- Ed Warinner from Ohio State visits Kyle Trout
- Kyle Meadows officially visits Oklahoma
- Noah Vonleh officially visits Indiana
- Purdue offers Tinashe Bere
- Florida offers Jamarco Jones
- MarQuez North names North Carolina and Tennessee co-leaders
- Jordan Cunningham officially visits Stanford
BN $ - Bucks Rising To Top With McDowell '14 MI OT/DE Malik McDowell
- By BK...Coach Coombs met with Malik's coach...his coach says Malik is definitely interested in OSU and might attend The Game unless he is still in the playoffs.
Recruit Report: Belle Vernon lineman will focus on pick (post gazette)
Now that his senior season is over, Belle Vernon star offensive lineman Dorian Johnson says he will focus on recruiting.
Although Johnson has three colleges on his final list, his sights seem to be set on one.
"Pitt is still my top school," Johnson said.
That doesn't mean Ohio State and Virginia Tech are out of it, but Johnson likes Pitt the most for now. He will make an official visit to Pitt next weekend, and visit Ohio State the weekend of Dec. 8. He also hopes to visit Virginia Tech.
Johnson made a verbal commitment to Penn State this summer, but changed his mind after the NCAA penalized Penn State.
Belle Vernon's season ended last week when it lost to Central Valley, 17-16, in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Belle Vernon finished with a 4-6 record.
"I thought I had a pretty good year," Johnson said. "At times, I thought I could do better, but all in all I tried my best and I think I did pretty well."
Johnson is one of three heavily recruited WPIAL players who haven't selected a college yet. The others are Clairton receiver Tyler Boyd and Central Valley receiver Robert Foster.
Boyd will make an official visit to Wisconsin Nov. 16 for the Badgers' game against Ohio State. Boyd doesn't have a final list of colleges, but Pitt, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame are others on his list.
Foster said on his "Twitter" account last week that he was ready to make a college choice between Pitt and Alabama. But Foster backed off those comments and said he will wait to make a decision and will visit Pitt next weekend.
Elsewhere, standout running back Corey Clement of Glassboro, N.J., announced last week that he will play at Wisconsin. Clement had committed to Pitt, but backed out a few weeks ago.
Midwest: Prospects on the Move (scout)
In a few weeks, when the high school season is finished with, expect some larger changes when it comes to the rankings. However, there were a few guys we wanted to have some recognition now.
Miami (Fl) commit Alex Gall has impressed all season. Where he really made his mark though, was a few weeks back when our Dave Berk saw him against USC commit Jason Hatcher and Gall did an outstanding job against the fellow future BCS player. Likely headed for guard at the next level, Gall is a technician with toughness and good feet, who we see a bright future for as a Hurricane.
Another committed offensive lineman who made a slight move was Ohio State commit Tim Gardner. The Lawrence Central product has had a really good season and we liked what we saw on his season film, as well as in person the two times Fox Sports NEXT staff have been out to to see him. He's not quite the finished product Gall is, but he shown much better movement and footwork than he did a year ago, and also showed us he has some "mean" in him in the way he's finishing his blocks.
Three kids who played in the PSL Championship a few weeks back earned bumps from us, not just because of their team success, but because of their individual play as well.
East English Village Prep's Desmond King, a Ball State commit, has been outstanding at running back, and also at cornerback, the position he is likely to play in college. A ball hawk who has always put up eye popping interception numbers, his playmaking knack has earned him the reputation for being one of the best pure football players in the state of Michigan. He may not be the biggest guy out there, but he has shown time and time again that he comes up big when it counts.
#BlueChipBattles -- Nov. 9
Detroit Cass Tech. | OG | 6-4/282 | ESPN Rank: No. 87
Last week's #BlueChipBattles rank: No. 5
Commitment status: Dawson has cut things down to three Big Ten schools known for churning out offensive linemen.
Who's in the driver's seat: Michigan State.
Other candidates: Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Dark horse: Wisconsin. The Badgers offered the nation's top-ranked guard last week, and he immediately put the school in his top three.
@bbournival's take: The ESPN 150 offensive guard has teammates who are Spartans commits in Dennis Finley and Deon Drake Jr. Dawson was at the Michigan State-Nebraska game Saturday and came away impressed after a meeting with Mark Dantonio. However, Dawson has been talking to current Ohio State commits more and more. The Buckeyes appear to be closing the gap with the Spartans. Still, proximity might give the edge to the Spartans.
OSU visits Nick Glass, Nick Ruffin (espn insider)
Georgia got some love from Ohio State on Friday.
With ESPN Watch List quarterback DeShaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville), ESPN 150 inside linebacker and Auburn commit Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) and ESPN Watch List outside linebacker Korie Rogers (Buford, Ga./Buford) already paid a visit, the Buckeyes were at it again.
Meyer visits Watson, Johnson, Rogers (espn insider)
Urban Meyer was near his old stomping ground Friday and visited high schools with quite a few big names in the Peach State.
One of the most notable names was dual-threat quarterback and Clemson commit DeShaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville).
He checked in with ESPN 150 inside linebacker and Auburn commit Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) as well as ESPN Watch List outside linebacker Korie Rogers (Buford, Ga./Buford).
Ohio State pays QB Drew Barker a visit (espn insider)
Quarterback Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) is becoming very familiar with Ohio State.
An attendee at the spring game, the ESPN Watch List junior took an unofficial visit to The Horseshoe for the season opener against Miami (Ohio) and is planning another for the Michigan game on Nov. 24.
The admiration apparently goes both ways as assistant coach Zach Smith paid a visit to Barker's high school on Friday.
OSU in mix for ESPN 150 WR Cunningham (espn insider)
ESPN 150 wide receiver Jordan Cunningham (Davie, Fla./University School) will be taking advantage of his team’s bye week to take an official visit to Stanford.
The Cardinal have been considered one of the favorites for the 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior for several months.
Bucks now in top 5 with Bama, Okie St., Stanford and FSU....planning to visit for the game but not yet confirmed