Ohio State Football Recruiting Offers of the Week – Bleacher Report

The Ohio State coaching staff is coming off a busy week that revealed one of its top priorities for the 2016 recruiting cycle—defensive backs.

Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes sent out 10 offers, eight of which went to cornerback and safety prospects.

Here’s a look at whom Meyer and Ohio State targeted on the recruiting front last week. 

 

Marlon Character, 4-Star Safety (2016)

The Buckeyes’ first offer of the week went out to Marlon Character, a 4-star safety out of Atlanta. The 6’0″, 170-pound defensive back has put together a solid list of offers with schools such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Wisconsin already in the mix. 

Ohio State will have to work hard to pull Character from the SEC, though. 247Sports is forecasting a battle between Georgia and South Carolina, with the home-state Bulldogs as the early favorites. 

The Buckeyes might be too late to the party. Last month, Character told Jake Reuse of UGASports.com that he was nearing a final decision. With the 4-star safety looking to commit early, Ohio State’s chances are looking slim. 

 

Nygel Edmonds, 4-Star Cornerback (2016)

Looking to add depth at cornerback, the Buckeyes would love to add Nygel Edmonds, a 4-star cornerback from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ohio State joined schools such as Auburn, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, Penn State and Tennessee when it offered on Monday. 

At 5’11” and 181 pounds, Edmonds brings the kind of athleticism to the corner position that Meyer covets. His high school coach—Ralph Potter—explained why so many schools are throwing their hat in the ring, via Ward Gossett of TimesFreePress.com.

He’s pretty much the prototype for what colleges are looking for in a corner prospect. He has all the physical tools. He’s tall — well, long — good speed; a good cover guy. He could also play safety, and he played some wide receiver for us last year and will play more there next season. But I think corner is where folks see him at the next level.

Edmonds has already wracked up 22 offers, but his recruitment hasn’t narrowed enough for any recruiting expert to predict where he’ll end up. 

 

Dylan Singleton, 4-Star Cornerback (2016)

Ohio State’s invasion of the SEC footprint continued on Tuesday when it offered 4-star cornerback Dylan Singleton out of Lawrenceville, Georgia. 

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