Pitt '18 PA OL - Jake Kradel (Pitt Verbal)

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    Jake Kradel adds Ohio State offer

    Ohio State offered a new offensive lineman just moments ago and its an offer that could have some impact on the Buckeyes 2018 recruiting class.

    Jake Kradel, a 3-star offensive lineman out of Butler (Pa.) Area High School, said he heard the good news from Urban Meyer tonight.

    “Coach Meyer offered me,” Kradel told Land of 10. “It’s one I’ve been waiting for. It’s amazing. Just an extremely exciting moment.”

    As soon as the Buckeyes offered, 247Sports.com “Crystal Balls” started rolling in Ohio State’s favor. Ohio State was in his top group prior to the offer and he told us following a recent visit that he felt it was coming.

    “Landing (an offer) was mentioned. (Urban) Meyer wants to get to know me better and get a feel for the type of person I am,” he said. “I’m confident it will come here in the near future, and I’ll be there at camp this summer.”

    Consider the relationship sufficiently forged. A summertime decision could be on the horizon for Kradel, who is an interior lineman at the next level. Ohio State views him as an offensive guard or potentially as a center.

    A return trip to Columbus sometime soon is very likely and the Buckeyes are certainly a team to watch moving forward.
     
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    WHY NOT COMMIT ON THE SPOT?

    When Ohio State offered a scholarship to Butler, Pennsylvania, three-star offensive guard Jake Kradel last week, he told Eleven Warriors Ohio State was his top school. So with an unofficial visit under his belt, why not commit on the spot?

    just want to get to know everyone a little better and see a little more of what I haven't seen so far,” Kradel said during Sunday's Cleveland Regional. “I want to explore and make sure it was the right fit before I commit to anywhere. I don't want to just pull the trigger and not see other things.”

    The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Kradel said the staff likes his size and leverage, and that he would likely play center for the Buckeyes.

    "My technique is pretty good, and I definitely have a lot of areas I can fix, but my leverage is a big thing," he said.

    Some other schools that stand out to Kradel, the 41st-best offensive guard and No. 897 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, are Pittsburgh and Maryland, who wants to play him at defensive tackle. He thinks he's better on the offensive line, though.

    Kradel will also attend Ohio State's Spring Game on Saturday.
     
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    Jake Kradel • 2018 OL • Butler, PA (Butler Area) • ★★★

    Another of Ohio State's more recent offers went out to 2018 offensive lineman Jake Kradel. The three-star plays tackle for Butler Area Senior High, but his future at the next level looks to be along the interior line and potentially as a center.

    The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder was in Columbus in late March and received a Buckeye offer just last week. Upon receiving the honor, crystal ball picks immediately started to come in for Ohio State. Pittsburgh was the presumed favorite before Meyer came calling and D.J. Durkin also has Maryland in the mix.

    A decision was originally planned for late May, but the latest offer appears to have shaken things up a bit. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania product spoke with Rivals.com recruiting analyst Ryan Donnelly about the Buckeye offer and his timeline.

    “I wanted to explore and make sure it was the right fit before I commit anywhere. I didn’t want to just pull the trigger, I wanted to see other things,” Kradel explained. When asked how this could impact his initial decision timeframe of late May, he responded: “I don’t know. It could be then, it could be next weekend, it could be whenever.” Via ($)

    This recruitment may very well come down to when and if the Buckeyes are ready to push for a public commitment.
     
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    OL Jake Kradel, Class of 2018, Butler (PA): 63.21 SPARQ (6'4", 292 lbs.; 5.50 40, 5.14 SH, 35.5' PB, 22.9" VJ)
     
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    COMING SOON

    One prospect who many expected to commit this weekend was Butler, Pennsylvania, three-star offensive guard Jake Kradel. And though he did not, Kradel's first game day visit went well nonetheless.

    "It was great, got to see the campus and thought it was a nice," he told Eleven Warriors. "The atmosphere for a spring game was just crazy. I can't even imagine a game."

    The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder was hoping to get to know the coaches a little more this weekend, but game days don't always provide that opportunity. That's one reason why he doesn't think he'll make a decision until next month.

    "I'm sure on my next visit I will [talk with the coaches]," Kradel said. "[I'm] gonna hold off until mid-May, I think."
     
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    Jake Kradel names his top 7, sets decision date

    The wait for another offensive lineman to join Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class is focused on players such as Jackson Carman, most certainly, but we’ve talked at length about Butler (Pa.) 3-star Jake Kradel since he received his Buckeyes offer on April 5. That discussion is going to accelerate over the next month as he’s now set a firm date — June 10 — for a college commitment and narrowed his college choices from 23 to a final seven schools.

    As expected, Ohio State is on the list. The Buckeyes have been the presumed leader since his March 25 trip to Columbus, and that thought gained some steam when he spent another day on campus during the Ohio State spring football game.

    There has been some discussion in recent weeks about whether Kradel is as high a priority for the Buckeyes as he is for the other schools on his list. Ohio State was not forced to offer him when they did, and the Buckeyes are a cut above the rest of the schools on his final list. It would seem that the Buckeyes are the team to beat.

    One thing that I find interesting about his upcoming announcement? The date. Ohio State’s first one-day recruiting camp this summer is June 9: I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kradel in attendance.
     
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