Ohio State hosted several top recruits on campus Monday morning for the sixth spring practice of the 2018 offseason. The Buckeyes continue to recruit, evaluate and pursue top talent from around the country for their Class of 2019.
The visitors included 2019 Aliquippa (Pa.) cornerback MJ Devonshire, who was offered by the Buckeyes on Nov. 13 and has visited several times in past months. He was joined by teammate Solvauhn Moreland, a 2019 two-way lineman; his father, who is the defensive backs coach at Aliquippa; and other Aliquippa coaching staff members.
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Pictured below is Moreland, who has been recruited by Ohio State linebackers coach Billy Davis, the area recruiter in western Pennsylvania. He has not been offered by the Buckeyes.
Devonshire was one of two offered prospects I saw during the practice. The other is 2020 defensive lineman Darrion Henry of Cincinnati Princeton, who is not pictured during his visit in this gallery. Henry’s recruitment has exploded this offseason, as he has landed nearly a dozen offers since the last week of January, including a Feb. 19 offer from the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound standout also previously visited Ohio State on the day he received his offer.
Here’s a photo of Henry from his dominant performance at the Under Armour All-America camp in Geneva (Ohio) in February.
Ohio State hosted two teammates from Springfield (Ohio), a pair with several Power 5 offers (excluding Ohio State) in safety Moses Douglass and defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson. Douglass, who has landed over 30 offers, watched practice alongside his father and Springfield coach Maurice Douglass. The younger Douglass is pictured below.
Gibson, who has landed nearly 20 offers, and Douglass visited Iowa State and Minnesota over the weekend, but the drive from western Ohio to Columbus is quite a bit easier.
Sticking in the state, the Buckeyes also hosted Massillon (Ohio) Washington linebacker Jamir Thomas, one of the state’s top 2019 linebackers in a loaded class at the position. Thomas is a former teammate of sophomore Ohio State tackle Thayer Munford. Massillon Washington coach Nate Moore, Munford’s former legal guardian, accompanied Thomas and took the time to watch his former pupil in practice.
Thomas is pictured below, with Moore and Ohio State recruiting coordinator Mark Pantoni by his side.
Finally, Ohio State hosted multiple 2018 signees, including 5-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent and local defensive end/athlete Alex Williams. Vincent, who will join the Buckeyes in June, is pictured below.
This is not a comprehensive list of all the recruits at Ohio State on Monday, and not all players at the practice were visible. Make sure to check in throughout the week for further updates on the visitors to campus and future practices. The Buckeyes also will host players such as Noah Cain, the No. 2 running back in the country, and Jalon Jones, one of their offered quarterbacks, on Thursday.