Donovan Munger -October 31, 2012, 9:02 pm - Receives an offer from Oklahoma -SHAKER HTS HIGH SCHOOL - Class of 2013 fb.me/1FrK9wAr9— Mark Porter (@Mark__Porter) November 1, 2012
- Skai Moore no longer visiting this weekend. Has rescheduled for The Game.
- Noah Vonleh will visit OSU weekend after Thanksgiving
- Andrew Wiggins has Bill Self, Leonard Hamilton, Thad Matta at Huntington Prep to see him today
- Bryce Dixon unofficially visits UCLA
- Ezekiel Elliott had four rushing touchdowns and one on a kickoff return as St. Louis (Mo.) Burroughs defeated Manchester Kennedy 56-14.
BN $ - Meyer Turning The Tables On Hoke? '14 MI OT/DE Malik McDowell
- By BK...if he isn't still playing will be at The Game...no favorites but plans to have a top five by the summer...has liked Coach Meyer since his days at Florida.
Scout$--USC commit sets first two visits '13 CA WR Sebastian LaRue
- Sebastian has set visits to Washington State (Nov. 10) and tOSU (Nov. 24). He says his heart is with USC.
Scout$--North Likes UNC?s Scheme '13 NC WR Marquez North
- Marquez says UNC, tOSU, and Florida are his top three right now.
Scout$--Michigan Set the Bar for Westphal '14 IL DB Parrker Westphal
- Dad says he wants his son within a six hour drive and Parrker says Michigan set the initial standard, but tOSU was also right there in terms of facilities, tradition and staff.
Alex Bars sets a high bar for offensive linemen (the ozone)
Standing 6-6 and weighing in at 281 pounds, Alex Bars has set the bar high for offensive line recruits. A product of Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy, this 2014 prospect already has offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, UNC, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and the Buckeyes.
His father played at Notre Dame, his brothers play at Big Ten Universities: Penn State and Michigan, and the Buckeyes are recruiting this former Michigan native and current Tennessee resident hard. Does Notre Dame have an advantage? What about Penn State and Michigan?
Talking to Alex, it doesn’t take long to realize he is his own man. Though it would be nice to play with a brother, it looks like this member of the Bars family will set his own bar on where he plays and it could be for the Scarlet and Gray.
He took some time to tell The-Ozone how his recruiting is going.
Offered: Corey Smith (espn insider)
Offered is a series at BuckeyeNation where we talk to prospective recruits who have been offered by Ohio State.
Corey Smith (Akron, Ohio/East Mississippi Community College) doesn't think he's behind the eight ball at all in terms of stepping up at a Division I program. A wide receiver with speed to burn, Smith went the junior college route to get to Division I and will likely start sooner rather than later.
With only two years of eligibility left, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Smith isn't afraid to get his hands dirty as he readies himself to play at the next level.
If the next level is anything like the last one, Smith will step in and fit perfectly. He spent a season at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan before heading to East Mississippi Community College this year in an effort to latch on at a Division I program.
K Sean Nuerenberger with strong interest (espn insider)
A strong leg has resulted in strong interest for Sean Nuernberger.
The junior kicker from Buckner (Ky.) Oldham has been contacted by several schools that are considering signing a kicker for the 2014 class, namely Ohio State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Western Kentucky, and Louisville.
According to his coach, Chris Collins, Nuernberger has kicked nearly 50-percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks and routinely kicks the ball over 70 yards. He has converted on 61 of 63 PAT's this season and has kicked a 42 yard field goal.
Dorian Johnson confirms OSU visit for U-M game (espn insider)
Ohio State will get a second chance to wow the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation.
And if that impression is anything like the first, Buckeyes fans can expect Dorian Johnson (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon) to be floored. Johnson confirmed he will be visiting Ohio State for the Michigan game on Nov. 24.
Incoming OSU D-linemen could be special (espn insider)
Urban Meyer hasn’t calmed his love for defensive linemen in the Class of 2013, and it’s hard to argue the results.
A look in on how the next set of defensive ends and tackles shows just how strong this class is up front.
Of the quintet, only Tracy Sprinkle (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria) will likely miss the playoffs, though the 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive tackle might be having the best season of the bunch.
ESPN 150 OLB Hollins still a wanted man (espn insider)
MISSOURI CITY, Texas -- When asked what to make of his senior season so far, one in which his team is undefeated, he has dominated on the field and colleges from all over the country have continued to recruit him, Deon Hollins Jr. could think of just one word.
"Perfect," he said.
It's not a bad way to put it.
Considering visiting tOSU (heard from Tom Herman recently)
Watch List QB will visit Irish, Buckeyes (espn insider)
Notre Dame has offered only one quarterback in the 2014 class, but an ESPN Watch List member will make it to South Bend in November.
Junior quarterback Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) has been hearing from the Fighting Irish a lot recently, and in turn he will make a Nov. 17 trip to South Bend. The Irish will host Wake Forest in Notre Dame's last home game of the season.
"I thought I'd check it out," said Barker, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal-caller.
Pick your embarrassment (usa today)
Skyline (Dallas) quarterback Devante Kincade doesn’t even want to talk about the possibility of it.
The mere mention of the word makes him cringe.
“Interception, man? You really want to talk about throwing a pick?” Kincade asked with a laugh. “Aw man, when I throw an interception it feels like the world’s gonna end. It’s so embarrassing.”
Kincade was quick to point out that said instances “hardly ever happen.” But when they do, the effect is devastating.
“Think about how embarrassing it would be to get your girlfriend taken,” Kincade said. “That’s almost how embarrassing it is to throw an interception. It’s the worst.”
We asked Kincade and two other elite quarterbacks to break down what’s going through the quarterback’s mind when he throws a pick and - perhaps more importantly - what the best way is to play it off.
J.T. BARRETT, Rider (Wichita Falls, Texas), 2013
Committed to: Ohio State
Initial reaction: “I feel like I’m the only guy in the stadium who didn’t see the guy who got the pick. I mean it’s the loneliest feeling in sports. No one’s on your side, no matter what they say. You feel pretty dumb because everyone in the stands is looking at you like ‘How in the world did you throw that ball?’ It’s so embarrassing, man, I can’t even tell you.”
How to play it off: “Well, the first thing you’ve got to know is that you can’t play it off. You threw an interception and everyone saw it. You’ve got to take a couple seconds for yourself. I go sit on the bench by myself and think about what I just did. Then on the next series I go out there and I have to throw a touchdown pass. That’s how I play it off; I make them forget I threw the pick.”