We're officially less than a week away from National Signing Day, and Ohio State is looking to add to an already-stacked class.
Urban Meyer and his Ohio State staff have been busy this week, and it continues today. The Buckeyes head coach is out making late in-home visits to top prospects.
On Wednesday, he was reportedly heading to Maryland to visit four-star tackle Rasheed Walker. Walker stars at North Point High School in Waldorf.
He is the No. 65 player in the country, per 247Sports. The site also has him at No. 6 among offensive tackles.
Ohio State already has a commitment from No. 9 offensive tackle Max Wray. This would give the Buckeyes an impressive set of class of 2018 book-ends.
Ohio State may not be the favorite, however. He is down to Ohio State, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, and signs seem to point to Penn State as the favorite.
Over at 247's crystal ball, 71-percent of voters believe he will be a Nittany Lion. Ohio State picked up the remainder of the votes.
Meyer wasn't alone on the reported visit. From Land of 10:
Meyer will make the in-home visit with Walker and his family members with the help of two Ohio State assistant coaches — defensive line coach and Maryland recruiting ace Larry Johnson and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. This trip comes on the heels of Justin Fuente’s in-home visit on Tuesday and comes just ahead of James Franklin’s planned trip on Thursday. It’s unclear which Penn State assistants will join Franklin on Thursday.
Meyer and company is back at it today in New Jersey. Today, Land of 10 expects him to visit four-star linebacker Javontae Jean-Baptiste, a star at Bergen Catholic.
Jean-Baptiste is the No. 219 player in the country. He's the No. 16 outside linebacker.
I expect Meyer to make an in-home visit to Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic on Thursday to see 4-star defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste. I expect that Johnson and Greg Schiano will make the trip with Meyer, as both have been involved in Jean-Baptiste’s recruitment.
After his January 12 visit, Nebraska is the favorite for Jean-Baptiste. 90-percent of the crystal ball voters believe he will be a Husker.
Ohio State may be in an uphill battle with these two commitments. It's not for a lack of trying though.