Many of you probably already know, but the 2014 Scout300 has been released today, link here if you have not seen it yet
Ohio State LB target Holland Fisher now has a Hudl profile with highlight reels here, check them out today
Kyle Meadows to take official visit to West Virginia Oct. 20
Washington verbal WR Demorea Stringfellow will talk to his coach about visiting for the Nebraska game
Tony Stevens will take an official to The Game after decommitting from FSU
Rivals $ - Saxton plans to check out Ohio State '14 OH CB Alonzo Saxton
Talks about the win over Watterson...PSU and Michigan told him they were going to be at that game...says he hasn't talked to OSU as much as some others but wants to visit for The Game.
Burroughs' Ezekiel Elliott makes a run in the third quarter during a game between John Burroughs and Westminster Christian Academy in Town and Country on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Photo By David Carson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Scribbles of the Scribe, where STLhighschoolsports.com columnist David Kvidahl runs down what’s making news in high school sports.
1. What a week to be Zeke
John Burroughs standout running back Ezekiel Elliott couldn’t have gotten a week off at a better time. The No. 1 team in the STLhighschoolsports.com small-schools rankings, Burroughs has a bye week this weekend. So the Bombers are free to get some rest and heal up.
Elliott, the area's top scorer with 25 touchdowns, has travel plans. The Ohio State recruit is headed to Columbus, Ohio to be treated to Homecoming Weekend. Colleges always go out of their way to lavish love, attention, praise and one-only-knows-whatever-else on their highly-touted recruits. You better believe that Elliott will be getting the royal treatment during his weekend on campus.
2. Bombers lick their wounds
While Elliott is being paraded around Ohio State’s campus, there are other Bombers who’ll be trying to get healthy or wondering if their season is in jeopardy.
Senior lineman Griff Palan left Saturday’s game at Westminster just before halftime with an apparent leg injury. He was on the sideline on crutches with his knee iced during the second half. It didn’t look promising for the 6-foot-1, 265-pounder.
Also shaken up on that same play was lineman Solo Ceesay. The 6-3, 250 pound Ceesay was able to continue playing.
Coach Gus Frerotte was hoping his guys could get some treatment and be prepared for the last two weeks of the regular season. The schedule doesn’t do the Bombers any favors, as they’ll host Clayton and play at Maplewood-Richmond Heights before heading into district play.
Alabama fans need not lament the fact that Cornelius "Corn" Elder did not visit Tuscaloosa last weekend as previously planned. The Crimson Tide are still very much in the hunt for the ESPN 300 running back from Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth.
Elder won't visit any schools this weekend, but told ESPN that he plans on visiting Alabama at some point. The four-star prospect is set to visit Ohio State on Oct. 20 and UCLA in November.
For now, the race seems wide open for Elder, who has expressed an interest in playing basketball in college as well.
Jonathan Haden is almost ready to hit the road.
The running back prospect from Washington (D.C.) Friendship said he's planning several visits after his junior season is complete. Friendship's last game is on Nov. 2.
Haden, who is on the ESPN Watch List, said he plans to visit Ohio State, Florida, West Virginia, LSU, Wisconsin, Alabama and Florida State. North Carolina and Ohio State have already offered Haden a scholarship. He said Florida, West Virginia and several ACC schools seem close to offering him a scholarship as well.
The Auburn Tigers have a verbal commit from 4-star inside linebacker Trey Johnson out of Lawrenceville, Georgia, but just how strong will his commitment be once he starts taking official visits?
That's the question Auburn fans and coaches have to be asking themselves right now.
According to Kipp Adams of ESPN.com, Johnson will be taking official visits to Ohio State, USC and Florida State. He quotes Johnson's high school football coach, Todd Wofford, on the reasoning behind the visits:
"He loves Gene Chizik and he loves Brian VanGorder, but he just wants to cover his bases and he always said he was going to take visits, so he wants to check out schools that have big-time linebacker traditions," Wofford said. "He likes the kids that Auburn has committed right now, but at the same time other schools are kind of using Auburn’s season as a factor with him."
I've said it a million times, and I'll say it a million times more—nothing is official until National Signing Day. There is plenty of time for recruits to be swayed from their commitments.
With recent SEC evaluations complete, it's time for Josh Malone to look north.
The ESPN 300 Watch List receiver from Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp will visit Notre Dame for the Stanford game and Ohio State for the Michigan game on Nov. 24. Notre Dame has yet to offer Malone a scholarship, but that doesn't seem to be an issue.
Malone said he's fond of the Fighting Irish's tradition. He's also fond of former Notre Dame receiver Tim Brown.
Cleveland Glenville could miss the playoffs for a second straight season, but Christopher Worley is not yet giving up hope.
“We've got to come out stronger for the rest of the year and ... keep winning, don’t give up, keep the faith and keep working hard and see where it takes us,” Worley said.
After his team missed the playoffs last season, the three-star outside linebacker has put off recruiting for the time being. He does not plan to take official visits until after the season, and he doesn't know which schools, besides Ohio State, will get an official visit.
Ohio State has been trying to get ESPN 150 receiver James Quick (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) on campus for quite some time. He will be there this weekend for the Nebraska game.
And he will bring some company, too.
Quick's Trinity teammate Jason Hatcher, a member of the ESPN 300 and a USC commit, will travel with Quick to Columbus as both make unofficial visits.