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Quick Bits 2/26 (Daylon Mack offered)

GeneStarwind's picture
February 26, 2014 at 6:00pm
7 Comments

Visitors List (Subject To Change)
Tomorrow
'15 ATH Christian Kirk (Scottsdale, AZ)
March 1st
'15 DB Marcus Lewis (Washington, DC)
March 7th
'15 LB CJ Stalker (West Chester, OH)
March 21st-22nd
'15 RB Andre Robinson (Harrisburg, PA)
'15 TE Chris Clark (Avon, CT)
'15 OL Simon Stepaniak (Hamilton, OH)
'15 LB Josh Barajas (Merrillville, IN)
April 10th
'16 OL Michal Menet (Reading, PA)
April 12th - Spring Game
'15 QB Brandon Wimbush (Jersey City, NJ)
'15 OL Larry Wells (Kenton, OH)
'15 LB Sh'mar Kilby-Lane (Hallandale, FL)
'15 DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, NJ)

St. Ignatius junior DE Dre’Mont Jones “excited” about recent Ohio State scholarship offer, but not ready to make a decision (Plain Dealer)

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St. Ignatius defensive end Dre'Mont Jones recently picked up a scholarship offer from Ohio State. Pictured here, Jones (86) puts pressure on Hudson quarterback Mitch Guadagni during a playoff game last season. (Photo Courtesy of Ken Klemencic)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Since he was a child, St. Ignatius defensive end Dre’Mont Jones has dreamed of playing football for Ohio State.

That opportunity came recently when OSU coaches Stan Drayton and Larry Johnson told Jones he had a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. News of the offer broke on Tuesday, but Jones said the offer came "a few weeks ago."

“I was really excited” Jones said. “That’s my childhood school, the one I wanted to go to as a kid. It feels good because they know who I am now.”

But that doesn’t mean Jones’ recruitment is over. With a handful of offers already and more likely to come, Jones said he is still exploring his options and hopes to make a decision by mid-summer.

Jones, who is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com, had 43 tackles and five sacks for the Wildcats last season, earning second team all-district honors.

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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 2/26 - Dre'Mont Jones offered (LGHL)

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Dre'Mont Jones earned an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday, a school he's always admired. Meanwhile, shooting guard Austin Grandstaff is planning on visiting Columbus "as soon as possible."

In-state defensive standout Dre'Mont Jones was offered by Ohio State on Tuesday. This offer is especially important to Jones because of the fact that he's been a lifelong Buckeye fan. From St. Ignatious High School in Cleveland, Jones was a teammate of Kyle Berger, a linebacker that Ohio State was able to grab in the 2014 recruiting class. With Berger already on board, you'd think that would be dividends in landing Jones, but with the Buckeyes being his childhood favorite, the writing could already be on the wall. For those who don't know about Dre'Mont, he's a 6'5 defensive end who also holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, and Iowa with more sure to come. As we stand right now, Jones is a 100% Crystal Ball lock to Ohio State and we see no reason why that would change anytime soon. Though it's uncertain if Urban Meyer and company would accept a commitment at this point, there's no question that Ohio State is out in front in the early stages of this one.

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Ohio State recruiting: Forecasting 2015 quarterbacks (LGHL)

Gibson

Land-Grant Holy Land previews the quarterbacks the Buckeyes will be recruiting in the 2015 class.

After failing to land one the top quarterbacks in the 2014 recruiting class, it will be one of the staff's priorities to land an elite signal caller in the 2015 class.

Ohio State probably isn't close to landing the one or two quarterbacks they would like to take in this class, but they are firmly in the mix for a couple of the nation's top quarterbacks.

Today, Land-Grant Holy Land is going to forecast the Buckeye's 2015 class when it comes to the quarterback position. We'll take a look at the players who are on top of the staff's board and examine the chances Ohio State has at landing those recruits. We'll close things out by naming a couple of under-the-radar guys that could eventually emerge onto the Buckeyes' recruiting radar.

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Texas A&M commit Daylon Mack offered by Ohio State, will visit (LGHL)

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Texas A&M commit Daylon Mack talks about getting an offer from the Buckeyes, as well as his future plans.

When Urban Meyer and Tom Herman came to Columbus, the Buckeyes started to place a larger emphasis on recruiting the state of Texas, which has some of, if not the best high school talent in the country.

They handed out yet another offer in the Lone Star State today when a scholarship offer was extended to Texas A&M commit and Gladewater (TX) defensive tackle Daylon Mack, who is rated as a five-star player for the 2015 class in the 247Sports Composite rankings. The offer came from Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson about an hour ago.

"Well I've been talking to Coach (Larry) Johnson for about two weeks and he extended the offer today," Mack said of how he received an offer from the Scarlet and Gray.

While he is currently committed to Texas A&M, Mack said he is interested in the offer from the Buckeyes and plans to eventually make the trip to Columbus. He will also have the chance to talk to Urban Meyer sometime next week for the first time.

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osubuck57's picture

Like the idea of having smaller groups of recruits visiting at a time. Don't get me wrong, love the lists that come out, but some are going to feel snubbed based on the attention others may receive. That and they will get to know these kids better one-on-one and actually have some quality time with them to make them feel more important. Great move by Buckeye Staff!!!

SCOTTC.

+1 HS
teddyballgame's picture

I like the idea of bringing THEE Mack Truck to THEE Ohio State University

+2 HS
Lawver_5's picture

Wow, Mack is so quick off the ball, most of the time it seems like the offensive lineman are just trying to catch him. He's definitely a long shot but that would be an incredible pull for Larry Johnson and Co.

allbucksallthetime's picture

Mack is impressive.  His tape reminds me of the one we all saw here on 11W of Jamal Marcus when he was in high school.  Once JM got his hands on a ball-carrier, he never seemed to go forward.  That's also what I see with Thee Mack Truck.  Hopefully he will realize his childhood dream and be a Buckeye.  Go Bucks!

m5987usus's picture

Thank you gene as always! I love the visitors for the spring game, I bet that we get a couple of commits at that game

O-H!

Seattle Linga's picture

Dude is a real space eater - in the back field before the QB or OL knew what to do with him

BiElEmAsDoUbLeChIn's picture

I can't wait to see who else visits at the spring game! Something tells me the list is gonna be much bigger!