- Canton McKinley sophomore Eric Glover-Williams lands first offer. Nebraska issues offer today. @BillBankGreene
- A little birdie saying Gareon Conley has committed to Ohio State. On official visit. Will look to confirm. @BillBankGreene
- Massillon Washington CB/WR Gareon Conley has committed to #OSU, his HS coach tells the Dispatch. Was a Michigan commitment until lately. @BRDispatch
- Cameron Hampton unofficially visits Texas A&M
- Dave Warner from Michigan State visits Dominique Booth
Tracy Sprinkle, Jalin Marshall, Darron Lee, Ezekiel Elliott, Cameron Burrows, Timothy Gardner, Jayme Thompson, Billy Price, Evan Lisle, Tommy Sanders, Mike Mitchell, Eric Glover-Williams &
Donovan Mungerofficially visits Ohio State
- Martrell Spaight officially visits Kansas State
- @Massillon_Tiger And also a congratulations go out to for his first offer from OSU. Big rivalry, but great respect. Bring your best week10.
- Stanford visits Quenton Nelson
- Butch Jones report on attending Corn Elder's basketball game tonight turned out to be false but Vanderbilt DBs Coach Josh Gattis was there.
- Ohio State stopped at Galion (Ohio) High for junior DB-WR Dareian Watkins today
Scout$--Four-Star Loves WVU Visit '13 OH WR Shelton Gibson
- From The Bank...Shelton loved WVU and plans to also visit NCSU, tOSU, and possibly Oregon before announcing on NLOID.
Rivals$--Gamecocks offer Tuttle '15 NC DT Shy Tuttle
- Shy is impressed with South Carolina's offer and says he is wide open to all schools.
BN$--Buckeyes Offer Ohio Sophomore '15 OH ATH Eric Glover-Williams
- Eric's Father says they are very excited by the offer and Eric loves tOSU.
The first official hire of the Mark Stoops era took place Thursday morning with the addition of D.J. Eliot as defensive coordinator.
Eliot's first order of business: Recruiting Ryan Timmons.
The new University of Kentucky assistant showed up at Franklin County High School at 10:30 a.m., just a couple of hours after his hiring became official.
Timmons led the Flyers to a 12-1 record this season, scoring 45 touchdowns and amassing nearly 2,500 yards of total offense in the process. He's considered one of the best seniors in the state.
Franklin County Coach Chris Tracy said he and Timmons met for about 20 minutes with Eliot, who laid out Stoops' plan for the Kentucky program.
"Everywhere Coach Stoops has been, he's been successful," Tracy said. "Whatever he was responsible for was successful. And he plans on doing the same thing with the UK program. And the first thing that they have to do is keep the great in-state kids, like Ryan, in state."
Of the 14 high school players committed to Kentucky, only one — Clay County lineman Jacob Hyde — is from the state.
Tracy was impressed with Eliot's pitch, and he's been impressed with what he's heard about Stoops.
Timmons, who would like to play running back, receiver and return kicks in college, is waiting to see who UK's new offensive coordinator will be.
Tracy said he's heard the same names "everybody else has thrown around" for that position.
"I think it would be an outstanding choice to get a Kentucky guy to come and do it," he added.
That would be Neal Brown, the Danville native, former Kentucky player and current offensive coordinator at Texas Tech.
Tracy said the offense that Brown runs with Texas Tech is "identical" to the one he has at Franklin County.
"I think that would be a very smart move, but I also know (Brown) is up for some head coaching jobs," he said. "So that would be a very tough decision on his part."
Brown, just 32 years old, has been mentioned in connection with head coaching vacancies at Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Arkansas State.
LEXINGTON, Ky - (WYMT) UK's new defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, D.J. Eliot, is already making his way around the Commonwealth. Eliot visiting Franklin County's Mister Football candidate Ryan Timmons. Franklin County football coach, Chris Tracy, said the meeting went well and that Eliot was a "good guy". The 3-star running back and receiver is a highly sought after prospect. In his senior season with the Flyers, Timmons accounted for 1,306 yards rushing with 26 touchdowns and 1,004 receiving yards crossing the goal line 16 more times.
Timmons is scheduled for an official visit to Ohio State on January 11th and an official trip to UK in the future. As of now, Timmons has received offers from Arkansas, Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, and WKU. The Cats did offer Timmons when Joker Phillips was Kentucky's coach. In fact, Timmons' recruitment has been impacted by coaching changes. Purdue, Louisiana Tech, UK, and Arkansas all have new coaches and all were recruiting Franklin County's highest profile football player maybe ever.
Auburn’s football recruits from Georgia got the news about Tuesday’s hiring of Gus Malzahn. Most of them want to know more about or meet Malzahn, or see whom he is going to hire as defensive assistants before saying much more:
- Carl Lawson, DE from Milton High School (ranked nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN): “Don’t have much information on him.”
- AJ Jackson, TE from Lovejoy High School: “My coach told me, but I don’t really know who that guy is. I’ve never heard of him before, but I’m sure he’s good if Auburn hired him. They said he was the OC at Auburn a couple of years ago. It’s a good thing he’s been a coach at Auburn before.” The 6-foot-6 Jackson has scheduled an official visit to Mississippi State on Jan. 25, and will also take trips to Florida State and Ole Miss.
- Jimmy Hutchinson, punter from Harrison High School: “I’m super excited about it. I know Auburn is heading in the right direction. I feel like (Malzahn) was a great all-around choice. I couldn’t be happier.”
- Jarrad Davis, LB from Camden County High School: “It’s a very interesting hire. I’m still not sure if I want to go to school there, though. I’ve kind of opened things back up lately, and I’ve been talking to a lot of schools. I mean, I’m not really sure where I want to go to school right now. I’m not like 100-percent solid on where I want to go. I used to know. But I’m not sure anymore.” Davis, who has a 3.6 GPA, will take official visits to Ole Miss and Duke over the next two weekends. He also likes Florida, which has yet to offer but stopped by his school on Tuesday to set up an official visit for Jan. 18. Davis will go to Iowa State the week after that. “I’ve got strong interest in Florida. I’ve been talking to them, and I let them know that I’m really interested in their school. That’s pretty much it. I’ve always been high on Florida.” Davis said he was going to “most likely” save his final official visit for Auburn in late January.
Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) became commit No. 18 to Ohio State’s recruiting class, and Urban Meyer has to be out-of-his-mind ecstatic about getting the 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior on campus.
Analysts throw the term around "raw talent" all the time. Conley epitomizes the phrase.
A basketball player -- he still plays varsity for the Tigers -- the senior tried out for the team after Massillon football coach Jason Hall begged him.
Commit No. 18 for Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class came in a big way when ESPN 150 cornerback Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) decided he wanted to join the Buckeyes.
Massillon coach Jason Hall confirmed the commitment.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Conley was in Columbus for his official visit beginning Wednesday night and was pretty much one-on-one with the coaches until Friday.
Apparently, it went well because the senior saw enough to join an Ohio State class ranked sixth in the ESPN rankings. Conley has been an interesting case as of late as he was a Michigan commit until a little over a week ago.
He attended the Ohio State-Michigan game -- a no-no in Wolverines recruiting -- and then gave his decommitment to the school up north the following week.
Urban Meyer started his all-out blitz for the cornerback with an in-home visit eight days ago and stuck around the next two days to watch the Ohio high school state finals, where he was seen with Hall quite a bit.
Conley was being courted as a cornerback for the most part -- he is ranks as the ninth-best corner in the nation in the ESPN 150 and 62nd overall -- but the Buckeyes recruited him as a two-way threat athlete, similar to Chris Gamble.
Conley can do both well as he was the figurehead this season for a Massillon team loaded with BCS-caliber talent that reached the Division I regional finals.
An athlete with incredible speed, the four-star cornerback excelled this season on both sides of the ball.
Defensively, Conley made 25 tackles, forced a fumble, had two fumble recoveries and returned an interception for a score, despite teams rarely throwing his way.
At receiver, Conley led the Tigers in catches (50), yards receiving (1,096) and touchdowns (16).
The name Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) isn’t a secret in many recruiting circles. After Friday, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound sophomore’s legend got a lot bigger.
He’s in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend on an unofficial visit and he’s there with an Ohio State offer in pocket.
The dual-threat quarterback, who has garnered the athlete tag in recruiting, confirmed the Buckeyes' offer as well as one from Nebraska in a text message Friday afternoon.