Corn Elder Interview
Vonn Bell Senior Highlights
- UCF offered Myles Autry
- Michigan State offered Parris Campbell Jr
- USC offered Elijah Hood
- Ole Miss & Northwestern offered Ian Bunting
- Duke offered Josh Malone
- Vanderbilt offered Nick Chubb
- @RyanBartow Hearing Ohio State continues to lead for James Clark and Ryan Timmons will stay instate at Kentucky.
- '14 OL Michigan decommit Denzel Ward @DW75_ Just got done talking to Coach Vrabel, I can see something special happening through them Ohio State
- @RivalsBirm: #Buckeyes would take James Clark (if he chose Ohio State) regardless of Jacobs being in or out of this class.
- Thaddeus Snodgrass @ThadSnod1: 1.Penn State 2.Michigan State 3.Notre Dame 4.Nebraska 5.Ohio State
- In regards to EzE @b_price54 no worries about him 100% buckeye, promise
Rivals $ - Rivals250 junior RB has a leader '14 OH RB Mikel Horton
- Favors UK because of Coach Marrow and Coach Stoops...has offers from UK, Indiana, Kent State, Bowling Green and Toledo.
In case you missed it, Monday evening, the Ohio State football team added the 24th commitment to an already impressive 2013 recruiting class. Texas all-purpose back (and one time Oregon commit) Dontre Wilson (De Soto, Tx/De Soto), decided the Buckeyes were the right team for his services, in lieu of the Ducks and his home state Texas Longhorns.
For those keeping score at home, that gives Buckeyes star recruiter (and surely future head coach) offensive coordinator Tom Herman Wilson, 4-star LB Mike Mitchell, and 4-star QB J.T. Barrett. Not a bad little pipeline the Buckeyes have in the works from the Lone Star State. And for those wanting to know the immediate impact of adding the 4-star Wilson, the Buckeyes are now second in the 247Composite rankings, in a virtual dead heat with Florida for second in Rivals' team rankings, and second in the Scout.com team rankings. Not a bad night for Buckeye Nation at all.
As college football begins its national signing period on Wednesday, one of the Midstate’s top recruits won’t be involved in the initial hoopla.
“I’m not going to make my decision on Wednesday,” said Elder, who made an official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend following a midweek visit to Auburn.
Elder said both schools have offered football scholarships with an opportunity to play basketball as well. Vanderbilt and UCLA have presented similar situations.
Despite a loss in the Sugar Bowl, Florida is coming off its best season since Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow left Gainesville. Head coach Will Muschamp and his staff have a pair of five-star commitments in Alex Anzalone and Vernon Hargreaves III to headline the class. They were able to flip Anzalone, Matt Rolin, Demarcus Robinson, and Jarrad Davis late in the process. They are still in good shape with four-stars Jaynard Bostwick and James Clark. The Gators will look to unseat the Tide for the No. 1 spot, but even if they don't reclaim the top spot it's a loaded class.
Can Tennessee close on Bell?
Tennessee has a done a nice job of entering the conversation for several big names over the last few weeks, but after missing out on Carl Lawson will the Vols be able to close on fellow five-star Vonn Bell? After Alabama looked like the school to beat, it's down to Tennessee and Ohio State, with Bell keeping his decision under wraps until signing day. If he were to stay close to home and choose Tennessee, it would be a great selling point to the class of 2014 and an excellent way for the new staff to close out its first cycle. If the Buckeyes land Bell, it could be a preview of things to come with Urban Meyer & Co. making the Southeast a priority for the 2014 class.
On the eve of National Signing Day, Suitland senior Taivon Jacobs, a two-time All-Met wide receiver, said in a phone interview he will decide between Ohio State and Maryland during a ceremony at his school on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Jacobs orally committed to Ohio State in July, but he said he has been reconsidering that decision in recent weeks for a variety of factors, including his desire to be close to his one-year-old daughter, Bailey.
“I’ve discussed it over with my family,” Jacobs said. “I want to make the best choice for me. I have a child. I want to make sure I’m a great father and a great player.”
Jacobs had been mostly quiet publicly about his recruitment since picking Ohio State, but he said he has had extensive contact with coaches from both schools recently. On Tuesday morning, the 5-foot-11, 155-pound wide receiver/defensive back said he was truly undecided and would take the next 22 or so hours to make up his mind.
In a bit a shocker, 3-star athlete Taivon Jacobs is evidently reconsidering his commitment to Ohio State. Whether or not this is merely to build drama before a National Signing Day '13 commitment ceremony or not remains to be scene, but Jacobs hasn't hidden the fact that some extenuating circumstances have him reweighing his decision to spend the next four years in Columbus or not.
In a unique, behind the scenes glimpse into the first hand world of recruiting, the family of Ohio State commit 4-star St Louis, MO product running back Ezekiel Elliott shows us just what it was like for Elliott to visit both OSU and Missouri. Put together by Elliott's father, we're able to vicariously take a guided tour through the facilities in both Columbus and Columbia.
It’s hard to imagine that in the football-crazed world we live in- where college football recruiting is tracked on the internet 365 days a year and followed by millions annually- that any player could fly under the radar, or struggle to get the attention of his peers and recruiting experts alike. Especially when that player is in every recruiting service’s consensus Top 30 nationally.
Then again, there is nothing normal about Ohio State football commit and U.S. Army All-American Mike Mitchell. Not in the family he came from, or his path to being labeled as one of the top outside linebackers in the high school class of 2013.
Some might consider James Clark's recruiting strategy to have been mighty risky.
For Clark, however, putting off most of the entire recruiting process until after his senior season has paid huge dividends.
This morning the New Smyrna Beach slot receiver will put on the hat representing the college for which he has chosen to play the next four years. He has had an impressive array of suitors in the past month. Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp have wiped their feet at his door. Coaches from college football's elite schools have come calling.