- Noah Vonleh names a Top 6: Indiana, Ohio State, UNC, UConn, Georgetown, Syracuse
- Ole Miss offers Nick Watkins
- Dominique Booth unofficially visits Purdue
- David Dawson names a top four of Alabama, Florida, LSU and Ohio State
BN $ - Urban Battling Brady In Florida '14 FL OL K.C. McDermott
- Likes Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Miami, Florida and Alabama and denies being an early Michigan lean...family still lives in Zanesville and has been to a couple of games at Miami (FL) where his brother is.
Scout $ - Fat Tuesday: Nelson Lands Four Offers '14 NJ OL/DL Quenton Nelson
- Miami, North Carolina State, West Virginia and North Carolina all offered Tuesday...looking for good academics and may visit OSU for The Game.
Rivals$--WR Stevens clears the air '13 FL WR Tony Stevens
- Tony says he decommitted from FSU because they were against him taking any visits. He is supposed to talk to the FSU staff Sunday to let them know if they are still in consideration. He is looking forward to coming to Columbus.
Junior RB Dalvin Cook of Miami has called his commitment to Clemson "solid" but added "I'm thinking about opening it back up". Cook mentioned USC, Georgia, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State as schools he wants to look into. Speaking on the USC-UGA game he said, "Both teams runs the ball, so that's good...and both teams are recruiting me." Cook heads to Clemson this weekend for his first Tigers home game. "I camped up there and it went great," Cook said of his previous trip to Clemson. "Everybody loves everybody."
Junior OL Orlando Brown Jr. (6-9 340) of Suwanee, GA is gaining scholarship offers as quickly as he's losing weight. Brown is up to 35 offers while his weight is down from a high of 376 pounds. Brown is the son of former SC State and NFL star offensive lineman Orlando Brown and has offers from across the country including Clemson and USC. He's only been to Georgia for a game this season. Last summer he visited Auburn, Ohio State, Alabama and Florida. Right now he has no other visits planned. Brown is interested in all the schools on his offer list, his interest in Clemson and USC is as strong as for any other school. "They are top caliber," Brown said. "They have close to the same thing to offer me athletically and academically." Brown said he did not grow up watching college football and thus has not been a fan of any particular school. He plans to have a top five going into his senior season and commit after his season. He has been picked for the Semper-Fidelis All American Game and has been invited to the Under Armour and Army All American Games combines.
Georgia commitment DB Nick Glass of Atlanta is far from shutting down his recruiting. He said Friday he will take a visit to Ohio State in November for the Michigan game. He also has Clemson, Alabama and Southern Cal still on his list. Glass was strong on Clemson even when he committed to Georgia in April saying, "I love Clemson." At the time he said he planned to take in a game at Clemson this season.
Jalen Hurd’s pursuit of the state single-season rushing record has been put on hold because of a shoulder injury.
Beech coach Anthony Crabtree said Hurd was injured against Wilson Central two weeks ago and will not play on Friday against winless Lebanon.
Hurd, a 6-3, 210-pound junior, has 1,951 yards rushing for Beech (8-0, 5-0 9-AAA), which is ranked No. 1 in the Class 5A poll.
The state record of 3,068 yards was set last season by Powell’s Dy’Shawn Mobley.
“He's getting better every day,” Crabtree said. “He won't play this week, as he's continuing his rehab. Hopefully he'll continue to get better.”
Beech closes the regular season against Gallatin (3-6, 2-4) next week and already has qualified for the playoffs.
Postseason games count toward state records. If Hurd returned next week, he would have to average 186.3 yards over six games if Beech made it all the way to the Class 5A championship game to set the record.
At his current average of 243.88 yards per game, Hurd would need five games to break the record.
Hurd did become Beech’s all-time single-season leading rusher against Wilson Central despite a season-low 77 yards on 21 carries. He passed David Corlew’s mark of 1,899 set in 1995.
Hurd has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, among others.
Dylan Jett will start in Hurd’s absence, and Dorian Carter will see additional carries as Beech will have to continue to get contributions from others.
Cornelius "Corn" Elder knows what he wants to see during his weekend visit to Ohio State.
"I just want to get to know the coaches and see the campus and the atmosphere," the ESPN 300 prospect from Nashville Ensworth told ESPN via text message.
Elder is listed as a running back but could play a number of positions. That would make him an interesting pick-up for the Buckeyes.