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Turner Corcoran still feeling good about Ohio State
Ohio State remains very much in the hunt for the Lawrence (Kan.) Free State 2020 offensive lineman Turner Corcoran.
The 4-star offensive tackle, the top-ranked prospect in the state of Kansas, has been focusing on seven schools since August — and the Buckeyes have remained close since his first visit to the school last June. Corcoran’s first impression of the Ohio State program has stuck with him as he has navigated through the last few months of his recruitment, even if much has changed inside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Though there’s been a handful of changes, Corcoran is glad there’s been continuity on the offensive coaching staff.
“I kind of like it,” Corcoran told Lettermen Row. “I know they’re keeping the same staff that helped lead the offense to a top-five offense in the country. They grabbed some nice defensive coaches in my mind, simply because those coaches helped make their teams into being some of the best defenses in America.”
The biggest change for Corcoran since our last update on him in November is, of course, the transition from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day.
“I’ve stayed in contact with them quite a bit since Meyer retired,” the country’s sixth-ranked offensive tackle said. “I talked with [Ryan] Day on Sunday and [Buckeyes tight ends] Coach [Kevin] Wilson is coming out to see me on Wednesday. [Offensive line] Coach [Greg] Studrawa said he wasn’t able to make it out here this time, so he is sending Coach Wilson.”
Ohio State’s recruiting efforts with Corcoran have been kind of peer-led from the beginning. Paris Johnson and Luke Wypler remain heavily involved in trying to land Corcoran for the Buckeyes. He hopes to see them again this spring in Columbus.
“I talk with Paris and Luke all the time,” he said. “They help with the recruiting for Ohio State, that’s for sure. I’m working with my family for us to get up to Columbus for the spring game weekend.”
Ohio State will get visit from 2021 Washington receiver
Brian Hartline has already made a big impression on receiver Gee Scott, the Buckeyes 2020 commitment from Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic. But Ohio State may not be done in the Pacific Northwest.
Steilacoom (Wash.) High School’s Emeka Egbuka is a top-40 prospect early in the Class of 2021 and a major fan of the Buckeyes. Hartline stopped in at Steilacoom on Monday to make sure the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete knows he has Ohio State’s attention as well.
“Coach Hartline wanted to put a face to the name,” Egbuka told Lettermen Row. “I’m really interested in Ohio State. They are a historic program and develop receivers well. I’ve also had a good talk with Coach Hartline and he said some things that were really good for me to hear.
“He’s told me that he loves my film and that I would fit in well there at Ohio State.”
A two-sport star at Steilacoom, Egbuka plans to visit Ohio State for the first time this spring before baseball season kicks in.
“It’s gonna be March 22 I think,” he said. “That’s a date before the season starts.”