The assault on the 2014 class by the Ohio State coaching staff continued on Thursday morning as the Buckeyes offered massive Duluth (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge offensive tackle Orlando Brown. The 6-foot-9, 376-pound prospect is the son of the former Cleveland Brown offensive tackle by the same name and he has been making some serious waves on the recruiting trail already.
Brown already holds 25 verbal offers.
"Right now I'm at 25 offers," explained Brown. "My high school coach told me that coach (Everett) Withers was in and that (Ohio State) offered me and they want me to come up and take a visit. I know that Bradley Roby and Cam Heyward both went to my school. I know Cam Heyward plays for the Steelers which my Dad didn't like."
As mentioned above, Brown's father is the late Orlando Brown and during his son's younger years, he was able to pass down his knowledge of the game.
"He was a great offensive lineman and he had such great passion for the game," Brown Jr. said. "I don't want to be exactly like him but my playing style is a lot like him I would say because he taught me so much."
Brown's father spent a large portion of his career in Buckeye territory and the offer from Ohio State definitely got Brown Jr.'s attention.
"Ohio State, they have put out great offensive linemen from the past and into the future," he said. "From Orlando Pace all the way up to Mike Adams this year. They have a really good offense and I like the fact that they're in the Big Ten and it's cold weather and hardnosed running the ball 30 times per game, I really like that. The program is great, they had Orlando Pace in the running for the Heisman and that is every offensive lineman's dream."
The Buckeyes weren't the only big-time program to offer on Thursday as the in-state Georgia Bulldogs threw their hat into the ring.
"The Bulldogs, they also have a great program," he said. "I don't really know any of their offensive linemen from the past but I know that Cody Glenn is a really good player, I've seen a lot of film on him. They have a really good team and I know they already have a couple commitments in our grade."
At the moment, Brown says he is wide open and doesn't plan to name any group of favorites until he is able to make some visits and speak with coaches. That process will begin over the summer, where Brown will have an extremely busy schedule.
"There are a lot of schools that I'll be visiting this summer," he explained. "I'm going to Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Miami, Florida, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, a lot of schools."