Rivals Releases a New Rivals100

By Jason Priestas on May 20, 2013 at 1:03p
Raekwon McMillan picks up a fifth star from Rivals

Rivals.com published an updated Rivals100 today, ranking the top 100 football players in the class of 2014, and heavy Ohio State lean Raekwon McMillan earned back a coveted fifth star from the service.

Long considered the top inside linebacker in the country, McMillan is now the 17th-best prospect in the entire class, according to the rankings. McMillan debuted on the Rivals100 as a five-star, but lost a star in the February update. Getting his fifth star back was a priority for McMillan.

Cornerback Damon Webb of Detroit's Cass Tech is the only member in Ohio State's eight-man class to appear on the Rivals100, checking in as a four-star and the nation's 35-best prospect.

Ohio State targets that made the list include OL Damian Prince (#10), QB Deshaun Watson (#12), RB Joe Mixon (#15), OL Braden Smith (#22), QB Kyle Allen (#27), ATH Marshon Lattimore (#45), LB Clifton Garrett (#55), WR Demarre Kitt (#68), WR Mark Andrews (#71), OL Demetrius Knox (#87) and OL Jamarco Jones (#97).

Texas A&M leads all schools with four commitments on the Rivals100.


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One Bad Buckeye's picture

Wait....Raekwon is a HEAVY Buckeye lean?  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

lljjgg's picture

"Heavy" is certainly a heavy word. Definitely a lean, though (based on the fact that we've been his leader since at least November, with only one or two short periods where he wasn't sure).

We gotta get him locked up though. He is the only guy in the 2014 class that I can say I will be truly disappointed if we miss on. Not Peppers, not Hurd, not Blanding, not Watson -- only McMillan. He needs to be a Buckeye! We could have our current 8, and only add McMillan (a 9 person class) by NSD, and I'd still be somewhat pleased with the class haha.

ATT2121's picture

I can't believe that Damon Webb didn't get his fifth star.


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

Unky Buck's picture

Elisha Shaw didn't pick up his 5th star?

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

GoBucks713's picture

too busy watching porn instead of getting the 5th star

-The Aristocrats!

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, probably didn't need the sarcasm font there though...clearly something to that.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

BuckeyeChief's picture

You beat me to it!

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

GoBucks713's picture

Haha sorry. I had Italics locked on my laptop working on something for work.

-The Aristocrats!

Earle's picture

Sometimes I forget to take the sarcasm lock off in my brain.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

GoBucks713's picture

I don't think I can turn mine off

-The Aristocrats!

9Route's picture

I hope we pick up Kyle Allen & Mark Andrews.
That AA connection will pay dividends.
AA saves lives.

I'm just happy to be here

RedStorm45's picture

"Cornerback Damon Webb of Detroit's Cass Tech is the (edit: ONLY?) member in Ohio State's eight-man class to appear on the Rivals100, checking in as a four-star and the nation's 35-best prospect."

RedStorm45's picture

If you believe those rankings are accurate, that top 100 underscores the lack of elite talent in Ohio.  Lattimore is the only Ohio kid in the top 100, #45 as noted above.  Older/more experienced recruitniks help me out - aren't there typically 3-5 guys from Ohio in most top 100 lists in a given year?

bucknutz18's picture

We might see one possibly two more sneak in depending on their season (Booker is one to look out for) but this is undoubtedly a down year in Ohio for top tier talent.  

hodge's picture

Give it time, ladies and gents.  Urban has a pretty well-established track record toward picking out guys that fly under the radar (which is hilariously ironic, considering many armchair recruitniks' claims that Meyer only pays attention to rankings).  I'm betting that by signing day, at least two or three guys already in this class will crack into the top 100 nationally.

Unky Buck's picture

EzE is a great example of an under the radar recruit who skyrocketed during the summer after his camps.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Hovenaut's picture

So much emphasis (hype) on the ready-to-start from day one blue chippers.

I know Meyer wants kids that can contribute early and/or often, but there's a system at work here. There's much to be said for recruiting the right folks, those that fit and can develop accordingly.

The only thing these lists seem to do for the fans of major college football, imho, is serve as message board fodder.

We're getting talent in Columbus. While the fence around Ohio isn't so stringent these days, and the Buckeyes may not always get the best talent, we sure seem to be getting the RIGHT talent.

hodge's picture

Good point on the ready-to-start aspect.  OSU's last two classes were chock-full of that talent, it kinda gives Meyer a bit more freedom to gamble on projects, especially with Ohio's high school class not being up to it's typical talent.

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steensn's picture

Couple of the Ohio kids will bounce in there, but yes, no matter how you look at it Ohio does seem to have a down year on talent. Luckily Urban will find the necessary talent elsewhere.

chicagobuckeye's picture