- @alex11w RB Nick Chubb tells me he has rescheduled his #OhioState visit to April 5-6
- @alex11w TE Jeb Blazevich tells me he will visit #OhioState towards the end of March
- Kendall Gant rated 89 by 247Sports
- Chris Williams rated 88 by 247Sports
- Ole Miss offered Nick Richardson
- Iowa State & Texas Tech offered Isaiah Ford
- Ohio State & Alabama offered Kendall Gant
- Florida State offered Jesse Aniebonam & Jamarco Jones
- Virginia Tech & Nebraska offered Montae Nicholson
- Georgia Tech offered Mikale Wilbon
- Nic Weishar unofficially visits Northwestern
- Ohio State visits Jaquan Lyle
BN $ - Bates Talks Second Ohio State Visit '14 FL LB Dillon Bates
- Talks to Coach Hinton frequently and hopes to make it up for a spring practice.
BN $ - Buckeyes Welcoming In Berger Again? '14 OH LB Kyle Berger
- By BK...might visit OSU this Saturday...wants to visit MSU, Tennessee, BC, UCLA and Stanford this spring...will likely decide in May.
Newly Offered: Kendall Gant
Jeb Blazevich updates recruitment
While Thad Matta prepares the basketball team for a run this March, one Ohio State target championship dreams have been shattered. The football team makes the cut for a stud receiver & a quarterback cancels his weekend visit.
Sophomore guard and Ohio State target Luke Kennard and his Franklin High teammates took on Dayton Dunbar Thursday evening. Kennard and the Wildcats came out to the court faster then a 1970 Nova, taking a 36-31 lead to the half, paced by 16 first half points from the class of 2015 phenom. The second half was pretty much any teams ball game, with Franklin taking a 52-50 lead into the final quarter of play. In the fourth, Dunbar came out swinging and knocked out all championship dreams Luke and Franklin might have had by a final score of 66-63. The 6-5 180 lb 4-star Kennard who finished the his final game of the season with 21 points has scholarship offers from Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier to go along with interest from Kentucky, North Carolina and many more.
Now to the gridiron, the recruitment of 2014 junior college offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor has been blowing up as of late. The 6-6 300 lb Lackawanna Community College beast received scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Penn State and Oklahoma this week . Even though Jermaine has so many top programs after him, he has only set up two visits so far, Texas A&M (October 25) and Ohio State (November 23). As Eluemunor plans for his visit another 2014 recruit has cancelled his upcoming Columbus trip. 2014 Virginia quarterback Caleb Henderson had plans to check out the Ohio State campus this weekend but according to reports those plans have been scratched. The Buckeyes have been showing strong interest in the 6-3 220 lb Henderson for months who has offers from programs like Michigan State, Maryland, Illinois and Virginia Tech to name a few.
Mustipher Looks For Something More (247sports)
One of the more recent offers on Michigan's board, Olney (MD) Good Counsel offensive lineman Sam Mustipher is looking to get to campus soon.
"I'm planning to visit Michigan for the spring game," he said. "I get a message from Coach Mallory almost every day and am talking to him about once a week or so. On Signing Day, I got a conference call from the coaching staff also, which was unique and something I really appreciated."
Good Counsel is known as one of the best football programs in the country. Michigan currently has one former Falcon on their roster with cornerback Blake Countess, and his effect on current Good Counsel players is still tangible, including Mustipher.
"(Blake) is the reason I ended up coming to Good Counsel. When I visit for the Spring Game, I may be coming with his family," Mustipher said. "Blake is a talent not only on the field, but off the field as a person as well. He's somebody I would definitely say I look up to."
For Southfield standout Lawrence Marshall, recruiting has been a bit of a roller coaster ride in recent weeks. The rising defensive end prospect abruptly committed to Ohio State on Feb. 10, only to rescind that pledge three days later. His change of heart came when his family encouraged him to take a hard look at whether he'd made the most informed choice. He eventually concluded that he hadn't, thanks in large part to trips to Michigan State and Michigan on Feb. 12 and 13, respectively.
"I went up to Michigan State and saw how they were, and I went up to Michigan and saw how they were and I was like, 'I just made my decision too early,'" Marshall admitted. "I (initially said) I would wait it out until after my football season. I had a great time (in Columbus Feb. 9-10) and it was crazy, but it was just going too fast. I'm trying to slow it back down."
The Spartans and Wolverines have hammered that point home in recent weeks. Michigan State was first to host Marshall after his sudden Ohio State commitment, and his experience that day reminded him of a few things. The Green and White held the distinction of being both his childhood favorite and his first major BCS offer. In addition, the presence of his good friend, former Southfield Lathrup linebacker Jamal Lyles, only increased the Spartans' appeal. While he had never declared Michigan State his favorite, his high level of comfort with the program had always been apparent. He rediscovered on the visit just how comfortable he is East Lansing.
Who's best? That eternal question always seems to emerge in every aspect of competition, and recruiting is no different, particularly with each year's class. Our early contender is defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, who everyone seems to be locking in as the can't-miss prospect.
Hand is part of a stacked recruiting class from the state of Virginia. The consensus five-star defensive end hails from Woodbridge (Va.) High. Hand stands at 6'5 and weighs in at 250 pounds. As of February, Hand reports offers from most major college football programs with over three dozen offers, including schools like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Stanford, USC and Virginia Tech.