- Ole Miss offered Lawrence Marshall & Myles Autry
- Wisconsin offered Myles Autry
- Michigan State offered Dareian Watkins & Joe Henderson
- Ohio State & UCLA offered Travonte Valentine
- Nebraska offered Ian Bunting & Ethan Wolf
- Minnesota offered Ian Bunting
- Purdue offered Mikel Horton
- Missouri offered Darius West
- Boston College offered Dominique Booth
- Syracuse offered Dylan Thompson
- Georgia offered Drake Harris
- Florida State offered Donell Stanley & Will Ulmer
- Iowa State & Oklahoma offered Natrell Curtis
- West Virginia offered C.J. Reavis
- Kansas State & Alabama offered Jermaine Eluemunor
- Alabama offered Sam Mustipher
- Arizona offered Nyles Morgan
- Cincinnati offered Montae Nicholson
- LSU & Notre Dame offered Alex Bars
- Tennessee offered Chris Williams
- Oklahoma offered Andrew Williams
- Myles Autry invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
- Jahlil Okafor unofficially visits DePaul to watch the game against Louisville
BN $ - 5-Star CB Will Make OSU Official '14 TX DB Tony Brown
- By BK...talks to Meyer, Herman and Coombs frequently and plans to use an official to OSU.
Scout $ - Berger Enjoys Wolverine Visit '14 OH LB Kyle Berger
- By The Bank...enjoyed his time at UM with Coach Mattison and Jake Ryan...in addition to return trips to OSU and UM wants to visit Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan State and possibly Boston College this spring.
Scout $ - Fighting Irish In The Game For Booker '14 OH LB Dante Booker
- By The Bank...enjoyed the visit to ND and getting to know Coach Diaco...no timetable on a decision and no favorites...talks about enjoying his basketball season.
Scout $ - Things not as clear for McMillan '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- By Simmons...talks about how his visit to Alabama opened his eyes and enjoyed his time with Coach Smart and how he could play alongside Reuben Foster...says he now has no favorites but will be ready to name a favorite after his April visit to OSU...also still likes Clemson.
Rivals $ - Thompson adds another offer '14 IL OL/DL Dylan Thompson
- Picked up an offer from Purdue at their junior day last weekend...visiting OSU on 3/22.
ESPN $ - Q&A: Houston S Bonney planning trips '14 TX DB John Bonney
- By Olson.....Recaps his visit to Texas & says they're at the top of his list. Says he definitely wants to visit Ohio State & talks about his relationship with Coach Coombs. May also visit Baylor, Oklahoma & LSU.
Sources tell us Jim Bollman is expected to accept the Michigan State OC job— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) February 27, 2013
Newly offered: Travonte Valentine (hudl)
The final potential add on to the class of 2013 committed to Penn State yesterday, while another recruit received an offer from Ohio State and an offensive lineman set up his visiting schedule.
The fat lady has finally sang her tune for the 2013 class, as '13 WR Luke Vadas gave his commitment yesterday to Penn State. Vadas had a final three of Ohio State, Pitt and Penn State and being that he was from Ohio and was offered a preferred walk-on role at Ohio State, most assumed he would end up in scarlet and gray as we spoke with Vadas just recently.
Vadas, a 6'2", 185-pound senior at University, was offered as a "run-on", which is similar to a preferred walk-on. He will report to State College, Pa., for summer classes on June 23 and will be on the preseason roster of 105 when the Nittany Lions open camp in August. Vadas is mentioned as saying Penn State's business school and the connection with receivers coach Stan Hixon were the major drawing points to Penn State. While it would have been nice to see Vadas become a Buckeye, I can't blame him for following his dreams of playing on the big stage and can only wish him the best of luck at the next level.
The Buckeyes may already have two offensive linemen in the class of 2014 in '14 OL Marcelys Jones and '14 OL Kyle Trout, but the staff has made the offensive line a key point in their recruiting plans this year. '14 OL Quenton Nelson happens to be another lineman that Ohio State is targeting and has offered. Just yesterday, it was announced that Nelson has set his visit up ($) for March 28th through the 30th. Coach Meyer has stopped by Nelson's school earlier in December, and the staff has made it no secret that they would like to land the 3-star lineman.
Rutgers recruiting: Former Sparta (N.J.) star, Chad Mavety, now the second-ranked JUCO offensive lineman in the country; to visit Rutgers
Size, strength and athletic ability were never concerns when it came to 6-6, 310-pound Nassau (N.Y.) Community College offensive lineman, Chad Mavety. Unfortunately, grade concerns were for the former Sparta (N.J.) lineman coming out of high school, limiting his intercollegiate level opportunities. With "zero" FBS offers and qualification issues, at the time, Mavety was left with only one option: to attend junior college.
"I came to Nassau Community College because I didn't qualify out of high school," said Mavety. "I had a lot of schools looking at me in high school like West Virginia, Rutgers and Buffalo. Those were honestly my top three. They all wanted to offer me but I didn't have the grades."
He’s a four-star quarterback who has impressed recruiting analysts and will be one of the leading contenders for Kentucky’s Mr. Football honors next season. Yet Kentucky was not one of the 10 schools that had offered Conner’s Drew Barker a scholarship until offensive coordinator Neal Brown changed that after watching Barker throw during a recent morning workout.
“It’s not like he has just surfaced as a top quarterback. Louisville offered him last spring. He has 10 other others. It’s just that Kentucky finally offered and that got his name out more in the state,” Conner coach David Trosper said. “The old Kentucky staff did not offer him. They recruited him just a little bit, but did not offer even though Rivals.com ranked him very highly and he had offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Purdue, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana Tech and South Carolina.”
Barker, ranked among the nation’s top 100 juniors in some recruiting services, has added offers from Vanderbilt, Miami and Mississippi since he got his UK offer and now has 14 scholarship offers.
At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, Quin Blanding will walk to the stage and take a seat at a cloth-draped table inside Bayside High School’s auditorium. The scene — filled with friends, family members, reporters and flashing cameras — will resemble what Taquan Mizzell looked at seven months ago, what Demetrious Nicholson saw two years ago.
In this setting, both Mizzell and Nicholson announced they would continue their football careers at the University of Virginia.
Will Blanding follow script?
Class of 2014 Dunbar high school (Baltimore, Md.) quarterback, William Crest, is a highly-touted pass-first, dual threat quarterback currently claiming offers from Rutgers, Ohio State, West Virginia, Maryland, Marshall, Purdue, UTEP, Virginia and Virginia Tech. According to the 6-3, 170-pounder, Rutgers made him a verbal scholarship offer his sophomore year.
"Rutgers offered me my tenth grade year when I started out on varsity," said Crest. "I haven't really spoken to coaches from any schools recently because I'm taking my time with the process, but I'm still interested.
"Coaches say to contact them and to keep in touch with them, and I understand that's what coaches want. But at the end of the day, it's a little stressful and overwhelming so I just try to relax and gather myself and then attack it. My plan is to get back in contact with coaches at Rutgers, though."