- Rutgers offered Chad Mavety
- Boston College offered Mikel Horton
- Washington offered Jarrett LaRubbio
- Minnesota offered Parrker Westphal
- Arkansas offered Ethan Wolf
- Illinois offered Johnathan Lloyd
- Oregon offered Artavis Scott
- Vanderbilt offered Kiy Hester
- Oklahoma State offered Josh Malone
- USF & Missouri offered Nyles Morgan
- Jermaine Eluemunor visits Penn State
- Da'Shawn Hand visits Michigan
- Drew Barker selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Barker accepted the invitation.
- Joe Mixon lists Ohio State in his top 15
Scout $ - Luatua Has Plenty of Options '14 CA TE Tyler Luatua
- By Huffman....Attending Alabama's Spring Game on April 20th. Says Auburn, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, USC and UCLA stand out.
Scout $ - Todd's Speedy Rise '14 CA WR Dallis Todd
- By Huffman.....Started off with offers from Eastern Michigan & New Mexico before Ohio State offered & that's when his recruitment took off. Says most schools want him outside, but Ohio State likes him in the slot.
Scout $ - Joe Mixon cuts list to 16 '14 CA RB Joe Mixon
- By Biggins.....Down to California, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arkansas, Clemson, Tennessee and USC. Says he will definitely visit Ohio State.
Scout $ - Berger Sets Spring Visit Schedule '14 OH LB Kyle Berger
- By The Bank....Visiting Michigan this weekend & Ohio State the following. Also wants to visit Tennessee, Virginia, UCLA & Michigan State. Would like to make his decision in May.
Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 3/15 - Demetrius Knox to visit, Jalen Hurd commits to Tennessee (lghl)
As the Big Ten tournament continues, the Buckeyes' recruiting plans remain unchanged, chasing after the best athletes in the country.
The biggest news of the day hit Thursday morning, when '14 RB Jalen Hurd committed to Tennessee over the likes of Ohio State, Florida and Vanderbilt. Hurd was supposedly favoring the Buckeyes and Gators up to that point, but clearly had a change of heart during the recruiting process. One of the top 15 best players in the country, Hurd rushed for 3357 yards during his junior season on 317 carries, adding a staggering 43 rushing touchdowns. Hurd had verbal offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ole Miss, North Carolina and a number of others, including the Buckeyes.
From SB Nation's Tennessee blog, Rocky Top Talk:
However during his first visit to UT on Feb. 16, he connected with coaches and noted to 247 national writer Gerry Hamilton that Jones was a key part of why he committed this early.
After rumors heated up on message boards Wednesday night, Hurd came from nowhere to commit to the Big Orange on Thursday morning, sending Tennessee fans into a frenzy. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound running back is the No. 10 overall player in the nation according to 247 Sports as well as the second-ranked running back in the nation. Rivals has him as a high four-star and the 15th-rated overall player in the country. Scout believes he's the seventh-best running back in the nation.
This is a pretty big commitment for Tennessee, and I think it may be pretty difficult for Coach Meyer and Ohio State to lure Hurd away from the Volunteers.
Nassau Community College (Garden City, N.Y.) offensive tackle Chad Mavety has a bundle of offers and has a quartet of visits set up for the coming weeks.
Chad Mavety, one of the top offensive linemen in the junior college ranks, holds plenty of offers and settled on four spring visits.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Mavety, who prepped at Sparta (N.J.) High, is now at Nassau Community College (Garden City, N.Y.).
Does Michigan or Ohio State Hold Edge for 4-Star WR Saeed Blacknall? (bleacher report)
It seems as if the Michigan Wolverines may be making some progress on the recruiting trail with 4-star wide receiver Saeed Blacknall, but their bitter rival Ohio State may have the upper-hand when all is said and done.
Blacknall is a talented wideout recruit from Englishtown, New Jersey. He's 6'2'', 190 pounds and he runs a 4.50 40 according to 247Sports. He's also ranked as the No. 19 receiver in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Without a doubt, Blacknall will represent a big recruiting pickup for some school.
That's good for the Wolverines, because according to a report via Tim Sullivan of TheWolverine.com, Blacknall is excited about Michigan:
One of those recent offers came from Michigan. The Wolverines pulled the trigger in mid-February, and they definitely have Blacknall's interest.
"My coach initially had told me that they were going to offer me," Blacknall said. "You kind of suspected it, but you didn't think he was going to come that soon, because I just had met Coach Mallory. When he offered me, I was just really excited and happy about it. I was just ready to get this thing rolling and it's already building a relationship with the coaches starting to get started up and keep going and everything. I was happy.