- Michigan State & Illinois offers Eric Glover-Williams
- '14 FL WR Isaiah Ford (Highlights) & '15 FL LB Jeff Holland (Highlights) both were offered today by Ohio State
- Mississippi State offers Dillon Bates
- Louisville offers Isaiah Ford
- Florida & Louisville offers Jeff Holland
- Georgetown watches Jaquan Lyle
- Gus Malzahn from Auburn visits Tommy Sanders
- John Chavis from LSU & Virginia Tech visits Todd Kelly
- Tim Davis from Florida visited Kc McDermott yesterday
- Dan Ferrigno from Michigan visited Mark Andrews yesterday
- Demorea Stringfellow says he's solid with Washington - no more visits
- Coach Nussmeier & Rumph from Alabama visits Jeb Blazevich
- Nick Glass is now enrolled at Peachtree Ridge
- David Dawson will visit Ohio State January 18th
- Georgia Tech & Penn State stopped by to see Trey Johnson today
- Tom Herman & Zach Smith visited Ryan Timmons today. May visit UK on Saturday to check out the Cats' home bball game
- Reggie Bonnafon spoke with Ohio State today
- Ohio State will stop by Cass Tech tomorrow: Damon Webb, David Dawson & Jayru Campbell
- David Williams will officially visit Miami (FL), Date TBA. Steve Spurrier dropped by to see him today as well.
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- Urban Meyer stopped by Red Bank Catholic today to see OL Quenton Nelson
- Urban Meyer in Middletown tonight to see Jalin Marshall play his basketball game
- Coaches Herman and Smith at Trinity Bball game tonight to watch James Quick. New Kentucky DC DJ Eliot & New Kentucky OC Neal Brown also was at the game.
- James Quick will officially visit Louisville this weekend. Will take official visits to Kentucky, Oregon & Tennessee. Says he will definitely decide at US Army game. Says Louisville is a slight favorite over Ohio State right now.
- Skai Moore commits to Rutgers
- Cameron Hampton names Texas A&M leader
- Max Redfield after his basketball game said he was 50/50 between USC and Notre Dame
- Drew Barker says Tennessee will be in to see him tomorrow
Scout$--Snodgrass Excited About New Offer '14 OH WR Thaddeus Snodgrass
- Nebraska has offered.
BN$--Is Sanders Ready To Be A Buckeye? '13 JUCO LB Tommy Sanders
- Tommy enjoyed his visit and should know if he has an offer soon. He wanted to commit by Wednesday but will likely visit South Carolina or Auburn now.
BN$--OSU On Rise For UCLA OL Commitment '13 AZ OL Kenny Lacy
- Kenny's coach says he is unsure where Kenny will end up but he knows he will not decide until he sees tOSU. Will visit Jan 11th.
BG$--Buckeyes stop in on Barker '14 KY QB Drew Barker
- Drew is trying to not be frustrated by the lack of an offer but appreciates the way tOSU is handling things.
Rivals$--Holland excited about Buckeye offer '15 FL LB Jeff Holland
- Jeff has offers from tOSU, Florida, Louisville, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He wants to visit Columbus soon and is very impressed with Coach Meyer.
Rivals$--Buckeyes offer 2014 Florida WR '14 FL WR Isaiah Ford
- tOSU joins Cincinnati, Florida International, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina and Vanderbilt with a verbal offer. Isaiah says distance is not a factor and he is looking for a family atmosphere.
Ohio State has been searching just about everyone for solid linebackers. They are closing in on a few big ones in the 2013 class, but without any currently committed, there’s no doubt it will be crucial for Urban Meyer to recruit a significant group in the 2014 class.
Recruiting gurus estimate that as many as four spots in Ohio State’s 2014 class could be dedicated to linebackers and the Buckeyes would love to have one of those four spots given to Clifton Garrett, a 6-3, 220-pound linebacker out of Joliet, Ill.
It was back in September when Nick Glass told The Ozone that Garrett had interest in the Buckeyes, and the Plainfield South High School product confirmed that interest in the following interview.
He already has some big time offers from places like Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan State and Notre Dame, while new ones keep pouring in every day. Does OSU have a shot at this top prospect?
On more than a few occasions over the past 10 months, Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer has spoken about the lack of offensive playmakers on his team.
There are two ways to fix this problem. The first is through development, but the second, and more obvious answer, is through recruiting.
In the 2012 recruiting class, Meyer "missed out" on wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who decided to stay close to home by signing with Maryland. On Sunday, Diggs was named the Terps' MVP thanks to his 1,896 all-purpose yards, which was the second highest total in school history.
Diggs averaged 28.5 yards per kickoff return, taking two all the way back for touchdowns. In a season with very poor production from the Ohio State kickoff return game, do you think the Buckeyes could have found a place for Diggs this past year?
It wasn't just big plays in the special teams where the Buckeyes were lacking, however. Ohio State was 66th in the nation in plays from scrimmage of 20 yards or more (53). For comparison's sake, Texas A&M led the nation with 90, and Nebraska was eighth with 75.
Braxton Miller had 14 of those 53 plays, and no other Buckeye had more than Devin Smith's nine. Wisconsin had four players with 10 or more plays of 20 yards.
The longest carry by a Buckeye who wasn't Miller was a 33-yard run by Rod Smith. Carlos Hyde's long was just 29 yards. Frankly, the Ohio State offense had to work way too hard for the yards that they got this past season.
Despite other attempts, Stringfellow said he will sign with Washington in February.
The Huskies got an impressive commitment when Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde wide receiver Demorea Stringfellow chose them in June. Since that time it's been a battle for Washington to keep the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prep in the fold with him adding new offers and taking numerous visits.
The nation's No. 137 overall player has visited UCLA and Nebraska and was also considering a trip to Ohio State.
However, last night he informs me he is shutting down the recruiting process and won't be taking any other visits.
"I'm done with visits and I'm done with recruiting," Stringfellow said. "I love the family type of environment up there and I'm real close with the coaching staff. I'm going to sign in February and I'm done."
Yesterday the Trojans were on campus to evaluate Stringfellow but despite that attempt, he continued to state he was finished with the recruiting process.
He is currently training and preparing for the Under Armour All-American game in early January.
"I can't wait to get out there and do my best against the best players in the country."
Tampa Bay Tech wide receiver/running back/defensive back Richard Benjamin has made a verbal commitment to the University of Louisville, Benjamin confirmed to the Tampa Tribune on Tuesday evening.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound had been pledged to the University of Central Florida but he withdrew his verbal commitment earlier this year when the NCAA hit UCF’s football and basketball teams with a post-season ban because of recruiting violations.
After that, Benjamin’s finalists were Louisville, Ohio State, USF and West Virginia. Benjamin then conducted official visits and settled on Louisville.
Benjamin finished his senior season at TBT with 35 receptions for 509 yards and five touchdowns, 718 rushing yards and another six TDs on 103 carries and, on defense, four interceptions.
Louisville, a member of the Big East, will play the University of Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.
If there’s a spot for an offensive lineman in Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class, it’s pretty evident who the Buckeyes are going after if it’s not David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech).
It became clearer today when UCLA commit Kenny Lacy (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe) scheduled an official visit.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle was floored by Ohio State’s interest on Nov. 29, saying it was a big offer.
Ohio State will get its chance to make a late pitch for the top-ranked offensive guard in the nation when David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) makes an official visit to Columbus, Ohio.
But the 6-foot-4, 282-pound ESPN 150 senior won’t be making the trip when many of the 2013 targets are coming to Ohio State, and that could be a good thing.
Dawson indicated that his trip is slated for Jan. 18 -- a full week after Kenny Lacy, Cornelius Elder, Shelton Gibson, James Hearns, Ryan Timmons, Marcus Baugh, Johnny Townsend and Jalin Marshall are making their visits to see the Buckeyes.
Jeb Blazevich released his top six schools Tuesday.
The ESPN Watch List prospect from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian said he is primarily considering Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Georgia. The junior tight end has taken visits to all of his six finalists except for Notre Dame this year. He said a trip to South Bend is in the works.
The coincidences are getting hard to ignore.
Not only does Will Ulmer have similar skills as Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, the two also wear the same jersey number, as both sport No. 5.
"It is unique that we both have the same number and play just alike," said Ulmer, a junior quarterback from Washington (D.C.) St John's.
Ohio State always has its eyes on the future, which is why Urban Meyer went back to a place he knows well and offered two underclassmen from Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian on Tuesday.
That’s where he found 2014 wide receiver Isaiah Ford and 2015 two-way standout Jeffrey Holland.
Both had incredible seasons for the Conquerors and are already generating a buzz in recruiting circles.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made his in-home visit with David Williams (Philadelphia/Imhotep Charter) on Tuesday, and it only strengthened the Gamecocks’ lead for the ESPN 150 running back.
Spurrier was joined by area recruiter G.A. Mangus and running backs coach Everette Sands on the visit to the school and then later Williams’ home.
“It went well. My mom and them hit it off,” Williams said. “There was no awkwardness. Everyone was on the same page.”