- Ohio State offers '14 TE Tyler Luatua. Vanderbilt also offered today.
- Clemson offers Jordan Sherit
- Tra'Von Chapman names Arizona, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Northwestern, and Wisconsin as top choices
- Jonathan Allen commits to Alabama
- Tennessee & USC offers Vincent Jackson
- Villanova, NC State, California & UCF offers David Williams
- Oklahoma visit Crete Monee (LaQuon Treadwell)
- Louisville offers DeShone Kizer
- Luke Fickell stops at Alex Anzalone's school
- Wisconsin offers Tra'Von Chapman
- Wake Forest offers Jalen Ramsey
- Scottie Hazelton from USC calls Jaylon Smith
- Northwestern & Kanas offer Donovan Munger
Plainfield (IL) linebacker got one of the offers he covets recently. Coach Vrabel was at his school recently to watch him work out. He was told by his coach to call Vrabel and that is when he got the news.
- Garrett is #41 in 24/7 2014 top 100 players
- Ohio State offer, along with offers from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan State
- Will be attending camps at Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Illinois
- "Extremely excited" about the Buckeye offer
- Taking a couple visits to Michigan State and Notre Dame as well
Justin Brent of Speedway (IN) is a two-sport star who has seen recruiting interest pick up in football, to add to the interest he already has received in basketball. During his freshman years he took two basketball visits he was invited to in Indiana and Purdue. Obviously to be invited to take visits to those basketball schools he has the ability to play either sport he wants. Originally he was convinced he would play basketball but with several powerhouse programs showing interest in his ability on the gridiron he is leaning towards more of the football side of things. This past year was the first year in which he did not play AAU basketball so that he could focus on working out for football. Brent has seen recruiting take over for him, especially since he can play basketball or football at the Division I college level.
"It is tough because I am getting double the attention", said the talented receiver. "Coaches from each sport want to see me on campus. They also want to see what I can do in person. It is a bit overwhelming at times. I do not have any offers for football yet. I have interest though from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Minnesota, Illinois, Arkansas, Penn State, Michigan, Louisville, and Purdue. Ohio State is supposed to be at the school soon and I just talked to Lousiville coaches the other day. I have been to both Notre Dame and Louisville. I was at Notre Dame for the spring game which was sweet, and they were the first school to express interest in me in regards to football."
I asked Brent about his summer plans and what visits and camps he intends on being at.
"I will be at the ESPN camp on June 3rd. I also plan on going to camps at Notre Dame, Ohio State, Cincinnati, and Louisville."
When asked about his Ohio State interest, Brent had some interesting things to say.
"I do like Ohio State. I have not really talked to any of their coaches yet but I would like to. Coach Vrabel has just spoken to my coach a few times. I was actually a fan of Florida when I grew up because I love Tim Tebow, and I'm a big Urban Meyer fan."
Factors that Justin Brent will consider when choosing on what college to go to will be first and foremost academics. Brent would like to major in Broadcasting or Business Management. Comfortability with the campus and the coaching staff will also be instrumental for Brent.
Brent, at 6-foot-3 and 193 pounds, is a big, tall receiver that displays great hands. Brent says he also has pretty good speed and very good at catching the ball in traffic. The wide receiver said his last season was amazing and that he is just getting used to everything in terms of football and always trying to get better.
I will be staying in touch with Justin Brent throughout his recruitment so stay with us for all the updates on the 6-foot-3 wide receiver.
Elijah Daniel is an electrifying defensive end of Avon, Indiana with several offers. He visited Ohio State for the Spring Game. Daniel now has narrowed it to a top 15.
- Top 15 in no order: Indiana, Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Florida State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Clemson, Marshall, Kentucky, Arizona State, West Virginia, South Florida, Syracuse, and Georgia.
- Ohio State eliminated according to Elijah Daniel
Many search for the player that could potentially "blow up" following their junior season, just like Durham (NC) tight end Josh McNeil did this year. The player in the 2014 class that could potentially "blow up" is Cretin Derham Hall (MN) quarterback Ricardo Johnson III. Ricardo has yet to start a (varsity) game for the prestigious football program Cretin Derham Hall, the same school in which Chris Weinke, Joe Mauer, Michael Floyd, and current Notre Dame commit James Onwualu have called/call home. Despite never starting a (varsity) game, Ricardo has already scored his first offer from Hawaii. The Buckeyes have yet to show serious interest in Ricardo, but if they do, expect to see him camping at Ohio State in June. Keep a very close eye on Ricardo as his recruitment progresses, as I believe this is a player that will land a lot of big offers after he starts a couple of varsity games. Read on to find out more about which colleges Ricardo is interested in, while also learning about his game. Keep checking back for updates on this high-upside quarterback, as I will be keeping in contact with him throughout his recruitment.
How did your sophomore season go?
It went pretty well. I started on the JV team and threw 27 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and completed 84% of my passes.
How's recruiting going for right now? Who's expressing interest?
It's going great, I just picked up my first offer from Hawaii, and am talking to LSU, Notre Dame, Cal, Miami, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, and Minnesota.
Which teams would you like to hear from?
I still want to hear from Ohio State. It would definitely be interesting because I've seen the Buckeyes woop up on the Gophers for most of my life.
Where do you plan on camping? Is Ohio State a possibility?
I plan on camping at nearly every school that is expressing interest in me. I'll be kind of going on a trip around the country this summer to all of the different camps. If I get invited to Ohio State's camp, I would love to go.
You just scored your first offer. How did it feel?
I've been training 6-7 days a week for this; it was one of the most surreal moments in my life. All the hard work is paying off. Then to also the factor in that Coach Chow sees something good in me. He has developed many great quarterbacks. I really like that he thinks he can develop me into a great quarterback.
How pumped are you to finally be "the guy"?
It's going to be a great experience. I have been watching the team play as the water boy since 7th grade, so I'm definitely very excited.
What are the strongest aspects of your game?
Definitely my accuracy and my ability to read defenses.
What would you most like to improve?
If I could pick one thing to it would be to improve my decision making a little, meaning I can't be forcing things.
Do you have any leaders or timetable for a decision at this point?
No, I'm leaving my options open right now. I'm young, only a sophomore, I want to see more offers come my way before deciding on anything.
Who was your favorite team growing up?
I was a big fan of Notre Dame Michael Floyd was like an older brother to me, I work out with him when I was younger.
What will be the biggest factors in your decision?
I think number one overall the school I got to will need to be a good academic institution. Also important will be the chance to play early, and a team with solid receivers I could throw to.
What do you enjoy doing off the field?
I'm the captain of the chess team and sing in the choir.
What goals do you have for your junior season?
My goal for junior season is to win states. There have been many great quarterbacks to pass through here (Derham Hall) like Mauer and Weinke and I'd like to live up to the great tradition they started. I would also like to progress as the leader of our team.