Penn State Among Schools Looking To Flip 4-Star Ohio State Commit

first_imgJames Franklin rallies his team before a game.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds his team back as they prepare to take the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Although Doug Nester seemed well on his way to joining Ohio State, it appears the four-star recruit is not ready to make his official move.The Buckeyes already have Nester’s commitment, but he’s not going to sign with the program just yet. With the Buckeyes undergoing an overhaul to their coaching staff, it makes sense for recruits to take their time.Ryan Day understands the important of retaining recruits that committed under Urban Meyer, which is why he’s prioritizing keeping Nester in Columbus.Perhaps the talented offensive lineman wants to establish a strong relationship with the new coaching staff before signing his letter of intent.Nester is listed as the No. 5 offensive guard in the 2019 class, per 247Sports.Considering that he is not officially a member of Ohio State, Penn State and other elite programs are scheduling visits with the four-star recruit.From Lettermen Row:The rumors about a potential firing of Urban Meyer made it easy for other schools to capitalize on Nester’s own, natural doubts. Though he made multiple treks to Columbus over the course of the season, he also stopped in at Virginia Tech and Penn State, though both of those trips were written off as nothing more than him accompanying teammates.Yet those two schools and Georgia are almost certainly going to receive an official visit from Nester in the next three weeks. He took his official visit to Ohio State the weekend after Meyer retired and spent his first real time with Ryan Day then. But that continues to be the biggest holdup in completely cementing his commitment.It’ll be interesting to see if the Nittany Lions can pry Nester away from the Buckeyes. After all, James Franklin has shown that he’s an excellent recruiter during his time in Happy Valley.Stay tuned.[Lettermen Row]last_img read more