Donovan Munger Senior Highlights (12/14)
Gareon Conley Senior Highlights (12/13)
Newly offered: Lonnie Johnson Jr. Top Plays of Junior year
Newly offered: Anthony Moten Highlights
Newly Offered: Tommy Sanders
- '14 FL DT Anthony Moten is reporting an offer. Home of Joey & Nick Bosa
- Brad Bournival @bbournival Tommy Sanders has #OhioState #Buckeyes offer. Is taking S.C. official visit
- Everett Withers will visit Nick Glass on Friday
- Ed Warinner visits Orlando Brown
- James Quick & Kyle Meadows officially visits Louisville
- David Dawson officially visits Michigan
- Tommy Sanders officially visits South Carolina
- Akron offers Shai McKenzie
- @Miles11W Coach Smith and Coach Vrabel were at Woodbridge (VA) HS to see 2014 5* DE Da'Shawn Hand today ast. Coach John Harris tells me. #Buckeyes
- Ohio State dropped by to see Austin Roberts today
- Todd Kelly says Ole Miss & Vandy were by his school today
- Parrker Westphal says he's visiting Northwestern tomorrow
- Clemson QB commit Deshaun Watson is Georgia high schools' all-time leading passer - as a junior - and Gainesville is state champion
BN$ - OSU Offer Humbles Indiana Junior '14 IN ATH Lonnie Johnson
- Lonnie was offered by tOSU, loved everything about his visit to The Game, and is hearing from Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Purdue. Lonnie confirmed that OSU is his leader and he could commit very soon.
Scout$--Mitchell Gives Inside Dish '13 TX LB Mike Mitchell
- Mike says he is down to Ohio State, Texas A&M and maybe Oregon. He loved his tOSU visit and plans to announce at the Army AA Game.
BN $ - Mitchell Cancels Texas A&M Visit '13 TX LB Mike Mitchell
- Not going to A&M because of homework and hasn't talked about rescheduling...FIckell and Vrabel were in home this week, Urban will be out in January.
Rivals$--OSU offer dream come true for Johnson '14 IN ATH Lonnie Johnson
- Lonnie has tOSU as his clear leader but says offers from Notre Dame, Florida State, or Oregon would also definitely be considered.
ESPN $ - After offer, Johnson mulls commitment '14 IN ATH Lonnie Johnson
- Says he could commit within the next day or two. Grew up a fan of Ohio State & has always wanted an offer.
St. Thomas Aquinas freshman Nick Bosa arrived for summer workouts with big shoes to fill and a familiar surname: His older brother, Joey, is one of the nation’s top defensive linemen who has committed to Ohio State. His father, John, was a first-round pick of the Dolphins.
Every weekday, Nick woke up at 6 a.m. to prove himself alongside guys who already had taken high school classes. Before the workouts, he spent time with a personal trainer who has helped NFL players.
It paid off when Nick became the seventh freshman — joining Giovanni Bernard, Anthony Moten, Corey Holmes, Tony Sands, Keith Wilkerson and Slip Watkins — to play for Aquinas.
“When he came in nobody thought he was going to be varsity starting,” Joey said. “He just exceeded everybody’s expectations of what he could do. It’s awesome getting one year to play with him before I go away.”
“Little Bosa” has been an instrumental piece this season for the Raiders (12-2), who seek their seventh state championship Friday night against Tallahassee Lincoln in the Class 7A final.
Though his boyish face flashes braces when he smiles, coaches marveled at 14-year-old Nick’s size — he already is 6-2 and 210 pounds — his athleticism in the weight room and football instincts.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An a night that ended in disappointment for James Hearns, he was able to find some positives.
Hearns and his Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln teammates fell 41-25 to St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) in the FHSAA 7A state finals. In the crowd watching the game were Florida Gator assistants D.J. Durkin and Bryant Young.
“It feels good they came to see me in a bowl week,” Hearns said. “They actually moved up their practice to make it tonight. That means a lot for them to actually watch the game.”
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Hearns is still a Florida commit despite flirtations with Ohio State and he wanted to let everyone know than during pre-game introductions. When he ran out onto the Citrus Bowl turf he gave several Gator ‘chomps’ to the crowd.
“Just show the school I’m committed to,” Hearns said of the chomps. “There’s a lot of people going on and on about this Ohio State stuff. I am going to take a visit to Ohio State, but I want to see the school. I’m still committed to the University of Florida, so I just had to remind them.”
Hearns went on to talk about the trip to Columbus.
“I’m going to Ohio State January 11. You know after talking to the coaches, I like the staff. I’ve never been to Ohio, I just want to get a chance to see the campus. You know they got a good program, so I want to get a chance to talk to coach [Urban] Meyer and see what it’s all about.”
Hearns, 247Sports’ No. 190 prospect in the nation, committed to the Gators February 2.
Friday night was one 2014 Clemson quarterback commit Deshaun Watson won't soon forget.
The Gainesville (Ga.) standout made history -- twice -- at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Not only did Watson lead Gainesville to its first-ever state championship, but he became the all-time leading passer in Georgia state history.
The Red Elephants defeated Ware County 49-13.
Watson, the No. 111 overall prospect in the 2014 class and No. 4 dual-threat signal caller, entered the game against Ware County with 9,046 passing yards. He needed only 17 more to move into the top spot.
He got that on his opening drive, going 8 for 8 for 55 yards and a touchdown.
By game's end, Watson had in the neighborhood of 300 passing yards (official totals were not available), to go along with three touchdown strikes. He also rushed for two scores.
The game was never close after the first quarter.
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris was on hand to watch Watson play in person for the third straight week.
Recently, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stopped by Watson's school. Even though he is committed to the Tigers, the 6-feet-3, 200-pound Watson also is a top target of the Buckeyes and he recently told 247Sports that Ohio State was giving him a lot to think about.
If fans are looking for Tommy Sanders (Cordele, Ga./Butler Community College) this weekend, he’ll be in Columbia, S.C.
Butler coach Troy Morrell indicated Friday morning that his star outside linebacker was taking his official visit to South Carolina this weekend after meeting with Buckeyes assistant coach Luke Fickel on Thursday.
The latest development, however, is that Sanders now has an offer from Ohio State.
There have been so many recruiters who have stopped by Olney (Md.) Good Counsel that it's tough to recall them all.
"Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, North Carolina, Penn State, Maryland and a few others," Sam Mustipher said when asked what schools have shown interest via coaching visits this month.
The interest in Mustipher isn't surprising. The ESPN Watch List offensive guard has 11 scholarship offers. His most recent came from Florida. Some other notables include Clemson, Ohio State and Penn State.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With Florida coaches on hand to watch, Gators linebacker commit James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) did the 'gator chomp' as he was introduced before the FHSAA class 7A state championship game on Friday evening. Despite the gesture by Hearns, he said after the game he still plans to visit Ohio State on Jan. 11.
Hearns, who totaled five tackles in the 41-25 loss to Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, said he was impressed that Florida sent coaches to watch him play.
"It felt good that they get a chance to come out to see me," Hearns said. "Especially being in bowl week. They actually moved up their bowl practice today just so they could get on the road and get here on time."