave Hooker.

While nothing is set in stone, the fact that he is making two visits to Georgia Tech and that it is his last trip on his schedule says a lot. The Tennessee native would fit in well with Ohio State, but fans should not get their hopes up.