After last Thursday’s skills/big man camp, Ohio State’s June slate continued to roll Wednesday and Thursday at Ohio State with high school players from all across the country in Columbus for the midweek fundamental event.
The two-day camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and Ohio Stadium featured prospects on the Buckeyes’ recruiting radar flocking to central Ohio for a chance to compete and work under the guidance of OSU’s coaching staff, and some performances resulted in offers.
Below is an overview by BSB of each high school football player from the 2021 class to leave the midweek camp with as a new target.
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) John F. Kennedy four-star offensive tackle Connor Colby was the first camper to report an offer Wednesday.
The performance of the 6-5, 270-pounder — 247Sports’ No. 214 overall prospect, No. 25 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Iowa for 2021 — led to the offer from Ohio State, which marks his sixth.
He previously added Iowa State (Feb. 9), Iowa (Feb. 16), Nebraska (March 30), Minnesota (April 26) and Virginia Tech (May 9). Michigan entered the mix Wednesday as well.
— Connor Colby (@ConnorColby77) June 12, 2019
The first of two tight ends offered Wednesday by Ohio State, Nick Elksnis (6-5, 220) is a three-star recruit — 247Sports’ No. 351 overall prospect, No. 11 tight end and No. 51 player in Florida for 2021 — from Jacksonville (Fla.) Episcopal.
He previously competed Feb. 24 at The Opening Regional in Orlando, Fla., with a time of 4.86 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 30.80-inch vertical jump.
His latest offer followed Wake Forest (Oct. 6), Florida International (Jan. 16), Southern Mississippi (Feb. 1), Miami (March 1), Michigan (April 4), Penn State (April 5), Florida (April 13), Florida State (April 22), Tennessee (April 24), South Carolina (May 9), West Virginia (May 14), North Carolina (May 15), Central Florida (May 16), Nebraska (May 17), Virginia (May 22), Virginia Tech (May 30), Georgia Tech (June 3), Boston College (June 6) and Mississippi State (June 7).
After a great visit in Columbus, I am blessed to have earned a scholarship offer from The Ohio State University!! Go Buckeyes!! #formygoodbutHISglory @ryandaytime @OSUCoachKDub @OhioStateFB @ReturnOfJamez @proimpact904 pic.twitter.com/Iq6pM4TkSz
— Nick Elksnis (@NickElksnis) June 12, 2019
The 6-5, 215-pounder from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy — 247Sports’ No. 354 overall prospect, No. 12 tight end and No. 53 player in Florida for 2021 — played at Spanish Fort, Ala., as a sophomore in 2018.
He picked up his latest offer after Florida State (June 16), Kansas (Jan. 15), Arkansas (Jan. 28), Indiana (Jan. 28), Pittsburgh (June 6) and Purdue (June 10) previously entered the equation.
— '21 Christian Burkhalter (@Christianburk_) June 12, 2019