- Malik McDowell is visiting Michigan State on Saturday
- Nick Glass will be at Tennessee this Saturday
- Penn State offers Sam Mustipher
- Louisiana Lafayette offers Jonathan Hilliman
BN $ - 5-Star Safety An Urban Meyer Fan '14 VA S Quin Blanding
- By BK...up to 25 offers...Coach Meyer let it be known he plans to recruit Quin hard...wants to make it up for a game.
24/7 $ - Bell talks top three, 'Bama visit '13 GA DB Vonn Bell
- Recaps the Alabama game he was at last weekend...top three of Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee...visiting Tennessee this weekend and wants to visit OSU for the Nebraska game.
Scout $ - James Quick 'impressed' by Louisville '13 KY WR James Quick
- By Demling...was at both the Kentucky and Missouri State games...says he's focused on his senior season...they host St. X this weekend.
Scout $ - Devers Taking Unofficial Visits '14 OH OL/DL Nathaniel Devers
- By The Bank...liked the energy level at OSU...spoke with Coach Vrabel...has trips planned to Michigan, Northwestern and likely OSU again...Stanford and Oregon have invited him out as well.
Scout $ - Wilbon Grabs Hawkeye Offer '14 IL RB Mikale Wilbon
- By Trieu...will likely visit Iowa next weekend...might be at the OSU/MSU game as well.
Scout $ - Big OL Enjoys Texas Visit '14 TX OL Demetrius Knox
- Visited Texas and calls it the best college visit he's had and favors the Longhorns...says he and teammate/Texas verbal Daniel Gresham are going to the same school. Time to move on from Knox
Rivals $ - Lattimore continues to roll '14 OH ATH Marshon Lattimore
- Enjoyed his visit to OSU last weekend and meeting Coach Meyer...Illinois and Indiana have offered.
Scout $ - FSU Commit Will Take Visits '13 FL WR Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield
- Says nothing has changed but wants to visit Ohio State, West Virginia, Miami, and Clemson.
Buckeyes Want Big ‘Zeus’ at Left Tackle (The Ozone)
The son of the late Orlando “Zeus” Brown Sr. – who played for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens – Orlando “Zeus” Brown Jr. is a towering 6-9, 360 pounds.
He is desired by many QBs to protect them, but only one school is going to land this monster bookend in the class of 2014.
Hailing from Suwanee, Ga., Brown plays at Peachtree Ridge High School – the same school that produced both Bradley Roby and Cameron Heyward. Zeus already holds offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame and USC.
So basically every school in the country, except for one notable program down in Norman, Okla.
Ohio State would love to add Zeus to their “Peachtree Ridge Pipeline” following Roby and Heyward. His father was part of the infamous scene in which an official threw a penalty flag that hit Brown’s father in the eye. Brown Sr.’s eyesight was so damaged that he was not able to play for three seasons, but before the injury, he was one of the highest-paid offensive linemen in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns.
Orlando Brown Jr. is a very mature young man, having the poise of an adult – well spoken and respectful. He prefers to be called Zeus, in honor of his late father who died of diabetic ketoacidosis back in 2011. He recently took sometime to answer a few questions from The-Ozone.
Eleanor Roosevelt squeaks out a victory, Taivon Jacobs of Suitland shows versatility and Friendly gets creative on offense (Washington post)
Through two games, Suitland senior Taivon Jacobs has recorded touchdowns in a variety of ways. He has tallied scores rushing and receiving, as well as returned a punt and an interception into the opposing end zone.
That last means of crossing the goal line is significant because while Jacobs – who orally committed to Ohio State this summer – is well known for his skills as a wide receiver, he is growing adept at locking down opposing receiving threats, too.
Jacobs is “just a dynamic football player; it really doesn’t matter what side of the ball he’s on,” Suitland Coach Ed Shields said Monday in a telephone interview. “The thing about it is while he’s not that big, he tackles with the best of ’em.
“Everybody’s aware of his running, and a lot of people can run, but he can play football. It just so happens that he can run, too. And there’s a difference with that. . . . That’s what separates him from so many others.”
Last season marked Jacobs’s first experience at free safety, and Shields said Jacobs now is much more comfortable making the calls and setting the defense into proper alignment. Shields said Jacobs’s range and athleticism helps Suitland — which has yet to allow a single point this season — prevent opposing quarterbacks from “just throwing it up for grabs.”
Joey Duckworth (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) had been to The Horseshoe before, but Saturday’s game between Ohio State and the University of Central Florida was beyond expectations.
With seats on the 50-yard line behind the Buckeyes’ bench, the quarterback from the class of 2014 got to see just how Ohio State operated and his dream became a little brighter.
“That’s the first time I’ve been that close,” Duckworth said. “It was better because we were closer. It wasn’t the nosebleeds like when I was a kid.
“It was pretty awesome. You could hear what they were saying. The coaches were pretty intense. It was a great atmosphere.”
That atmosphere stuck with Duckworth. With most of the Big Ten showing interest and offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo and Toledo, Duckworth’s name is starting to heat up.
Some of that has come because he picked up right where he left off after starting the last five games for Louisville. As a sophomore, Duckworth threw for 874 yards and seven touchdowns while leading his team to a 4-1 mark.
Ohio State coach Tom Herman is still recruiting Duckworth as the season nears the evaluation point.
The Buckeyes have told junior quarterbacks they will evaluate the position near the midseason point.
So what would an offer from an Ohio State mean to Duckworth?
“I’ve always been high on Ohio State,” Duckworth said. “They’ve always been my team growing up. It would be like a dream come true.”
St. Louis has the Mississippi River, but Ohio State will have a mighty running back who can ebb and flow just as well next season.
Ezekiel Elliott is a senior running back at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Mo. The Class of 2013 4-star recruit is off and running at a wicked pace this campaign.
His Bombers (Division-3A) stand 3-0, averaging 45.6 points per game. The 6'0", 198-pounder has gashed defenses for over 300 yards rushing and 11 total touchdowns.
Elliott is a flat-out playmaker. The 4.42 speedster boasts touchdown runs of 64 and 63 yards, an 89-yard touchdown reception and a 62-yard punt return for a score.
Hamilton senior LB Marcus Oliver will be attending the California at Ohio State football game this weekend, according to the Hamilton football program.
Oliver, who was offered by Miami University in April, visited Indiana two weeks ago and Miami University last week.
Oluver has two sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Big Blue this season. Hamilton (2-1) plays host to Sycamore (3-0) in the GMC opener Friday night.