Near Misses...What are they doing now?

Drew ThurmanCorrespondent IJune 20, 2016

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Over the past 4 years Ohio State has lost a few prospects that have been close to being committed. Here is an update on where they are, and how they have performed.

Major Wright- Started 7 games as a true freshmen at free safety for Florida. He recorded 67 tackles, which made him third in tackles on the team.

Ben Martin- Had 7 tackles as a true freshmen for Tennessee. He has a chance to start for them at defensive end this next season.

Rico McCoy- Had 106 tackles last year as a sophomore for Tennessee at linebacker. He was also a 2nd Team All-SEC performer.

Joseph Barksdale- As a true freshmen he played in 11 games at LSU. He is expected to be a starter this next season at right tackle.

AJ Wallace- Wallace just finished his sophomore campaign at Penn State. Last year he started in 4 games and recorded 33 tackles on the season. As a kick returner he had 22 returns for 581 yards (26.4 avg.) and a touchdown. He is expected to be a starter at corner this next season. 

Kyle Jefferson- Started in 7 games as a true freshmen at Wisconsin. He recorded 26 catches for 412 yards and 2 touchdowns at wideout.

Mike Massey- Massey is getting ready to enter his senior season at Michigan. Last season as a second string tight end he recorded 4 catches for 38 yards.

Jeff Cumberland- In his first two seasons at Illinois, Cumberland has started in 8 games at wideout. Last season he had 12 catches for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Javon Ringer- Ringer enters his senior season with Michigan State this next season. As a junior last year he recorded 245 carries for 1484 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Tyrell Sutton- Sutton enters his senior campaign at Northwestern after being hurt for a big portion of last year. In three years he has 2996 rushing yards, and has also recorded 114 catches.

Brandon Braxton- Braxton enters his senior season for Oklahoma. He has started 17 games over the last three years at offensive tackle, but has battled injuries.

Leonard Hankerson- Started in 2 games last season at wideout for Miami, and recorded just 6 catches. He is expected to start this next season. 

Nick Claytor- Claytor (OT) redshirted last year at Georgia Tech. He is not expected to start this next year for the Yellow Jackets. 

Broderick Green- Green redshirted last year at USC. He is listed at 3rd or 4th string on the depth chart at running back this next season.

Kristofer O'Dowd- Started in 3 games as a true freshmen at center for USC. Expected to be the starting center for the Trojans this next season. 

Ronald Johnson- Johnson was a true freshmen for USC this last year, and had 7 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also had 25 kick returns for 625 yards with a 24.8 average.  

Rob Gronkowski- Started as a true freshmen at tight end for Arizona. He had 25 catches for 525 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Conredge Collins- Collins enters his senior season at Pittsburgh, and he has had 16 starts at fullback over the last three seasons. Over those three seasons has recorded 251 rushing yards.

Anthony Davis (Pictured)- As a true freshmen he started in 8 games at Rutgers, and was a First Team Freshmen All-American. He is expected to be the starter at left tackle this year for the Scarlet Knights.

Josh Chichester- Has yet to see the field for the Louisville Cardinals. He went to prep school, and then redshirted last season.

Kyle McCarthy- In 2 years at Notre Dame he has started in just one game. Last year he recorded 20 tackles for the Fighting Irish. He has a chance to be the starter at strong safety this next season.

Robert Hughes- As a true freshmen last year he started in 1 game for Notre Dame at running back. On the season he recorded 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. He is fighting for the starting job with James Aldridge and Armando Allen.