**Pipeline Still Open? …The Buckeyes landed a commitment in late June from safety/linebacker Darron Lee from New Albany in the Columbus area and probably don’t have room for another similar type player in this recruiting class. One such player is C.J. Worley from Cleveland Glenville who said in April he had landed an offer from the Buckeyes.
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But even though it seems highly unlikely Worley will end up at Ohio State that does not mean there is no interest. In fact, there seems to be some mutual interest. Worley talked to OSU assistant Stan Drayton less than two weeks ago as Drayton was checking to see how things were going for Worley.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Worley lists his offers as Ohio State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan State, Pitt, West Virginia, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Toledo. He says he is interested in all of those schools and does not have a leader. Worley is not ranked by 247Sports and it’s unclear whether his “offer” from Ohio State is of the committable variety.
By comparison, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Lee is ranked as the No. 90 “athlete” prospect in the country by 247Sports. He has a three-star rating and is the second-lowest-rated member of OSU’s 2012 class, in front of only two-star punter Johnny Townsend. However, Ohio State’s coaching staff certainly feels that Lee is an underrated player in terms of his national rankings.
**No Frills Finley … Many Bucknuts readers were taken aback to read yesterday in the House that Dennis Finley – supposedly the No. 1 offensive line recruit remaining on Ohio State’s radar for the 2013 class – didn’t know anything about Friday Night Lights until he was informed of it by our Bill Kurelic.
The general consensus on the boards was that Finley must not be that interested in OSU, or …
*Or what? What’s the latest with Finley?
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