- Arkansas offered Eric Glover-Williams
- West Virginia offered Will Ulmer
- USC offered Brandon Simmons
- LSU & Vanderbilt offered Dante Sawyer
- Michigan offered Ian Bunting
- Ohio State offered C.J. Reavis
- Oregon offered Myles Autry
- UCLA offered Natrell Curtis
ESPN $ - Ohio State extends offers to 2014 DT '14 NY DT Thomas Holley
- Ohio State offer puts him at 17 & says he's very interested.
ESPN $ - Ohio State offers Jamabo in two sports '15 TX RB Sotonye "Soso" Jamabo
- Also offered by Coach Matta. Says it feels good to have both offers & doesn't have a favorite between football or basketball.
ESPN $ - Raekwon McMillan details upcoming visit '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- Visiting Ohio State 4/1-4/3. Wants to hang out with the current players during his visit & get their perspective on Ohio State & the coaching staff.
Newly offered: C.J. Reavis
Orlando Brown Interview
Dante Sawyer Interview
Jamal Adams Interview
As the basketball team prepares itself for the Big Ten tournament, Ohio State's football staff is hard at work trying to recruit the best athletes in the country to play for the Buckeyes.
It was a very busy weekend for Ohio State in the recruiting department, as the coaching staff was able to send out five different offers, and were also named into a basketball recruit's top six schools. The Buckeyes have clearly been picking up the recruiting pace on the basketball level, as Matta continues to prepare for the future. With spring practice and the March Madness tournament gearing up, you might expect a drop in intensity from a recruiting standpoint, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
The first of five to receive an offer from Ohio State this weekend was '14 WR Ermon Lane from the state of Florida. Lane is ranked as a 5-star recruit and is the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, as well as the 4th best prospect in Florida. Lane also received an offer from Auburn the same day, as well as Nebraska. In 2012, Lane had 30 receptions for 801 yards for eight touchdowns while also contributing on the ground with 18 touches and 112 rushing yards. Lane was named as a first team all-state selection following last season.
Shaw is one of the best defensive tackles in the class of 2014 and he has received plenty of interest from the country's top programs.
Elisha Shaw, a consensus four-star defensive tackle from Tucker High School (Ga.), has plenty of suitors as he wraps up his junior year. He has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, among others. Shaw attended Alabama's junior day, and he's also made unofficial visits to Auburn and FSU.
Shaw stands 6'5 and weighs 295 pounds. He is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, and he is generally considered one of the top five players at his position in this class, not to mention the state of Georgia. According to Scout, his athleticism and quickness off the ball are major pluses for him.
He finished his junior season with 28 tackles, including six sacks.
You can find him on Twitter right here.
Another chance for Grant (espn)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The position was open, and Curtis Grant was next in line.
There has never been any doubt about the Ohio State junior's athletic ability. He had an improved knowledge of the playbook heading into last season and no real competition for the middle linebacker job he assumed would be his.
But before the Buckeyes had even played a conference game, the starting spot was gone. A few weeks after that, a converted fullback had taken over the position and one of the most highly touted recruits in the country two years ago was pushed even further down the depth chart.
Working back through the checklist -- with Grant again in position to take over one of the most critical positions on the field defensively -- almost everything is the same. He's still a freakish athlete, still working extra hours breaking down film to expand his knowledge of the game and still somebody Ohio State has no problem publicly identifying as a difference maker.
But something needed to change for Grant to start fulfilling all the expectations that came with his high-profile recruitment, and a second consecutive season largely on the sideline helped him figure out exactly what it was.