- Johnson and teammate Jalin Marshall are hoping to get the Middies into the top five as a team. Both are in the long jump at noon today. Marshall is in the high jump at 3 p.m. **UPDATE: Marshall is state champ in the long jump. Jalin also tied for 4th in the high jump**
- Da'Shawn Hand to unofficially visit Virginia Tech & Virginia
- Maurice Hurst Jr. unofficially visits Michigan
- Jaylon Smith committed to Notre Dame
- Laquon Treadwell unofficially visits Illinois
- Maurice Hurst Jr. commits to Michigan during his visit
- Tashawn Bower unofficial visit to Auburn
- Devon Allen leaves week from Wednesday for qualifying meet to make World Junior Team, Devon Allen won the 110 high hurdles, 200 meters and ran leg on winning 4x100 relay at Caribbean Scholastic Invite today in Puerto Rico.
- Drew Barker says his recent visit to Penn State "went really good."
- The nation's top recruit Robert Nkemdiche will unofficially visit Mississippi State tomorrow
- Kyle Meadows "It's offical that I'm going to Ohio state camp next week to work for that offer"
- Shelton Gibson took 5th in the D1 state finals in the 100 m dash today running a 10.99
- Billy Price took 7th in the discus at state today
'14 LB Michael Ferns First three visits:
- James Quick says favs, IN ORDER, are Louisville, Ohio State & Oregon
- Henry Poggi set to make his college decision Monday @ 10am. He is the next Michigan commit.
- Cincinnati the latest to offer '14 LB Michael Ferns
Warren Central High School senior-to-be linebacker Tim Kimbrough might not be close to making a college choice yet, but he does have an early favorite among schools that have offered scholarships.
Kimbrough and his parents are planning a second unofficial visit to Georgia on July 13.
"That's my top school right now, and I'm just going to take a lot more visits," Kimbrough said.
He received offers from Arizona State and Syracuse last week and has offers from all the Big Ten schools except Ohio State, Michigan and Northwestern. He also has offers from Florida, Oklahoma and Arkansas, among others.
Kimbrough's defensive coordinator, Steve Tutsie, was named the Warriors' interim head coach Thursday.
"He's been running everything already, so we were (already) looking at him as a head coach," Kimbrough said.
Taquan Mizzell is an elite running back out of the state of Virginia. His intial ranking among scouting services has received a huge boost after he tore up the camp and combine circuit. Most recently, he was bumped up to the #43 player in the country by Rivals. A few days ago Mizzell announced his top 10 schools. I caught up with Taquan to discuss his top 10 and more in his recruitment.
- Top 10 in no particular order: West Virginia, Virginia, Miami, Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Illinois, NC State, and North Carolina
- Notre Dame most recent to offer: Excited about that offer and has them in top 10. Mizzell is excited and feels the same about every offer he receives though.
- Thrilled and excited to reap the benefits of his camp performance. Mizzell said it was nice to see his hard work pay off.
- His size right now is 5-foot-10 and 187 pounds.
- Will also be attending the Rivals 5 star challenge in Atlanta, The Opening, and Gridiron Kings.
- Will have a plan for visits sometime soon
- Mizzell: "There is no order to my top 10 but I like Ohio State because of my interaction with their coaches. I talk to Urban, Coach Drayton, and Coach Smith. I have talked to Urban about 3 different times and he just wants me to get to Columbus for a visit."
- When asked who was recruiting him the hardest, he said it was close but probably Virginia, NC State, and West Virginia
Mizzell will inform me of his summer visit schedule when he has it 100% planned and you will receive that information as soon as I get it. Could be interesting the way it plays out.
Ohio State TE Jake Stoneburner, OL Jack Mewhort Arrested
Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jake Stoneburner was arrested on Saturday morning. The details of the arrest are not yet available.
Jun 2, 2012 - The Ohio St. Buckeyes football team is unlikely to be terribly pleased that one of their players was arrested in Shawnee Hills, Ohio over the weekend.
10TV in Ohio reports that senior tight end Jake Stoneburner was arrested on Saturday. The charge in the arrest was a count of obstructing official business. There are no details immediately available as to the nature of the charge in question or to the arrest.
Via VINELink, it is apparent that Stoneburner has already been released from custody on a bond.
Stoneburner was slated to be at the top of the tight end depth chart in the coming 2012 season. It is unclear how this arrest will affect his status with the team, if at all.
Stoneburner had a solid season in 2011, catching 14 passes for 193 yards and seven touchdowns. he has 37 career catches as a Buckeye.
Update 4:15: SB Nation's Bill Hanstock reports that Jake Stoneburner has been released on bond.
As for the obstructing official business, here's a nice definition for you:
"(A) No person, without privilege to do so and with purpose to prevent, obstruct, or delay the performance by a public official of any authorized act within the public official's official capacity, shall do any act that hampers or impedes a public official in the performance of the public official's lawful duties.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of obstructing official business. Except as otherwise provided in this division, obstructing official business is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If a violation of this section creates a risk of physical harm to any person, obstructing official business is a felony of the fifth degree."
Update #2 8:05: It has now been released from 10TV that offensive lineman Jack Mewhort was also arrested with Stoneburner.
"Tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort were arrested at about 9:30 a.m. by the Shawnee Hills police near the Bogey Inn, 10TV News reported.
A third man, Austin Barnard, was also charged. He is not affiliated with the football program.
Police told 10TV News that two officers saw the three men who they believed were urinating between buildings. The officers attempted to talk with them but they ran away.
Two of them were captured while they were crouched in between vehicles, police said. The third person was found hiding in nearby woods after officers threatened to use a police dog."
All three were released about a little more than an hour later after posting $2,000 bond, according to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.
6'1 195 pound safety C.J. Reavis is an up and coming star in the class of 2014. The safety comes from Chester, Virginia. He is beginning to rake in offers from several elite programs and there will definitely be more to come. Reavis had a good sophomore season leading Thomas Dale H.S. to the 3rd round of the playoffs in the state of Virginia before losing to Hermitage H.S., home of 2013 running back Derrick Green, and current Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant. Ohio State certainly knows this area on the recruiting trail. Here are the highlights to my conversation with C.J. Reavis.
- 5 offers in total: Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, NC State, and Boston College
- Also receiving interest from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Cincinnati, Miami, and Clemson
- Was also a fan of South Carolina and LSU growing up, so he is hoping for offers from them
- Has talked to Coach Zach Smith of Ohio State
- Supposed to call Urban Meyer at some point (an offer could come at that point)
- Supposed to be at Ohio State on June 21st to meet the coaching staff
- Has already visited Virginia Tech and Virginia
- Visits this summer: Clemson, Miami, Ohio State, and Michigan
- Also camping at Alabama
- He is a ballhawking Safety. From Reavis: "Where ever the ball is, that's where I'll be."
- Factors in college choice: Academics - wants to major in Sports Marketing or Journalism
- Also from Reavis: "I want to compete for championships."
- On Ohio State: "My interest in the Buckeyes are very high. I know Curtis Grant who played at Hermitage who is now a linebacker for them. They have a tremendous history of winning, always competing for championships, and they've been good for a long time."
- Reavis said the schools sticking out to him so far are Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Alabama, and Michigan."
I talked with 2014 Texas OT Demetrius Knox recently. Knox is going to be amongst the best offensive offensive tackles for the class of 2014. A lot of buzz has been out recently on what his summer visit schedule would be like. I exchanged a few messages with Demetrius to confirm that schedule. Also, remember, Demetrius did grow up in Ohio. He is a native of Springfield, Ohio and moved to Texas when he was in the 7th grade. My last update with Knox, he iterated that Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, and UCLA were the 4 schools sticking out.
- Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, and UCLA still sticking out. Said Oregon is right up there with those schools now.
- Will for sure visit Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida, and Alabama
- About the visit to Ohio State: "A visit I want to make but it is not set in stone yet. It's a maybe."
A lot of conflicting reports out there saying that Knox would visit Columbus for sure this summer so that should clarify things up.