- '13 JUCO WR Corey Smith was offered by Ohio State today, an official offer which is committable.
- Ohio State has also offered Tim Kimbrough
- Ole Miss offers Artavis Scott
- NC State, Miami, North Carolina & West Virginia offers Quenton Nelson
BN $ - Top Slot Target Schedules OSU Visit '13 CA WR Sebastian LaRue
- By BK...visiting for The Game...also plans to make an official to Washington State
Rivals $ - JUCO LB says Buckeyes are No. 1 '13 JUCO LB Auston Johnson
- By Givler...making an official visit for The Game...has been talking with Meyer and Fickell...has an offer from TAMU and other interest from Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon, Arizona State, Akron and Minnesota.
BN$--Barrett Bullish On His Recovery '13 TX QB J.T. Barrett
- J.T. says he will still graduate early and be in Columbus in January. He will miss spring practice but will be ready for the summer.
Rivals $ - Ohio State offers WR '13 JUCO WR Corey Smith
- Will likely visit for The Game...has been to two games at Mississippi State this year.
Trey Johnson, the 4-star linebacker who is committed to Auburn, will likely decide after this weekend if he will take his fifth and final official visit to Florida.
Johnson, who is considered by many to be the state’s best senior linebacker after Reuben Foster transferred last spring, will go through the entire recruiting process and all of his visits — despite being committed to Auburn for 15 months.
“He just wants to make sure about everything; this is the only time he gets to control anything,” Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told the AJC. “He knows college football is a business from his relationship with (Ted Roof, who resigned as Auburn’s defensive coordinator last December).
“After seeing other coaches take other jobs or get fired, this is a chance for Trey to double-check everything and make sure. It’s a chance for Trey and his family to make sure everything is where it needs to be and where he wants to be.”
What about Auburn fans worried about Johnson visiting other schools? “As long as there is not a catastrophe there, everything should be all right,” Wofford said. Auburn is off to a 1-5 start this year.
What about the other trips? Trey will take an official visit to Ohio State on Nov. 24 and go to USC on Jan. 18. He will go to Auburn at some point. The fourth trip will be to Penn State due to his longtime friendship with Roof, who also played football at Central Gwinnett.
“He’s going to go ahead and go up to Penn State and stick to his word because of Ted Roof, who gave him his first scholarship offer back when he was at Auburn during Trey’s sophomore season,” Wofford said.
What about No. 5? It will be either Florida or Florida State. Johnson will likely know after he makes an unofficial visit to Florida this weekend for the showdown with South Carolina.
“For the most part, all the schools that Trey is interested in have a really strong linebacker tradition and have produced big-time linebackers,” Wofford said. “Ohio State has a big tradition of linebackers, USC has turned out a lot of All-Pros, and Auburn has had good linebackers out of there,” Wofford said.
“Anybody that Trey has looked at and still will visit will be a power school for linebackers.”
Johnson flirted with UGA briefly by attending this past summer’s “Dawg Night” prospect camp. But there hasn’t any communication since. “As far as Trey goes, that door is closed.”
He said he wanted to get to Columbus for an Ohio State game and now Cornelius "Corn" Elder (Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School) will get his wish.
The ESPN 300 running back confirmed via text message that he’ll take in Ohio State’s Big Ten contest against Purdue on Saturday during an unofficial visit. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound four-star Elder – he’s ranked 238th overall -- has offers from 15 schools, including Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State.
ESPN 150 linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian) is like a heat-seeking missile when attacking opposing offenses, accumulating more than 120 tackles in the first seven games of his senior season.
But as ferocious as he is on the field, he might be even more elusive off the field. Mitchell, who is 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds and ranked No. 121 in the ESPN 150, is one of the most sought-after uncommitted prospects but one of the quietest when it comes to his recruitment.
That’s about to change. Mitchell said he intends to take his first official visit this weekend to Texas A&M to see the Aggies take on LSU.
Visiting A&M this weekend for the LSU game. Down to the same 4 (no FSU). His father thinks Mike has a favorite in mind, but he still has to visit OSU and Oregon before deciding. Plans on taking an official to OSU in November but the date is not set in stone.
With only a few spots left in its 2013 class, Wisconsin was hoping to put the finishing touches on its 2013 class and continue building an already strong 2014 group.
Instead, the Badgers suffered a major blow to their 2013 efforts Monday when ESPN 300 defensive tackle and their highest-rated commitment Darius Latham (Indianapolis/North Central) decommitted.
“Honestly I don’t know the exact reason but it was something he felt uncomfortable with Wisconsin and he just wanted to open things back up,” North Central assistant coach Taj Darby said. “I knew he wasn’t totally sold and it had nothing to do with Wisconsin.”