Newly Offered: Marcus Outlow (hudl)
Thaddeus Snodgrass Junior Highlights
- Denzel Ware rated 97 by 247Sports
- Oklahoma State offered Demarre Kitt
- Bowling Green offered Joe Henderson
- Ohio State offered Marcus Outlow
- Florida State offered Garrett Dickerson
- Florida offered Bryce Dixon
- Ole Miss & Miami offered Deshaun Watson
- Kentucky offered Thaddeus Snodgrass
- '14 C OH David Bell has committed to Ohio State
- Jabrill Peppers names a top 5 of: Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama & Notre Dame. Peppers says Stanford and OSU are battling it out for the #1 spot in his top 5. Peppers says that we will visit Ohio State the first week of April.
1. Da'Shawn Hand
2. Jabrill Peppers
4. Quin Blanding
6. Andrew Brown
9. Lorenzo Carter
11. Deshaun Watson
12. Elijah Hood
13. Tony Brown
15. Jalen Hurd
16. Raekwon McMillan
19. Braden Smith
21. Malik McDowell
25. Laurence Jones
27. Jalen Tabor
28. Solomon Thomas
32. Damon Webb
33. Jamal Adams
34. Donell Stanley
38. Edward Paris
39. Elisha Shaw
41. Marshon Lattimore
47. Montae Nicholson
49. Tyler Luatua
53. Clifton Garrett
55. Alex Bars
56. Drake Harris
58. Dillon Bates
59. Todd Kelly
65. Caleb Henderson
66. Quenton Nelson
67. Demarre Kitt
69. Khairi Clark
70. Nyles Morgan
72. Josh Malone
87. Mark Andrews
92. Andy Bauer
93. Artavis Scott
94. Jamarco Jones
95. Nick Chubb
96. Shaq Davidson
99. Dante Booker
OSU Offered Prospects attending:
'15 RB Damien Harris
'14 WR Marshon Lattimore
'14 WR Lonnie Johnson
'14 OL Marcelys Jones
'14 DB Damon Webb
'14 DB Erick Smith
Rivals $ - Erick Smith familiar with Michigan '14 OH S Erick Smith
- Talks about being offered by Michigan a week ago...hopes to visit for a spring practice...Ohio State, Tennessee, MSU, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia Tech, NC State, Louisville and WVU have offered...likes that Frank Clark and Willie Henry are at UM...no timetable for a decision.
Rivals $ - Five-star Peppers names top five '14 NJ DB Jabrill Peppers
- Stanford and OSU battling for his top spot, followed by Michigan, Notre Dame and Alabama.
Scout Vid $ - SFE 7v7 Tryout: Chris Lammons '14 FL ATH Chris Lammons
- Hasn't played DB before, but had a great showing at the tryout. Offers from Indiana & Ole Miss and also hearing from Miami, UCF, Georgia, LSU & others. Fastest time in the 40 is 4.39 and says he runs consistent 4.4s.
Scout $ - SFE 7v7 Tryout: Quincy Wilson '14 FL DB Quincy Wilson
- LSU, South Carolina, Clemson, Ohio State, Rutgers & Florida stand out and says he's working on a top 5. Will camp at LSU & would like to get back to Ohio State & South Carolina. Says his relationship with the coaching staff & being able to play corner will be the biggest factors in his decision.
On Sunday, while Ohio State basketball fell to the likes of Indiana, the coaching staff for the Ohio State football team was busy doing work and found themselves notified of three new commitments to the class of 2014. '14 4-star OL Kyle Trout was the first to commit to Ohio State on Sunday, followed by '14 4-star DE Lawrence Marshall about an hour later,and then '14 RB/ATH Parris Campbell went after Marshall about half an hour later.
Landing an offensive lineman this early is a good sign for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer has mentioned repeatedly that the staff didn't close on the offensive line near as well as they needed to. In 2014, I see the Buckeyes taking as many as four offensive lineman, which means they could add as many as three to four more to be completely situated.
One of the reasons Ohio State has been so strong historically at college football is because of the quality of players that come out of the state of Ohio. The Buckeyes have a strong tradition going back to the very beginning of them playing the sport of great players coming to Columbus from all over the state.
That trend hit its modern heights under Jim Tressel. Tressel's philosophy was more to always try and fill needs from Ohio first, and go elsewhere only afterwards or if a player's combination of interest and talent was so obvious Ohio State would be foolish not to recruit him. Historically, that's been easier said than done, as OSU has had to fight Michigan tooth and nail for the state's top players.
That's because Michigan sucks. But you knew that. Tressel seemed to get an upper hand on Lloyd Carr the last few years Carr coached in Ann Arbor, and once he retired, Jim Tressel was able to lock down the Ohio borders and take virtually every top talented kid in the state, if he wanted him.
Lawrence Marshall wasn’t anticipating any trouble crossing the border back into Michigan today, but he knew that in committing to Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class during an unofficial visit over the weekend, he probably was setting himself up for some grief from the home-staters.
“I hope they still love me,” said Marshall, a blue-chip defensive end prospect from Southfield.
But while Lancaster offensive lineman Kyle Trout and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary running back Parris Campbell also pledged to Urban Meyer and the OSU class of 2014 yesterday, pushing the total to five so far, Marshall was the one headed home to Michigan.
DB John Bonney talks UT offer (Rivals)
Houston Lamar DB John Bonney didn't know what to expect when he made his way to Austin on Sunday for a Longhorn junior day. He really didn't know what to expect when he was pulled aside and told Mack Brown wanted to speak to him, shortly after arriving on campus.
Things couldn't have gone much better for Bonney.
John Bonney picked up an offer from Texas on Sunday morning.
"When I first got there, they pulled me aside and took me to coach Brown's office. I got to meet his wife, and he personally offered me there," Bonney said. "Then I got a chance to talk to my position coach, coach (Duane) Akina, and coach (Oscar) Giles, who recruits my area."
"I'm going to Ohio State to see some spring practice, Northwestern, Auburn and I'm going to try to go to UCLA. Those are the out of state teams" Bonney said. "I'll go to Baylor as well. It's going to be busy but I want to get as much in as possible. Soon, I'll make a commitment somewhere. I want to at least narrow my list down."
Fast Starters In 2014 (247sports)
A few members of the Ohio State coaching staff have developed the mantra of planting the flag while on the road recruiting.
That Buckeyes flag is certainly waving in Detroit.
As expected, the Buckeyes are also doing very well at home, reeling in the state’s top two offensive linemen in Marcelys Jones and Kyle Trout, along with speedy running back/receiver Parris Campbell. Perhaps Campbell’s teammate in Top100 outside linebacker Dante Booker will soon join the fold as well.
Ohio State finished with the nation’s No. 2 class in 2013 and there are no signs of slowing down in the next recruiting cycle. Among the many other touted prospects the Buckeyes lead for or are near the top of list includes five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan, five-star athlete Jabrill Peppers, four-star athlete Marshon Lattimore, four-star linebacker Clifton Garrett, four-star offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, four-star receiver Drake Harris and four-star linebacker Kyle Berger.
Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall, a 2014 recruit, committed to Ohio State on Sunday.
Marshall (6-4, 235) also has been offered scholarships by Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Tennessee, among other schools.
Southfield coach Tim Conley said Marshall is visiting Ohio State this weekend.
"Lawrence took the ACT on Saturday then left to Columbus," Conley said. "He's probably there at the (Ohio State-Indiana) game right now."
Conley said OSU was the most persistent in its recruitment of Marshall. "The other schools didn't recruit Lawrence as hard," he said.
Marshall is the fifth commitment in OSU's 2014 class, which also includes Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Damon Webb.
Lancaster's Trout commits to Ohio State football (lancaster eagle gazette)
LANCASTER — For the fourth time since 2000, a Lancaster High School football player plans to play for Ohio State.
On Sunday, junior offensive lineman Kyle Trout verbally committed to play for the Buckeyes, his father, Kevin Trout, confirmed. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound lineman had offers from 10 different colleges, including BCS schools West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana. Trout was offered by Ohio State offensive line coach Ed Warinner.
Trout is rated as a four-star prospect by the scouting website Rivals.com, and was a first-team, All-Central District selection this past season with the Golden Gales.
Ohio State football gets three pledges for 2014 class, including St. Vincent-St. Mary's Parris Campbell (Cleveland)
COLUMBUS - Urban Meyer and five Ohio State assistants were watching from the sidelines when St. Vincent-St. Mary's Parris Campbell ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the Irish's 41-21 state title victory over Bellevue in December.
Along with everyone else, the Buckeyes obviously liked what they saw. So on Sunday, just four days after Meyer said “we're already knee deep in '14 players,” when speaking at Wednesday's National Signing Day for the 2013 class, the Buckeyes offered what they liked.
That included Campbell, and the SVSM junior was one of three members of the Class of 2014 who gave oral commitments to the Buckeyes on Sunday, as reported by BuckeyeGrove.com and other outlets.
Lancaster offensive lineman Kyle Trout and Southfield (Mich.) defensive Lawrence Marshall joined Campbell in making a pledge. That brings Ohio State's 2014 Class to five players, as they joined Glenville lineman Marcelys Jones and Detroit Cass Tech defensive back Damon Webb.
St. Vincent-St. Mary junior Parris Campbell Jr. has committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Ohio State University on a football scholarship.
Campbell, 15, helped St. V-M win the Division II state championship in football in 2012.
Campbell is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He emerged as the Fighting Irish’s top running back this past season when he rushed for 1,353 yards and 28 touchdowns on 160 carries.
Campbell, who turns 16 on July 16, is also a capable wide receiver, defensive back and special teams player. He had one receiving touchdown, returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and scored two touchdowns (65 and 81 yards) on punt returns.
Momentum is everything in college football recruiting, and Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are riding a serious wave of it after a brilliant finish to the 2013 recruiting cycle.
Ohio State brought in one of the best classes in the country—ranked No. 2 overall by the 247Sports Composite and Rivals.com—and this was after a 12-0 regular season in Meyer's first year with the Buckeyes.
When you think of programs with realistic national championship aspirations for 2013 and beyond, Ohio State needs to be on that list. If Meyer continues recruiting at this pace, that statement could be true for a very long time.
Southfield junior football star Lawrence Marshall will be heading across the border for college.
The Michigan-Ohio border that is.
Marshall (6-foot-5, 240 pounds), a ferocious pass rusher on the defensive line and Oakland County’s most sought-after recruit for the Class of 2014, committed to Ohio State on Sunday while on a visit in Columbus.
“I love everything about Ohio State,” he said. “The coaching staff, the team and the campus are all amazing. I’m so pumped up about my decision. I can’t wait for the day that I’m a Buckeye and I’ll be wearing the scarlet and gray.”
Last season, Marshall recorded 105 tackles and six sacks in his second year starting in the trenches for Southfield. As a sophomore, he helped lead the Bluejays to a district championship.