After Luke Fickell took over as Ohio State's coach last June, one of the scholarship offers he reportedly sent out was to Hilliard Darby's Caleb Day from the 2013 recruiting class.
Listed as an athlete, the future of the 6-foot, 175-pounder could be at either wide receiver or cornerback because of his athleticism. Although schools such as Michigan, Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin also have shown interest, Day's only offer currently is from Ohio State.
Day met the Buckeyes' new coaching staff Feb. 12 at OSU's junior day.
Last season at Darby, Day made first-team all-district at defensive back after making 23 tackles, blocking one field goal and having six pass breakups. He also had 19 catches for 359 yards with 10 touchdowns on offense.
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Day's addition would add further athleticism to a 2013 Buckeyes class that already includes Middletown' Jalin Marshall and Trotwood-Madison cornerback Cameron Burrows. Marshall is considered an athlete after finishing with 1,859 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing while playing quarterback.
Ohio State got an early Valentine's Day gift when Youngstown Austintown-Fitch defensive tackle Billy Price verbally committed on Feb. 13. The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder is considered a four-star recruit. According to the News-Herald from Northeast Ohio, the Buckeyes also have offered Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
*According to reports on ScoutingOhio.com, Bowling Green and Toledo have been busy with offers to central Ohio players from the 2013 class.
Westerville South's Marcus Ball, who plays quarterback and safety, is considered a college prospect for his defense and was among those that Toledo recently offers. The Rockets also have reportedly offered Whetstone defensive lineman Dezwan Polk.
Bowling Green recently offered Darby linebacker Cameron Kohl, Reynoldsburg wide receiver Mykel Traylor-Bennett and Dublin Jerome running back William Houston.