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All the 2013 Ohio State commits truly have to do at this point is fax their letter of intent to the Buckeyes in February. But many members of the group are not finished visiting Columbus in the meantime.
Defensive tackle Billy Price (Youngstown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch) has been under wraps for almost five months with the school. Dual-threat quarterback J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider) told Ohio State he wanted to be a Buckeye in the middle of April.
Both have made arrangements to be at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp on July 27.
RB Derrick Green of Richmond, VA has narrowed his list. He calls it his lucky 13. They are Clemson, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Miami, Pitt, Michigan, Virginia Tech and Ohio State. Green just returned home from the Nike Opening in Oregon where his side won the 7-on-7 tournament. He will get very little rest as he plans to visit several schools this month. On the itinerary are Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Michigan and Pitt. "I've been to Ohio State and Michigan before," said Green. "It'll be my first time at the other schools." Green plans to narrow his list one more time before the season begins. As for how many will make the list he said, "I'm not really sure to be honest with you. I just know I want to get it down." The Tigers remain high on his list and Green plans to attend a game at Death Valley this season. He is unsure of how many official visits he will take before making a decision. "I haven't even thought that far ahead," Green said. He has no favorites.
With scholarship offers from 16 Division I schools, Taivon Jacobs has plenty to think about when it comes to making a college decision.
And that’s exactly what he plans on doing the rest of the summer when he’s not working out or running track. The speedy wide receiver – many have dubbed him the fastest prospect in Maryland in the class of 2013 – wants to dwindle his list of 16 suitors down to a top five before the end of summer and the start of his senior season at Suitland.
“I’m going to narrow my list down soon,” Jacobs said. “I don’t know the exact date but definitely before the end of the summer. I want to make a top five.”
Jacobs will take his final visit of the summer Friday, a one-day camp at Auburn, before starting the process of trimming his list. With offers from much more heralded programs, such as Florida State, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State, do the Terps stand a chance to make it in his top five?
“Oh yeah, most definitely,” Jacobs said. “I’m definitely interested in them. It’s good to stay in your home town and play for your home school, put on for your city.”
As for who will eventually make it into his top five, Jacobs was noncommittal. However, he did concede the coaches he has been in touch with the most are Zach Smith from Ohio State, Lee Hull from Maryland, Daron Roberts from West Virginia and Scott Booker from Notre Dame.
“Me and coach Hull have a great relationship,” Jacobs said. “We always talk, and he’s always messaging me on Facebook. We keep in touch all the time.”
At 5-foot-10, 160-pounds, Jacobs runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.3-second range. As a junior, he recorded 35 catches for 921 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Rivals Free Video - Barker brings home MVP hardware from Dallas
DESOTO, Texas - Class of 2014 quarterback Drew Barker has continued to have a stellar summer as he gets ready to enter his junior year of high school. The 6-foot-3, 204 pound quarterback already has half a dozen offers and is picking up more and more interest from BCS programs.
Over the weekend Barker made the trip from Burlington (Ky.) to the Dallas metroplex to take part of the first annual Rivals Underclassmen Challenge and the big time quarterback did not disappoint bringing home the "Sleeper Award", but Barker admitted after the camp it came down to the coaches not wanting to have two MVPs at quarterback but still wanting to honor Barker for being one of the top performers of the camp.
Barker has not been shy about his interest in Ohio State and has made a couple of trips to Columbus (Ohio) over the past couple of months but as of yet no offer is in hand. Barker plans to make one more trip to Ohio State at the end of the month for Urban Meyer's first Friday Night Lights camp at Ohio State.
We caught up with Barker after the camp to have him break down his performance over the weekend and get his feelings about how his recruiting is going and some insight as to when he would like to end it all and announce a decision of where he will play college football.
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The image is disturbing to fans of college football. ESPN 150 quarterback Shane Morris (Warren, Mich./De La Salle Prep), a Michigan commit, is sitting next to ESPN 300 defensive back Jayme Thompson (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic), an Ohio State commit.
The two, Morris wearing his Michigan Swag shirt and Thompson decked out in the Scarlet and Gray, are laughing, joking, sipping smoothies, basically hanging out as friends.
The scenario is replayed at camps and 7-on-7 tournaments across the nation. Prospects committed to rival schools are befriending each other at an alarming rate. While the fans of their prospective programs still harbor plenty of bitterness toward each other, such venom has not spread to the next generation of college football players.
"I guess they became pretty good friends during the camps," said ESPN 150 cornerback Jourdan Lewis (Detroit/Cass Technical), another Michigan commit. "It's hard when you see a lot of the same people at the camps to not walk up to them and say 'What's up.'"
Lewis high-fived fellow ESPN 150 cornerback and Ohio State commit Eli Woodard (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern). The two were teammates on the Field Generals for the 7-on-7 competition at The Opening.
"Right now, Eli and I are doing our thing in the secondary, and we want to win this event," Lewis said. "He's a cool guy. Sure he's a Buckeye, but he's still a cool guy."
Back in the days of Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, a Michigan man would never refer to an Ohio State man as a cool guy. He wouldn't refer to him at all. These days, he wouldn't even call him an Ohio State man, as current Michigan coach Brady Hoke refers to his Big Ten rival school simply as "Ohio."
What would Hoke and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer think of this sort of camaraderie between their future players?
"I don't think Coach Hoke would like it very much," said Michigan defensive end commit Taco Charlton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central). "I mean it's tough for me because I live in Ohio and I have to deal with it all the time.
"And in Pickerington, you have a lot of guys that went to OSU and guys like me and Jake [Butt] that chose Michigan. Everywhere I go, I generally see an Ohio State guy, and after a while, you just have to make nice and be friends. We're a little mixed up."
But are they friends forever or friends for now?
"Listen, I'm going to hate those guys for the next three to four years, believe that," Charlton said. "Right now, out here in Oregon, it's cool because we're competing and having a good time, but next year in November, there won't be a lot of friends on the field."
There is hope, and it comes from the words spoken by ESPN 300 running back Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs). Not living in Ohio or Michigan has given the 6-foot, 197-pound future Buckeye some perspective.
"They might be friends because they all live together," Elliott said. "I know Cam Burrows and Mike ... umm ... I don't know his last name [McCray], but I know they are teammates, so that's probably part of the reason they are cool.
"I don't know what the rest of this is about. Whatever it is, I know it better end by the time we get to Columbus because Coach Meyer isn't going to be about no friends on the other side. He wants victories and championships, and I'll gladly walk over Michigan to get both."
The more this unholy alliance is examined, the seeds of distrust creep in. Are Michigan prospects and Ohio State prospects merely using each other, only to show their true colors next fall?
One can only hope.
"Right now everyone is cool," Woodard said. "But we'll see who's really cool next year.
"Could I be suckering a few of those guys into a false sense of security? Maybe. Right now, we'll just shake hands, but next year, if they go for a handshake, I don't know what I'll do."