Ohio State offers Ra'Shaad Samples

Urban Meyer and his coaching staff have entered the game in the pursuit of coveted receiver Ra’Shaad Samples (Dallas/Skyline).

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound receiver said he had a chance to speak with the respected Ohio State coach and was offered a scholarship late Wednesday morning. Samples now has more than 20 offers, including scholarship opportunities from Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, California, UCLA and Notre Dame.

"[Talking to Meyer] was cool. He's a real dude," Samples said. "He tells you how he feels and how it is. It was exciting to hear from him."

Samples had 65 catches for 1,369 yards and 19 touchdowns during the 2011 season. He was a team leader in every receiving category, including average yards per catch (21).