- Ohio State has offered '14 GA DT Elisha Shaw. Made public today but said they offered two days ago
- Kenny Lacy will not make the trip to Michigan this weekend
- Florida offers Lorenzo Carter
- LSU offers Jalen Hurd
- 2014 DB Nick Glass says Georgia was by his school to check on him and 2014 OT Orlando Brown today
- 2014 WR Demarre Kitt spoke with Urban Meyer and Tom Herman
- David Dawson:"Tell Buckeye Nation don't trip, they're in a good spot."
- Michigan visits East Lake WR Artavis Scott
- Ohio State stopped by Lassiter, GA today home of 2014 DB Chris Murphy
- spent nearly the entire day at Cass Tech
- David Williams has set OV dates to Penn State, South Carolina & Miami (FL). One visit yet to be scheduled. Ohio State still in the mix. Visited Arizona State in September.
- Roy Williams is expected to watch No. 1 ranked Andrew Wiggins play tonight
- Damon Webb & Jayru Campbell will visit Ohio State next month
- Oregon visited Jamarco Jones today
- Kyle Berger will visit Ohio State next month for the Michigan basketball game.
- Coach Meyer was in school yesterday. Has offers from Boston College, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh & Rutgers. Says if Ohio State were to offer, they would immediately be #1 for him. Wants to visit Ohio State & North Carolina.
BN $ - Buckeyes' Withers To Visit Worley '13 OH LB/S Chris Worley
- BK...Coach Withers due in today...Coach Ginn wanted him focused on ACT before visits...Coach Overton doesn't know if he'll take any visits besides OSU.
Scout $ - No Days Off for Five-Star OT '14 KS OL Braden Smith
- Coaches from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Michigan, and others have been by his school...recently got 77 handwritten letters from Alabama followed by 78 from TAMU.
Rivals $ - Buckeyes offer four-star DE '14 GA DE Lorenzo Carter
- Says OSU offered a few weeks ago...says he will look into OSU knowing his teammate Myles Autry has them high on his list...not focused on recruiting yet.
- OSU offered 2013 OL Hayden Biegel but he says he is solid to Wisconsin. OSU also contacted 2014 OL Jaden Gault. Now 2014 DE Conor Sheehy has contacted Coach Vrabel. Michigan has also offered Sheehy and he has heard from MSU and Nebraska.
Scout $ - Shrine Bowl Notebook '13 NC DE Tyquan Lewis
- Had to make the best decision for himself which was OSU and is coming in as a Viper.
Rivals $ - Shrine Bowl: Monday recruiting notebook '13 NC DE Tyquan Lewis
- Greg Gilmore is working on Lewis lmao good luck...meanwhile Lewis is working on Vonn Bell and Trey Johnson.
Rivals $ - Rivals100 WR tentatively scheduled to visit NU '13 OH WR Shelton Gibson
- Kentucky and Nebraska were at his school...may visit Nebraska after OSU...focused on Nebraska, OSU, WVU, NC State, Kentucky and Louisville. .
Scout $ - Quick sets U of L visit; will decide Jan. 5 '13 KY WR James Quick
- Louisville has a slight lead but OSU is right there as well...will also visit Kentucky, Tennessee and Oregon.
Rivals$--Change of plans for Johnson? '13 GA LB Trey Johnson
- Coach Fickell visited today and Trey has postponed his Florida visit to concentrate on exams. He will announce when he is comfortable but it will be before NLOID.
Anyone who knows Neal Brown knows that Brown did not lack for confidence as a high school or college player and has kept that same trait during his successful college coaching career.
That’s why it’s no surprise that he has gone right to work trying to convince the state’s best players — who had little interest in UK during the season — to give the Cats a closer look now that Mark Stoops is the head coach and he’s the offensive coordinator.
Apparently four-star defensive end Jason Hatcher of Trinity, one of the state’s top five players and a Southern Cal commit, is listening to Stoops, Brown and new defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot because now plans to visit UK. No guarantee of anything more, but it is a start.
Brown also watched Trinity receiver James Quick, another four-star player the the winner of the Paul Hornung Award as the state’s top player, play basketball Tuesday night and has let him know he could star in UK’s new offense.
Receiver Ryan Timmons of Franklin County, a three-star recruit and scoring machine last season, has heard from Brown, too, and likely will visit UK Saturday. He is also considering Arkansas, Ohio State and Illinois.
Timmons could be a natural in Brown’s offense because Franklin County ran a similar offense and Timmons scored 42 touchdowns rushing and receiving. Franklin County coach Chris Tracy attended a coaching clinic at Centre College two years ago when Brown, then the Texas Tech offensive coordinator, went through his offense and the last two years the Flyers have had one of the state’s top scoring offenses.
Trinity High School wide receiver James Quick, the state’s most coveted college football prospect, said Tuesday night after the Shamrocks’ basketball game that he’ll make an official visit to the University of Louisville this weekend.
He also reaffirmed that the Cardinals are “slightly number one” in a recruitment that he said he plans to end with a televised announcement during the Jan. 5 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
He has already visited Ohio State — just behind the Cards — and said he’ll see Oregon, the University of Kentucky and Tennessee before making his decision.
New UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot and Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman and wide receivers coach Zach Smith attended Trinity’s basketball victory over Seneca.
While Ohio State is trying to boost its linebacker depth chart in the recruiting class of 2013, an even brighter future might sit just one year away.
To finish their 2013 class, the Buckeyes are after Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian), Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) with the possibility of signing Tommy Sanders (Cordele, Ga./Butler Community College) or flipping James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln).
But the dream Ohio State fans are hoping for in the class of 2014 isn’t that much of a stretch as Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County), Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) and Dante Booker (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) are very much still plausible options as a package deal.
Drew Barker is a becoming popular person.
The junior quarterback from Hebron (Ky.) Connor has seen recent interest from Ohio State and Kentucky. Buckeye coaches were at his school on Tuesday. Kentucky football coaches were at his school to see the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect play basketball on Tuesday evening, Barker told ESPN.
Tennessee coaches were scheduled to be at Barker's school on Wednesday. It wouldn't be surprised if the Vols offered Barker a scholarship during the visit. While at Cincinnati, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones offered Barker a scholarship to play for the Bearcats. Jones was hired by Tennessee last week.
Barker already has a handful of scholarship offers, most notably from Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Purdue and South Carolina. Several other schools have shown strong interest in the ESPN Watch List prospect.
Ryan Timmons' finalists are coming out in droves before the pending dead period later this month.
The ESPN 300 athlete from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin County said he has talked to coaches from Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio State. Buckeye coaches were in town to visit him on Tuesday. Coaches from Kentucky and Illinois were scheduled to see him on Thursday.
The Illini are looking to break into Timmons' list of finalists. As difficult as that could be, at least he still has an official visit he can take if necessary.