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Ohio State coaches back on the trail
With an ever-shrinking amount of time until the dead period begins in mid-December, Ohio State coaches continued their travels across the country to check on recruits.
Per Ari Wasserman of The Athletic, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa was in southwest Ohio on Tuesday afternoon to see Fairfield 5-star tackle Jackson Carman. On Monday night, Carman hosted USC coaches for an in-home visit.
Elsewhere, cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was in south Florida to visit with 4-star cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., a Florida State commit.
— Asante Samuel Ⓜ️ (@godschild3_) December 5, 2017
As always, the visit gave Coombs a chance to show off his spectacular hashtag game.
— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) December 5, 2017
Buckeyes extend more offers
The focus is obviously on the Class of 2018 right now, but that hasn’t stopped Ohio State from preparing for the future, as well. A few more scholarship offers went out on Tuesday to members of the Classes of 2019 and 2020.
According to Chad Simmons of Rivals, the Buckeyes offered Buford, Ga., running back Derrian Brown, a 4-star prospect in the Class of 2019.
Also in the Peach State, Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson Class of 2020 defensive tackle Nazir Stackhouse posted on Twitter that the Buckeyes had offered him.
— Nazir Stackhouse (@TheStackHouse_) December 5, 2017
Jeremy Ruckert racks up hardware
Four-star Ohio State tight end commit Jeremy Ruckert walked away with a huge honor Monday night. The prospect from Lindenhurst, N.Y., was named a co-winner of the Hansen Award, given each year to the top football player in Suffolk County.
“He was a leader in every sense of the word,” Lindenhurst coach Nick Lombardo told Newsday’s Gregg Sarra. “He could have cruised through his senior season with his Ohio State scholarship in hand. But he is a Lindy Bulldog through and through and he loves his hometown. All he talked about was winning [a Long Island championship].”
What a night!! Thank you all for everything.. pic.twitter.com/7tsQGiz3Da
— Ruck (@Jeremy_Ruckert1) December 5, 2017
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Ruckert is the No. 1 tight end and No. 30 overall prospect in the Class of 2018.
This tOSU recruiting class gone be one to remember.. mark my word 💯 #S1LVER8ULLETS
— 7ERADJA (@WhosThatNumber7) December 5, 2017
Last time in Blue and Gold, next time in Scarlet and Gray🤘🏾⭕️ – https://t.co/jAqso2YfZf
— Dallas Gant (@dallas_gant) December 5, 2017
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