BN $ - No. 3 LB Sets OSU Official Visit '13 GA LB Trey Johnson
- By BK...still committed to Auburn but will visit Florida, USC and Ohio State...visiting Columbus for The Game and is aware of their struggles at LB.
Rivals $ - McClendon says Buckeyes top his list '14 NC QB Jalan McClendon
- By Birmingham...talks about how much he likes OSU as a school...talks about how he is trying to improve as a QB...has been to North Carolina and South Carolina and plans to visit Duke, North Carolina State and Ohio State...UNC and Wake have offered.
The first BCS standings came out Sunday, and to no one’s surprise, the top two teams were once again from the SEC. In fact, four of the top 10 teams in the BCS standings hail from the Southeastern Conference, and it’s no secret the SEC has been the dominant conference over the last six seasons.
It is looking like they may make it seven straight years of championships, and for Ohio State to challenge more powerful conferences like the SEC, they will have to beat them out for recruits.
Myles Autry is such a recruit. Out of Norcross High School in Georgia, the heart of SEC country, Autry already possesses offers from SEC schools like Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Georgia, along with Florida State and Georgia Tech, where his brother, Anthony Autry, is a freshman wideout.
This 5-9, 175-pound athlete is being recruited primarily as a RB in the class of 2014, and also has an offer from the Buckeyes. Ohio State is likely to take least two running backs for the 2014 class and Autry could very well be one of them. He has strong Ohio State interest but has an older brother who plays in the ACC.
Can the Buckeyes lure this speedy athlete in the heart of SEC country to Columbus? He recently took some time to talk with The-Ozone about the Buckeyes and his recruitment.
Recruit Talk: Derrell Scott (osu silver bullet)
In this edition of TSB’s Recruit Talk, I spoke with the 2014 4-star, 5-11, 175-pound RB Derrell Scott out of Havelock High School (Havelock, NC). According to 247sports.com, Derrell has a 94 overall rating, is ranked the 87th overall best player in the country, the 2nd all-purpose back in the country, and the 4th best overall player in his home state of North Carolina. MaxPreps.com has Derrell at 852 total rushing yards (106.5 yards/game), 16 total touchdowns (12.5 points/game), 73 total receiving yards, 4 total tackles, and 2 passes defended through 8 games in his junior season. Rivals.com lists his 40-yard dash time as 4.69 seconds, bench reps as 12, shuttle time as 4.38 seconds, vertical as 31 inches, and very impressive 3.8 GPA. Get to know this stud 2014 recruit here:
How’s your junior season at Havelock going so far?
It’s going good so far. We’re 8-1 right now. I haven’t actually kept track of my stats, but I can get back to you on that.
What’s your favorite part about playing running back? What position(s) do you play on defense, and what do you like about playing defense?
I like making people miss and scoring a lot. On defense, I play cornerback. It’s really fun, and I like to hit people, cover receivers, and make interceptions.
What part of your game do you need to work on the most? What is your biggest strength?
I always want to work on everything. I believe that I always need to get better at everything. Coming
into the season, I didn’t have one particular thing I aimed to work on. My biggest strength is definitely making defenders miss.
Let’s get into your recruitment now. What are the main schools recruiting you currently? Which coaching staffs do you have the best relationships with?
Some schools are South Carolina, USC, ECU, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, Oregon, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, and Louisville. I’d say I have the best relationship with South Carolina’s staff.
Buckeyes Back In It For Smith? (scout)
East Mississippi Community College wide receiver Corey Smith is in second year removed from Akron Buchtel High School, and the time is coming close for his college choice. Is Ohio State back in the picture for Smith?
Corey Smith was a top recruit in Ohio two years ago when he played for Akron Buchtel, but he has spent the past two seasons playing football for Grand Rapids (MI) and East Mississippi Community College, where he is presently.
Smith, 6-foot, 185-pounds, has done everything required to be eligible to play Division-I football next season, and his decision is only months away.
He is expected to sign with the school of his choice next February, and report in June of 2013. Smith holds several top offers, but recently his former home state school stepped up their interest.
"I spoke with Ohio State last night, and they told me they want me badly," Smith stated. "I talked with (wide receivers coach) Zach Smith, and he said my film was excellent. They received my transcript, and told me I will be accepted into school. That offer meant a lot to me, to be honest."