Ohio State 2019-2023 TE - Cade Stover (23' Big Ten Tight End of the Year', 22 Third Team All-BIG)

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    The emphasis on Ohio
    According to reports, Ohio State is near the top of the list for in-state linebacker Cade Stover. Though he’s listed as a linebacker, Stover lines up everywhere on the field for Lexington High School and most likely projects to a defensive end in college. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Stover has the frame and athleticism to add a ton of more weight— and that’s why the comparisons to Sam Hubbard are glaring.

    Though Ohio State is clearly held in high regard by Stover, the Buckeyes have not yet sent an offer his way. Actually, Stover only has three total offers as of now: Iowa State, Kentucky, Miami (OH), and Oklahoma. Stover is a class of 2019 prospect and he will start to blow up on the recruiting trail over summer (and over the course of his junior season.) The Buckeyes will take their time with Stover and make sure there is no stone left unturned. If Ohio State wants him, it appears they’ll have as good of a shot as anyone to land one of Ohio’s most intriguing prospects.
     
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    BE ON THE LOOKOUT

    Lexington outside linebacker Cade Stover was also at practice on Tuesday morning, at which time Ohio State offered him a scholarship.

    The 6-foot-4, 206-pound Stover isn't yet ranked by any major recruiting sites, but will undoubtedly be one of the top-rated prospects in the Class of 2019. And though he also holds offers from Iowa State, Kentucky, Miami (OH), Oklahoma and Virginia, Stover had thoughts of becoming a Buckeye while at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

    "I will soon, most likely," Stover told 247Sports.

    Commence the commitment watch.
     
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    Buckeyes offer 2019 star from Mansfield

    Speaking of potential commitments, Ohio State may very well be on the verge of its first pledge in the 2019 class thanks an offer Urban Meyer and his staff extended Tuesday.

    Mansfield (Ohio) Lexington High athlete Cade Stover visited the Buckeyes on Tuesday and, before he left, was offered by Ohio State.

    Stover is a 6-4, 225-pound junior-to-be who couldn’t hold back his excitement.

    “I’m doing great,” he said laughing. “They offered. It’s something I’ve dreamt of since I was a little kid.”

    It is very rare for the Buckeyes to offer in-state linemen, especially two years ahead of their signing day. Stover is a very rare athlete, though. He’s a wide receiver, a defensive back, a linebacker and a defensive end. He’s a dynamic basketball player.

    “I think it’s the versatility,” he said when asked what he felt was to credit for the offer coming so soon. “What I can become, body-wise.”

    There are some kids who just know that an Ohio State offer is the one they want, and the only one they need. Stover picked up a Penn State offer on his way home from Columbus but he says that a commitment could come very soon.

    “I haven’t committed,” he said. “But it could be possibly soon.”
     
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    My pick for the first verbal of the 2019 class..........

    Stover — a 6-5, 225-pound defensive end prospect — likely will be a 5-star player when the first rankings come out for his class.
     
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    Cade Stover • 2019 OLB/DE • Mansfield, Ohio (Lexington) • ★★★★

    The Buckeyes are still being selective when it comes to which 2018 in-state prospects to offer, and this makes the recent offer to 2019 Ohioan Cade Stover that much more telling.

    Stover had a busy start to the year as he checked out Columbus and received a visit from Urban Meyer in January. This weekend's trip will be his second visit in the last month. There have been rumblings of a commitment ever since the Buckeyes offered on March 28th, but thus far the state's No. 2 prospect remains on the market. Oklahoma and Penn State are two other programs that have offered the country's fourth-ranked 2019 outside linebacker.

    Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 206 pounds, the Mansfield star is listed as either an outside linebacker or defensive end depending on the recruiting service. He played free safety and wideout as a sophomore but could definitely go the Sam Hubbard route as he packs on some pounds and transitions into more of pass rusher.

    The 2019 crop of in-state defensive linemen is shaping up to be one of Ohio's top units in recent memory, and Stover may very well be the first domino to fall.
     
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    If he's 6'5 now then I don't see him playing LB at OSU. He's the next Sam Hubbard.
     
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    Very good comparison............

    It is only a matter of timing when he verbals to Ohio State........
     
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