- Ohio State has offered '14 WR/DB Marshon Lattimore (Teammate of Christopher Worley) (Hauled in three touchdown passes (34, 35 and 41 yards) and rushed 80 yards for another score against Solon tonight. Tossed in a 2pt conv pass as well)
- Malik McDowell, Damon Webb, Deon Drake & Mikale Wilbon unofficially visits Michigan State for the Boise State game
- Marcell Harris officially visits Texas
- Vonn Bell unofficially visits Vanderbilt
- Quin Blanding had 97 receiving yards and a TD in Bayside's 37-7 loss to Salem
- Jalin Marshall had three touchdowns passes and 112 yards in the air in 31-0 win over Springfield
- Caleb Henderson completed 16-of-27 for 218 yards and 2 TDs with an INT in Lake Braddock's 28-27 loss to Centreville
- Cornelius Elder rushed for 219 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 47-10 win over Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie
- Dante Booker, Drew Barker, William White, Gary Hosey, Jae'Sean Tate, Montae Nicholson, Geoffery Helms II, Troy Kauffman, Mitchell Rowell, Darius Lewis, Demarcus Wilson, Thaddeus Snodgrass, Kyle Kuhar, Marcellus Jones, Nathan Bischof, Romello Crisp & Ryon Lucas unofficially visits Ohio State for the Miami (OH) game
- Notre Dame offered Jeb Blazevich
- Johnathan Lloyd & MarQuez North unofficially visits North Carolina
Laquon Treadwell, Nyles Morgan,
Clifton Garrett, Dominique Booth & Dareian Watkins unofficially visits Illinois for the Western Michigan game
- Drew Barker unofficially visits Louisville
- Speedy Noil unofficially visits LSU
- Ryan Timmons will take an official visit to Ohio State
- QB Joey Duckworth plans on attending the Ohio State vs UCF game Saturday
- Michigan State offered Nyles Morgan
- MacKensie Alexander names Notre Dame his leader
- Oregon, USC, UCLA, Washington & Michigan State all offered Raekwon McMillan
- Nigel Hayes names Ohio State, Stanford and Wisconsin his Top 3
BN$--No. 4 CB Has His Eye On Ohio State '14 DC CB Jalen Tabor
- Jalen does not have a favorite but is very interested in Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Miami and Michigan. He definitely wants to visit tOSU and has always liked Coach Meyer.
Scout $ - Hosey Visits MSU and OSU '14 MI LB Gary Hosey
- By Trieu....Recaps both visits. Liked the atmosphere at Ohio State & was able to speak with Coach Meyer, Coach Coombs & Coach Fickell. Plans on visiting Wisconsin, Michgan & returning to Ohio State for the Nebraska game.
Davidson has Gamecocks in top four (goupstate.com)
Junior WR Shaq Davidson (6-1 170) of Gaffney has offers from USC, Clemson, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia, NC State and Wake Forest with interest from Florida State, Alabama, Auburn and Notre Dame. Davidson did say he does not have any favorites but four schools do stand out. "My top four are South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio State and Georgia in no order," he said. "Those are the schools recruiting me the hardest." Davidson has visited Clemson and UNC and plans to visit USC this fall. "I liked Clemson," said Davidson. "I like the atmosphere and the coaches. I'll go back for a game this year." He also likes the coaches at USC and UNC. Speaking on the Gamecocks he said, "They've got a pretty good team down there". In seven games as a sophomore he had 29 catches and nine touchdowns. Davidson returned a kick for another score.
OSU still high on Devon Allen's list (espn insider)
The trip Devon Allen (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy) made to Columbus in July must have been outstanding because Ohio State has made the cut, as the three-star wide receiver has trimmed his list to 11.
Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, UCLA and Washington have made it as well.
Allen has shored up official visits to Arkansas (Sept. 15) for the Razorbacks' game with Alabama and is planning to go to Texas for the Oct. 6 game against West Virginia. Tonight, Allen will take an unofficial visit to Arizona State for its opener against Northern Arizona.
He's also working on an official visit to Notre Dame.
"I had a blast at Ohio State when they had that little Friday Night Lights camp," Allen said. "There were probably 5,000 to 10,000 fans in the stands just watching us do one-on-ones. That was pretty cool."
Dante Booker to make OSU unofficial visit (espn insider)
One of the biggest names in the 2014 recruiting class has joined Buckeyes commits Cam Burrows, Jalin Marshall and Darron Lee and will make an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Saturday.
Outside linebacker Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) indicated Friday morning that he will be making an unofficial visit to Ohio State to watch the Buckeyes play Miami (Ohio) in the season opener.
That’s big news for Ohio State as the Buckeyes are high on the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Booker.
Shaun Bennett: Stifling Elyria defense makes loud statement in win over Elyria Catholic (North coast now) tracy sprinkle
One of the things that didn’t change for Elyria’s defense was the outstanding play of senior defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle — an Ohio State recruit — as he had six of the Pioneers’ nine sacks, several quarterback hurries and knockdowns and a forced fumble, which teammate Paul Males recovered.
“We knew they had some great offensive linemen — we knew that Jeremy Holley was a great player, too,” Sprinkle said. “But we all came out and played hard tonight. I knew every down that I had to get in there and keep pressure on him.”
Sprinkle lined up over center, at defensive tackle and on the ends of the line throughout the course of the game.
“It was nice to be able to go against every one of their linemen,” he said.
He broke through double teams and managed to add a seventh tackle for loss on one of Elyria Catholic’s five runs in the game.
Thanks to the sacks, Elyria held the Panthers to minus-33 total rushing yards — a stat that can’t have opponents who rely on their running attack feeling good about their future matchup with the Pioneers.
“Tracy was a big factor in the first half,” Fell said. “The only thing that could slow Tracy down was I thought he had a collapsed lung at the end of the first half. He was running all over the place.”
Central Catholic offense too much for Bedford (toledo blade) deshone kizer & jayme thompson
After his team was blanked 35-0 by Central Catholic at home last season, Bedford football coach Jeff Wood was certain of one thing: his Kicking Mules would not be shut out again in this year's rematch.
That mission was accomplished Friday night at Central's Gallagher Stadium.
The trouble was, the host Fighting Irish had way too much offensively for Bedford to handle in a 49-28 nonleague victory over the Mules.
Senior running back Amir Edwards led a balanced Irish ground game (362 yards) with 156 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and 6-foot-5 junior quarterback DeShone Kizer was 7-of-9 passing for 78 yards and a score, plus rushed five times for 70 yards and a TD as Central moved to 2-0.
Their work helped the Irish edge Bedford 440-407 in total offense, offsetting the impressive Mules junior trio of quarterback Brandon Boss (7-of-13 passing, 180 yards; 19 rushes for 79 yards), running back Alec Hullibarger (20 rushes, 105 yards, three TDs), and receiver Collin Carter (four catches, 160 yards, TD).
"The kids up front played very well, the backs were blocking for each other, and the wideouts were too," Central coach Greg Dempsey said. "Bedford's a very good young football team. They're going to win a lot of games. So, I was very happy with our offensive output.
Recruiting Insider | Lots of prep football prospects will be at UK vs. U of L game (Courier Journal) James Quick
There will be lots of college football prospects in the stands at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium today to watch the University of Louisville play the University of Kentucky — making it an important day not just for the Cardinals’ 2012 season but for their recruiting efforts.
Trinity High School star seniors James Quick, a wide receiver thought to be perhaps U of L’s top remaining target in the 2013 class; Jason Hatcher, a defensive end who’s committed to Southern California; and Ryan White, a cornerback who’s committed to Vanderbilt and formerly was pledged to U of L; all confirmed Friday they’ll be at the game.
“I’ll really just be watching how the receivers play and see what they do with their receivers mostly,” said Quick.
Quick doesn’t expect to make a college commitment until the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January. He is considering, in order of preference, Louisville, Ohio State, Oregon, Kentucky and Cincinnati and said he plans to make official visits to all five schools.
Jalin Marshall's law: OSU off the charts (espn insider)
Jalin Marshall (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) has been to his share of Ohio State games, but what the Buckeyes commit saw Saturday might have taken him over the top.
Recruited as an athlete and along for the ride with other Ohio State commits Darron Lee (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison), Marshall caught the Buckeyes bug and it bit hard.
On an unofficial visit -- Lee and Burrows were there unofficially as well -- Marshall took in the first game under the Urban Meyer era and felt the fervor.
"Everyone was excited to be there," Marshall said. "They played hard. They all wanted to be there. Those guys have been working hard the whole year to get to that point."
Dante Booker loved energy of OSU visit (espn insider)
Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) didn’t mince words following his unofficial visit to Ohio State on Saturday.
The Buckeyes were the leader before the season started and they didn’t disappoint when he saw them beat Miami (Ohio) 56-10 at The Horseshoe to open 2012.
It was the first-time the 2014 outside linebacker took in a game at Ohio Stadium and he left with memories to fill a scrapbook.
"To be down for [Coach Urban] Meyer's first game was overall a great experience," Booker said. "It was my first OSU game as well as my uncle's first game, so it meant a lot that I could do that with him."
QB Drew Barker enjoys Meyer's OSU debut (espn insider)
Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) was at Ohio State’s spring game and he participated in the school’s Friday Night Lights camp in July.
But nothing prepared the 2014 quarterback for what he saw Saturday on his unofficial visit to The Horseshoe when the Buckeyes knocked out Miami (Ohio) in a 56-10 win in front of 105,039 fans.
“It probably will be a real historical event once his career is done at Ohio State. To say I was there for the first game of the Urban [Meyer] era was pretty cool,” Barker said. “It was pretty crazy with all the people cheering.
DE Tyquan Lewis sets announcement date (espn insider)
Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro) made it official.
At least he made official the day on which he will announce his decision on where he will continue his athletic and academic career.
With his choices whittled down to Ohio State, North Carolina and LSU, Lewis has said he knows where he wants to go. It’s just a matter of days now before he makes that decision public.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound hybrid defensive end/linebacker confirmed via text message that he will make his choice Sept. 20, a date that falls during his high school team's bye week.
The opening weekend of college football season marked the coaching debuts of Paul Chryst at Pitt, Urban Meyer at Ohio State and Bill O’Brien at Penn State.
That would make it a difficult decision on which game to attend for a top-100 prospect heavily recruited by all three schools.
So, Dorian Johnson decided to stay home.
The Belle Vernon offensive tackle, who backed out of a verbal commitment to Penn State following NCAA sanctions for the Sandusky scandal, has put recruiting on the back burner.
“It was pretty upsetting, knowing I was going to go into the season with this,” Johnson said, “because I wanted to have it over.”
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Johnson said he is now considering Pitt, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. He intends to make official visits to all three schools this fall, and plans to attend the Pitt-Virginia Tech game Sept. 15 at Heinz Field.
Johnson said he will wait until after the season to make his college choice, though he doesn’t want to announce it when he plays in the Under Armour All-American Game Jan. 4 in Orlando, Fla.
“I’m not going to decide there,” he said. “I want to get it done before then. I don’t want to go on TV and do it.”
Johnson already made an appearance on ESPN’s “College Football Live,” where he spoke about pulling out of Penn State’s recruiting class.