Five-Star DE Malik McDowell to Take Last Official Visit to Ohio State

By DJ Byrnes on January 27, 2014 at 2:54p
Malik McDowell

Only 4% of people are crystal-balling 2014 five-star DE Malik McDowell to Ohio State, but that number could soon be on the rise, per 24/7's Bill Kurelic: 

McDowell hails from Detroit and is considered Michigan's top prospect, so it's been thought his recruitment would come down to Michigan State or Michigan, but it appears Urban Meyer has muscled his way into the game as we draw closer to February 5th's National Signing Day.

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buckeyestu's picture

Urban Meyer, my all time favorite coach.

fanfarris's picture

"not so fast my friend "


tennbuckeye19's picture

Are we sure Bill Kurelic's sources are good?

osu07asu10's picture

Meech may have something to say about that!

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Nashville Buckeye's picture

This could be a huge!  Especially if MSU is indeed flipping Jamarco.  This would be the perfect "Up Yours" if we were able to land him!
Go Bucks!

teddyballgame's picture

The perfect "up yours" would be to land McDowell and still keep Jamarco!
Hopefully Sparty will learn that they should have "let sleeping dogs lie"...

AkronBuckeye13's picture

No worries, they'll learn on November 8th.

dalbuck's picture

The recruit buster buster!


bethmowins's picture

11th hour. This is where Urban excels.

osu07asu10's picture

Hit em' with the one, two punch!

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fanfarris's picture

"who are these guys"


Thomas's picture

How nice would it be to end up with both Jones, and Mcdowell. Urban is just a badass recruiter. 

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

...and everyone was worried about recruiting...

blueinsconsin's picture

I like I said over here (and got unwarranted negs)
Sam Webb mentioned he wanted to go to the MSU-Michigan basketball game and could reschedule.

Not here to troll...Go Blue

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to recruiting. Would you please clarify what you mean by the above comment? McDowell wants what exactly?
Could reschedule what? The Jan. 31 trip to C-bus?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He wanted to see the UM-MSU game, so he rescheduled the Ohio State visit.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

(and got unwarranted negs)

Nah. You got DV because of the team you cheer for. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

blueinsconsin's picture

lol, oh yeah...that probably played a small role in it too 

Not here to troll...Go Blue

PittBuckeye's picture

This would be one of the bigger surprises in a while I think. All the other recent flips weren't stunners in that something happened at the school they were committed to. McDowell isn't committed anywhere, but a few days ago he was considered in the on to the next one group firmly. 
Do work Urbs.

Hovenaut's picture

Maintaining within reason, but this is good news.

gonzogrover's picture

Would love to get McDowell. Reel 'em in UFM.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

This could make for an interesting showdown with MSU on NSD. Perception, we know, is powerful and if Jones and McDowell end up together in either East Lansing or Columbus, that would represent a great coup for that team on the B1G and national level.

allbucksallthetime's picture

Regardless of what Malik McDowell ends up doing, this staff is putting in serious work.  With Coach Meyer at the helm, tOSU just seems to be in the conversation an awful lot.  More often than not, that great effort produces great results. 
The Dream '14 will end up being a terrific class and a tribute to all who are working so hard in this program (coaches, players, support personnel).  Go Bucks!

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Getting Malik would be fantastic, though I don't see it happening. We have too much depth along the D line(great problem to have) for him to step in right away IMO. It would be a nasty combo having Malik and Joey coming off the ends, with some Noah in there to just piss everyone off

Spring football is like non-alcoholic beer.  It looks like what you want, but only intensifies your desire for the real thing--Earle

MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

Urban's gonna have a tough close this go around, but I have faith he can pull through!

Indy_Buck87's picture

Meyer doing what Meyer Do....recruit! Let hope the good guys win out! 

I know of only two things that are infinite, space and human stupidity.....and I'm not sure about space". Albert Einstein.

BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

Im glad he is from TSUN for 2 reasons. 1. To grab another Top prospect from there and MSU and UM shitting there pants that they cant keep big time prospects in there state. 2. Its going to be freezing this weekend and at least he is already use to it and not from the south where bikinis are still being worn lol


sivaDavis's picture

Coming for you, Malik

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

BuckToAsT's picture

Malik is coming to campus?

Woodshed's picture

Fwiw, he has been on campus before.

BuckToAsT's picture

I know, lol, but I meant on an OV!

FROMTHE18's picture

lols...Urban doing what Urban does: succeed. If we land him, fantastic, if not, damn our HC knows what he is doing nonetheless. 

Buckabroad's picture

Agree with this. It is impossible to simply pick and choose the players you want with a 100% success ratio. There are too many factors involved in recruits' decisions that are beyond a coach's influence. What is important is that Coach Meyer and his staff are relentless and do what they can to bring great talent to OSU. If we do miss out, one cannot say it is due to lack of effort or determination.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Hopefully we get some good news!  Only a few days away from NSD!  I'm already pretty excited!!
Go Bucks!!

buckguyfan1's picture

Still love last year when the morning bell rang Bosa's fax was on the way.  Boy did that kid come to play!  
Long way to go and still work to be done.  Still think and hope we will get a bit of a nice surprise come NSD.

bucknut94's picture

It would be great to have 2-3 more surprises coming to fill the 2014 class.

Dublin68's picture
M Man's picture

This is a really great development.
Michigan has been tortured by the mysterious ups and downs of Malik McDowell's recruiting saga for a year.
It's high time Ohio State suffered along with us.

Go1Bucks's picture

The DV s just for the helmet.

Go Bucks!

BME_Buckeye's picture


Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


laser17's picture

I'm thinking the dv come from the people that don't know you have very unbiased opinions when it comes to tosu and you guys. I appreciate everything you input to this website and truly as much as I hate to say it look forward to your opinion on everything that is ttun.

buckskin's picture

There will be no suffering my good man.  Oh no.

fanfarris's picture

Hoke is fired within 2 years. Although i love to see him there for 10 more years.


Go1Bucks's picture

Im still just gonna wait and see, would be great to get McDowell and keep Jones, but I dont have a crystal ball and I dont need the stress of wondering.
Go Ubrz!

Go Bucks!

buckeyedude's picture

I'll just be happy to hang on to Jamarco and Meechy. Anything beyond that is bonus.



TimmyZ's picture

I always assume Urban walks into a recruits house carrying an old-school Boom-box on his shoulder, blasting "Enter Sandman."

buckeyedude's picture

My doctor advised that I not listen to that tune, as it significantly raises my blood pressure. Great tune though.



hit_the_couch's picture

Geez, 6'7" 290lb? that has Cam Heyward written all over it. I'm assuming that he's probably actually closer to 6'5" 275lb though. I know how ht/ wt numbers get fudged.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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KBonay's picture

I thought I read that Malik McDowell still had an in-home visit with MSU after his Buckeye trip?