- Ohio State offers '14 DB Edward Paris
Scout$--Ohio Freshman Gets First Offer (Harrison Johnson)
- Illinois has offered. Harrison is hearing from tOSU and says he grew up as a Buckeye fan.
Rivals$--Blazevich is on fire (Jeb Blazevich)
- Jeb holds offers from Maryland, UNC, Duke, South Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio State. He has visited UNC, Duke, and South Carolina already but looks forward to learning more about tOSU.
Rivals$--Ferns gets early look from Buckeyes (Michael Ferns)
- Michael says he will definitely camp at PSU and tOSU. He has offers from Virginia, Marshall, Notre Dame, Duke, Ohio, and Bowling Green, Boston College, and Wake Forest.
Rivals$--Wilson pushes back commitment plans (Dontre Wilson)
- Dontre says he will announce at the end of his season and has a top five of Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas.
Rivals$--Lee lands surprise Pac-12 offer (Darron Lee)
- Arizona State offered to join Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Purdue and Toledo.
Rivals$--Rising junior OL has Ohio ties (Demetrius Knox)
- Demetrius grew up in Springfield, Ohio and grew up following the Buckeyes. He has offers from Texas A&M, Ohio State, UCLA, Nebraska, and Texas Tech.
Rivals$--NIKE: Derrick Green interview
- Derrick says everyone is even and he has no idea when he will announce.
Rivals$--Not tipping his Hand (Da'Shawn Hand)
- Da'Shawn is very excited about tOSU's offer but says everyone is even.
- By Simmons....Down to Florida, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama & Ohio State. Plans on visiting Ohio State, LSU, Florida & some other schools that he hasn't visited yet during the first two weeks of June. His coach expects him to commit by the end of summer.
Scout $ - Academics first for Peter Kalambayi
- By Simmons....Top 6 of California, Duke, North Carolina, Oregon, Stanford & Virginia. Guess you can cross him off the offer list since OSU didn't make his top 6.
Scout $ - Decision coming for Uriah LeMay
- By Simmons.....Wants to narrow list to 5 by the end of the month and name a leader in early June.
Scout $ - NFTC: Michael Parker Has Five In Mind
- By Pickel....Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Miami & Illinois. Cross him off the list of offers as well.
ESPN - The Transformer (Derrick Green)
BALTIMORE -- Two years ago, Derrick Green looked nothing like an invitee to The Opening. As a matter of fact, he didn't even look like a tailback.
Green, who now is 6-foot and 215 pounds, was once a 5-8, 268-pound offensive lineman. Suffice to say, Green, a running back from Richmond (Va.) Heritage who ranks as the nation's No. 83 player, worked hard secure his ticket to The Opening.
Scott Fink/ESPNHSDerrick Green lost more than 50 pounds and has blossomed into a major Division I recruit.
"It's a big opportunity for me," Green said about the invitation to the elite camp that features many of the nation's top high school football recruits. "I'm just blessed they picked me to represent Virginia. I'm just going to go out there and compete."
Green was selected after he participated in Saturday's Nike Football Training Camp at McDaniel College in Baltimore.
"I felt like I did real well," he said. "I was catching all my balls. My footwork was on point. I excelled in everything."
That wasn't always the case, especially when he was a chunky high school freshman.
Green, a four-star prospect, decided to lose the extra weight for two reasons. First, a coach with a good eye for talent noticed that even though Green was pudgy, he was still fast. Even at 268 pounds, he clocked a 5.0-seconds time in 40-yard dash. So Green was moved to fullback, where he got a taste of carrying the ball. Then, he met with a trainer in the offseason who asked him what position he played.
"I told him I was a running back and he said, 'Nah, I don't see a running back. I see a defensive tackle or something,'" Green said with his trademark chuckle. "My only words to him were, 'I'm going to show you.' I worked hard with him, lost the weight and cut it down. I just knew I couldn't be a running back at 268 and run a 5-flat. I had to do what I had to do."
Green's dedication to diet and training hasn't just moved the scale. It has moved massive amounts of weight. Green bench presses 330 pounds, squats 600 pounds and dead-lifts 615.
STL Today - Elliott leads Burroughs to title; MICDS girls edge University City (Ezekiel Elliott)
The 300 hurdles at the Class 3 District 3 track meet at MICDS was a fitting end to a tough week for John Burroughs Ezekiel Elliott.
The junior track standout overcame a slow start to lead most of the race but had to overcome a late push by University City's Emmanuel Price to win the event. In a photo finish, the decision went to Elliott, though both runners were credited with a time of :38.58.
"I really didn't know he was behind me to be honest until the last hurdle," Elliott said. "I thought he came out of nowhere. At that point, there's not much you can do. There's less than 10 meters from the last hurdle to the finish line. You just try to get over the last hurdle as fast as you can and get to the line."
The 300 hurdles capped a memorable day for Ezekiel, who also won the 110 hurdles (:14.51) and the 100 meters (:11.12).
But for as memorable as Saturday's meet was, it was a forgettable week for Elliott. He battled congestion and a fever earlier in the week and couldn't get any quality practice time in.
"At the end, I got the job done and got us the points," Elliott said. "But in the end, I wished I raced faster."
Burroughs coach Daniel Harris said he couldn't ask any more from Elliott.
"To have a student athlete like Zeke with his gifts and talents, and he also chooses to be a leader for his teammates," Harris said. "He's someone every coach dreams to have."
The latest on the recruitment of WR Demorea Stringfellow courtesy of Miles Joseph:
No leaders right now, just letting the process play out. "I need to evaluate all of the schools I'm interested in before making a list of top schools."
Has taken visits to USC, UCLA, Washington, and San Diego State so far.
Will "definitely" take all 5 officials before deciding.
3 of the official visits will be Ohio State, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
Offered by Coach Herman, after Herman had the chance to evaluate Demore'ea.
Biggest factors in decision: The opinions of his dad and coach.
When I asked when he'd like to make a decision, he responded, "I will be waiting until the end of the season to decide. I need to evaluate all options, and let my parents speak to the coaches that are recruiting me."
The latest on the recruitment of LB Raekwon McMillan courtesy of Miles Joseph
Raekwon has Ohio State, Georgia, and Alabama at the top of his list, but is keeping his options open.
Visiting Ohio State for the Purdue game, October 20th.
Plans on deciding sometime before his senior season.
Plans on enrolling early at the college he decides to attend.
Camping at Rivals 100 this summer.