Newly Offered: Derek Kief (hudl)
Trevion Thompson Junior Highlights
- Auburn offered Dante Sawyer
- Georgia offered Joe Mixon, Andy Bauer & Tyler Luatua
- Boston College offered Derek Kief
- California offered Natrell Curtis
- Nebraska offered Sam Mustipher, Andrew Brown & Demarre Kitt
- UCF & Nebraska offered Quenton Nelson
- Tennessee offered Artavis Scott
- Elisha Shaw has Alabama and Georgia as co-leaders
- 5* DB Edward Paris will announce his decision on 3/29. Experts believe LSU to be the favorite.
- @BuckeyeInfo Rivals' Marc Givler says standout 2014 RB Jalen Hurd will attend Nike Camp in Columbus in June. Will allow him to spend time w/ OSU coaches
- @jbook37 Malik McDowell tells @davebiddle on Front Row Radio that Ohio State will be at the top of his list when he makes his cut.
- @Derek11W 2014 Cincinnati (OH) La Salle WR Derek Kief reporting an #OhioState offer Boston College offered today as well
Scout $ - Offers Piling Up for Four-Star Godwin '14 DE WR Chris Godwin
- Hearing the most from Stanford, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina & Ohio State (all have offered). Plans on deciding before his season, but isn't in a rush.
24/7 $ - 'Close to being tied' for McMillan '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- OSU still leads but Clemson closed the gap after his visit...will have a new top five this summer...also recaps his visit to Alabama...visiting OSU the first of April with Myles Autry and again with his parents over the summer...visiting Florida this weekend.
ESPN $ - Georgia leads for Watch List RB '14 GA RB Nick Chubb
- Also discusses his interest in Tennessee, Ohio State, Alabama & Florida. Has been trying to setup a visit to tOSU & likes Mark Pantoni. No timetable for a decision.
Scout $ - Change In Plans For Harris '14 MI WR Drake Harris
- No longer visiting next weekend because Coach Meyer won't be on campus & will visit Michigan instead.
Scout $ - Marshall has New Plan '14 MI DE Lawrence Marshall
- Says he told Coach Meyer and he was understanding...then informed Coach Dantonio and Coach Hoke...still likes OSU and Coach Coombs but wants to slow things down...visiting MSU again this weekend and Michigan the following weekend and plans to visit Columbus again soon.
ESPN $ - Ohio State Buckeyes offer 6-foot-5 wide receiver Derek Kief '14 OH WR Derek Kief
- Says this is the offer he's been working for. Also has offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, Maryland, Northwestern, Toledo and Vanderbilt.
Springfield WR Thaddeus Snodgrass told Michael why Ohio State dropped to 5th on his list (the ozone)
Though the warrior poet Andre 3000 once made sure we could never possibly forget that February 14th was Valentine's Day, there was no love lost (well maybe some) between 4-star MI DE Lawrence Marshall and the Buckeyes Wednesday evening. The high profile defensive end decommitted from the Buckeyes on the social media service Twitter, and immediately followed suit by RT'ing all the cyber trolls and fan boys and girls he agitated/excited in the process. Recruiting in 2013, folks.
Marshall had been committed to Ohio State since this past Sunday, when while on a trip to the Buckeyes' junior day, he gave his pledge to the Buckeyes. He even spoke of not taking any more visits elsewhere after the commitment saying "Ohio State is the pick". He promptly followed that up by visiting Michigan State and taking in the Michigan State-Michigan game Tuesday, and then spending all day Wednesday with Brady Hoke's staff in Ann Arbor before deciding to decommit. Such is the life of the mind of a seventeen year old world class athlete. One would suppose there's always all-everything Quin Blanding who could step up and fill that vacant fifth spot in Ohio State's 2014 class.
COLUMBUS — Damon Webb grew up hailing "The Victors," his coach at Detroit’s Cass Tech was a running back for Michigan, and three of his high school teammates signed to play for the Wolverines this month.
But if all signs pointed toward blue for the coveted cornerback, Webb had a surprising recent announcement.
The 6-foot, 175-pound junior ranked among the nation’s top prospects not only spurned Michigan but committed to its fiercest rival 13 months before next year’s signing day.
"He was a kid who grew up a Michigan fan, so you’d think a guy who’s going to make an early decision, it would be [UM]," Rivals.com recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt said of Webb’s commitment to Ohio State. "With it being the biggest rival, it's usually after a long, hard-fought recruiting battle."
All the loose ends for the recruiting Class of 2013 are just about wrapped up, which means the focus is quickly shifting to the current junior class.
And when you talk the next wave of football recruiting in North Jersey, you have to start with Jabrill Peppers.
The Paramus Catholic standout is the most recruited player in New Jersey with offers from every major program. His standing in the pecking order of recruits was confirmed earlier this week when Peppers was named the No. 2 recruit overall in the nation from the Class of 2014 by Rivals.com.
"That’s an honor," said Paramus Catholic coach Chris Partridge. "But Jabrill is going to use that as extra motivation because he wants to be No.1."
In The Film Room: Artavis Scott (irish sports daily)
Artavis Scott brings a lot to the table as a high school recruit and whichever college is lucky enough to land him will be getting a versatile prospect with plenty of talent and football knowledge. The 2014 wide receiver from Florida played six different positions his junior season and pretty much excelled at each one, although wide receiver was his main focus. Whether he was rushing off the edge as a defensive end or returning punts he made a spark with everything he did. He currently holds 19 offers in addition to Notre Dame’s from schools such as Florida, Florida State, and Ohio State.
CLEMSON — The perception has been that five-star quarterback prospect Deshaun Watson’s commitment to Clemson for 2014 is tied to offensive coordinator Chad Morris remaining at Clemson after next season, and Morris’ status seems tenuous after he spoke with several schools about head coaching openings last offseason.
But the 6-4, 195-pound Watson told TigerIllustrated.com this week that he will sign with Clemson next year regardless of whether Morris is still with the program.
The dual-threat Watson would be an elite prospect to build a class around.
Clemson starting quarterback Tajh Boyd is a senior. Behind Boyd is sophomore Cole Stoudt and redshirt freshman Chip Kelly, also a highly-touted recruit who was hand picked by Morris.
Watson, a junior, has already broken a number of state passing records in Georgia.