- William Ulmer rated 90 (4*) by 247Sports
- Maryland offers Montae Nicholson
- Indiana offers Damon Webb
- Ryan Timmons officially visits Purdue
- Nigel Hayes has a Top 3 of Wisconsin, Ohio State & Stanford
Rivals$--Gibson lays out a timeline '13 OH WR Shelton Gibson
- Shelton says tOSU is his definite leader and he will take visits in December/January. tOSU and Cal are the only guaranteed visits.
Rivals$--Indiana first to offer Horton '14 OH RB Mikel Horton
- Title says it all.
Scout $ - Henderson Completes Impressive Season '14 OH LB Joseph Henderson
- By The Bank...offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Illinois and Pittsburgh...no favorites but says OSU has picked up their interest lately.
Scout $ - '14 LB Henderson plans 3rd UM visit (w/video) '14 OH LB Joseph Henderson
- By GBW...interest from Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Akron, Louisville, Nebraska and Iowa...has been to camp at Michigan but wants to get to a game in Ann Arbor as well as visit some other schools.
Rivals$--RB calls for Badgers on birthday '13 NJ RB Corey Clement
- Now a Badger.
Ensworth’s Corn Elder near top 10 in rushing (tennessean)
Ensworth running back Corn Elder ranks 11th on the state’s career rushing leaders list.
The senior has 5,954 yards entering next week’s Division II-AA quarterfinal against the McCallie-St. Benedict winner.
He also ranks near the state leaders with 74 career rushing touchdowns.
Pitt target Robert Foster still undecided (cardiac hill)
One of the biggest recruiting targets still on Pitt's radar for 2013 is wide receiver Robert Foster. About a month ago, Foster declared a final three of Pitt, Alabama, and Ohio State.
Foster recently visited Bama, tweeted like crazy about it, and appeared close to a decision. But today, the talented wideout says he's taking his official visits before making a decision. What's all this mean? It means Foster's still a kid and is taking his time to make a decision. Could he be leaning towards Alabama? Beats me. He might not even know himself.
But one thing's for sure - if he doesn't end up in a Panther uni, it'll be a blow. I don't subscribe to the theory that Pitt needs to get all of the top talent in the area - you need to get top players, period ... it doesn't really matter to me where they're from. But what they do need to do is remain a player for such talent to help legitimize themselves to the other big time kids that come out of Western Pennsylvania. Pitt hasn't been a big winner on the field lately, but has still found a way to compete for some of the best players in an area fairly rich with talent. The more Pitt is in the news for players like Foster, the more that others will take a look around and take them more seriously. Oh yeah, and winning wouldn't hurt, either.
All of that said, Paul needs to go out and get this kid. With two top quarterbacks in Chad Voytik and the committed Tra'Von Chapman, a big target like Foster would look great in this offense.
UGA is considered to be a longshot for Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect who is committed to Clemson but flirting with Ole Miss.
Nkemdiche, along with his parents, will make an unofficial visit to UGA on Saturday to watch his older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, who is a star linebacker for Ole Miss.
Does UGA have a chance for Nkemdiche? The Bulldogs are considered a longshot. But they do have at least one thing over the school he’s currently committed to (Clemson) – UGA Mark Richt spoke over the telephone this week with Nkemdiche’s mother, according to the 5-star prospect.
And when asked about UGA’s chances on Thursday night, Nkemdiche was respectful of the Bulldogs and said, “I don’t know. I could fall in love when I get there. I haven’t been there in forever, so I don’t know.”
Rafael Gaglianone to visit Columbus (espn insider)
Junior Rafael Gaglianone will visit Ohio State this weekend.
Lewis Neal not listening to other schools (espn insider)
Lewis Neal's official visit to LSU seems mostly a formality when it comes to his recruitment.
Sure, the linebacker from Wilson (N.C.) will enjoy his first game in Baton Rouge, but it seems unlikely anything could change the four-star prospect's mind about his college commitment he made to the Tigers in July.
"Same schools but I don't really pay any other schools any mind one bit!" Neal stated via text message when asked what other schools are still recruiting him.
Donovan Munger has top 11, plans visit (espn insider)
Do not let Shaker Heights (Ohio) lineman Donovan Munger's size fool you. The imposing, 6-foot-3, 280-pound two-way star is soft-spoken and aims to please.
The latter of those two traits is the reason why Munger's list was "cut" to 11 recently, and there is a good chance that list increases before it decreases.
The ESPN 300 defensive tackle's coach, Jarvis Gibson, said Munger's top 11, in no order, consists of USC, Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee, UCLA, West Virginia, Louisville, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Georgia and Pittsburgh. The Trojans are the only team that has not offered, but Gibson is expecting a call from the staff Friday night as Munger has already talked with an assistant at USC.
Mitchell Ready for PrimeTime (rivals)
PLANO, Texas -- With Oklahoma recently reopening their involvement with Mike Mitchell and seemingly becoming a top choice for him , along with Ohio State and Texas A&M, SoonerScoop.com took the time out last Friday night to get out and see how he looks when Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy hosted Fort Worth Nolan. Mitchell is a big-framed linebacker and looks every bit the 6-foot-4 and 216-pounds he is listed at. He is already bulked up in his upper body but still has room to add more weight. Mitchell's lower half is also well developed and already looks college ready.
Really, it's not too often you see a player the size of Mitchell as the primary kick returner but he is just that for Prestonwood and with his speed it's easy to see why. Now obviously, Mitchell won't be returning kicks in college and as such the focus of evaluation has been to see the unique athlete at his native linebacker spot. Just a few plays into Nolan's first drive, onlookers got a glimpse of the kind of ability Mitchell possesses.
Nolan's quarterback dropped back and had his eyes down field while Mitchell hesitated for a second, waiting on the whole to open and then exploded through the B-gap. Luckily for Nolan the quarterback got the ball off just a split second before Mitchell absolutely blew him up, knocking him flat on his back. Even though he was a hair late the closing speed the four-star prospect possesses is big league.
The Nation's No. 3 outside linebacker does a good job while scraping and trying to locate the ball and was a sure tackler basically the entire night. For a prospect as explosive as Mitchell, it wouldn't have been a shock to see him want to deliver big hits without wrapping up but that wasn't the case. We only saw him miss one tackle and he was in on numerous ones throughout the game.
Friday Recruitin' Just Ponders For Now (mgo blog)
It's been a week since Gareon Conley stated after a game that he intended to take visits, and as of this moment, at least, he's still a Michigan commit. 247's Bill Kurelic reports that may not last long at all, however, as Conley's step-mother says he'll "definitely [take] his visits," with plans to check out Ohio State and Oregon ($):
Angel [Conley] said her son is planning to make official visits to Ohio State and Oregon.
“Ohio State will be an official visit in the next month or so,” she said. “Ohio State and Oregon will be official visits.”
Nothing has been set up yet, at least, and Sam Webb noted on Scout's board($) that Conley has spoken with the coaches and knows his spot in the class is at stake—Webb also said Conley is still pondering visits, of course. In my opinion, it's tough at this point to see a scenario in which he doesn't take a look around.
If there's good news for Michigan, it's that they have one of Conley's closest confidants in their corner: his father, per Scout's Kyle Bogenschutz ($):
“Everything just seemed real good up there. I love Michigan and I’m pushing him to go to Michigan. But at the end of the day it’s still his decision. I’m rooting for Michigan.”
“As far as Oregon and Ohio State, those are all good schools too. I can’t put any of them down, but I root for Michigan. At the end of the day, like I said, this is all up to him. If he wants to go see them, I’m behind him, whatever school he goes to.”
Clearly, Mr. Conley is going to let Gareon make his own choice, but it can't hurt to have him pulling for the Wolverines. The longer this process is drawn out, the better it probably is for Michigan—few expected him to make it this far in the first place after last Friday's news.