- In discus throwing, Fitch's Billy Price finished second after winning the districts. After he threw his final disc, Price walked over to his family and coach T.J. Koniowsky with a disgruntled look, stating he underestimated his opponents. "I kind of overthought this meeting," Price said. "I thought I was going to be a walk-in and just didn't take to the full potential what these guys could actually do."
- Ethan Pocic unofficially visits LSU
- Joe Seumalo from Oregon State visits Woodbridge (Va.) High School (Da'Shawn Hand)
- Arkansas offers Darius Latham
- Brad Salem from Michigan State evaluates Travis Johnson
- Michigan offers Jeb Blazevich
- Penn State offers Marcus Ball
- North Carolina visits Lewis Neal
- Florida offer Quin Blanding
- Utah offers Tyler Luatua
- Quin Blanding invited to "The Opening", a summer all-star camp on the Nike Campus.
BN $ - Come On Up Michael Hill
- By BK...visiting in early June and his father again states OSU is his top choice.
Rivals $ - Buckeyes on trail of Texas cornerback (Nick Watkins)
- Says he doesn't know much about OSU but is eager to learn...talks about the majors he is looking at and talks about his skill set as a corner.
Scout $ - Greg Gilmore Down to Five
- LSU, Florida, USC, Alabama, and Clemson.
Rivals $ - Muschamp speaks with Rivals100 end (Jordan Sherit)
- From the Florida site...spoke with coaches from Florida and Georgia Tech recently...has started to eliminate a few schools...Florida State wants to see him in person before offering.
- By GH...talks about track and trying to break Mack Tudor's state record in the discus...talks about how poor his junior season was because of walking pneumonia...will be at the camp in June.
Don't expect a signature moment when Robert Foster makes his college decision. No television cameras will be necessary.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley head coach Mark Lyons said his superstar receiver won't have a lineup of hats in front of him when he announces his commitment, likely sometime this fall. The nation's second-best receiver prospect in the country will try to break the news quietly. That's just his nature.
Lyons describes Foster as the very opposite of the typical diva receiver football fans have come to expect. Foster isn't comfortable with interviews and – believe it or not – is quite modest.
Never a dull moment this spring at Scottsdale Desert Mountain, as Ohio State football coaches swept through today to watch 2014s Kyle Allen throw to Mark Andrews.
Ohio State quickly offered the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Andrews, but told Desert Mountain coach Tony Tabor they would have to wait for the big guy -- head coach Urban Meyer -- to see Allen in person before they can offer him.
"I tell you what, Kyle is right there with Mark," Tabor said. "The head guy has to call the shot on the quarterback a lot of times. Kyle is going to Ohio State's camp this summer. Once he walks on campus, they're going to offer him."
Andrews is up to seven offers (Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona) and Allen has four (Boise State, Oklahoma State, UCLA, North Carolina).
Andrews said his recruiting has picked up based on his sophomore football film and college coaches coming to Desert Mountain to see him in spring workouts. The Ohio State offer, he says, is huge.
"I'm definitely interested in them," Andrews said.
Andrews is devoting much of his time to getting stronger and faster for football. He said he throws every week with Allen.
Tabor said he is pleased with both players for staying grounded through the recruiting craze that has never hit Desert Mountain this big before.
"I feel blessed to get those two good kids," Tabor said. "They're such good kids. Coaches comment about how respectful they are. They're good students. They're good for the team. They realize if they don't have those big boys up front blocking for them, they wouldn't get any of this."
Andrews said he is surprised by all of the early interest from major colleges.
"It's a new thing for me," he said. "I'm taking it as it comes. I'm working on getting stronger and faster and gettinbg the mental part of the game down."
Desert Mountain won't play in Saturday's Chandler Hamilton Under Armour 7-on-7 tournament, but will be at the University of Arizona the following Saturday for a 7-on-7 passing tourney. Tabor said with this being Memorial Day weekend, he wanted his players to use the weekend to "chill" and come back strong for three consecutive weekends of tournaments.
- Cave Creek Cactus Shadows 2013 receiver Kyle Gladstone, 6-4, 205, said he has gained 18 pounds since he underwent surgery in early September to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in a knee. He said San Diego State is interested in him as a tight end, which means he would have to pack on some weight. He said he is open to playing anywhere, but says his metabolism is so fast that it's hard for him to gain weight.
"I am behind the eight ball in recruiting," Gladstone said. "I didn't have a junior season. I have to get my name out there. I'm looking to get bigger this summer and have a blow-out senior season."
The Buckeyes would like to take two tight ends in the 2013 class, and Hillside (NC) High School tight end, Josh McNeil is the last on the board for the Buckeyes. Josh his a high upside prospect that has "blown up" following his junior season, which was his first playing football. I quickly talked with Josh about his leaders, visit to Ohio State, his upcoming decision, and more! Josh and I will be chatting again after his visit, which is in a couple of weeks. Make sure to chat back for that.
- Coach Withers was at Hillside checking in on Josh this past Thursday.
- Visiting Ohio State June 21st.
- On what he's looking forward to seeing on the visit: "Talking to Coach Meyer face-to-face. Also seeing if I'd want to call Ohio State home for 4 years of my life, I need to feel comfortable there."
- What he likes about Ohio State: "The chance to win a championship and Urban Meyer."
- Also visiting Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Miami before he decides.
- How big is Alabama's lead? "I would say it's only a small lead."
- On leaders: "Alabama is on top, there's really no order after that."
- Deciding July 5th at "The Opening" in Oregon.
- Will he take officials after he decides? "I will be done with recruiting after I decide July 5th at "The Opening."
- In MY opinion, still in the running: Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Miami, and Georgia.
Offensive line is one major area of need for the Buckeyes. While you will probably see three offensive linemen in the 2013 class, that will not be enough to fix the issues along the offensive line. One potential target in the 2014 class is Hazelwood Central (MO) offensive linemen Rod Johnson. Standing at 6'7" 310 pounds, Rod is one of the top offensive linemen in the class of 2014. While Rod has yet to have too much contact with the Buckeyes, look for things on that front to pick up in the very near future, as Rod is one of those "can't miss" prospects in the 2014 class. I had the chance to chat with Rod earlier this evening, we chatted about his recruitment, potential visits, and more! Make sure to keep a close eye on Rod, as I'm sure you'll see the Buckeyes extend him an offer in the not too distant future. I will be keeping in-touch with Rod throughout his recruitment, make sure to check back for more updates on this standout 2014 offensive linemen.
- On sophomore season: "It went good, but we could definitely get better as a team."
- Recruiting thus far: "Its been going good, there are a lot of schools coming at me. I have offers from Missouri, Iowa, and Michigan."
- Communication with Ohio State? "My coach is supposed to be contacting them soon. Right now I'm just getting my tape out to coaches."
- Interest in Ohio State (if offered): "I would consider them very strongly. Just as strong as all the other options I will have."
- Summer visits: "I will be going to Missouri. I also want to get out out to Iowa and Michigan, but nothing is set right now."
- Camps: "I'm not planning on going to any camps this summer, except for the Missouri camp, which is coming up on June 3rd."
- Favorite team growing up? "I didn't root for anyone, I just enjoyed the competition every school showed."
- Factors: "I look for academics, the football program, how players act, coaches, dorms, and playing close to home will also definitely be important."
- No timetable for decision.
- Free time: "I like to lift weights and hang out with my teammates."
- Strengths: "The strongest part is when the offensive line comes together as when and does work."
- Improvements: "I would like to work on my technique, footwork, and everything else really. I just want to become a better player as a whole."
- Goals: "My goals would be to get better as a team, and have fun."