OT Kenny Lacy plans OSU official visit

If there’s a spot for an offensive lineman in Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class, it’s pretty evident who the Buckeyes are going after if it’s not David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech).

It became clearer today when UCLA commit Kenny Lacy (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe) scheduled an official visit.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle was floored by Ohio State’s interest on Nov. 29, saying it was a big offer.

“Ohio State is a big program, just like Michigan,” said Lacy, who also has an offer from the Wolverines. “I’m definitely interested in Ohio State, so I’m going to talk to my parents about it to see about making an official visit.”

That date is now set, as Lacy will be making an official visit to Ohio’s state capital Jan. 11. Pride coach Norris Vaughan confirmed the date in a phone conversation this morning.

Lacy will be coming on a weekend loaded with recruits as running back Cornelius Elder (Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School), wide receiver Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) linebacker James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) and athlete Ryan Timmons (Frankfort, Ky./Franklin County) are scheduled to be on campus, too.

Ohio State pledges Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif./John W. North), Johnny Townsend (Orlando, Fla./Boone) and Jalin Marshall (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) will be taking official visits as well.