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Rasheed Walker to visit Ohio State
There’s expected to be a huge amount of talent on hand for the Buckeyes’ game against Penn State, and the list keeps getting longer.
On Thursday, Waldorf (Md.) North Point offensive tackle Rasheed Walker told Rivals.com he will take an unofficial visit to Ohio State for that game. Walker is a 4-star and the No. 108 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings. Getting him on campus to begin with is great, but the fact that it’s an unofficial means he’ll also be back.
Walker will get to see a showdown between the two teams viewed to have the best shot of landing him. The Nittany Lions are currently the favorite to pick up his commitment, but Walker said he’s excited to see what the Buckeyes have to offer on his visit.
“They offered me early on in my recruiting process, so I talk to them a whole lot,” he told Rivals. “I wish it was a night game, but it’s still going to be loud. I went to an Ohio State game last year and that was pretty intense. I know this one is going to be even more intense.”
Walker has spoken with Isaiah Prince — another Maryland native — about playing for the Buckeyes and the general transition from high school to college. The 4-star offensive tackle is saving his official visits for November and December. He said he knows he’ll take officials to Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech and is also considering taking visits to Maryland and Florida.
Ohio State coaches back on the trail
After practicing Wednesday evening, Ohio State’s coaches hit the road to spend time recruiting. One in particular didn’t get off to a great start, as cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has apparently been cruising around Florida in 15 passenger van after a late arrival.
— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) October 19, 2017
Elsewhere, wide receivers coach Zach Smith was in St. Louis to check up on Kamryn Babb, a 4-star receiver in the class of 2018. Babb is out for the year after tearing his ACL in August, but all is well between him and the Buckeyes as he rehabs his injury. Ohio State has taken several players in recent years who tore their ACL as a senior in high school, including Nick Bosa and Trevon Grimes.
The Buckeyes are favorites to land Babb, and he’ll be taking his official visit on Oct. 28 to watch them take on Penn State.
— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) October 19, 2017
Ohio State in top 6 for Marcel Brooks
Two months after offering outside linebacker Marcel Brooks, the Buckeyes got good news from the 4-star Class of 2019 prospect from Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus.
Ohio State was among Brooks’ top six schools on the list he released Thursday, joining Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State and TCU.
NO ORDER.🔓 TOP6🔐 🔑 pic.twitter.com/rER4haI8Ar
— Frëë Sñipēr 5☎️ (@MarcelBrooks_5) October 19, 2017
Brooks is the Class of 2019’s No. 42 prospect according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
You have to love the game and I put everything in it 💯🙏🏾
— Sevoo #7 (@BanksNiko) October 18, 2017
Y'all know what tomorrow is… pic.twitter.com/pdcaYJXJsy
— J-A-E- (@jaelengill21) October 19, 2017
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