- Louisville offered Kendall Gant
- Tennessee offered Poona Ford
- Baylor offered Jermaine Eluemunor
- Roderick Johnson unofficially visits Illinois
- Ashton Jackson unofficially visits Mississippi State
Kentucky Football Coaches Really Want 2014 DE Dante Sawyer (kentucky Sports)
Dante Sawyer has already gotten an offer from Mark Stoops and he has made a a visit for Kenutcky's junior day February 23. Sawyer is one of the best defensive ends in the 2014 class and has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, South Carolina and several, several, more Division I schools.
The 6'3", 240 lbs. junior from Suwanee, GA is ranked the 19th-best defensive end by Scout.com in his class.
Caleb Henderson, Lake Braddock QB, picks up two more offers (washington post)
Henderson completed 210 of 327 passes last season for 2,435 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 103 times for 453 yards and nine scores.
He has been in close contact with several other schools.
Ford to hit road this weekend (go upstate)
DL Poona Ford (6-1 280) of Hilton Head is one of the most heavily offered prospects in the state. His offers include USC, Illinois, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Arizona, Tennessee, Purdue, Tennessee, Kansas State, Utah State, Marshall and Florida Atlantic. His coach, BJ Payne, said Thursday Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are close to making offers, and Ford is hearing from Michigan and Oregon. Clemson has shown interest but has not offered. Ford attended USC's junior day earlier this month and has been favoring the Gamecocks. "They've done a great job recruiting him," Payne said. "He talked to coach Sands today (Thursday) during lunch. They seem him as being similar to Melvin Ingram." While USC is a definite favorite, Ford is not close on a commitment according to his coach. 'He's not going to rush things," Payne said. "He hasn't seen a lot of places. He's going to take some visits." This weekend Payne and Ford will visit Tennessee, and they might stop by USC on the way back Saturday. They had planned to go to North Carolina Sunday but Ford's brother is going to be home this weekend and he wants to visit with him. Last season Ford totaled 154 tackles, a figure his coach said led the country among interior defensive lineman. He also had 44 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. "He's one of the most dominating defensive linemen in the country," Payne said. "And he's a great character kid." Ford was a linebacker for most of his career before moving to the defensive line last season.
Looking Forward: 2014 Linebackers (the ozone)
Ohio State is in on some very serious 2014 linebacker prospects at the moment. One of the reasons this list is so short is because they are in such good standing with their favorites that their focus is more laser-sighted and less scattershot.
The Buckeyes are currently in hot pursuit of the first four linebackers on this list, and would apparently take all four of them if they were so fortunate. They are still working on others, as it is way too soon to start counting chickens that haven't even hatched from eggs that have yet to be laid.
Remember, looking good in February of 2013 is much, much different than looking good in February of 2014. Ohio State is in a good spot right now, but they will need to continue to improve that spot, as there are plenty of other schools trying to overtake them.