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Ohio State Offers Texas Defensive End Ernest Cooper, Talks Increasing with Chicago Receiver Kaleb Brown

The Hurry-Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.

Buckeyes offer Texas defensive end

After grabbing just three defensive linemen in its 2020 class, Ohio State made the position its No. 2 or No. 3 biggest priority (behind running back, of course) in the 2021 cycle, as five signees is the safe number to bank on, and six could ultimately be the call.

The Buckeyes currently have 16 defensive linemen on scholarship. I think we can pretty safely project Zach Harrison to enter the NFL Draft following the 2021 season, so we can reasonably expect there to be 13-14 on scholarship after that season.