This Sunday, hundreds of Ohio State recruits will be on campus for the Senior Advanced Camp. In the last two years, at least 13 future commitments have come out of these camps — the biggest being Eli Apple and Vonn Bell. Tim Gardner, Tyquan Lewis, Darron Lee, Donovan Munger, Billy Price, Jalin Marshall, Cam Burrows, Tracy Sprinkle, Christopher Worley, Corey Smith and Kyle Trout have all camped in June with the Buckeyes.
Here are a few key attendees to be looking for:
While virtually every Ohio State fan is paying close attention to Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Kyle Allen, Brandon Harris and Zack Darlington in the Ohio State quarterback sweepstakes, some are forgetting about Stephen Collier. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Collier is coming to campus on Sunday to makes some headlines of his own. He has worked out for offensive coordinator Tom Herman before and he wants a scholarship offer.
“I used to live in Northern Kentucky, so I’m no stranger to the Buckeyes,” Collier said. “I definitely know the prestige they bring to the football field. I’ll be getting up there. If I get an offer, it would be huge. It’s a great school with a great tradition. They’re one of the premier programs in the nation. For them to see that much in me, an offer would be great.”
Last season, Collier threw for 1,788 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 500 yards, adding 11 more scores in eight games for the Trojans.
On June 10 last year, Ohio State became the third team to offer Jamarco Jones – the first two were in-state program Illinois and Vanderbilt. Now, the ESPN 150 offensive tackle counts over 30 offers. The Buckeyes’ offer must have resonated, because the 6-4, 300-pound Jones has a top four and will make his decision later this month. It’s down to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State for the coveted senior. There is sure to be another big name that comes out of Sunday’s workouts.
It will be interesting to see who comes out of Columbus, Ohio, this weekend and signs on the dotted line in February.