While most pundits have long considered both strong Buckeye leans, Smith and Lattimore patently dismiss talk that they are locks for Ohio State.
"That's just rumors," said Smith.
"They don't know nothing," the normally quiet Lattimore said. "They think because we're from Glenville, that we're going there."
That doesn't mean they won't wind up Ohio State. It merely means they are giving other schools, including Michigan, serious consideration. They plan to utilize all of their official visits to look into their top suitors more thoroughly before announcing their decisions after the New Year
Lattimore backed that talk up recently by taking a swing through Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It sounds like Michigan, 'Bama, Tennessee, and Kentucky might be the schools in the best position to keep Lattimore out of Columbus.