- Per Mike Farrell, Tennessee leads for Vonn Bell, improved chance for Derrick Green FWIW
- Ohio State has offered their 2nd prospect in the class of 2015, FL RB Jordan Scarlett
QB William Crest is "trying" to make it to the Ohio State Saturday
BN $ - No. 3 LB Plans Ohio State Official '13 GA LB Trey Johnson (Auburn Soft Verbal)
- Mainly talks to Auburn, FSU and OSU (Fickell)...wants to take an official to OSU and watched All Access.
Scout$--Peppers Has Early Leaders '14 NJ DB Jabrill Peppers
- Jabril's leaders in order are Stanford, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Miami, Rutgers, Georgia and Florida.
- By The Bank.....Bank predicts who could be in the next wave of commits & other possibilities. Also confirms that Daniel McMillan will be visiting for The Game.
Rivals$--Rivals100 LB sets Ohio State visit '13 GA LB Trey Johnson (Auburn Soft Verbal)
- Trey's five visits will likely be Auburn, Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, and possibly Tennessee.
Rivals$--New Jersey offensive tackle lands Buckeye offer '14 NJ OL/DL Quenton Nelson
- Quenton is excited about tOSU's offer and will visit. He also holds offers from Rutgers, Penn State and Boston College.
Devine Redding makes first Ohio State visit (espn insider)
A broken bone in his hand has not been enough to derail junior running back Devine Redding’s season. In Friday’s game, Redding rushed for more than 150 yards and three touchdowns.
And Redding (Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge) capped his weekend with his first visit to Ohio State.
“It was amazing man to see Braxton Miller and see all them guys play,” Redding said. “The (Devin Smith touchdown) was crazy, the crowd was going wild, everyone was yelling and you couldn’t hear yourself think. I never knew the stadium was that big and crazy.”
Buckeyes Fishing for Big Trout in 2014 (The Ozone)
When one thinks of Lancaster, Ohio, and the Buckeyes, names like Jim Cordle, Bobby Carpenter and Luke Roberts immediately come to mind.
Another name that Ohio State is looking at is Kyle Trout. This 6-6, 280-pound giant comes across as gentle, unless you happen to be standing in front of him on the football field.
With Ohio State still looking a little short on the offensive line in the 2013 class, it is imperative that Urban Meyer and his coaches recruit four to five solid guys on the offensive front for 2014. Could the Buckeyes reel in this Trout for 2014? He doesn’t have an offer just yet, but he did visit Columbus for Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp over the summer.
He recently took some time to talk to us about his recruitment.
DE Nile Sykes high on Illini, OSU, UW (espn insider)
Oak Park and River Forest (Ill.) High School is off to a 3-1 start, and one of its best players has yet to play. It will face its toughest test yet Saturday against Glenbard West, and it looks like Nile Sykes (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) should be able to play.
“I’ve been out with my ankle,” the 2014 defensive end said. “I hurt it in a scrimmage, but I’m back to practice this coming week. I’m going to see how I feel come Saturday.”
Sykes is coming off a visit to Michigan State this past weekend, and he is one of the Chicago area’s top 2014 prospects. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Sykes has offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois, Purdue and Toledo.
Visiting for The Game
Michigan, OSU evaluating DeShone Kizer (espn insider)
With nine offers including six from BCS programs, Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic’s DeShone Kizer is ahead of the curve as far as 2014 quarterbacks go. But when you’re in Toledo, the two programs that always will be around the top of any recruit's list are Michigan and Ohio State.
Those two schools have not offered the 6-foot-5, 208-pound dual-threat quarterback, but he is toward the top of each staff’s recruiting board.
Ohio State has offered three 2014 quarterbacks, but two are already committed elsewhere. The remaining 2014 quarterbacks are still being evaluated, Kizer among them.
"I give Coach [Tom] Herman a call every week," said Kizer, referring to the Buckeyes' quarterbacks coach. "They just want to see how your junior season goes and from there make a decision."
Quenton Nelson amped over OSU offer (espn insider)
It took two game films for Ohio State to get excited about Quenton Nelson (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic). It took one television program for Nelson to like what the Buckeyes have to offer.
Speaking of offers, Ohio State gave one to the 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive tackle out of the class of 2014. And the Buckeyes did it site unseen as Nelson has never been to any of Ohio State’s camp. But offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who is recruiting Nelson, knows a good lineman when he sees one.
“I sent him my first two game films and he really liked them,” Nelson said. “It’s a pretty big offer. It gives me a great opportunity to build a good relationship with him.”