- Max Redfield was a USC commit, now showing interest in OSU and was contacted by OSU staff.
- Urban Meyer visits Billy Price
- Ohio State offers Natrell Curtis & Jalen Brown
- John Garrison from Nebraska visited Clifton Garrett today, left him with an offer.
- Harlon Barnett from Michigan State visited Thaddeus Snodgrass
- Harry Hiestand from Notre Dame visited Jimmy Byrne, shortly after named Notre Dame his favorite. Has no committed yet that I am aware of.
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- The Buckeyes join Oklahoma, Northwestern, Washignton, Utah, NAU, Nevada, UCLA, Arkansas, Virginia, Colorado, Nebraska, Yale, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Boise State, ASU, and Arizona as schools to offer Arizona's Gatorade Player of the Year.
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- The Buckeyes join Utah, Nebraska, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona State, Montana, Vanderbilt, and Boise State as schools to offer.
It looks like Michigan is about to lose out on Massillon defensive back and wide receiver Gareon Conley. And Urban Meyer could be on the verge of stealing him.
The Ohio State head coach came to Massillon last week to visit with Conley. Essentially, Conley decommitted to Michigan after meeting with Meyer. He has not committed to Ohio State, or anywhere else.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has an unwritten rule that players who verbally commit to Michigan and then take official visits to other schools after that will not have their offers honored. Conley attended the Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus and stood on Ohio State’s sideline. That isn’t unusual since he was a guest of the Buckeyes.
Massillon head coach Jason Hall said he was unsure if Conley decommitted to Michigan.
“I don’t know,” Hall said. “He hasn’t said anything to me. I know he is going on a visit to Ohio State (on Thursday) and then to Michigan the following week.”
Hall said Michigan won’t pull its offer to Conley.
“I’m sure Michigan doesn’t like it,” Hall said. “But Gareon has never seen any other places. He will look at both places and make a decision.”
Meyer isn’t letting Conley go, and in fact, is putting on the hard sale. The weekend that Conley goes to Ohio State is the weekend that Meyer has his A-list recruits in town. Also, Ohio State is telling Conley what he wants to hear.
The Buckeyes told him he could play wide receiver.
Conley’s mentality seems more suited to play offense, although his cover skills are second to none. He caught 50 passes for 1,096 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. Conley averaged 21.9 yards a catch.
Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College linebacker Martrell Spaight was on campus since last Wednesday evening partaking in his official Rutgers visit. He also got the opportunity to be in attendance for Rutgers' Big East championship-deciding duel against Louisville. Spaight reached out to NJ.com to share the details about his exciting trek to the banks.
"The academic side of everything was most impressive coming from a junior college where football players are just thought of as football players," said Spaight. "And what Rutgers showed me was that teachers are willing to work with you so that you'll be able to get a good comprehension of things."
Rutgers' fan support and the defensive scheme they employ also played a huge role in Spaight enjoying his Rutgers trek.
"I really enjoyed it," he said. "We came up there early at 8 a.m. (ET) in the morning, and you had the tailgaters already out there. You can tell they have some real diehard fans, it was excellent.
"From a football standpoint, I really enjoyed how the guys played. Their defense reminds me of the college I am at now. I could see myself fitting into their program," he continued. "Even through all the controversy, they still stayed as a family and kept fighting. Unfortunately, the game didn't come out the way they wanted it to, but I was more excited by the way they played the whole game."
**Golden State Safety Valve? … Is the Ohio State staff California dreaming? Well, not quite.
Urban spent some quality time at the state championships with Massillon Washington coach Jason Hall (right).
But they are recruiting the Golden State and at least one prospect they have been in contact with in the past month, safety Max Redfield, says he would like to make an official visit to Ohio State. Redfield was at one time a USC commitment. He is still interested in USC, but has also made official visits to Notre Dame and Washington. In addition to those three schools, Redfield is interested in Oregon and Ohio State.
Redfield has spoken with Tom Herman and Ed Warinner, but to this point the Buckeyes have not offered a scholarship nor asked him to make an official visit. But interestingly, in addition to saying he would like to make an official visit to Ohio State, Redfield adds that, “If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be Ohio State.”
There is no doubt the Buckeyes’ No. 1 target at safety is Vonn Bell. But Redfield’s name could come more prominently in play depending on what happens with Bell.
Redfield, who is from Mission Viejo, is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is the No. 44 overall prospect, the No. 5 safety and No. 3 prospect in California.
**Face Time … It was convenient that several Ohio high school state championship games were held in Massillon this weekend. The Ohio State staff was on hand to check out a number of Buckeye commitments and underclassmen hopefuls. It also gave the staff a chance to be visible in front of the football community on hand.