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Quick Bits 5/13

GeneStarwind's picture
May 13, 2014 at 6:02pm

Visitors List (Subject To Change)
May 17th

'15 DB Jordan Whitehead (Monaca, PA)
May 24th
'16 RB George Hill (Hubbard, OH)
May 31st - June 1st (Columbus NFTC & Elite 11)
'17 QB Danny Clark (Massillon, OH) - commit
'15 RB Natereace Strong (East Saint Louis, IL) (Mizzou Commit)
'15 WR Alex Ofodile (Columbia, MO)
'15 WR Abu Daramy (Westerville, OH)
'15 OL Matthew Burrell (Woodbridge, VA)
'15 DE Terry Beckner Jr. (East Saint Louis, IL)
'15 DT Sterling Johnson (Clayton, NC)
'15 DB Cameron Ordway (Pulaski, TN)
'15 ATH Nyheim Hines (Garner, NC)
'15 ATH Jerome Baker (Cleveland, OH)
'16 QB Dwayne Haskins (Potomac, MD) - tentative
'16 DE Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, VA)
'16 LB Brendan Ferns (Saint Clairsville, OH)
'17 WR Jeff Thomas (East Saint Louis, IL)
'18 RB Ricky Slade Jr. (Woodbridge, VA)
June 8th (One Day Camp)
'15 TE Josh Moore (Olathe, KS) - tentative
'15 OL Grant Schmidt (Sioux Falls, SD)
'15 LB CJ Stalker (West Chester, OH)
'15 DB Ronnie Harrison (Tallahassee, FL) (UNC Commit)
June 9th - 11th (Kicking & Long Snapping Camp)
June 12th - 14th (Three Day Camp)
June 17th - 18th (Skill & Big Man Camp)

'16 OG Tyler Gerald (Portsmouth, OH)
June 19th (One Day Camp)
'15 WR Abu Daramy (Westerville, OH)
June 21st (One Day Camp)
'16 LB Ethan Tucky (Delaware, OH)
July 25th (Friday Night Lights)
'15 OT Drew Richmond (Memphis, TN)
'15 DB Will Sunderland (Midwest City, OK)
'16 LB Shaq Quarterman (Orange Park, FL)


Scout $ - Holyfield Likes Bucks '16 GA RB Elijah Holyfield

  • Likes the tradition of great running backs at Ohio State & compares his running style to Carlos Hyde. Plans on visiting Ohio State in June & might camp as well. Says Ohio State is one of his top schools.

Scout $ - Picou has his pick '15 GA DT Quay Picou

  • Ohio State leads, followed by Tennessee, Texas A&M & Missouri. Wants to visit & decide by this summer.

247 $ - Bolt '15 TN WR Van Jefferson

  • Visiting Georgia this weekend. Reporter says Ohio State still leads Tennessee, Ole Miss & Georgia. Wants to make a decision in June or July.

Scout $ - Cronkrite Still Listening To Other Schools '15 FL ATH Jordan Cronkrite

  • Recently visited by Coach Smith & talks about their great relationship. Wants to visit this summer.

Newly Offered: '15 OK OG Josh Wariboko

Newly Offered: '15 UT LB Porter Gustin

Newly Offered: '15 VA WR Aramis Alexander

Newly Offered: '16 FL WR Binjimen Victor

Newly Offered: '16 GA DB Jordan Griffin

Predicting the Defensive Side of the Ball for Ohio State's 2015 Class (11W)


Last Tuesday night, we ventured a look into how Ohio State's currently struggling 2015 recruiting class could finish up. As a reminder, let's review how the offensive board could trend.


Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 5/13 - Jawon Pass and Zerrick Cooper offered (LGHL)


Since Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has taken over the reins in coaching the Buckeyes, the state of Georgia has quickly become one of the most heavily recruited states by the Ohio State coaching staff. To continue that trend, the Buckeyes sent out two new offers to a pair of quarterbacks from the Peach State in the class of 2016.


Ohio State's Tom Herman to watch dual-threat California QB Sheriron Jones Jr. throw on Thursday: Buckeyes recruiting (Plain Dealer)


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sheriron Jones never thought his recruitment would expand past programs from the Pac-12, but the dual-threat quarterback of Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde could be on the verge seeing his recruitment explode.


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Groveport Heisman's picture

Great work as usual Gene. Keep it up. Pic of Gibson holding the jersey is badass.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

+6 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

thought the same thing about TG. Awesome

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

+1 HS
bigDbuck's picture

For a guy so full of himself, the jersey was a good idea. 

-10 HS
OSU069's picture

Big judgement considering you've never met him and made it based off his twitter . 

+2 HS
Byaaaahhh's picture

I'll agree that you can't make such a bold, blanket judgment based on your impressions from twitter, just because it's on Twitter doesn't make what you say any less indicative of your personality. Internet comments are not exempt.

+2 HS
ab1993's picture

Is Nick Conner no longer camping?

ODEEZ330's picture

A new lb offer n it's not conner? Sad face

stark county football

+1 HS
Ahh Saturday's picture

As a 6'5" 225 high school junior, my guess is he ends up a DE in college.  Also, Gustin has a pretty impressive offer sheet, adding the Buckeye offer to ones from USC, FSU, ND, among others. I'm pulling for Nick Connor to get his offer, but can't blame Urban for putting this offer out first.

Calgarybuck's picture

I can, were wasting time with prospects we don't have a realistic shot at! Were already good with many top prospects nationally I just don't get how were still offering more and more guys that live 1500+ miles away with little to no OSU connection.  It's frustrating for me as most of these offers are resulting in absolutely no visits officially or unofficially and you have 4*kids living minutes from campus just chomping at the bit to get an offer and give everything to the team.  

-2 HS
Ludwig Yards's picture

Not sure I agree that OSU is "wasting time" with these prospects. Maybe we don't have a very realistic shot right now but the staff feels if they can get a kid on campus they have a good shot at getting them. And one tactic they use to entice OOS kids to visit is to offer them.

Calgarybuck's picture

My problem is that barely any of the offers and visits out west resulted in any unofficial and barely any official visits besides JuJu Smith who was a USC lock from the get go, He had a USC hoodie on pretty much every video interview and trojan gear at most camps yet we still went hard after him..WHY? I don't see how offering a Utah LB/DE does anything, I could be wrong here but why not spend more time talking to Deberry and Josh Sweat than over-extend Pantoni.  I'd rather get 2 out of 5 kids we really want nationally than 0-20 because we sent to many offers..

BuckeyeJ's picture

I understand your position. I am also on the Conner bandwagon but IMO he should camp at osu, and show them he is the real deal. By saying he isn't camping because he is pissed just looks bad IMO. I also feel that the coaches know more than we do and evaluate the kids and see different than us? 

Calgarybuck's picture

I agree in that he should camp to if he really wants the offer, I'm a bigger fan of Mckee and fear him going to MSU and be their next Ohio differencemaker.  I watch his film and can't understand why we haven't offered him yet, In regards to Conner he's presently ranked a 4* and top 10 ILB in the country, I think he feels that if he's being told he's the top ILB in Ohio by most services he should have an offer already over kids who could careless about a buckeye offer who live 7 states away.

I didn't mean for this to turn into a rant, at the sametime we can't slow play these kids till January like we did with Brady taylor

Grande Gustavo's picture

No offense boss, but I'm gonna trust Urban and Mark Pantoni on their recruiting strategy as they are some of the best in the business.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

Danify's picture

It's interesting Ohio State is recruiting Evander Holyfield's son, Elijah. He does remind me of Carlos "El Guapo" Hyde's running style.

+1 HS
KBonay's picture
+2 HS
Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

A lot of recruits say that despite it being alphabetical. I guess it's easier to say no order and put it in alphabetical order than to assume people on twitter actually know the alphabet.

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

+1 HS
Adam21's picture

Well, they are in order. Just alphabetic order. 

bucknasty13's picture

This is the first poster that I've seen with the Elite 15 on it.  I'd just like to say I called that one in February.  That's right, I'm giving myself a pat on the back.