- '13 WR Paul Harris has an offer from Ohio State
- Treadwell was in Auburn Hills, MI with his Core6 teammates this past weekend for the IMG 7-on-7 Regionals, and he did an interview with 247Sports' Steve Witflong where he said he was down to 10, with 4 schools sticking out in Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.
- ATH Jalen Hurd of TN says Alabama is on top but Ohio State is now No. 2. Vols & Vandy are right there, he adds.
- Georgia Tech offers Lewis Neal
- Frank Herron to announce his college choice between Clemson, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State and Tennessee on June 1.
- Ethan Pocic commits to LSU
- Oklahoma offers Michael Ferns
- Wisconsin offers Kc McDermott
- In the 100, Khoury Crenshaw of the Comets beat out Shelton Gibson of the Tigers for first place with his time of 10.56. Gibson's time was 10.67. Crenshaw came back to win the 200 as three of the top four were area runners. Crenshaw's time of 21.48 couldn't be beat. Gibson was third in 21.73 and Kenston's Darryl Richards was fourth in 21.82.
- Top for Travis Johnson Michigan State, Auburn, Mississippi State, NC State, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Vanderbilt, West Virginia & Clemson
- '13 player to watch for Ohio State is LB Larry Butler III of East Arizona JC, Buckeyes' interest has picked up. Will visit Ohio State and thinks there's a very good chance he'll get an offer.
BN$--Super Soph LB Has OSU On Top (Clifton Garrett)
- Clifton says tOSU is his leader but he wants to take a few visits and decide after his junior season.
Scout $ - Spring Spotlight: Vonn Bell
- Simmons provides a scouting report & says Vonn plans on trimming his list soon. Several practice video clips are also included.
Scout $ - In Focus: Joey Bosa
- Video & scouting report by Simmons.....Says the staff came to watch his scrimmage on 5/24, where he shined with 3 or 4 sacks. Talks about what separated Ohio State from the rest & says no where else he visited compares. Several schools are still recruiting him, but says he's 100% Buckeye unless something drastic was to happen at Ohio State. Has high expectations for the program going forward.
Scout $ - Will Tyler Luatua follow his brother?
- By Biggins....Likes the idea of playing with his brother at Alabama, but says he also likes the idea of staying closer to home. Top schools right now are Alabama, USC, BYU & Utah. No timetable for a decision.
Updated Rivals 100
13. Cam Burrows
19. Eli Woodard
20. Joey Bosa
48. Jalin Marshall
*Derrick Green & Jaylon Smith picked up a 5th star*
Jalen Hurd is a rising prospect in the class of 2014 out of Nashville, Tennessee. He is receiving a lot of attention, and rightfully so. Hurd last year accumulated over 1600 rushing yards and 450 receiving yards. Along with those accomplishments, Hurd also scored 28 overall touchdowns Hurd played running back, was split out wide, and will also play safety this upcoming season. The recruiting of Hurd is astonishing giving the prestige of programs that have offered.
"So far I have been offered by Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Mississippi State, and North Carolina", said the talented offensive player.
I asked Jalen about what he thought about Ohio State so far early on.
"It is absolutely amazing to get an offer from Ohio State. I actually just got off the phone with Coach Meyer. I called him and he expressed to me that he really wanted me to become a Buckeye and that they were definitely interested in me. He told me about the school, the program, the academics, the accomplishments, and how the spring game went. Urban is definitely a great coach and Ohio State will definitely be a huge player in my recruitment. I was actually a bit of an Ohio State fan growing up and I really followed the program when they had Terrelle Pryor there. I think Urban will do a great job there."
Hurd has already been to Alabama, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. He also plans on visiting Ohio State for the summer.
Getting a great education and stability in coaching and the program will play a key role in the recruitment of Jalen Hurd. He also said location will play a role as well and that Ohio State is a very good "in-between" distance from home that he is looking for.
2013 RB Taquan Mizzell
- Will announce his summer visits sometime next week
2013 OL Dorian Johnson
- Going to camps at Penn State and Pittsburgh in 2 weeks
- Visiting Ohio State June 23rd
2014 WR Dominique Booth
- Could be receiving new offers soon from Minnesota, Arkansas, Stanford, and Nebraska
2014 ATH Jalen Hurd
- Might be attending the Rivals Elite Camp at end of June
- Definitely attending camps at Ohio State and Alabama
- Has top 2 of Alabama and Ohio State
2014 OL Mason Cole
- Knows he will be camping at Clemson, South Carolina, and Florida State
2014 OT Jimmy Byrne
- Told me he has 4 schools sticking out: Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Illinois
- Visiting a lot of them in June which should give him a good idea of where he wants to go
- Will keep his options open
- A decision should come after his junior season
2014 RB Devine Redding
- Michigan at school last week showed interest. Want him to come to camp.
- Definitely going to camp at Alabama on June 3rd.
2014 Safety Devon Rogers
- Definitely going to camp at Cincinnati and Ohio State
- Also trying to schedule a visit to Notre Dame
2014 WR Tyre Brady
- Will definitely be camping at Ohio State and Florida State
These days it’s tough to find a college football team that isn’t interested in landing Da’Shawn Hand. The sophomore from Woodbridge (Va.) has more than 30 offers from Alabama to Stanford and just about everywhere in between.
It’s easy to see why. Hand is as gregarious off the field as he is ferocious on it. And on the field, he’s a sight to be seen. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound defensive end put up a ridiculous 21 sacks to go with his 84 tackles this past fall. The Vikings finished with a 6-4 record, but expectations for this season are much higher.
It’s numbers like those that have made Hand one of the most popular athletes in the Class of 2014. Following his impressive performance at the Baltimore NFTC, Hand took down Top Underclassman honors as well as an invite to The Opening at the Nike Headquarters in July, and he has some speculating he could be the nation’s No. 1 recruit next season.
None of this, however, has gotten to Hand’s head. Despite all the offers and attention, Hand says he’s still got plenty to prove. What’s left for the stellar soph? We’ll let him tell you as we Get Familiar with Da’Shawn Hand.
ESPNHS: What was your reaction when you were told you got an invite to The Opening?
Hand: I was just shocked and honored. I’ve seen clips of The Opening on YouTube and ESPN, and I was excited to be a part of it. The top 150 players in the country, and it’s Nike, so you can’t do better than that.
ESPNHS: What are some things you felt you did that impressed the coaches at the event?
Hand: My technique, footwork and balance and stuff were good. I felt pretty good, overall, but I definitely noticed what I needed to improve on.
ESPNHS: Was there one event you felt like you really shined in?
Hand: The one-on-ones, definitely, in terms of the competition. It was a good learning experience for me. I went up against some great offensive linemen.
ESPNHS: What are some things you feel like you learned from the coaches at the Baltimore event?
Hand: There was a lot. There were a lot of very, very good coaches and they influenced me a lot. There were some pass rushing techniques and a lot of just basic knowledge of the game. It was cool just to see how they look at everything and just seeing what they did. It was a nice learning experience.
ESPNHS: Your popularity has skyrocketed this summer. Do you feel like a lot has changed?
Hand: I don’t really worry about that stuff. I just try to focus on improving myself as a player, as a student and as a person.
ESPNHS: Tell us a little about your summer, what else do you have planned?
Hand: Oh man, the summer is going to be really busy. I’m going to some camps at Virginia Tech and at Alabama, and I’m headed to The Opening on July 5 … and after that, it’s back to practice to get ready for the fall season.
ESPNHS: What’s the goal for Woodbridge this season?
Hand: We want to win states, have the No. 1 defense in the state, be ranked No. 1 in scoring defense and just be dominant.
ESPNHS: Oh that’s it, huh?
Hand: Our defense has a lot of returners, and our offense is piecing things together. I think during two-a-days they’ll get that all sorted out.
ESPNHS: You’re going to be one of the leaders this fall. Is that something you’re looking forward to?
Hand: I’m definitely looking forward to seeing my team grow. A lot of people say I’m going to be the one that other teams targeted, but we have a lot of pieces on defense. If those other teams don’t worry about a lot of our other key players, they’ll get beat, and then they’ll stop worrying about me as much.
ESPNHS: What else do you have planned for this summer other than football?
Hand: Definitely hitting up some amusement parks. I love roller coasters. No matter where I go, I always have to find the best roller coasters. I even get the fast pass so I can get right to the front of the line. Maybe the next time we talk, we’ll do our interview on a roller coaster. I bet we’d be the first guys to try that.
School: Woodbridge (Va.)
Position: Defensive end
Athlete: Jason Pierre-Paul
Video Game: NCAA Football 12
Pre-Game Song: Anything that cranks with a nice bass