- Raekwon McMillan will visit South Carolina this weekend for the Georgia game
- Purdue offers Darius West
Rivals $ - Offers rolling in for Lattimore '14 OH ATH Marshon Lattimore
- USC has offered and is expecting offers soon from West Virginia, Michigan and Akron...going to the game this weekend against Nebraska.
Scout $ - Snodgrass Picks Up New Offers '14 OH WR Thaddeus Snodgrass
- By Berk...Penn State, Indiana and Georgia Tech join the likes of Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
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Three-star linebacker Christopher Worley (Cleveland/Glenville) plans to make bookend visits to Ohio State this season.
After taking in the season opener when the Buckeyes played Miami (Ohio), the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect will be at the Michigan game Nov. 24.
“I’m going to that Michigan game,” Worley said. “I don’t know yet if it’s official or unofficial. That’s one of the greatest -- actually that is the greatest rivalry in college football. I’m going down there and checking it out.”
On Saturday, some big recruits were in East Lansing, Mich., for unofficial visits, so it was the perfect time for Ohio State to make a name for itself.
ESPN Watch List juniors Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South), Dominique Booth (Indianapolis/Pike), Thaddeus Snodgrass (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield), Malik McDowell (Detroit/Loyola) and Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech) were on hand to watch the Buckeyes eke out a 17-16 win over Michigan State.
“I like the fact they never gave up,” Garrett said. “They kept fighting.”
Edgy Tim's football recruiting notes | Garrett visits Michigan State; Weishar, Westphal talk Illinois
Plainfield South junior inside linebacker Clifton Garrett visited Michigan State last weekend.
"It was really nice overall," Garrett said. "It was my second unofficial visit and I was able to talk to the coaches and some of the fans during the game. The atmosphere and the fans are great at Michigan State. They get really rowdy and they are really into it, which was fun."
While Garrett has yet to name early favorites, the Spartans have made a positive impression.
"The coaches are really great," he said. "They seem to care about the players and they seem concerned about more than just football. They want you to graduate and they are really supportive. ... That makes them stand out compared to some others."
Garret has scholarship offers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue and Wisconsin.
Prospects visit Illinois: Illinois played host to several top in-state prospects from the Class of 2014 Saturday for the game against Penn State. Marist junior tight end Nic Weishar and Bolingbrook junior defensive back Parrker Westphal were impressed with the Fighting Illini despite the 35-7 loss.
Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) has been committed to Auburn for over a year, so with the 1-4 start by the Tigers and news that the ESPN 150 prospect is taking official visits, some eyebrows are sure to be raised. According to Central Gwinnett head coach Todd Wofford, that was the plan all along.
"He loves Gene Chizik and he loves Brian VanGorder, but he just wants to cover his bases and he always said he was going to take visits, so he wants to check out schools that have big-time linebacker traditions," Wofford said. "He likes the kids that Auburn has committed right now, but at the same time other schools are kind of using Auburn’s season as a factor with him."
Wofford said USC was one of the first schools to come by during the evaluation period, and Ed Orgeron was by last Wednesday as well. Urban Meyer at Ohio State calls once a week, as do coaches from FSU. Coincidently those are the programs, other than Auburn, that Johnson plans to take official visits to. Johnson is going to Ohio State on Nov. 23 for the Michigan game, to USC most likely the second week of January and will be taking officials to FSU and Auburn. Wofford discussed each of the four programs set to host the No. 129 prospect in the country.
Penn State joined several its of Big Ten brethren this weekend when it extended an offer to an 2014 ESPN Watch List wide receiver.
The Nittany Lions offered Springfield (Ohio) receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass on Friday.
The 6-foot, 174-pound junior already has offers from Big Ten programs Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Outside the conference, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Toledo have also extended offers.