Newly Offered: Chad Mavety
- Notre Dame offered Nick Glass
- Georgia Tech offered C.J. Reavis
- Oklahoma offered Orlando Brown
- Clemson offered George Campbell
- Georgia Tech & Virginia offered Kiy Hester
- Georgia offered Chris Hardeman
- USF offered Josh Malone
- Lorenzo Carter attends Georgia Junior Day
- Saeed Blacknall, Montae Nicholson, Shai McKenzie, Jarrett LaRubbio, Dravon Henry, Joey Duckworth & Jonathan Hilliman attends Junior Day at Pittsburgh
- William Crest & Nathaniel Devers attends Junior Day at West Virginia
- Jalen Brown, Natrell Curtis & Mark Andrews attends Junior Day at Arizona
- Dareian Watkins, Mikale Wilbon & Dominique Booth attends Junior Day at Indiana
- Andrew Williams, Donell Stanley & Derrell Scott attends Junior Day at South Carolina
- Cornelius Elder officially visits Georgia Tech
- Daniel Cage unofficially visits Ohio State
- James Clark unofficially visits Florida Gators
- George Campbell, DJ Smith & Jeb Blazevich unofficially visits Clemson
- Tony Brown & Brandon Simmons attend Junior Day at Baylor
- Greg Mattison from Michigan visits Da'Shawn Hand & Kyle Berger for his basketball game.
- @MarcGivlerBG Wouldnt rule anything out after what we've seen recently but Vonn Bell's coach has seen him today and says he is not at #Tennessee right now
- @rivalsmike Changing my prediction on Vonn Bell from #Buckeyes to #Vols after talking to many, perhaps slower than some would like but due diligence
- @Derek11W Also hearing OSU staff feels good about Dontre Wilson.
Scout $ - A B1G Offer for 2014 JUCO OT '14 JUCO OT Chad Mavety
- Offered by Ohio State to go along with Kansas, Miami (FL), NC State, Syracuse & Virginia Tech. Will graduate in December.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- James Clark said he hopes to decide where he will play college football by the end of the weekend.
The New Smyrna Beach wide receiver will take his final trip -- an unofficial visit to Florida Saturday -- before Wednesday's National Signing Day. And he said he hopes to give a silent commitment to either Florida, Northwestern, Clemson, Nebraska or Ohio State on Sunday.
He just hopes he can keep that commitment quiet until signing day.
“Hopefully,” Clark said Thursday night. “That is the plan.”
But Clark said he was heading to Florida still trying to decide which school would be the best fit for him.
”Right now, I have a good idea,” he said. ”But I feel like I should hold off a little before I announce it.
”Some of my close family members have a little bit of an idea,” he continued. ”I‘ve hinted who my top three were to them. But people ask me, and my answer is ‘I wouldn‘t be taking the official visit to Florida Saturday if I knew for sure.‘“
The Ohio State Buckeyes are looking to close out another successful recruiting season by acquiring 4-star safety Vonn Bell.
Ohio State ranks No. 4 in ESPN's recruiting class rankings, with Florida, Alabama and Notre Dame eclipsing the Buckeyes.
Among those who have already committed to the Buckeyes' program are 5-star corner back Eli Apple and 16 4-star recruits, including corner Gareon Conley, linebacker Trey Johnson and wide receiver Jalin Marshall (via ESPN).
The 6'0", 190-pound safety has been linked to Alabama and Tennessee as well as the Buckeyes this season, visiting all three campuses in January, according to ESPN.
Kipp Adams of ESPN reports that Bell will wait until national signing day on Feb. 6 to make his decision public.
Following Corey Smiths commitment to Ohio State earlier in the week, the Buckeyes' 2013 recruiting class is just about full. Leading up to next Wednesday's National Signing Day, the class Ohio State is putting together is among the best in the nation. But the class may not be quite complete.
Much like Ohio State can pull a scholarship offer, a player can change his commitment. Running back Ezekiel Elliott committed to OSU in April, but is now planning a visit to Missouri. He is considered the best player in Missouri, and his parents are alumni. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Elliott will make his decision on signing day.
The Buckeyes will get a more immediate answer from Texas running back Dontre Wilson. Originally committed to Oregon, Wilson is now pondering Ohio State, Oregon and Texas. He’ll make his decision on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
The Buckeyes are also waiting on safety Vonn Bell. The Georgia product is choosing between Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Wide receiver Ryan Timmons is still considering Ohio State, along with Florida and Kentucky. James Clark, a wide receiver from Florida, visited Ohio State recently and his commitment is still open. He’s down to Clemson, Florida, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State.
Here's a look at the current group of 23 players committed to Ohio State and how they're rated by national recruiting services:
Currently the Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the best 2013 college football recruiting classes. If Urban Meyer can land five-star safety Vonn Bell than the Buckeyes will by far have the best class in 2013.
However Buckeyes fans, that will be no easy feat.
Not only are the Buckeyes looking to land Bell, but the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers are also two programs who could easily land the highly touted recruit. The Tide hosted Bell a couple of weeks ago and it’s no secret just how well Nick Saban does year in and year out recruiting. Saban and company have and will continue to make a strong push for Bell leading up to National Signing Day.
The Volunteers on the other hand are not only a team that may surprise people that they are in Bell’s top three, but it’s also the team that is making a stronger push than the rest. Bell made an official visit to Knoxville last weekend and some have even consider them a favorite over the other two.
With all that being said however, Meyer and company will be the ones who Bell will sign with on Wednesday. Currently the Buckeyes have the fourth best class according to Rivals and ESPN and Scout’s second best. Bell is such a great athlete that adding him will vault the Buckeyes to the top of the class in everyone’s rankings. That is the type of player Bell is and why all three teams are looking to land him in six days.
All three programs will not only make a strong final push for Bell, but all three would really benefit having him on their team. Bell has stated that he will announce his decision on signing day, Wednesday February 6th at 10 a.m. in which I believe he chooses the Buckeyes.
It's never too early to start looking ahead to 2013, especially when Buckeye football and Urban Meyer are involved. Meyer's (and offensive coordinator Tom Herman's) second year running the offense should see even more improvement from last year, as the offense returns nine of 11 starters (Reid Fragel, Jake Stoneburner and the not-exactly-on-the-offense-at-season's-end Zach Boren to graduation).
The offensive line, a huge question mark coming into 2012, is now an experienced, senior-laden group. Ed Warinner is effectively a football alchemist: he took a fundamentally broken underdeveloped offensive line from the 2011 season and using effectively only the same pieces came through with not only one of the best units in the Big Ten, but possibly the country. The skill players are now all veterans as well. Overall, the Buckeye offense will be a talented, experienced unit with a few young wild cards possibly ready to play in certain situations and make an impact early.