Tuesday was supposed to be an exciting day for the Ohio State Buckeyes and coaching staff in regards to the 2015 recruiting class as four-star quarterback prospect Deondre Francois was supposed to be making an unofficial visit to Columbus to check out some of the sights.
Well, here’s the thing: It didn’t happen.
Ohio State unofficial visit cancelled.
— Dre (@Deondre_3) June 17, 2014
No, Francois ultimately did not make the trip from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, and there was no real reason given as to why.
However, Marc Gilver of Rivals may have shed some light, albeit cryptically, on the reasoning.
Note to prospects, don't schedule an unofficial visit to a school without talking to the coaches at that school first. Pro tip.
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) June 18, 2014
Of course, the speculation is going to run rampant as to why one of the best quarterbacks in the country didn’t show up, and we may never no the real answer. If we do eventually find out why, it might not be until some time way down the road.
But, this does open up an interesting question.
With the commitment of Joe Burrow, plus 5-star Torrance Gibson virtually dropping Ohio State to the bottom of his final list, are the Buckeyes going to take a second quarterback in this class?
At this point, that’s not as much of a guarantee as it used to seem to be. With the rave reviews that Burrow has been getting from everyone since his commitment, he might be the lone wolf in the 2015 Ohio State recruiting class when all is said and done.