- Maryland offered Derek Kief
- Auburn offered John Bonney
- Arkansas offered Kevin Mouhon
- @Miles11W Also hearing 2014 RB Nick Chubb and 2014 DE Dante Sawyer will no longer be on campus this weekend.
- @Derek11W From what we are hearing, WR Demarre Kitt may be the only stud from Georgia on campus this weekend.
- @Derek11W 2014 DB Todd Kelly Jr will still visit Ohio State this weekend
- @Miles11W 2014 QB Deshaun Watson will NOT be visiting #OhioState this weekend.
BN $ - Buckeyes Go For Big Catch On Sunday '14 OH OL Kyle Trout
- Not much here (meaning an entire article with only one sentence that is a quote from the recruit's father...so just read the title and you get the gist).
Scout $ - FSNextTV: Lee Ready for Buckeyes '13 OH ATH Darron Lee
- Recaps NLOID & says it was very exciting. Says it feels amazing to be a Buckeye & that he's looking forward to playing for National Championships. Unsure of what position he'll play, but will gladly play on either side of the ball.
As a fan, it certainly is difficult to prevent myself from dwelling on Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class and a spectacular signing day finish. However, the Buckeye coaching staff is having no problem accomplishing this, as they are playing host to a bevy of elite 2014 prospects this weekend. One to watch is 4-star offensive tackle Kyle Trout out of Lancaster High School (Lancaster, OH). His two-week-old Buckeye offer was certainly a big one for him; could Kyle be the next 2014 Buckeye verbal?
Addressing the need at both the offensive and defensive line, the staff issued an offer to 6-5, 270-pound defensive end Dylan Thompson out of Montini High School (Lombard, IL):
Across the country, official visits were made, cash was exchanged, hostesses twerked, and, for the most part, the fax machines worked. Accordingly, National Signing Day was a cause for celebration in Columbus, where the general consensus seems to be: Urban Meyer is one helluva recruiter. I do not dispute this. Doing so would show a reckless disregard for the facts and devastate Land-Grant Holy Land’s journalistic reputation. However, I would like to shed light on an under-appreciated member of Ohio State’s recruiting task force: Kerry Coombs.
In case you missed last week's preview of the quarterbacks, Land-Grant Holy Land is in the midst of previewing each position group for the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes over the coming weeks. With the advent of National Signing Day, the picture for each position will become much clearer as the Buckeyes head into camp and spring practice.
Top juniors in Georgia (AJC)
1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville, 6-foot-4, 200 pounds. Committed to Clemson, but plans visits to Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Florida State and USC.
2. Lorenzo Carter, DE, Norcross, 6-6, 230. Compared with former Norcross standout Adrian Hubbard, who now plays at Alabama. Carter has 22 offers, including Georgia Tech and Georgia.
3. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Liberty County, 6-3, 240. He’s already ranked as a five-star by Rivals and has more than 40 offers, with Ohio State as his early leader.
Ohio State notebook: Florida State unable to steal OSU recruit (columbus dispatch)
Chris Worley was walking down a hall at Cleveland Glenville High School a couple of weeks ago when Florida State assistant coach Sal Sunseri approached him unexpectedly.
“He looked at me, my body stature, and said, ‘You’re a freak of nature,’ ” Worley recalled. “My coach, (Ted) Ginn, told him, ‘No, he’s committed to Ohio State.’ ”
Undeterred, Worley said, Sunseri did his homework, “then came back to the school like two days later and said, ‘We have a full scholarship for you.’ He put me on the phone with (Florida State coach) Jimbo Fisher, trying to get me to take the (official) visit.”