- Ohio State offers '14 OL Kc McDermott, '14 RB Jonathan Hilliman & '14 LB Clifton Garrett. Michigan State has also offered McDermott today and Indiana offered Garrett.
- Mike Vrabel from Ohio State evaluates Clifton Garrett
- West Virginia offers Darron Lee
- Wake Forest offers Andrew Brown
- Mike Vrabel will be at Woodbridge (Va.) tomorrow. Home of '14 No. 1 Da'Shawn Hand
- Vincent Jackson favors Miami, Clemson, Florida, Oregon & Ohio State
- Indiana offers Parrker Westphal
- Brad Salem from Michigan State evaluates Drew Barker
- Michigan State offers Travis Johnson
Scout $ - Mikel Horton Hearing From Several
- By Berk....Hearing from Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU & Cincinnati. Has a great relationship with Coach Coombs & says he has high interest in the Buckeyes.
BN $ - Top Soph QB: 'Ohio State is No. 1' (William Crest)
- By BK...says he favors OSU but will go through the process.
Rivals $ - Darron Lee talks Gophers
- Talks about receiving the Gophers' offer last week...hasn't decided where he wants to visit this summer yet and has no favorites.
Scout $ - Another Big Ten Offer For Dante Booker
- By The Bank...Nebraska.
- By Dohn.....Most recent offer from Wisconsin. Will visit Pittsburgh & West Virginia on June 17th & 18th.
Scout $ - The Hand that Rocks the Huddle (Da'Shawn Hand)
- Video by Lichtenfels....Doesn't plan on narrowing his list until next year. Will camp at Alabama & Virginia Tech and talks about staying humble.
Scout $ - 2014 LB Drawing Visitors (Tinashe Bere)
- By The Bank...coaches from Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Illinois, Cincinnati, Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State have been by his school.
Scout $ - 2014 Athlete Receiving Recruiting Interest (Dareian Watkins)
- By The Bank...coaches from Michigan State, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois and Northwestern have been by his school and also talking to Ohio State, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech.
BN $ - 4-Star Running Back Will Visit OSU (David Williams)
- By BK...plans to see Pitt, West Virginia and Ohio State in June...talked to Coach Warriner about setting up the visit and likes Wisconsin, Penn State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina and USC.
Rivals $ - Rising junior RB intrigued by Buckeye offer (Derrell Scott)
- By Givler...offers from ECU, UNC, Duke, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Ohio State...familiar with Urban Meyer from his days at Florida and wants to camp at OSU as well as several other schools.
- Remains committed to Florida but hasn't ruled out visits to Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Ohio State.
Rivals $ - Track and football both big for Devon Allen
- From TheWolverine...talks about his busy track schedule this summer which includes international stops...talks about how Coach Ferrigno says he can run track and play football at Michigan, which he says he very important when choosing a school.
Rivals $ - Two schools emerging for Kevin Gladney
- Nebraska and Iowa.
- From the Texas site...Bama, Michigan and Baylor offered yesterday...says his list will likely change a lot but early favorites are Texas, Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, UCLA, Florida and Oregon...talks about how academics are important.
Scout $ - Buckeye Fan Gets Buckeye Offer
- By Trieu.....Very excited by the offer & will be on campus June 21st.
Latest on 2014 OT Jimmy Byrne courtesy of Derek Young
Has Ohio State offer, and picked up an Illinois offer a couple weeks ago
Notre Dame was at his school last week, said their very interested
Visiting Notre Dame in mid-June
Going to camp at West Virginia June 8th
Will be at Ohio State camp June 21st and 22nd
I think Ohio State is in good position with Byrne.
Introduction on 2014 Running Back Devine Redding courtesy of Derek Young:
Devine Redding just came off his sophomore season in which he accumulated over 1,000 yards rushing in just 8 games. The outstanding back received honorable mention all-state honors for Mineral Ridge High School. His performance has netted him some attention from some premier colleges.
"So far I have an offer from Indiana. Cincinnati and Ohio State have shown interest and have both visited me. I will be at Ohio State camp in June and Coach Warinner is supposed to come see me again, taking a visit to Indiana June 11th, and I will be going to camp at Alabama on June 3rd as well."
Redding considers himself a "powerhouse" running back and said he has the speed to go with it, running a 4.49 at his most recent combine. He said he love the "i" in terms of offensive style but also believes his game correlates well to the spread attack also. There is a key element throughout the process that will dictate what college he attends.
"I am strong into academics and that will be the number one priority when deciding which school to attend. Football is important too, and I want to win games, but academics will lead me to the right school. I am interested in Engineering and Business so that will serve as a guide when choosing schools."
Redding is a running back that will be the source of even more attention from colleges over the country as the recruitment process continues for the 2014 running back.
Under coach Tim Beckman, Illinois football has made Ohio a primary recruiting territory, securing three verbal commitments from 2013 prospects in the state already. And there are no signs of slowing down in the Buckeye State.
The Illini are in solid shape with Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade-Julienne linebacker Darrien Howard, who said Boston College, Illinois and West Virginia are the three teams recruiting him the hardest. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound junior has offers from latter two, as well as the likes of Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh and NC State.
Howard's still wide open, he said, but he has taken notice of those in Champaign.
"I like them. They're straightforward and they know what they want," Howard said of the Illinois coaching staff.
"They've gotten better, started catching my eye a little bit. I have noticed them. They are starting to come up a lot. My attitude and how smart I am on the field (is what they're looking for)."
Update on 2014 LB Dante Booker courtesy of Derek Young:
Dante Booker is amongst the top recruits in the class of 2014 according to 24/7 sports and will be a candidate for a 5 star rating on every recruiting site. Booker will also be playing tight end this upcoming fall along with linebacker. The Akron, Ohio native has some offers from some big time programs, and more is surely to come.
"Right now I have offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Indiana, and Illinois", said Booker. I think I'll be getting offers from Michigan State and Pittsburgh as well eventually."
Booker hopes to get some offers from schools down south. He is excited about each one he gets, and is open to any school currently.
Booker has already been to Ohio State, and will be visiting Michigan this weekend. Here is what he had to say about the Ohio State visit.
"The visit went great. I got to meet all the coaches which was nice, and of course it was real cool to meet and talk to Urban Meyer. The environment at Ohio State really impressed me. I've talked to Coach Vrabel and I hope to get down there again this summer."
When asked if any other visits were on the horizon Booker said that he might get out to Notre Dame. They have been to his school recently.
Booker will see how the process goes and where it takes him, but said a college choice could come before his senior year.
Maxpreps - Monster 2014 package deal for Ohio State?
Woodbridge (Va.) defensive Da'Shawn Hand and Liberty County (Hinesville, Ga.) linebacker Raekwon McMillan have a good deal in common.
Both were U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-Americans this fall after highly-productive 10th-grade seasons. Both are emerging as national recruits, and both have offers from Ohio State (among many others.)
Could the recruitment of Hand and McMillan be more intertwined than would normally be the case for a player from Northern Virginia and southwestern Georgia?
Earlier this week, McMillan hinted at the possibility of playing together with Hand at Ohio State.
"I'm gonna go ahead and say ,, if Da'shawn Hand commits to Ohio State ,, im going too , #BuckeyeNation #gobucks," he tweeted on Monday.
McMillan clearly has interested in the Buckeyes. He's already visited Columbus and is already planning a return visit, Liberty County assistant coach Ryan Glazer told MaxPreps.
Recruiting Notes: Quick Devon Allen Update courtesy of Miles Joseph
While players like Robert Foster and James Quick seem to be getting the most attention of fans, another name to keep an eye on his Brophy Prep (AZ) wide receiver and track star, Devon Allen. Devon is an Ohio State legacy, as his dad played baseball at Ohio State, and he will likely be on campus for a visit this summer. I will be keeping in touch with Devon as his recruitment progresses, so check back for more updates.
Recently offered by Illinois.
Planning on taking a trip through the mid-west in July, schools that will be receiving visits: Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Michigan.
No leaders, "I haven't had the chance to go anywhere yet really."
Focusing on track until July where he'll compete at nationals, this past weekend at the Arizona. HS championships, Devon finished first in the 100 and 300 M hurdles and 2nd in the 100 and 200 yard dashes'.
Devon, like Buckeye commit Ezekiel Elliott plans on running track in college.
Ezekiel Elliott is recruiting him to Ohio State.
Darrien Howard interview courtesy of Miles Joseph:
With the recent de-commitments from linebackers Lewis Neal and Alex Anzalone, players previously off the radar of the Buckeyes could soon be household names in the minds of Buckeye fans. One of these players now firmly on the Buckeyes' radar, is Darrien Howard, a linebacker from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton (OH). Darrien definitely seems interested in the Buckeyes, and if offered, which is very possible at this point, I could see him committing to the Buckeyes. I will be keeping in touch with Darrien, so check back for future updates on this potential Buckeye.
How did your junior season go?
It went pretty good. Our team went 9-4, which is really good, but I wish we could have made it further in the playoffs.
How's recruiting going for you right now?
It's going pretty well, it has been a fun time. I have offers from Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Illinois, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Ohio, Western Kentucky, North Carolina State, and Toledo. In addition to those schools, Ohio State, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan State, and Purdue are showing me interest.
Where have you had the chance to visit? How did those go?
I've been to Michigan State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Ball State, Bowling Green, Boston College, and Ohio State for a junior day as well. All went very well, I really liked what I saw on the campuses I was able to check out.
Do you feel Ohio State is close to offering?
They told me they'd like to see me workout June 10th at a football camp, and they'll probably decide there whether to offer, or not.
What would an Ohio State offer mean to you?
It would be pretty big, but at the same time it wouldn't push my decision up. It would be a very big offer though.
Which Coaches are you in contact with? What are they telling you?
I am talking to Coach Fickell and Coach Smith. They tell me that they really like the way I play, but aren't sure if they like me at linebacker or fullback.
Do you have any leaders right now?
Of the schools that have offered me so far, I would put West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Illinois at the top. If Ohio State offers, they will be one of my top schools.
When would you like to make your decision?
I would like to decide at the end of football season, or sometime near the end of football season.
What will be the biggest factors in your decision?
A school I feel good at, and my family likes me at and like environment, how I get along with the coaches and players.
What are the strongest aspects of your game?
Tackling and my run defense, I would say are the strong suits of my game.
What would you most like to improve?
My pass defense because we play a lot of teams that do a lot of running, so I haven't really gotten the chance to work on my pass coverage skills.
What goals do you have for your senior season?
My only goal is to win a state championship.
Under Urban Meyer, that Ohio State is taking a more national scope to its recruiting is not surprising.
For Miami, to pursue a 2014 running back outside of its backyard when the talent pool nearby is incredibly deep speaks to the skills of St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) standout Jonathan Hilliman.
Both the Buckeyes and the Hurricanes offered the 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back Tuesday, joining a host of other schools that have already extended verbal, unofficial offers. Hilliman has also heard from Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan and Nebraska, among others.
He was productive in limited reps as a sophomore, averaging more than 7 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns. He will be the team's featured back as a junior.
Introduction to 2014 Ohio State OL offer Mason Cole (Derek Young)
Mason Cole resides in Tampa (FL) but hasn't lived in Florida his whole life. He moved from Chicago when he was 8 years old. Last season his team made it to the 3rd round in the playoffs before suffering a heartbreak loss in overtime. That loss will serve as motivation for Cole and his teammates in the upcoming season. Cole is a left tackle in high school but did mention that some schools are looking at him at guard. His measurements right now are 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds. Those measurements, along with his play on the field, have garnered him some national recruiting attention.
"The offers at this point are Ohio State, Florida State, South Florida, Cincinnati, and South Alabama" said Cole. "I really liked that Ohio State offer I got just recently. I want to play in the Big Ten or stay down south. Florida and Auburn have been at my school too, expressing some interest in me."
Cole has some plans to see some schools this summer.
"I'll be going to camp this summer at Florida State and Clemson. In early August I will be taking a trip up north to check out Notre Dame and Michigan. Now since I have the Ohio State offer I'll have to set something up with the coaches to include Ohio State on the trip as well."
Cole said that he will look at the success of the football team, its tradition and history, along with academics and the area the campus is in, when deciding on a school to attend. When I asked what about the area the campus is in specifically, Cole said just a nice area where he feels comfortable with, nothing too specific.