- Middletown's Jalin Marshall won the long jump with an effort of 21 feet, 10.5 inches and teammate Lance Johnson took second (21-10) at the Division I district meet at Welcome Stadium on Wednesday. Both advanced to next week's regional meet.
- Another big offer for '14 WR Josh Malone of Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp today. First Michigan and now Ohio State, his coach says.
- Michigan, Virginia & LSU offers Jeb Blazevich
- Duke offers Derrell Scott
- Maryland offers Quin Blanding
- Georgia, Syracuse & Maryland offers Andrew Brown
- Michael Ferns was also offered today by Kent State, Illinois & Maryland
- Notre Dame, LSU & Auburn offers MarQuez North
- Nebraska offers Chavas Rawlins
- Auburn offers Da'Shawn Hand
- Florida evaluates Alex Anzalone
- Tennessee offers Laquon Treadwell
- West Virginia evaluates Chavas Rawlins
- Ohio State evaluated Laquon Treadwell yesterday as well as Michigan State & Tennessee
- Ohio State and Illinois both stopped to see Detroit Crockett (MI) CB Desmond King today
BN $ - Washington D.C. Star Will Visit OSU (Yannick Ngakoue)
- By BK...OSU offered after seeing him practice...has offers from Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, West Virginia and North Carolina and says he will definitely visit OSU.
24/7 $ - Buckeyes Offer In-State Stud
- Michael Ferns finally recieved an offer
BN $ - 'They're A For Sure Favorite' (Mike Mitchell)
- By BK...says OSU will definitely get a visit...likes TCU, Baylor and Texas A&M in-state and Oregon, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss out...has offers from the likes of Ohio State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC, TCU, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Iowa and Arizona.
Statesman (Excerpt on LB Mike Mitchell)
One of the fastest-rising prospects in the 2013 class Plano Prestonwood's Mike Mitchell, a 6-4, 222-pound linebacker who's drawn offers and/or interest from schools like Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Notre Dame, USC and Oregon.
And Texas Longhorns receivers coach Darrell Wyatt recently visited Mitchell. Texas has not yet offered him a scholarship, but Mitchell said he hopes they continue to pursue him.
"The Longhorns are definitely a team I like," Mitchell said. "Texas is the school in our state. They're the big, key school. Everyone wants to play for Texas."
Besides Texas, Mitchell said he also likes TCU, Baylor and Texas A&M as well as Oregon, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Mississippi.
Free Rivals - Raekwon McMillan to make his own name at Challenge
"I don't want to be the best linebacker in my class," he said. "I want to be the best linebacker in the country right now."
The accolades are important to the Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County inside linebacker and he feels that his chance to take on the best players in the nation from June 22-24 at Atlanta's Lakewood Stadium will be a chance to take the next step in the process.
A step, he says, that involves getting out of the shadow of the current No. 2 player in the nation, Alabama-bound Reuben Foster.
"I am tired of being in his shadow," McMillan said. "When people write about me they compare me to him. Just because I am younger doesn't mean I can't compete with him and it doesn't mean I can't be better already.
"He is a beast and an awesome player but I am not the guy in the background, I am not the next Rueben Foster. I want to make sure that is known."
Mike Farrell's take:
McMillan is a ball of fury on film and is so good at reading angles, shooting the gap, and running down plays to the outside that he will cover a lot of ground at the event. He also has a chip on his shoulder and is tired of being compared to Reuben Foster so by playing on the same team in the same linebacker group, he can try to separate himself from the nation's No. 2 player and show his own strengths. He is arguably a top 10 player in the class of 2014 and this could be his way of cementing five star status of his own down the line when we rank the 2014 class. I really like the speed and quickness he shows as such a huge linebacker for his age.
Two-way linemen Sam Mustipher, from one of the most prestigious high school program in the country, Good Counsel (MD), is yet another 2014 player the Buckeye have set their sights on. Sam is standing out as the 2014 star player at Good Counsel, and gets to go up against star teammates Dorian O'Daniel and Kendall Fuller everyday this year, while getting to practice 2012 stars Stefon Diggs and Wes Brown last year.
- Sam has been working to get better this off-season: "I've been getting better daily in the weight room and in position specific drills."
- He has recently picked up offers from Hawaii and Rutgers. He also recently to Michigan and Mattison.
- Would like to visit Virginia, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan, South Carolina, and Clemson this summer.
- On Ohio State: "They're telling me I could end up playing offense, or defense."
- Want to make it to 4-5 camps, but isn't sure which he'll be attending at this point.
- No leaders: "I am weighing every option, it's early."
- No favorite team growing up: "I honestly just love the game."