- Trinity WR James Quick says after Ohio State visit the Buckeyes are "now sitting right there at the top with Louisville."
- Ohio State has offered '13 PA WR Tyler Boyd. Buckeyes now in top list with Notre Dame, Pittsburgh & West Virginia.
- Tennessee offers Brandon Simmons
Rivals$--Bucks still on top for Gibson? '13 OH WR Shelton Gibson
- Shelton says the visit solidifies the Buckeyes as his top school. He will likely take an official visit to Auburn for the Iron Bowl.
Rivals$--Smith 'falls in love' at Ohio State '14 OH S Erick Smith
- Erick was blown away in his first visit to tOSU. He says the coaches told him he will likely receive an offer but to be patient.
Rivals$--Jones enjoys Ohio State atmosphere '14 OH OL Marcelys Jones
- Marcelys loved the visit and his time with the coaches. He would like to make an early decision.
Rivals$--Quick re-energized by Ohio State visit '13 KY WR James Quick
- James says he loved the visit to Columbus and still has the Buckeyes and Louisville as his top two.
BN$--Quick Has Great Experience At OSU '13 KY WR James Quick
- James says the coaches told him to make the best decision for him.
Rivals$--Timmons staying patient '13 KY ATH Ryan Timmons
- Ryan loved the visit to Columbus and is going to start setting up officials to Ohio State, Kentucky, Illinois, and Purdue
BN$--Did Timmons Finally Get OSU Offer? '13 KY ATH Ryan Timmons
- Ryan says the coaches told him he is very close to an offer and they are working on making it happen.
BN$--Lattimore Sees "Crazy" At OSU '14 OH ATH Marshon Lattimore
- Marshon was blown away by the atmosphere in Columbus and also picked up an offer from Michigan on Friday.
247 - UF visit a '10' for MarQuez North '13 NC WR Marquez North
- Tennessee still leads. Says the best part of his Florida visit was seeing the swamp on campus. Not the stadium, but an actual swamp & live gators
Sitting in the stands Saturday just a few rows up from the field, Brian Allen (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) could barely hear the people sitting next to him.
As a two-way lineman, Allen is glad he was in the stands and not on the field trying to hear the quarterback’s cadence.
“It was pretty insane ... probably the loudest stadium I’ve been to,” the 2014 prospect said. “It was hard to hear each other talking standing right next to each other. I can’t imagine what it’d be like on the field listening to the snap count.”
So far this season, Tinashe Bere (Cincinnati/Sycamore) has made visits to seven college programs, so he knows what to expect from a college environment.
Ohio State exceeded it for the 2014 inside linebacker.
An ESPN Watch List junior had to rely on an ESPN 300 senior for verification, but both came away amazed at Ohio State’s 63-38 win over Nebraska on Saturday.
Defensive end Joe Henderson (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) was scheduled to make an unofficial visit to The Horseshoe for the game, but had to bow out with a sprained ankle sustained earlier in the day in a 55-0 win over Valley Forge. So Henderson, who has major interest from Ohio State, turned to teammate Donovan Munger for verification about what he saw on television.
“The fans and the way Urban Meyer was coaching on the field was crazy,” Henderson said. “I talked to [Munger] and he talked about the fans and being there with the players and seeing them play and how great it was.”
One of Ohio State’s final 2013 targets, ESPN 150 receiver James Quick (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) made the trip north to Columbus on Saturday for an unofficial visit.
It was his second visit to Ohio State but his first for a game, and the scene at Ohio Stadium blew Quick away.
“They have great fans. That’s what really caught my attention. The most impressive thing is how loud the fans got,” he said, adding it was the loudest game he has ever been to.
If there was ever a question regarding how Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) felt about Ohio State, the ESPN 300 wide receiver put an end to lingering doubts Sunday.
The Buckeyes have long been Gibson’s top choice, but the atmosphere from Saturday’s Ohio State-Nebraska game put the Buckeyes over the top for the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Gibson, who is ranked 196th in the nation.
Marcelys Jones (Cleveland/Glenville) has seen Ohio State fans at their best. At least, the 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive tackle thought he had.
On hand with teammates Christopher Worley and Marshon Lattimore -- all have Ohio State offers -- the junior was amazed by what he saw in the Buckeyes’ 63-38 win over Nebraska. The three had been there before, taking in the season opener against Miami (Ohio), but what happened Saturday blew him away.
“That atmosphere at the Miami game wasn’t that intense,” Jones said. “For Nebraska, it was really intense. “The crowd and the coaches were great. You could tell there wasn’t panic [early] when they were down. Coach [Urban] Meyer gave them a chance to redeem themselves.”
This past Friday, Ian Bunting (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) received a huge stack of letters from colleges. Among them was Ohio State, and Bunting made the Buckeyes’ efforts worth it with a visit to Saturday’s game.
“It was awesome,” he said. “Definitely out of all the schools I’ve been to so far it was the loudest and most energetic stadium.”
Bunting was one of the first recruits at the football complex and went with teammate and fellow 2014 recruit Brian Allen. The two toured the football offices before meeting with the staff.
Following his first ever visit to Ohio State, 2014 receiver Allen Lazard (Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale) is confident there is something special going on in Columbus.
The ESPN Watch List prospect spent the entire day at Ohio State, meeting with Urban Meyer around noon before seeing all the Buckeyes’ program has to offer.
“I like the whole tradition there. It’s always been a good school. I feel Coach Meyer has something special there. They’re going to win a national championship in the next few years. It’ll be a great place to be.”