Ohio State '20 IN OL (RS JR) - Zenuae Michalski

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    Ohio State offers new 2021 lineman, impact on Tristan Leigh
    It may be time to officially put to bed Ohio State’s hopes in the recruitment of 5-star offensive lineman Tristan Leigh.

    The Virginia standout has made recent visits to Norman and Baton Rouge to see the campuses of Oklahoma and LSU. And he is returning to LSU again this weekend for some reason — but hasn’t made the short trip to Columbus, and there aren’t any plans to do so. The Buckeyes short-lived resurgence in Leigh’s recruitment was amplified on Tuesday when Greg Studrawa offered a scholarship offer to Zen Michalski, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound tackle from Floyds Knobs (Ind.) Central High School.

    For the geographically challenged, Floyds Knobs is actually a suburb of Louisville (Ky.), and Michalski has been committed to the Cardinals since April. He told Lettermen Row that the Ohio State offer is something truly special to him, however.

    “I’m still trying to process everything that is happening,” Michalski said on Tuesday after landing the offer. “But I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.”

    Michalski has never been to Ohio State, and the relationship with the program is just about a month old. But he’s also never actually been on campus as a recruit to Louisville, either. And because of that, it’s hard to suggest that the Cardinals have any real built-in advantage other than the fact that he’s committed to their program. Since neither place can actually host him for a visit right now, it’s all about getting to know the No. 4-ranked prospect in Indiana. The Buckeyes have done a good job of that in recent weeks.

    “They have built a very strong relationship with me,” Michalski said. “Coach [Greg] Studrawa mostly, but a lot of [Ohio State assistant] Kennedy Cook and Ryan Day, too. They’re all amazing guys, and I have loved talking to them.”

    To this point, there’s been no virtual visit with the Buckeyes. But that is something Michalski and his family are hoping to lock in sometime soon.
     
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    Ohio State is not going to offer a kid who is committed to Louisville, unless they had good indications the kid would jump at the chance to be a Buckeye........

    Obviously, the other OL targets are trending away.........
     
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    Zen Michalski enjoys Ohio State virtual visit, gets rankings bump
    One of the players Ohio State would love to have a chance to host for a real, in-person visit is Floyds Knobs (Ind.) Central offensive tackle Zen Michalski. The 6-fooot-6, 290-pound lineman was offered by the Buckeyes last week and told Lettermen Row then that there’d been no virtual visit at that point.

    That has changed, and things are moving along with Ohio State and the Louisville commitment.

    “It’s been going awesome,” Michalski told Lettermen Row this week. “I talk to Coach [Ryan] Day and [offensive line] Coach [Greg] Studrawa on a daily basis and some other coaches. They’re absolutely awesome guys. We had a virtual visit.”


    Michalski hasn’t been to campus with Louisville or anywhere other than Indiana State to this point. But the Buckeyes were able to show off some key parts of their program.

    “The school, stuff like the job opportunities and all the coaches [were part of the presentation],” he said. “I had already talked to them, but they were awesome. It’s really just about how many resources just go straight into the players. It seems like an amazing place.”

    Right now, Michalski is trying to just sit back and soak up the recent attention rather than spending too much time focusing on his recruiting options. Still, the Ohio State offer combined with his recent game tape has helped raise his national profile. On Wednesday, he received a rankings bump up to 4-star status, and he’s now the No. 3-ranked player in Indiana.
     
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    This kid is a raw, but high ceiling offensive line prospect.............I think he ends up in the class......
     
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    MICHALSKI DECOMMITS FROM LOUISVILLE
    Zen Michalski has been one of the Midwest’s fastest-rising 2021 prospects. Perhaps even the fastest-rising, as the 6-foot-6, 280-pound three-star offensive tackle has seen his stock soar over the past month.

    But he will now be playing out the rest of his senior season without Louisville in his future.

    Michalski decommitted from the Cardinals on Monday night, he announced via his Twitter account.

    The Floyd Central (Indiana) product committed to Louisville on April 25, about a month and a half into the COVID-19-induced recruiting dead period. Because he was unable to visit anywhere, and because he saw recruiting classes filling up all over the country, he decided to pull the trigger on the Cardinals’ offer and secure his spot.

    However, once his senior season hit, he was able to put more film out for college coaches to see, and that paved the way for offers from Ohio State, Florida State and Penn State (an offer that came on Sunday) after he got six games under his belt this fall.

    “It was the right spot at the time,” Michalski told Eleven Warriors, detailing some reasons for decommitting from the Cardinals. “But now, with different options, seeing everything else and seeing what everyone else has to offer, I just feel like I fit a little bit better somewhere else.

    “(Louisville) just wasn’t my fit anymore. It felt a little rushed, just because of COVID and everything, and so many spots were filling up so fast.”

    Now that he has put the Cardinals in the rearview mirror, Michalski says his next steps will likely be a trimmed list of schools – most likely a final three list – and then he wants to “just keep up with recruiting and practice and try to make a decision soon.”

    It’s possible that decision could come within the week, but no matter when it is announced, this recruitment certainly seems to be trending Ohio State’s way. I like the Buckeyes’ chances of adding the country’s 48th-ranked offensive tackle as their third offensive lineman of the class.
     
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    BOOM COMING?
    If you read the tea leaves from us here at Eleven Warriors, you can probably gather what is likely to happen soon – that Ohio State is going to get another boom in the near future. Possibly by the end of the week.

    Following his decommitment from Louisville late Monday night, three-star offensive tackle Zen Michalski – pronounced Mi-Hal-Ski – of Floyd Central (Indiana) High School looks like he is on the precipice of becoming the Buckeyes’ 20th commit in the class. And if you follow enough Buckeye 2021 commits on Twitter, there seems to be plenty of confidence there as well – just like when the Tyleik Williams silent commit rumors sprouted up, the incoming Buckeyes took to tweeting their pitches to Michalski, damn near in unison. (Oh, and 10 new Crystal Ball predictions were placed for Michalski to choose the Buckeyes.)

    We’ve been on this since he was offered by the Buckeyes in early September, and it’s been our feeling that once Ohio State extended that offer, it was only a matter of time before he eventually joined the fold (though, to throw some shade at myself, that wasn't exactly hard to predict). The Buckeyes have plenty of pull, and it looks like they’re going to be flexing their muscles here.

    Ink is not dry on the paper just yet, of course. Contrary to what some recent social media activity might suggest, Penn State is not the Buckeyes’ top opponent here. Rather, I’m hearing that Notre Dame may soon enter the fray here with an offer. If the Irish do offer, I don’t believe that would hurt Ohio State’s odds of landing him – in fact, I would be floored – though they would likely end up on a top schools list if Michalski does get that offer. Notre Dame, for what it’s worth, is actually further away from Floyd Central (4 hours, 15 minutes) than Ohio State is (3 hours, 25 minutes), so it’s not as if there’s a geographical advantage there.

    I will be hitting the road over to Floyds Knobs, Indiana on Friday to check out Michalski’s Highlanders (4-2) go up against Jennings County (1-5). I don’t expect him to already be committed by then, but perhaps it won’t be too long after that. Either way, probably going to be checking on a future Buckeye.
     
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