Ohio State has offered '14 GA DE Dante Sawyer
Out of Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett HS
Weight: 247 lbs.
|#OhioState moved quickly on 2014 DE Dante Sawyer. Talked for 1st time a few days ago. He didn't think offer would come until he visited|
Sawyer goes to North Gwinnett HS and '13 GA LB Trey Johnson goes to Central Gwinnett HS so there might be a connection between the two players.
He apparently played RB as a freshman.
- Ohio State has also offered '14 PA S Montae Nicholson
- Michigan offers Andrew Brown & Quin Blanding
- Notre Dame offers Quincy Wilson
- Fred Jackson from Michigan visits Derrick Green
- Brady Hoke from Michigan visits Malik McDowell
- Holland Fisher, Va Tech commit and an OSU offer, planning on visiting for The Game
- Duke offers Mark Andrews
- Damon Webb will be visiting Michigan State this weekend
BN $ - 5-Star Doesn't Miss Buckeyes On TV '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- By BK...talks to Coach Wither and Mark Pantoni often...Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Alabama and LSU...Buckeyes and Bulldogs tied at the top.
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- From the Georgia site...Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia and Mississippi State...was at Mississippi State last weekend for their game.
Scout $ - Saxton Discusses Irish Visit '14 OH CB Alonzo Saxton
- By Berk...met up with Jacob Matuska and spent time listening to several former players talk about ND...also impressed with Coach Kelly.
Scout $ - Watkins Under The Lights '14 OH ATH Dareian Watkins
- Was at MSU the week before and then at Illlinois for a night game last weekend...trying to decide how much of a factor distance will be...really likes communicating with the Illinois staff
Rivals $ - Booth keeping busy with visits '14 IN WR Dominique Booth
- By Givler...enjoyed being at the OSU/Cal game...not concerned about the fact OSU has yet to offer but should they offer they would be near the top of the list...going to Michigan State this weekend and also has trips planned to Wisconsin and Missouri.
Rivals $ - Andrews in no rush '14 AZ TE/WR Mark Andrews
- No favorites but says Arizona State and Arizona are really coming after him hard...talks about the fact that playing with his best friend (QB Kyle Allen) may factor into their decisions.
Rivals $ - Elliott dominates the competition '13 MO RB Ezekiel Elliott
- By Givler...breakdown of highlights from the first half of Elliott's senior season...shows great speed and quickness but does not shy away from contact...also great catching the ball.
It might have seemed hard to live up to the hype for Liberty County’s Raekwon McMillan as the junior entered this football season with offers from a some of the best programs in the country.
But the linebacker has shined under the spotlight — helping lead the Panthers to a 3-1 record with outstanding play on both sides of the ball.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound McMillan has lost count of how many scholarship offers he has, but a look on the Rivals website shows 23 schools that are vying to land the blue chip prospect. He lists his current top five as Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Southern Cal and Alabama.
McMillan was all over the field last Friday as the host Panthers defeated Cross Creek, 42-7. McMillan had 10 tackles, including two for a loss and two sacks (one for a safety), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. He also chipped in on offense with 10 carries for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns to earn Savannah Morning News Player of the Week honors.
Cornerbacks: Ohio State
Players: Cameron Burrows and Eli Woodard.
Buzz: The class of 2013 is absolutely loaded at cornerback, but the Buckeyes were able to land two players who are both inside the Top 30 of all players in the country in Burrows and Woodard. Both are bigger cornerbacks, both standing over 6-feet. Burrows is the No. 27 player in the Rivals100 and has drawn comparisons to current Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Woodard is No. 29 player in the nation and showcased his skills this summer at multiple national events. The duo, as highly ranked as they are, each actually dropped in the latest evaluation period with Burrows losing his five-star status and Woodard being jumped by a few players. Even with that, this is the most talented duo entering the same program together.
Other classes considered: LSU and USC.
Standing 6-6 and 225 pounds, Mark Andrews is a highly sought-after TE/WR in the Aaron Hernandez/Jake Stoneburner mold.
The junior out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, already has many offers from top schools around the country, including Arizona and Arizona State along with Boise State, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma and UCLA.
The Buckeyes have already offered him for the class of 2014, and Urban Meyer would love to steal this desert beast Northeast to Columbus. His teammate, Kyle Allen , is also a top prospect the Buckeyes are looking at for next year’s class.
Unlike Andrews, Allen doesn’t have an Ohio State offer yet, but the 6-2 quarterback does have offers from Arizona, ASU, UNC, Oklahoma State and UCLA. Could this be a two-for-one deal? Does he want to leave the desert or is he hoping to stay out West?
We recently caught up with Andrews to see where his recruitment stands.
Earlier this month, ESPN 150 defensive back Vonn Bell (Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland) announced via his head coach that he had a top three of Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee. On Friday, Bell discussed why each college was atop his list of offers under consideration.
Alabama: “They are the No. 1 team in the nation. Coach Nick Saban is about business. He knows what it takes to get his guys to the next level. And you know they are going to get the job done. They bring in elite players and they are national championship winners. That is all I can say.”
Ohio State: “You saw what Coach Urban Meyer was able to do at Florida. He took a break, but all I see is a national championship in the Buckeyes’ future. I know he is going to bring in elite players and do it big there. I just spoke to Coach (Everett) Withers Thursday, and he wished me good luck in my game. He wished he could be down here to watch me, but he said he would be down during their bye week. As far as distance is concerned, you have to become a man one day, so at some point it is time to get out of the house. This is a business, so if you want to get to the next level you have to do whatever it takes and whatever is best for you.”
INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville (Ky.) Trinity defensive end and Jason Hatcher committed to USC two months ago and is adamant that he is solid to the Trojans, but the ESPN 300 prospect wants to take all five of his official visits.
Hatcher, ranked the nation's No. 288 overall recruit by ESPN, committed to USC over Florida, Louisville and Tennessee, and he plans to visit two of those other programs. One more school is definitely in the running, and he is looking for a fourth to complete his five visits, with USC getting the last one.
"I've been talking to Florida. I know I'll probably go up to Ohio State. I know I'm going to USC. Those are the only ones I know for sure," he said. "I'll probably go to Tennessee as well."
Alex Bars' trip to South Bend was a chance to double up. The junior offensive tackle from Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery was checking out the hometown team, Notre Dame, and the visiting Michigan Wolverines.
“It was fun,” Bars said. “The game was great. Kind of indifferent who won it.”
Bars has ties to both schools. His brother, Blake Bars, is a freshman offensive lineman for Michigan. Yet there's also a strong tie to the Fighting Irish.
Rashaan Gaulden's Saturday afternoons are quickly becoming as busy as his Friday nights.
Of course, Gaulden plays football on Fridays for Nashville (Tenn.) Independence. On Saturdays, he's watching football at various locations. The 2014 prospect has already visited Tennessee this fall for the Florida game. He said he'll make a return trip to Knoxville on Oct. 20 for the Alabama game.
“I think highly of them,” the safety prospect said of the Vols. “I went to the game against Florida and the atmosphere was pretty hyped, so that made them climb my chart. I'm looking forward to going back there for the Alabama game.”
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kept relatively quiet for most of the game against Cathedral, ESPN 150 receiver James Quick (Louisville/Trinity) showed in a matter of seconds in the fourth quarter why he is one of the country's most explosive playmakers.
On the first play of a drive that followed a Cathedral touchdown to cut Trinity's lead to 1, Quick caught a bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and went 72 yards for a touchdown, putting the game out of reach.
"We've been running it in practice the last couple years and it's been a success, and once you see open daylight you've got to take it," said Quick, who finished with eight catches for 162 yards.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- In looking at all 6 feet, 4 inches and 229 pounds of tight end Marcus Baugh, it's easy to assume that growing up he was the biggest and strongest kid. In watching the Riverside (Calif.) John W. North standout become the No. 127 overall player and No. 3 tight end-Y in the country, it's more difficult to guess that football wasn't always Baugh's first love.
He began playing when he was in elementary school, but after two years he could no longer make the weight limit. That wasn't the worst thing in the world for Baugh.
"Early on, I didn't like it," Baugh said of football. "I was kind of a baby. I didn't like the running -- it was just a lot of running. I didn't like getting hit. I didn't really like football."
Baugh concentrated on basketball, but eventually a push from close to home took him back to the gridiron.
"I remember watching my brother play when he was in high school and I wanted to be like him," Baugh said.
Baugh's older brother, Mike Clausen, was a quarterback and defensive back during his recently completed career at UNLV. On Tuesday, it was fitting that Baugh was honored during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game while Clausen looked on beside him. There's a chance that without Clausen, J.W. North would not have been a stop on the selection tour.