The past week was highlighted by Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan 2020 five-star running back Kendall Milton including the Buckeyes in his final four May 17.
The talented tailback has not visited since April 2018, but he set an OSU official visit for May 31-June 2. The Scarlet and Gray will be in competition down the stretch with Alabama, Georgia and LSU, which he officially visits June 7-9.
While Milton planned his visit, Chester (Va.) Life Christian 2020 four-star cornerback Joseph Johnson (6-3, 180), who decommitted from N.C. State May 8, made a visit to Ohio State May 17. He had picked up his offer April 26.
— Joseph Johnson lll (@joseph_johnson7) May 17, 2019
In addition to Johnson, Pittsburgh Westinghouse 2020 defensive end Dayon Hayes (6-3, 240), whom Ohio State offered April 29, visited the Buckeyes over the weekend. He holds 23 offers, with Virginia Tech being the most recent.
— DayonHayes (@HayesDayon) May 19, 2019
Ohio State offered Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley 2021 wide receiver Gavin Blackwell (5-11 1/2, 164), giving the speedy wideout 21 offers, including Florida and Penn State. Blackwell is 247Sports’ No. 144 overall prospect, No. 26 wide receiver and No. 12 recruit in North Carolina in the 2021 class.
— Gavin Blackwell (@Gavo2times_) May 15, 2019
Ohio State offered Lakeville (Minn.) South 2021 offensive tackle Riley Mahlman (6-8, 260), marking No. 8 for Mahlman. He recently added Michigan State after picking up offers from Iowa State, Northwestern, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is 247Sports’ No. 143 overall prospect and No. 20 offensive tackle in the country, and No. 1 recruit in Minnesota for 2021.
— Riley Mahlman (@riley_mahlman) May 15, 2019
Ohio State offers Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic 2021 linebacker Greg Penn III (6-1, 225). Holding 25 offers, Penn III grew in popularity in January with LSU, Ole Miss, Penn State, Texas A&M, Boston College, Iowa and Michigan offering scholarships before Alabama at the end of March.
Penn III, who attends the same school as Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young, is the nation’s No. 256 overall player and No. 11 inside linebackers, as well as the No. 9 recruit in Maryland for 2021, per 247Sports.
— Greg Penn III (@3golivee_) May 15, 2019
Ohio State visited Mount Holly (N.C.) Mountain Island Charter 2021 athlete Gabriel Stephens (6-3, 195), and he left the meeting with an offer. He is the No. 122 overall prospect and No. 12 athlete in the nation, and the No. 8 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2021, per 247Sports.
— 𝒢𝒶𝒷𝓇𝒾ℯ𝓁 𝒮𝓉ℯ𝓅𝒽ℯ𝓃𝓈 (@gastephens05) May 15, 2019
Ohio State offered Miami Northwestern 2021 safety Kamren Kitchens (5-10, 174), giving the Florida defensive back 24 offers. Kitchens is 247Sports’ No. 366 overall recruit and No. 20 safety in the country, as well as the No. 55 prospect in Florida for 2021.
— Kamren Kinchens (@Kkinchens42) May 17, 2019
Ohio State offered Ramseur (N.C.) Eastern Randolph 2021 athlete Kaemen Marley. The 6-2, 206-pounder plays wide receiver for his high school team. He is the No. 136 overall prospect and No. 14 athlete in the nation, and the No. 10 recruit in North Carolina for the 2021 class, per 247Sports.
Blessed to receive my 9th offer from Ohio State🙏🏾💯 pic.twitter.com/zhsHoMWzUi
— Kaemen Marley (@Kaemen_Marley) May 17, 2019
Ohio State offered Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon 2020 four-star defensive end Van Fillinger on his visit May 17. The Buckeyes’ offer marks No. 16 for the 6-3 1/2, 250-pounder, following recent bids from Vanderbilt and USC.
Fillinger moves well at his size, clocking in at 4.94 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 4.25 in the 20-yard shuttle. He is the 247Sports composite’s No. 484 overall recruit and No. 21 strongside defensive end, as well as the No. 4 prospect in Utah for 2020.
Wow ! I’d like to give a BIG thank you to Ohio states coaching staff for their hospitality on this visit. With that being said I am blessed to have received an offer to The Ohio State university. #gobuckeyes pic.twitter.com/OluFyNEFpd
— Van Fillinger (@van_filli) May 17, 2019
Ohio State has offered Miami Palmetto’s 2021 four-star duo of offensive tackle Leonard Taylor (6-4, 240) and cornerback Corey Collier (6-2, 170).
Taylor is the nation’s No. 226 overall prospect and No. 18 defensive tackle, and the No. 28 recruit in Florida for the 2021 class, per 247Sports.
— Leonard Taylor (@56reasons_) May 17, 2019
Collier is the No. 107 overall recruit and No. 6 corner in the country, as well as the No. 13 prospect in Florida.
— Corey Collier Jr ² (@CoreyCollierJr2) May 17, 2019
Ohio State offered Cincinnati Roger Bacon 2021 running back Corey Kiner (5-10, 205), marking offer No. 19 for the Ohioan. He visited April 13 for the spring game. Kiner is 247Sports’ No. 101 overall recruit and No. 5 running back in the country, and the No. 3 player in Ohio for 2021.
— Corey Kiner (@CoreyKiner) May 20, 2019
Ohio State offered Cincinnati La Salle 2020 kicker Jake Seibert, marking his sixth at the FBS level. From the same school as junior punter Drue Chrisman, he was recruited by both special teams coordinators — Taver Johnson (former) and Matt Barnes (current) — visiting Nov. 3 and March 23.
Extremely excited to say I’ve received a scholarship offer to play football at THE Ohio State University!!!! Thank you @CoachMattBarnes, @ryandaytime, and the rest of the @OhioStateFB staff for giving me the opportunity!! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/IOV3rHuih3
— Jake Seibert (@seibert_jake) May 20, 2019
Ohio State offered Katy (Texas) Tompkins 2020 four-star defensive end Tunmise Adeleye (6-3, 260). Adeleye is the No. 47 overall recruit and No. 6 strongside defensive end in the nation, and No. 7 prospect in Texas for 2021, per @247Sports.
WOW!!! after a great conversation with @CoachGMattison I am humbled and EXTREMELY blessed to receive a scholarship offer from my childhood dream school
“THE” OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY pic.twitter.com/uw5IeyXqDw
— Tunmise (@tunmiseadeleye) May 22, 2019