FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Last Thursday, Ohio State held a satellite camp at St. Thomas Aquinas High joined by Mississippi State, Boston College, Florida Tech and others.
The entire Buckeyes staff was there, including head coach Urban Meyer. The reason was simple, continue to make it known to Under Armour All-America Game wide receiver Trevon Grimes just how important he is in the 2017 class.
Meyer spent the majority of two hours at the camp talking to and providing pointers to the No. 51-ranked player in the 2017 class.
While Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Alabama and Miami remain in the top six along with Ohio State, it’s the Buckeyes that have been the favorite for over a year heading into Grimes’ August 24 announcement.
“It’s the week of the start of my senior season, and I want to get it over with before the season," Grimes said. "I want to focus on my team and school, and try to leave my mark at St. Thomas as one of the best.”
Ohio State has been the heavy favorite in large part due to the Buckeyes having recruited the nation's No. 6-rated receiver since his freshman year. Grimes has talked many times in the past about the relationship he has developed with Meyer.
“Me and Coach Meyer have a close relationship. He believes in me and loves everything about me. He feels I like I’m a perfect fit at Ohio State.”
When Grimes sits down to make the final decision, it will be driven by comfort with input from those closest to him.
“... At the end of the day it’s my decision, and my parents have told me it’s my decision," Grimes said. "It will be where I feel most comfortable, fit in the best and feel like I’m at home.”
Ohio State has enjoyed terrific success at South Florida power St. Thomas Aquinas signing Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa with Nick having been a teammate of Grimes the last three years.
August is setting up for Ohio State to potentially put the finishing touches on wide receiver recruiting in the 2017 class with ESPN 300 No. 77 Tyjon Lindsey expected to announce the same week as Grimes with the Buckeyes considered the favorite.