CARROLLTON, Ga. – There was no shortage of talent this past weekend at the first stop on the Under Armour camp tour with many of the top players from the states of Georgia, Alabama and others all taking part in the Sunday morning camp.
The Buckeyes have extended offers to many of the players that were in attendance a that offer was just a recent occurrence for Buford (Ga.) offensive lineman Brayden Jacobs with Ohio State offering just in the past couple of days.
If Buford high school sounds familiar, you would be correct, that is the same school that produced former Ohio State player Harry Miller.
Jacobs is a member of the class of 2025 and has some time before he needs to make any sort of decision, just getting ready to enter his junior year of high school this fall. But the moment that the Buckeyes got involved was a big one as Jacobs nears close to two dozen offers.
“The moment was really good because I know Ohio State has a history of producing a lot of first round draft pick offensive linemen, so I was really happy about that,” Jacobs said about his Ohio State offer.
It is still early and there are plenty of rules when it comes to contacting underclassmen but even with that, Jacobs is getting more and more of an idea of how offensive line coach Justin Frye treats his players and that is something that sits well with the talented lineman.
An offer is a great first step, but the Buckeyes have to get Jacobs on campus if they want to have any shot at landing him over the likes of many schools that are closer to his Atlanta-area home. Jacobs has not had a chance to see Ohio State in the past but that is something that he hopes to change in the coming months.
“I have not been to Ohio State before to visit, but we plan on going this summer.” Jacobs added.
Many players will come and camp at Ohio State if they visit in that timeframe but many of those players too are looking for an offer. Jacobs already has one and is not sure if he is going to do the camp setting.
“It probably won’t be a camp session, just a visit to go down there and see how I feel down there,” Jacobs said.
With so many players from the state of Georgia, there was still some talk about the recent Peach Bowl game that put the Buckeyes and Georgia Bulldogs against one another in the Peach Bowl. Jacobs was impressed with the game, but somebody had to win and somebody had to lose.
“It was a good game, I really like both teams,” Jacobs said. “But Georgia was just the better team that game.”
It will be on the Ohio State coaches to convince Jacobs (who does hold an UGA offer as well) that they need him for three to five years to help propel the Buckeyes beyond the semifinals and on to another National Championship.
But for now, the Buckeyes are going to keep close tabs on this one and push to get that visit.
Check out more of what Jacobs had to say during the Sunday camp in this exclusive video to BuckeyeHuddle.com.