- Cornelius Elder rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-28 win over MUS.
- Derrick Green is currently visiting Georgia. He plans to say through mid afternoon.
- Luke Fickel on which young LBs have stood out, he said Connor Crowell, Camren Williams, Joshua Perry.
- Bri'onte Dunn and Devin Smith also running back kickoffs
- WR Dominique Booth from Indianapolis Pike caught 11 passes for 136 yards and 2 TDs in a win over North Central last night
- James Quick opened the season with 8 catches for 116, including a 45 yard TD in a win over Brentwood (TN) Academy
- Marquez North says Gators & Tar Heels recruiting him the hardest
Przybylo's Mailbag: More on Mike Mitchell (insider espn)
Tom in Miami asks: I know things went well for Mike Mitchell on his visit. How close are we to getting him at this point?
Bob Przybylo: No doubt it was a good weekend for OU and four-star linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian). But I wouldn’t say the Sooners are close to getting his verbal at this point. It’s all about context. What last weekend did was put OU in the conversation, which is where it wasn’t at this point two weeks ago. Just because Tim Kish made a good impression on Mitchell doesn’t mean the same hasn’t occurred at other schools.
What is working in OU's favor is obviously the distance. With two of Mitchell's favorites being Ohio State and Florida State, those aren't exactly bus rides to get to from Plano.
Mitchell is good friends with teammate and Florida State commit Christian Morgan. Though Morgan has pledged to the Seminoles, he has always had good things to say about OU and its coaching staff. Now that Mitchell has seen it himself up close, that should help OU down the road.
Derrick Green Plans to Take an Official Visit to Michigan in October (bleacher report)
Before 5-star running back Derrick Green (Richmond, VA) visited the University of Michigan at the end of July, the Wolverines did not appear to be a serious contender for his services. However, that unofficial visit went so well the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect recently announced he will use one of his official visits to return to Ann Arbor on October 20.
Roughly two weeks ago, Green eliminated all but six of the schools vying for his services. In addition to the Wolverines, the nation’s No. 1 rated running back is still considering Auburn, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Oregon.
This weekend, the Hermitage High School senior is making unofficial visits to Auburn and Georgia, who could creep into the picture if they are able to blow Green away.
Green’s third trip to Michigan will give him a chance to see the Wolverines clash with arch rival Michigan State in a game that will play a significant role in determining the Legends Division champion in the Big Ten Conference this season.
Another school that will play host to Green this fall for an official visit is Oregon. The 6'0", 220-pounder labeled the Ducks as a “wild card” team when he released his top six schools.
“Right now, I’m just trying to find out what school I have the best relationship with, where I can go and see some early playing time,” Green informed Jason Stamm of HokieHaven.com on Thursday.
“I’m definitely looking at the depth chart more, see who they have coming in and in my recruiting class and stuff like that. Also, definitely academics.”
The recruiting process can often times be overwhelming for a prospect of Green’s caliber, but the Virginia native has not been bothered by the attention and is intent on taking things slow in order to make the best decision for his future on and off the football field.
"It’s not overwhelming or anything like that," Green said. "It’s fun and I’m enjoying the process. I could be without this process, could not be No. 1, but it’s a blessing to be No. 1."
All of this is great news for Michigan, who appears to be the favorite to land Green out of his six finalists after his visit their last month.
As always things can change, but if Green loves the game day atmosphere at Michigan as much as he enjoyed bonding with several of the Wolverines class of 2013 commits during the Barbecue at the Big House it will be tough for him to turn down a chance to don the maize and blue.
Green enjoyed his unofficial visit to Georgia on Saturday afternoon and let the writers at UGASports.com know exactly how well it went via text message.
"It was a great visit! I enjoyed every part of it," Green said. "I rate it a 10."
Green went on to say the Bulldogs have a "very high chance" of getting an official visit, but he's "going to have to wait and see when I drop my next list".
Bri'onte Dunn acquitted of disorderly conduct charge (Canton rep)
Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn had his day in Municipal Court on Friday, where a magistrate acquitted him of disorderly conduct.
Magistrate Jean Madden found the evidence insufficient after hearing from four witnesses, including Dunn, during a bench trial. The disorderly conduct charge was a minor misdemeanor and didn’t carry any jail time.
Madden found Dunn, 19, guilty of traffic violations involving license plate illumination and not wearing a seatbelt, for which she fined him $60 plus court costs.
The case stemmed from a July 28 incident in which police stopped a car Dunn was driving after it allegedly almost hit a police cruiser at a blinking red light.
Police said they found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the car, which was registered to Dunn’s mother, and initially cited Dunn and his 18-year-old passenger for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
But a review of the evidence didn’t support those charges, according to the city Law Department, and Dunn was charged with disorderly conduct.
During Friday’s trial, Law Director Andrew Zumbar called three witnesses: Police officer Robert Rajcan; Dunn’s passenger that night, McKensey Cross; and Dunn’s mother, Donna Hatcher.
Cross, who pleaded no contest last week to disorderly conduct, said she and Dunn were both smoking marijuana.
Hatcher told the court the marijuana was in her car before she loaned the vehicle to her son, but said she didn’t know how it got there, according to Zumbar.
When Dunn took the stand, he denied smoking marijuana, and defense attorney Eugene O’Byrne presented the results of a drug test showing Dunn was negative for marijuana and other drugs after the incident.
While that testimony concerned the circumstances of the traffic stop, the disorderly conduct charge was based on Dunn almost striking the police cruiser and then impeding the flow of traffic for about 25 minutes as police searched for marijuana.
Madden ruled that those facts were insufficient to support a conviction.
After the verdict, Zumbar said he wouldn’t ask Judge Robert Lavery to review Madden’s decision.
Dunn, a GlenOak High School graduate and standout football player, is a freshman at Ohio State.
Dunn returned to Columbus Friday afternoon. O’Bryne said his client was consistent in maintaining that he didn’t smoke marijuana and the drugs found didn’t belong to him.
“He was happy to see the (legal) system work,” O’Bryne said.