Ohio State the New Favorite for Pivotal 4-Star WR Recruit

David Regimbal@davidreg412Featured ColumnistApril 10, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 28:  Urban Meyer speaks to the media after being introduced as the new head coach of Ohio State football on November 28, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Ohio State is coming off a massive recruiting weekend that saw more than 20 of the top 2014 and 2015 football prospects travel to Columbus for a first-hand look at the Buckeyes.

Head coach Urban Meyer cashed in, notching two verbal commitments from a pair of 4-star prospects in Sam Hubbard and Kyle Berger.

The Buckeyes also made huge strides with a number of high-profile recruits, most notably with 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan (an early-week visitor).

Maybe the biggest development of the weekend, though, came when 4-star wide receiver Demarre Kitt named Ohio State his favorite after visiting the campus, according to Bill Kurelic of 247Sports.com.

Kitt is envisioning himself operating in Meyer's offense and noted that the Buckeyes offer him "the best opportunity."

He took to Twitter during his visit to Columbus last weekend:

Ohio state is wonderful #buckeyenation

— Demarre Kitt (@D_ocho) April 5, 2013

The star wide receiver out of Tyrone, Ga. hauled in 74 receptions for 1,235 yards to go along with 11 touchdowns in 2012. Kitt has piled up 30 scholarship offers from some of the premier schools around the country, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas and USC.

A commitment from Kitt would not only be a huge boost to an already impressive Buckeyes recruiting class, but it could also mean big things for some of the other elite prospects Ohio State is after. Kitt put Buckeyes fans on edge last weekend when he tweeted, "Imagine [Jabrill Peppers], [Raekwon McMillan], [Myles Autry] and me at Ohio State."

It doesn't appear that Kitt would hesitate recruiting on Ohio State's behalf if he were to commit. This would also be pivotal in the Buckeyes' recruitment of Deshaun Watson, a 4-star quarterback from Gainesville, Ga. Kitt told Kurelic that if he committed to the Buckeyes, he would help flip Watson to Ohio State.

Kitt is scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend to see the Volunteers' spring game, but Meyer and the Buckeyes have to like the position they're in to land the stud wide receiver.

Watch highlights from Kitt's junior season here.


David Regimbal is the lead Ohio State football writer for Bleacher Report.
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