The weather is heating up in the great state of O-H-I-O, and so is the recruiting buzz surrounding Ohio State football. With all the news swirling around the program, I took it upon myself to give you a month of July update.
- Welcome to Urban Meyer’s short list, Marcus Baugh. Baugh, a member of the class of 2013, was arrested this weekend in Columbus, a major No-No for Meyer. The 18-year old tight end from Riverside, California was charged on Sunday with underage drinking and using a false identification (genius). Baugh appeared in court on Sunday, and was released on a $2,000 bond. Though his legal troubles are over, I surely hope the young Buckeye knows he’s in for a real treat once Meyer gets his hands on him.
- Class of 2014 recruit Alex Bookser made some noise this weekend when he visited the Scarlet and Gray for his second time. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle has, for lack of a better word, “shortened” his list of schools to Alabama, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. Many speculate the Pittsburgh native will stay true to his hometown and commit to the Panthers, but Ohio State has one thing that Pitt doesn’t. Urban. Meyer. The 15th ranked Offfensive Tackle could be a real anchor for the future Ohio State offensive line, and you can bet the house that Urban Meyer won’t let him get away easily.
- Ending on a positive note, 2014 commit Terry McLaurin has been upgraded from a 3-star to a 4-star recruit (247 Sports). McLaurin finished second overall to Speedy Noil, with a fantastic score of 149.88. You may remember last year’s SPARQ champion, current OSU LB Mike Mitchell, who’s SPARQ score was 154.47. McLaurin amazed the camp with a 4.4 40-yard dash and 4.07 shuttle run. For those who don’t know what that means, this kid is fast. I mean, really fast. More important than his skill, is his character. He took the time in a busy week to talk to me and give Buckeye Nation a chance to get to know him.
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