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Weekly Offer Report: Ohio State Sends Out Offers On Southern Swing

By May 22, 2019 (4:00 pm)Football

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Collier is the No. 107 overall recruit and No. 6 corner in the country, as well as the No. 13 prospect in Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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