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Buckeye Recruiting Week In Review

This week our coverage began on Saturday night as I had an interview with star 2014 offensive tackle Orlando Brown (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) after his visit to Ohio State. The good news is that Brown said, “The visit went great.”

Orlando Brown had a "great" visit to Ohio State

Our coverage continued on Sunday morning with the latest edition of my 2013 Ohio State Hot List. There were some big changes since last time I ran this feature including a new No. 1.

On Monday morning I posted the latest edition of What I Am Hearing. In this edition I had information on three super 2014 prospects, Da’Shawn Hand, Raekwon McMillan and Nick Glass possibly being joined by another star 2014 prospect talking with the group about going to the same school, why a Texas star called me regarding Ohio State and much more.

The Buckeyes’ No. 1 2013 offensive line target at this point is Dennis Finley (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech). Finley recently visited Wisconsin and is talking about making additional visits to Ohio State and Michigan State. He also talks about when he would like to select a college.

Gary Housteau had a feature story on defensive lineman Donovan Munger. The Shaker Heights star is definitely interested in Ohio State, in fact according to his coach Jarvis Gibson, has a high degree of interest in OSU.

All-purpose back Cornelius Elder (Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth), one of the top prospects in Tennessee, says he has ten scholarship offers and says Ohio State is one of them. He also says the Buckeyes are recruiting him as an ‘athlete’ and he plans to visit OSU sometime in the fall.

Wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (District Heights, Md./Suitland) narrowed his list of approximately 17 scholarship offers down to three schools, Ohio State, Maryland and West Virginia. I posted a story on Wednesday night with news that Jacobs would be announcing his college choice the next morning.

The big news of the week came on Thursday morning when broke the story that Jacobs had just gotten off the phone with Urban Meyer and had committed to the OSU boss.

Immediately after posting my story on Jacob’s commitment to the Buckeyes, I had an article looking at the impact of Jacob’s decision on Meyer’s 2013 recruiting efforts.

Arguably the top 2014 quarterback prospect in the state of Ohio, DeShone Kizer, plans to attend the Buckeyes’ Friday Night Lights. Kizer has eight scholarship offers. Although Ohio State is not one of his offers, Kizer said the OSU staff has let him know he is one of the top rising junior quarterbacks on their list.

On Friday morning I posted a story on 2014 offensive lineman Nick Richardson, one of the top two rising junior offensive line prospects in the state of Ohio. Richardson will attend Friday Night Lights next weekend.

It was another very busy week for Buckeye recruiting and another very busy week here at That is not going to change as I start the week with my Sunday feature tomorrow. This week my feature is the latest edition of my 2013 Ohio State Offers & Odds – Offense.

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