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Ohio State: Doug Nester, Dawand Jones set official visits with Buckeyes

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Dawand Jones will visit Ohio State as the recruiting sprint to the finish begins. (Dawand Jones/Twitter)

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Ohio State: Doug Nester, Dawand Jones set official visits with Buckeyes

Stay in touch or be left out because Ohio State recruiting is a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week obsession. What’s the latest news as the Buckeyes build for the future? Get that and more Sunday through Thursday on Lettermen Row. Today’s update touches on important news for the Buckeyes and commitment Doug Nester.

Doug Nester will not visit Georgia, will visit Ohio State again

The saga of Ohio State commit Doug Nester has taken another turn — and this time it’s positive for the program.

Nester, who had planned to take official visits to Georgia, Penn State and Virginia Tech before the second signing period in February, has canceled his planned trip to Georgia.

“He told the Georgia staff he was canceling,” a source close to the Bulldogs shared. “Athens is too far away. The All-American travels and all that allowed him and his family to see that first hand. He wants to play closer to home.”

That mirrors pretty closely what sources have told Lettermen Row about Nester’s recruitment for the last month, suggesting that Georgia was never truly a threat to overtake the Buckeyes. However, Penn State and Virginia Tech remain in the mix and are in line to get official visits from the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman on the weekends of Jan. 25 and Feb. 2, respectively.

But the biggest news is that Nester will take a second official visit to Ohio State before any of that happens. The Big Ten approved for Nester to take another official visit, giving the long-time verbal a chance to see up close and personal what Ryan Day is doing with the Buckeyes. That trip will occur the weekend of Jan. 18, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Harry Miller will head north to visit Ohio State that weekend or that Cade Stover will also be in town for the Buckeyes.

Those two signees are closer to Nester than anyone else in the class of 2019, and the Buckeyes are hoping to get Nester back in the mix and maybe change his mind about any other visits.

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Doug Nester will be back at Ohio State for another official visit this month. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Grimes makes two tier 1 players now who apparently love OSU and are begging to be recruited and we ignored them. What the hell was going on with the last round of assistants under Meyer

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Well this kid is a sophomore… we’ve only really begun talking to like 10-15 kids in this class. I expect them to begin recruiting him now!

However, as far as McGlothern, that definitely sounds like Grinch dropped the ball.

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They were recruiting the top five cornerbacks.

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Glad to hear Nester is not visiting Georgia. They tend to tell all recruits what they want to hear. Great call to stay away from Georgia and the lying HC Kirby Smart.
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I know Jones isn’t what we usually put in at DT but damn he would be hard to move.

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Looks like he is an OT not a DT

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Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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