September 8, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer their team during the game against the UCF Knights at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 31-16. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Recruiting: Who's Next for the Ohio State Buckeyes?

Now that Ohio State’s 2015 class has been bolstered by the additions of Cincinnati St. Xavier senior Justin Hilliard and St. Paul (Minn.) prospect Jashon Cornell, the Scarlet and Gray faithful want to know who’s next on Urban Meyer’s radar.

The Bucks entered Wednesday with the 31st ranked class in the country. They skyrocketed to 15th with the addition of the two defensive studs.

According to Land Grant Holy Land, Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine Linebacker Jerome Baker and Berea (Ky.) Madison Southern running back Damien Harris could be the next targets to pledge their loyally to Old Columbus Town.

Baker will make his decision July 11, while Harris could announce his decision in the next couple of weeks.

LGHL had this to say about Harris:

“…I think the Buckeyes would almost certainly be the pick. The Kentucky Wildcats are probably running second right now, but they would need to win this fall in order to have a legitimate shot in this race. If he commits this summer, I’m extremely confident Ohio State’s the school.”

Baker’s home state could play a big factor in his decision, as the Cleveland prep standout really talked up the benefits of playing in his home state in a recent interview.

Baker is the No. 3-ranked athlete in the the 2015 class. He’s listed as an athlete because he also plays running back. Make no mistake about it though, if he comes to The Horseshoe, it will be as a linebacker. rates Harris as a five-star back, and the No. 1 rusher in his class. He’s also listed as the fourth best player in the nation entering his senior season.

Cornell didn’t waste anytime after making his commitment in urging Harris to join in on the fun at Ohio State.

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