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Kyion Grayes sets visit to Columbus
The first visit to Ohio is scheduled for Chandler (Arizona) 2022 receiver Kyion Grayes. The No. 3-ranked prospect in Arizona will head to Columbus for a multi-day visit at the end of February.
“I think we’ll be there for like four days,” Grayes told Lettermen Row. “My mom and my dad are coming with me. It’s just about really getting a feel for the place.”
Ohio State has been considered the team to beat for the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Grayes since offering him in October. While other programs, especially Oregon, have been working to make it a tighter battle, there’s plenty of reason to think thatÂ if things go as expected on the trip to Ohio that a commitment could come shortly thereafter.
California standout hoping to see Ohio State in near future
Ohio State is on the mind of defensive back Kamari Ramsey, a 4-star safety from Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon High School. The Buckeyes offered almost two full years ago and have remained a program of interest for the country’s No. 9-ranked safety prospect.
“I talk to both Kerry Coombs and Matt Barnes, but mostly Barnes,” Ramsey told Lettermen Row. “We have a good relationship. The message is that Iâ€™m high on their board and they really feel I fit great into their system.”
A 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete, Ramsey has 15 offers but has not had much of a chance to enjoy the recruiting process. He’s been on visits to USC and UCLA — as well as Virginia Tech and LSU — but Ohio State is a place he wants to see. Until that can happen he’s just trying to make the best of bad situations.
“Ohio State speaks for itself,” he said.Â “They have a nice football program and their academics are overlooked. But they do a great job of getting internships for their players. Itâ€™s hard buildiing a relationship over the phone compared to being in person, but it is what it is. We canâ€™t control it, so we have to make the best of it.”
Ohio State offers Georgia standout, added to top schools list
One of the reasons that a recruit’s “top-schools” list is so oftentimes not worth paying attention to is because in a lot of cases, the list can change quickly when a new offer comes. That’s what happened on Thursday night when the Buckeyes offered standout defensive lineman Christen Miller, a 4-star prospect from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove High School.
— Christen Miller (@Trenchking2) February 4, 2021
Upon receiving that offer, the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Miller immediately changed his top-four schools list into a top five. Cedar Grove is one of the Peach State’s top performing programs and the alma mater of defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, so there’s a built-in relationship there for Ohio State. The school is also home to 4-star receiver Janiran Bonner and rising defensive end prospect Joshua White, who has been hearing from Larry Johnson as well.
Miller is expected to make a decision on April 4. We’ll see if the Buckeyes offer slows things down at all.
Buckeyes make more lists
One of the country’s more physically dominant offensive linemen in the Class of 2022, Julian Armella, announced he’s down to seven schools late Thursday night. Ohio State is the lone contender north of the Mason-Dixon Line or anywhere near it, really.
— Julian Armella (@ArmellaJulian) February 4, 2021
A 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle at Columbus (Miami) High School, Armella began his career at St. Thomas Aquinas and was a sophomore All-American for the Raiders before transferring to Columbus this past season. His father played football at Florida State, and because of that the Seminoles are considered the top contender. Ohio State has been a program of interest for the country’s No. 14-ranked tackle for a while though.
“They are an amazing school, they have a great coaching program, and they produce NFL players,” Armella told Lettermen Row back in April. “It is also a school to most definitely look at when I make my decision.”
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