Scout $ - Big Offer For Skai Moore
- By The Bank....Offered by Coach Meyer yesterday & plans on visiting for The Game. Was nearing a decision, but the Buckeye offer has changed that.
- Skai did not expect the offer but is very excited and will officially visit 11/3 (Illinois).
Rivals$--Autry lands offer from 'dream team'
- Myles says tOSU is his dream school and he will be visiting soon.
- DeShaun Watson says he has always wanted to play for Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes are right behind Clemson
- Mike is of course excited about the honor. However, his head coach's comments are what sticks out. He says Mike is the best leader he has ever seen...on the field, in the classroom, in the hallways, in the community, and is so selfless that he makes everyone around him better.
Rider QB Barrett sidelined for season (times record news)
J.T. Barrett has taken his last snap in a Rider uniform after injuring his knee in Friday's game at White Settlement Brewer.
Barrett got a second opinion on Wednesday and it confirmed that his ACL was torn with cartilage damage.
It wasn't how Barrett, who has committed to Ohio State, wanted to end his high school career. He didn't only dream of leading the Raiders past the fourth round and all the way to state, but he worked all year to turn that dream into reality.
And he wasn't the only one who believed it was possible. The Raiders (4-1) are the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A, according to pigskinprep.com. They are No. 6 in The Associated Press poll.
The Raiders also found out that senior safety Mason Stone is lost with a torn ACL.
"Tough loss," Rider coach Jim Garfield said. He added "One Family, One Team," which he has made the team motto since he's been there.
The last time this happened to the Raiders was in 2008 when then-star quarterback Shavodrick Beaver went down. Rider went to backup Malcolm Carter and with an improved run game and defense the Raiders won the district championship.
Carter later handed the baton to Barrett, who joined the varsity as a part-time quarterback and all-purpose threat in his sophomore year.
Mann, Lewis selected to Shrine Bowl (rocky mount telegram)
A pair of the Twin Counties finer football athletes will represent their schools and the state at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Dec. 15 in Spartanburg, S.C.
Northern Nash’s Dequavais Mann and Tarboro’s Tyquan Lewis, both seniors, were selected Wednesday to be a part of North Carolina’s 44-man roster.
Mann, who plays running back and defensive back for Northern Nash, has verbally committed to Duke, while Lewis, a defensive end and tight end, has committed to Ohio State.
Both players will enroll at their respective schools in the spring.
In past years, area athletes in the game have included Todd Gurley (2011, Tarboro), Aaron McFarland (2010, Southern Nash), Takoby Cofield (2009, Tarboro), Phillip Dobbins (2009, Southern Nash) and Whit Barnes (2008, Rocky Mount High).
Recruit Talk: Marcelys Jones (osu silver bullet)
A couple of weeks ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes offered 2014 4-star OL Marcelys Jones out of Glenville High School (Glenville, OH). This first scholarship offer for Marcelys was a big one as he’s grown up always following the Buckeyes. The 6-5 325-pound offensive lineman is coming off a visit to Ohio State, and was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for TSB.
How’s your season gone so far at Glenville? Specifically, how do you feel about your play?
The season’s been good so far. As a team, we can always improve. I am also always looking to improve my play and believe there’s always room for improvement. But our season has been good overall.
Congrats on your OSU offer. What coach on OSU’s staff do you speak with the most, and how often do you two communicate?
I speak with Coach Drayton the most. I speak with him about once a week. Also, I speak with Coach Pantoni about once a week as well. We mostly talk about school, my interests, and my grades. It’s nothing too major or in-depth.
What do you like particularly about Ohio State?
I really like the environment and all of the coaches. I like how Coach Meyer and his staff interact with the players and how they’re always trying to help you improve.
They say that football is won in the trenches. Urban Meyer has already gone on record to say that if the defensive line is not good, your team is not good, but what about the other side of the ball?
If the defensive line measures a team’s quality, shouldn’t the inverse also be true? Meyer knows that an outstanding offensive line is vital. That’s why Ohio State is going hard at players like South Carolina’s Donell Stanley.
This Southerner stands at 6-4, 320 pounds and already has offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida, Clemson and South Carolina, just to name a few SEC powers, for the class of 2014. He is part of the SEC recruiting grounds and Meyer will need to steal as many SEC type recruits from the south as he can.
Will he stay in the south and help the SEC continue their dominance or will he trek up north to help the B1G regain their once heralded reputation? You can see for yourself as he recently gave The-Ozone an interview.
Empire Q&A | Myles Autry (buckeye empire)
2014 ATH Myles Autry from Georgia was offered early Tuesday morning by the Buckeyes. Safe to say the buzz regarding Myles and Ohio State is pretty loud as of now. A series of tweets from Myles throughout Tuesday and Wednesday indeed shows that he has legitimate interest in Ohio State.
the 2014 ATH out of Norcross High School in Georgia is the 170th ranked player (18th as an ATH) in the nation for his class, as well as the 10th best player in the state. I caught up with the Georgia stud to see where things stand with his recruitment at this time.
As always, before you read, check out his outstanding highlights right here.
Bret: 2 days ago, you tweeted that you talked to Ohio State on the phone. What coaches did you talk to?
Autry: I talked to Coach Withers.
Bret: What did Coach Withers tell you?
Autry: He said he loved the way I play. Also, he said he came down here in spring to watch me and that he enjoyed watching me play . He also told me he wants me to come up there and watch them play.
Bret: I know that you just got the offer but have you planned a visit to Ohio State?
Autry: Yes sir. I’ve been planned on visiting Ohio State . Before they even offered . I love Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State is my dream team.
Bret: Do you know exactly when you will visit?
Autry: Probably their next two home games. I don’t know yet.