- Derrick Green unofficially visits Tennessee & Vanderbilt
- Rasheen Jones & Darrien Howard attends Kentucky camp
- Treadwell on Michigan: “I love that school”
Scout $ - Raekwon McMillan with Busy Summer
- By Higdon.....Plans on visiting Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina & Ohio State.
Davonte James is a LB on Ohio State's radar for the class of 2014. It is a very talented linebacker class in 2014 but James will get some consideration from the Buckeyes. James was among the top 100 in 24/7 sports class of 2014 top 100 players. The linebacker from Springfield, OH will be one to keep an eye on going forward.
- Middle Linebacker in a 3-4 defense for Springfield H.S.
Played Quarterback as well last season, but that experiment is done
- Shows what kind of athlete Davonte James is
- Getting recruited by some schools as an Outside Linebacker
No offers yet
- Receiving interest from Ohio State, West Virginia, Boston College, Illinois, Bowling Green, Michigan, and Penn State
His contact with Ohio State is Coach Hinton
- Will be talking with him soon
- Will go to camp at Ohio State
- Also plans on visiting Illinois
- Factors in decision: Academics and the school/atmosphere
L.J. Scott last year was a standout running back for Marion Harding High School in Ohio. Scott is a power back but knows he can make moves in the open field as well. Scott claims he is a huge fan of the Big Ten, and even though he considers himself to be a power running back, would not pick schools based on the type of offense they run. Scott is currently in track and field right now. At the time I spoke with Scott he had just won districts in high jump and the 4x1 relay for Marion Harding. The next stop is the regional meet. How has the recruitment been for the football side of things?
"I do not have any offers right now but I'm receiving interest from a few schools like West Virginia, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse, and Cincinnati", said the talented running back. "Last year I went on visits to Michigan and Wisconsin to see them play a game. I will be going to camp at Ohio State and I'm also looking to make it to Tennessee, Cincinnati, and taking return trips to Michigan and Wisconsin."
L.J. Scott was also at the Ohio State spring game. How did that go for the ball carrier?
"It was a different kind of visit but I loved the atmosphere. I was amazed at how many people came to see them play even in the bad weather conditions. I got to talk to their strength and conditioning coach, Marotti, and he is a very intense guy."
Coach Tim Hinton, who used to coach at Marion Harding, Scott's high school, has been through his school to check in on him. He plans on calling Hinton at some point.
What will be the factors Scott considers when deciding on which school to attend?
"I will put a lot of emphasis on my education when choosing a college. I will look for somewhere that I feel comfortable that I can call home. I've quickly learned how the recruiting game is and how you have to do research and pick what school is actually good for you individually. When I was growing up I thought, I live in Ohio, so I will play for Ohio State no matter what if I have the opportunity. I know it's not like that now. I have to make the best choice for myself, whether that be Ohio State or not."
Scott has a really good head on his shoulders and I really enjoyed speaking with him. I will be keeping in touch with Scott and will inform you all if any updates occur.