- Luke Vadas names Penn State leader
- Dylan Thompson rated 89 by 247Sports
- Ohio offered Lonnie Johnson
- Arkansas & Penn State offered Jermaine Eluemunor
- Tennessee, USC & Missouri offered Clifton Garrett
- Mississippi State offered Lawrence Marshall & Chris Williams
- Notre Dame offered Damien Harris
- Nebraska offered Derrell Scott
- Illinois offered Josh Malone
- Purdue offered Dylan Thompson & DeShone Kizer
- Alabama offered Chad Mavety
- Ole Miss & North Carolina offered Jesse Aniebonam
- Florida offered Joe Mixon
- Syracuse offered Nyles Morgan
- Ohio State offered Ian Bunting
- Tom Izzo visits with Tyus Jones
BN $ - Top Buckeye OL Target Sets OSU Trip '14 NJ OL/DL Quenton Nelson
- By BK...being recruited on both sides of the ball but OSU likes him on offense...visiting OSU at the end of March with his parents.
Scout $ - Bunting Continues Roll with Buckeye Offer '14 IL TE Ian Bunting
- By Trieu.....Very excited by the offer. Visited earlier this year & likes the school & coaches. Hopes to make a decision before his Senior season.
Newly Offered: Ian Bunting (hudl)
While head football coach Urban Meyer was enjoying his last few hours basking in sun on the 2013 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, the rest of the Buckeye staff were on their grind, trying to bring another top recruiting class to Columbus.
Fresh off an exciting weekend where 2014 running back Elijah Hood visited Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State, the five-star stud announced Monday that those three teams will fight it out for his talents. The 6-0 210 lb bruiser, who rushed for an outrageous 3,309 yards and 48 touchdowns last season as a junior for Charlotte Christian high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, trimmed his list to three from a long list of scholarship offers that included Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina & Mississippi to name a few. After annoucing his top list, Elijah spoke with Brad Bournival of the ESPN affiliated Ohio State website BuckeyeNation and stated he would like to make his college choice sometime in the spring.
The Ohio State coaching staff have been planting the Buckeye flag in the state of Georgia as of late, with many of the peach states top talent receiving a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. One of those talented prospects that the staff would love to bring up north is 2014 safety Cortez McDowell. The 6-1 205 lb McDowell who has visited Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina announced Monday that he would like to check out what Columbus has to offer sometime in April. When I had the chance to catch up with Cortez he mentioned he might try to make it up to the 614 on April 6th. The ball-hawk safety is not just a beast on the football field, he also stars on the Locust Grove baseball squad.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke was a defensive line assistant for 17 years, and likes to joke that his wife still introduces him to people as a defensive line coach.
Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison coached the position for 21 years.
Both have a deep, nuanced understanding of defensive line play, and both remain active in coaching the front. Hoke works personally with the nose tackles.
To that end, losing defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery to Oklahoma is not a major blow.
But his loss certainly will be felt on the recruiting trail.
Montgomery was integral to the recruitment of tailback Derrick Green and defensive tackle Henry Poggi, the two highest-rated members of the Wolverines' 2013 class according to Rivals.
Offers Piling up for JUCO OT (Scout)
Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor's latest offer is from Penn State, but he has an impressive list that spans coast-to-coast and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about it.
Jermaine Eluemunor knew Penn State coach Bill O’Brien was going to call him today. He just didn’t think it would be before the sun rose.
Eluemunor didn’t mind, though.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive tackle from Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) picked up his latest offer on what is now an impressive offer list when the Nittany Lions extended one during the phone call.
“I didn’t expect them to call me at 6 a.m.,” Eluemunor said. “I guess they really liked me if they were going to call me at 6 a.m. It means a lot to me. They only offer the best of the best people. For me, it means a lot.”
Eluemunor, who prepped at Morris Knolls High in Morristown, N.J., move to the United States from London in 2008. He said he was raw in football and no schools recruited him out of high school so he went the junior college route.
NLA 7v7: Notes, Quotes & Anecdotes (247sports)
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- The New Level Athletics 7 on 7 Southeast Regional ended on Sunday, and in this report 247Sports analysts Keith Niebuhr and Luke Stampini share some notes and observations from the two-day event that featured dozens of major college prospects.
Could a Pac-12 school be a factor with Kain Daub if it offers?
Let's start with a few tidbits about inside linebacker Kain Daub of Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood, the No. 38 prospect in the 247composite (he has Alabama and FSU on top, in no order) ….
1. Daub tells us whenever he's at Florida State, he hangs out with former high school teammate and 2013 FSU early enrollee DeMarcus Walker, a defensive lineman. Those two are pretty close, something that certainly won't hurt the Seminoles.
2. Apparently, the numerous coaching changes in Tallahassee this offseason actually have helped the Seminoles in this particular recruitment because new FSU defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt already had a prior relationship with Daub. Daub has known Pruitt since he was a ninth-grader.
3. Asked if there was a sleeper in his recruitment Daub replied, "Oregon." The question is, why? "They've never been by the school, but they're interested in me," Daub said. "They send me mail and stuff. I like their uniforms, they're so far away from home and it's something new." According to Daub, the Ducks haven't offerered. Obviously, he hopes they do.
*Receiver Isaiah Ford of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian, one of the top playmakers during the event, claims 13 total offers. He said "South Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia Tech and North Carolina" are standing out at the moment." Of those schools, thus far he has visited only the Gamecocks, Gators and Seminoles.
Which college coach has the 6-feet-2, 170-pound Ford bonded with the most?