- Kerry Coombs visits Lawrence Marshall
- Virginia Tech offers Jalen Christian
- Florida offers Nyles Morgan
- Cornelius Elder has set an OV at for the weekend of January 11th.
- David Dawson will OV for the weekend of December 7th.
BN$--Buckeyes Go For Florida LB Commit '13 FL LB James Hearns
- Coaches Fickell and Hinton visited James at school, watched his practice, and then spent a few hours at his home. He has scheduled his official visit to Columbus for January 11.
BN $ - Meyer vs Hoke For 4-Star WR? '14 TN WR Josh Malone
- By BK...could see himself in either offense after being at The Game...no leaders but likes Ohio State.
Scout $ - Snodgrass Makes Return Visit To Ohio State '14 OH WR Thaddeus Snodgrass
- By Berk...enjoyed The Game and spoke to Coach Smith but has slowed his recruiting down.
Rivals$--Muschamp checks in on 2014 four-star '14 FL LB Dillon Bates
- Dillon says he has a long list of schools in which he would be most interested. No mention of tOSU
Scout $ - Barker Talks Ohio State Visit '14 KY QB Drew Barker
- By Berk.....Had a great time on his visit for The Game. Expecting Coach Herman to attend one of his basketball practices this week. Feels that he would fit in very well with OSU's offense.
Player Of The Week: Tyquan Lewis (video)
Tarboro High School defensive end Tyquan Lewis is headed to Ohio State next fall to begin his collegiate career, but he has one last goal to achieve before leaving his hometown.
Lewis wants to add a fourth state championship to his resume.
The 6'4", 230 lb. senior has already been a driving forced behind a Tarboro team that has won three consecutive 2A state titles and this Saturday the Vikings could add a fourth championship banner as they take on East Lincoln in the state finals.
Saturday's game is set for 11am at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.
The Vikings are 15-0 and will face a 14-0 team in East Lincoln.
The Louisville Cardinals have had a rough couple of weeks -- losses to Syracuse and Connecticut in consecutive games -- but coach Charlie Strong and company just got some good news from one of their top targets, Louisville Trinity (Ky.) WR James Quick. Widely considered one of the nation's best receiver prospects, Quick told Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority that, despite having just taken an official visit to Ohio State, Louisville remains his leader.
As good as the news seems for Louisville, Quick told ESPN.com he was impressed by the OSU visit.
"I had a few times where I thought it was the place for me," Quick said Monday. "But I have to look at other places to make sure I'm making the right decision for me."
Quick has official visits scheduled for Louisville and Oregon
Cleveland Heights wide receiver Shelton Gibson has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
He will be presented with a jersey Thursday during an assembly at the school.
The game, featuring 90 of the top players in the country, will be held Jan. 5 in San Antonio and televised live on NBC at 1 p.m.
Gibson has not yet selected which college program he will play for.
Chardon's Elswick advances to national meet: Chardon junior Nicholas Elswick placed 10th at the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Region Championships on Saturday in Kenosha, Wis., qualifying for the national race.
Elswick received the final berth, finishing in 15 minutes, 12 seconds. The winner was Jake Leingang of Bismark, N.D., in 14:56. The national meet is Dec. 8 in San Diego, Calif. Independence's Kyle Polman placed 46th (15:45).
Four local girls placed in the top 50, though nobody advanced to San Diego. The top local was Solon's Therese Haiss (29th, 18:19), followed by Chardon's Corinne Kule (34th, 18:27); Hawken's Alexandra Markovich (40th, 18:34); and Bay's Maddie Britton (42nd, 18:36).
ESPN 150 CB Gareon Conley, who expressed strong interest in Oregon while being committed to Michigan, decommitted from the Wolverines on Tuesday.
"Coach [Greg] Mattison was at my school today and we told him [I was decommitting]," Conley told WolverineNation's Tom VanHaaren. "I felt like I did it too early and didn't wait to see what else would come. I like Michigan, but I like other schools too, and I want to visit them."
Whether that opens the door for Oregon is another story. On Monday night, Conley wrote on his Twitter account that the Ducks weren't going to offer him because they wanted a safety.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer knows the phone calls are coming. If they weren’t, he wouldn’t be doing his job.
Maybe they’re coming soon; maybe not until next year, but at some point Meyer knows there will be another team, another despondent program, another ambitious athletic director, on the other end of the line.
They won’t be calling for Meyer, who is back where he began his collegiate coaching career 25 years ago, at a place that has made him one of the highest-paid coaches in the country.
No, Meyer isn’t going anywhere. At least not for a while. Meyer is just starting to settle in. For once, he’s happy, at least for the time being, and he’s got a darn good football team coming back next season.
The Buckeyes were a perfect 12-0 in Meyer’s first season as the head football coach in Columbus, and while there is no real downside to perfection in year one for someone as established and successful as the two-time BCS national champion, there could be a small price to pay for this team’s instantaneous success.
“The one negative thing about success and hiring good coaches is they’re hot items,” Meyer said Monday.
“If I have guys that people never call and want to hire them, it probably means I got bad coaches. I had a turnstile down at Florida of guys leaving to become head coaches.”