Update: According to Bill Kurelic of 247 Sports, 5-star defensive end Malik McDowell and his parents were impressed on their official visit to Ohio State last weekend.
Update: Jamarco Jones, Ohio State's top-ranked offensive line commit, visited Michigan State last weekend, as previously reported.
Good news for Buckeyes fans—Jones didn't flip his commitment on the trip, so Meyer just needs to hold on for two more days.
Update: Urban Meyer and Luke Fickell paid a visit to Kyle Berger and his family on Monday. According to Berger's Twitter account, Meyer is quite the ping pong player.
Berger tweeted this picture of Meyer taking on his younger brother, Ryan, in a game he won. Fickell lost to the linebacker's brother three times in a row.
Recruiting is weird.
Update: Meyer visited with 5-star defensive end Malik McDowell on Monday, and according to 247 Sports, the Detroit product will visit Ohio State on January 31.
Update: Four-star offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, one of Ohio State's top commitments, is giving Michigan State a serious look, according to Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer.
This doesn't appear to be a courtesy visit. Via 247 Sports' Crystal Ball feature, the Spartans are trending for Jones.
Update: Four-star guard and Ohio State commit Demetrius Knox has scheduled a visit to UCLA for January 31. A number of Buckeyes coaches were in Forth Worth, Texas to visit with Knox on Wednesday, and offensive coordinator Tom Herman not-so-cryptically tweeted confidence about their situation.
Update: Five-star defensive end Solomon Thomas, one of Ohio State's top-rated targets, has eliminated the Buckeyes from contention after announcing a top three of Stanford, Arkansas and UCLA.
Update: Despite already having five receivers committed, Urban Meyer isn't done stockpiling depth for the position. According to Ari Wasserman of The Plain Dealer, Ohio State has offered 3-star receiver David Njoku out of Cedar Grove, N.J.
Update: The Buckeyes secured commitment No. 22 on Monday morning when 3-star offensive tackle Brady Taylor, who was committed to Virginia Tech, flipped to Ohio State, according to Eleven Warriors.
The Buckeyes wanted five offensive linemen in this year's class, and with Taylor's commitment, they've hit that number.
Update: The Buckeyes already have five receivers in the fold, but Urban Meyer was still recruiting 4-star prospect Trevion Thompson out of Durham, N.C. On Sunday night, Thompson ended his recruitment by committing to Clemson.
Update: Four-star offensive tackle Frank Ragnow announced his top three schools via Twitter and Ohio State did not make the cut. Ragnow is down to Minnesota, Arkansas and Florida State.
Update: Days after de-committing from Nebraska and opening his recruitment back up, 3-star defensive end Darius Slade, who was showing interest in the Buckeyes, has committed to Michigan State.
Update: Following the end of the recruiting "dead period," Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes staff hit the road to visit their top remaining targets. Most notably, tight ends coach Tim Hinton stopped in at 4-star Mike Gesicki's basketball game last night.
Gesicki is still committed to Penn State, but he's still feeling out the new coaching staff, according to Scott Stump of Shore Sports Network.
"I like the people at OSU, but I'm still committed to Penn St. Just trying to get a feel for where that program (PSU) is heading."
Update: According to Adam Friedman of Rivals, Ohio State sent out an offer to 3-star defensive end Darius Slade, who recently de-committed from Nebraska. Via his 247 Sports profile, Meyer and Ed Warriner made the offer during a face-to-face visit on January 16.
Update: The Buckeyes want one more offensive lineman for this year's class, and Meyer has targets a local product.
Brady Taylor, a 3-star offensive tackle who is currently committed to Virginia Tech, recently received an Ohio State offer. The 6'5", 276-pound offensive tackle is from Columbus, Ohio and is scheduled to visit the Buckeyes' campus on January 17.
Update: Four-star prospects Erick Smith (safety) and Marshon Lattimore (cornerback) committed to Ohio State at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Update: Dante Booker, Ohio State's 4-star linebacker commit, looked good in practice leading up to the US Army All-American Bowl. 247 Sports' JC Shurburtt says Booker looked the part, and his length and athleticism was showcased in San Antonio.
Update: With the commitments of 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan and 4-star wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, Ohio State has moved ahead of Miami, Texas A&M and Tennessee to claim the No. 2 spot in the 247Sports composite class ranking. Alabama, with 23 total commits, remains at No. 1.
Ohio State has 19 recruits in the fold, including one 5-star and 13 4-star prospects. With departing seniors and players leaving early for the NFL, the Buckeyes have five or six scholarships remaining in the 2014 recruiting cycle.