Most OSU recruiting fans are well aware of at least two fine juniors at Dublin (Ohio) Coffman, offensive lineman Mike Adams and wide receiver/tight end Jake Stoneburner. A third player that has also been mentioned is linebacker Steve Gardiner.
But there is a fourth junior at Coffman that should also be mentioned, wide receiver Trey Fairchild.
The 6-foot-0 and 185-pound Fairchild had an outstanding junior season. He caught 51 passes for 766 yards and six touchdowns. Fairchild also rushed for 280 yards and scored four times on the ground. He returned a couple punts for scores as well.
Fairchild was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week participating in the Rivals Elite Combine, and performed very well.
Fairchild is receiving his share of mail from interested recruiters.
"Louisville is probably the one that seems the most interested," Fairchild said. "And I'm interested in Alabama now, especially with coach (Nick) Saban there. Florida has been sending stuff. And I get mail from Pitt, West Virginia and Michigan State."
Growing up in the Buckeyes' backyard, it's no surprise Fairchild has thought about OSU.
"I'm interested in Ohio State, being from around here," Fairchild said. "If it's not Ohio State I'd kind of like to leave the state."