- Kennedy Meeks officially visits Georgetown
- Beejay Anya & Troy Williams officially visits Indiana
- Devin Williams officially visits Memphis
- Vonn Bell said he spoke with Alabama assistant coach Lance Thompson this morning, and that he will be in Knoxville Saturday
- Word from Gateway High (Monroeville, Pa.) staff is 2014 DB Montae Nicholson was invited to play in 2014 US Army All-American Bowl
- Marcus Baugh caught four passes for 45 yards, but Riverside (Calif.) North lost to Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 34-13
- Jayme Thompson made four tackles as Toledo Central Catholic rolled over Toledo St. Francis DeSales 60-0.
- Cornelius Elder has a career-high 307 rushing yards in a 20-0 win vs. Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy
- Jalin Marshall carried the ball 23 times for 135 yards and a TD & completed 3 of 15 passes with a TD as Middletown defeated Hamilton 20-19
Rivals$--Dawson lays out his new plan '13 MI OL David Dawson
- David says he will take a few visits and is most interested in Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, LSU with possible interest in Tennessee, UCLA and USC.
BN$--Dawson Discusses Top Four, Visits '13 MI OL David Dawson
- David is excited about visiting Florida this weekend and also seeing The Game in November.
Recruit Talk: Dominique Booth (osu silver bullet)
Dominique Booth (6-1, 195 pounds) is a stunning wide receiver from Indiana (Pike HS). He is a 2014 prospect with already thirteen offers, including the likes of Cal, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Miss. St, Missouri, Purdue, and Wisconsin. He is still waiting on an Ohio State offer, but is hearing from the staff. He has been busy with a lot visits this month, including one to Bloomington this last Saturday. He's keeping his options open, so it should be interesting where he goes on his signing day.
How has your high school season been going?
Dominique: It has been good, we are currently 5 and 3 (from 10/11/12). Our last game was a very tough loss because we were better than the team we played. The weather really brought us down with our passing offense. It was raining very hard and was windy which was hard on us.
Which schools have been showing the most interest?
Dominique: Alabama has been recruiting me hard. They are really interested in getting my film and evaluating it. Missouri, Iowa, Ohio State, and Miami are recruiting me the hardest.
How many offers do you have?
Dominique: I am at thirteen offers right now.
Pendleton DT Michael Hill is done for the season (independent mail)
On the same night the Bulldogs' star tailback returned from injury, Shrine Bowl defensive tackle Michael Hill suffered a torn ligament in his hand and is done for the season.
The Ohio State commit's injury, which coach Paul Sutherland announced Thursday, is the latest in a swarm of injuries and disciplinary issues that have affected the Region 1-AA favorite this season. Pendleton (5-3, 3-2 in region) has already played itself out of the region title hunt and was hoping to be healthy for a run in the state playoffs.
Hill, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound space eater, was supposed to be a big part of that. Sutherland said Hill had his finger crushed and the ligaments separated from the bone during last week's 34-7 win over Carolina Academy.
Dr. Michael Palmer of Greenville, who specializes in orthopedic surgery of the hand, told Hill he would suffer arthritis within the year if he put off surgery until the end of the season.
Linebacker no longer Ohio State's to lose (buckeye dispatch)
There was a stretch during the summer when the commitment of Mike Mitchell to Ohio State seemed imminent.
The coveted linebacker from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, was coming off an astounding performance at The Opening, a national invitation-only camp for 150 elite prospects eligible for the 2013 recruiting class. He indicated that an announcement of his college choice would come before September, and most experts expected it to be Ohio State.
It didn’t happen.
“I think things have changed,” said Mike Farrell, national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, which has Mitchell rated No.3 nationally among outside-linebacker prospects. “I think Ohio State still has a good chance, but the competition is Oklahoma and Texas A&M playing so well. It’s going to be difficult for the Buckeyes now, where I thought it was a slam dunk for them in the summer.”
Prestonwood was 7-0 going into this weekend and is considered one of the top teams in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, playing on a level about the equivalent of Division III in Ohio. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Mitchell, who was a standout in 2011 at larger public Plano West High School, has been terrorizing opposing offenses, averaging more than 20 tackles and a couple of sacks, said his coach, Chris Cunningham. And Mitchell usually plays just three quarters in lopsided wins. He also has a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Now that his commitment is open and the recruiting process has started back up, there are a few notable programs that will be getting visits from him in the future. Kynon Codrington of Rivals.com is reporting that Stevens is planning on making visits to Notre Dame, Ohio State and that he wants to visit Florida State as well.
Of these three college football powerhouses, which would be the best fit for the 6'3'', 175-pound wideout?
Check out what Stevens has to say regarding Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, via Codrington's report:
He has plans to head to Columbus for Ohio State-Michigan on November 24. Buckeyes running back coach Stan Drayton has been recruiting Stevens and he likes what he is hearing.
He noted, "Coach Meyer came from Florida and won national titles here. I like their offense and want to check it out."
David Dawson is a four-star offensive guard prospect who is considered to be the No.1 overall recruit at his position according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, and he has narrowed his list of schools that he's interested in.
Remember, Dawson was formerly a Michigan commitment, but he just recently decommited from the Wolverines program and is now searching for a new program.
He's now easily become one of the more coveted recruits in the class of 2013, and Brad Bournival of ESPN.com is reporting that Dawson has narrowed his list to a lucky top four:
He now has a top four of Alabama, Florida, LSU and Ohio State. With that in mind, BuckeyeNation looked at the four universities and has come up with the order it thinks the 6'4", 282-pound Dawson might lean toward.
The ESPN 150 senior—he’s ranked 87th overall—has said he’s planning on taking official visits and will let the process play out before making a final choice.
ESPN 100 small forward Ishmail Wainright committed to Baylor late Thursday night over Ohio State, St. John's and Texas.
Wainright confirmed the commitment to ESPN.com via text message, citing his faith in directing his decision.
Wainright, who is ranked No. 26 overall and No. 5 among small forwards in the Class of 2013, attends Montrose Christian in the Washington, D.C., area but is originally from Raytown, Mo.
Wainright, 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, is a wing player who is physically ready to compete at the Big 12 level.
At times on the AAU circuit, Wainright stood out thanks to his ability to attack the basket and score through contact.
He is the Bears' second commitment in the 2013 class, joining No. 34 power forward Johnathan Motley of Houston.
Baylor is also already on the board in the 2014 class with ESPN 60 small forward Leron Black of Memphis, Tenn. Black is rated the No. 12 overall recruit in the Class of 2014 by ESPN.
Coach Scott Drew continues to make a big impact in recruiting, not only in the state of Texas but across the country.
Where David Dawson might end up (espn insider)
When David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) gave his decommitment to Michigan over the weekend, schools waited for an update on his recruiting plans and the offensive guard gave one in quick fashion.
He now has a top four of Alabama, Florida, LSU and Ohio State. With that in mind, BuckeyeNation looked at the four universities and has come up with the order it thinks the 6-foot-4, 282-pound Dawson might lean toward.
The ESPN 150 senior -- he’s ranked 87th overall -- has said he’s planning on taking official visits and will let the process play out before making a final choice.