- Louisiana-Lafayette offers Drew Barker
- Da'Shawn Hand could be taking unofficial to WVU this weekend with teammate Mike Majette
- Georgia Tech offers Christopher Worley
- Iowa offers Mikale Wilbon
- Indiana offers Jimmy Byrne
- Georgia Tech & Cincinnati offers Marshon Lattimore
- Enjoyed his first ever college football game at The Shoe this past weekend...also hearing from Oregon, Florida, Florida State, Washington, Nebraska and Indiana...plans to go to another OSU game and the game at MSU next weekend against ND.
Massillon duo ready for OSU football (espn insider)
Massillon, Ohio, has always been a football crazy town, but nothing prepared Washington High juniors Nathaniel Devers and Marcus Whitfield for what they saw Saturday.
On unofficial visits to Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ 31-16 win over the University of Central Florida, the duo walked away wowed after their first trip to The Horseshoe.
“That place is wild,” Whitfield said. “It was nuts. I walked down through that tunnel and looked around and the student section was packed. Everything was packed.”
Devers, an offensive guard for the Tigers, echoed that statement and was amazed by the atmosphere before, during and after the game.
"It was cool. It was pretty exciting," Devers said. "They showed how dedicated they were. It was raining before the game and the game was still sold out. It turned out to be a beautiful day."
D'Andre Payne high on the Buckeyes (espn insider)
D’Andre Payne (Washington D.C./Howard D. Woodson) estimates he’s up to 29 offers now. But the 5-foot-9, 169-pound cornerback still keeps coming back to that scarlet and gray.
While the junior has said he won’t break down a final five list until after the season, he likes what he sees in Ohio State.
“It’s a good coaching staff,” Payne said Saturday before his game with Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward. “Coach Urban Meyer is a great coach. I went up there for a visit and liked what I saw. Coach Kerry Coombs is a high-intensity coach and I like that.”
Ohio State Recruiting: 2014 In-State Targets (The Buckeye Battle Cry)
Jim Tressel led Ohio State to a decade of unparalleled success on the football field.
There were numerous factors which contributed to that domination, but many fans look largely to Tressel’s focus on recruiting in the state of Ohio as the primary source of his success.
There is no doubt about it, the quality of high school football in Ohio is one of the major forces that helped turn the Buckeyes into the football juggernaut that we all know and love today.
There is also no question that Jim Tressel utilized that home-grown advantage to the fullest.
The days of Tressel roaming the sidelines in Columbus are obviously over, however, and with his departure goes his recruiting style and philosophy.
Enter Urban Meyer, who has been much more aggressive in identifying and offering out-of-state talent early in the recruiting cycle.
Fritts, Berger dream in scarlet and gray (espn insider)
Brandon Fritts (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and his teammate Kent Berger don’t want to dream just yet, but there is a gleam.
Both juniors for the Cardinals, each has interest from Ohio State as they head into the mid-portion of the season, and it is interest the wide receiver and defensive end don’t take lightly.
“You grow up a Buckeyes fan,” said Fritts, who made 48 catches for 790 yards as a sophomore. “I’ve always watched them every Saturday. To see them have interest in you is like, ‘Wow.’ You can’t believe it.
"To get an offer would be a dream. To watch them on TV and think about playing there, it would be an unbelievable experience. I've always been a fan of Urban Meyer. I love how they run their spread offense. It's just a great school."
Georgia Commit Planning Ohio State Visit? (The Ozone)
Nick Glass is an impressive athlete. Rivals.com rates him as a 4-star prospect, standing 6-1, 196 pounds with a reported 4.49 in the 40-yard. Maxing 275 on the bench and 425 squat, Glass already rivals many who are already playing major college football.
A safety out of Atlanta, Ga., Glass holds offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Oklahoma State, Stanford and North Carolina. He is currently committed to play for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, but not everyone believes his commitment is solid.
We recently caught up with Glass, who took some time to answer some questions from The-Ozone to see how solid he is in his commitment is to the SEC Bulldogs. Ohio State has offered, but does he have interest? Do the Buckeyes have a chance at this highly rated DB prospect. In a recent Ozone interview, it was stated that Glass might not have strong interest in OSU. What does he say?