- Arkansas offered Johnnie Dixon
- Duke offered Kyle Berger
- Arkansas & Arizona State offered Solomon Thomas
- Baylor offered Joe Mixon
- Nebraska, NC State & Utah offered John Bonney
- Michigan State offered LJ Scott
- Cincinnati offered Lonnie Johnson
- Louisville offered Derek Kief
- Indiana offered George Brown Jr. & Tegray Scales
- Maurice Ways unofficially visits Michigan State
- Juwann Bushell-Beatty unofficially visits Boston College
- Anthony Moten, Kc McDermott & Reilly Gibbons unofficially visits Miami
- George Brown Jr. unofficially visits Indiana
- Dominique Booth unofficially visits Ole Miss & Michigan State
- Tinashe Bere unofficially visits Iowa
- Mike Gesicki unofficially visits Ohio State (Thought he was going to visit yesterday, but he decided to visit today instead)
- Jeb Blazevich unofficially visits Georgia
- Deshaun Watson unofficially visits Clemson
Scout $ - Kief Gives Latest On New Offers & Visits '14 OH WR Derek Kief
- By Berk......Recaps his visit to Alabama & will be visiting Ohio State this weekend.
BN $ - Will 5-Star Linebacker Raekwon McMillan Visit Ohio State? '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- Raekwon says that he will visit Ohio State permitting the weather. Says he talks to Coach Meyer & Coach Fickell all the time, spoke to Coach Meyer just recently on Monday. Urban told him that he is still a #1 priority and he wants him to be a leader on defense and win a National Championship. Thinks he will visit Alabama and Georgia next after he visits Ohio State. Raekwon says he will most likely announce his decision at the Under Armour All-American Bowl Game.
BN $ - 4-star OLB Dillon Bates updates the latest on his recruitment '14 FL LB Dillon Bates
- Bates says that Tennessee is recruiting him the hardest, followed by Alabama, Florida, Texas, UCLA, & USC. Visiting Bama 4/6.
BN $ - Spring Break Starts At Ole Miss '14 IN WR Dominique Booth
- Booth says his visit to Ole Miss was "good." Says Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida State & West Virginia are the schools that are also standing out to him. Visits Mississippi State on Friday, Alabama 4/1, Florida State 4/2, Georgia 4/3, NC State 4/4, Virginia Tech 4/5, & Tennessee 4/6. Wants to decide in May.
ESPN $ - Ohio WR Kief takes in Tide spring practice '14 OH WR Derek Kief
- Goes in depth on his visit to Alabama this past weekend. Watched Bama spring practice, described them as very disciplined. Kief said the visit went "really great." Spent most of his time there with new WR coach Billy Napier. Napier told Kief that Bama has him near the top of the list for WRs. Kief said he will trim his list down after a few more visits. Still scheduled to visit Ohio State this Saturday.
Updated Visitor List
'14 OG Eric Shute (Glen Ellyn, IL)
'14 TE Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, NC)
'14 WR/TE Mike Gesicki (Manahawkin, NJ)
'14 TE Chance Sorrell (Middletown, OH)
'14 OL Quenton Nelson (Red Bank, NJ)
'14 RB Jonathan Hilliman (Jersey City, NJ)
'14 WR Derek Kief (Cincinnati, OH)
'14 WR Maurice Ways (Beverly Hills, MI)
'14 WR Chris Godwin (Middletown, DE)
'14 LB Tegray Scales (Cincinnati, OH)
'15 ATH George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
'14 WR Maurice Ways (Beverly Hills, MI)
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'14 OL Zach Harmon (Toledo, OH)
'14 QB Darius Wade (Middletown, DE)
'14 WR Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, GA)
'14 RB Nick Chubb (Cedartown, GA)
'14 RB Donte Williams (Durham, NC)
'14 WR Trevion Thompson (Durham, NC)
'14 WR Dallis Todd (La Mirada, CA)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY)
'14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA)
'14 OL Juwan Bushell-Beatty (Paramus, NJ)
'14 OL Sam Mustipher (Olney, MD)
'14 OL Alex Bookser (Mt. Lebanon, PA)
'14 DB Damon Webb (Detroit, MI)
'14 DB Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, NJ)
'14 ATH Sam Hubbard (Cincinnati, OH)
'14 S Cortez McDowell (Locust Grove, GA)
'15 QB Jayru Campbell (Detroit, MI)
'15 RB Michael Weber (Detroit, MI)
'15 DE Joshua Alabi (Detroit, MI)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN)
'14 OL Kyle Trout (Lancaster, OH)
'14 LB Kyle Berger (Cleveland, OH) ???
'16 WR Cameron Chambers (Philadelphia, PA)
'14 WR Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, AZ)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX) ???
'14 RB Dravon Henry (Aliquippa, PA)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA) - official
'14 MO OT Roderick Johnson Junior Highlights
Mike Gesicki takes an unofficial to Columbus and all star honors for Jabrill Peppers and Juwann Bushell-Beatty.
Yesterday, we mentioned that Mike Gesicki would be visiting Ohio State this week. That day comes today as the under-the-radar New Jersey-based tight end makes the trek to Columbus. Our own Charles Doss spoke briefly with Gesicki Tuesday evening and confirmed not just how excited he was to see what C-bus has to offer, but also about checking out campus and meeting with the coaches he's been corresponding with. An offer isn't completely of the question, either.
So just who is Gesicki? An understated (to say the least) tight end from Manahawkin, New Jersey. The Southern Regional High School attendee measures in at about 6'5" and currently plays wide receiver but with a frame optimized for adding bulk, many project him to tight end at the next level. He's already attended Notre Dame and Maryland's Junior Days and also taken unofficial visits to both Penn State and Wisconsin.
He's gotten offers from the likes of Temple, Rutgers, Boston College, and future FBS program, Old Dominion, but with Ohio State and now Michigan expressing interest, it seems to be only a matter of a time before all the major services revisit their standings on him. Many haven't so much as rated him, while both Scout and Rivals have him pegged as just a 3-star... for now.
Thompson eager to commit to OSU (Daily Herald)
Maybe it was the Woody Hayes paraphernalia that got him.
Or the history of success, the facilities, the academics, the family atmosphere of coaches' wives joining their husbands right there at the training table, or simply the cachet of being a Buckeye.
Call it all of the above that nearly had Montini's Dylan Thompson blurting his verbal commitment to Ohio State University as soon as he walked through the door on Saturday.
"He wanted to immediately," said Dylan's mother, Michelle, "but we made him wait."
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive end, a junior with a season left for the four-time defending Class 5A champion Broncos, bit his lip for a couple hours until spring practice and meeting sessions were over early afternoon. Then Thompson officially became Montini's second Ohio State recruit after Garrett Goebel in 2008. He follows 2012 Glenbard West graduate Tommy Schutt, who was the very first to commit in the Urban Meyer era.
Barker's Path Was Always Planned (247sports)
Drew Barker is "on plan."
His father Terry Barker envisioned all of this the first day he took the future U.S. Army All-American quarterback to play for local peewee football coaching legend Robert Napier at six-years old.
“It’s just kind of between us, but I always tell him we’re on plan,” Terry said.
The elder Barker could write the plan down and sell it to father’s across America.
Playing at the same high school his dad attended in Hebron (Ky.) Conner, Drew is ranked by the 247Composite as the nation’s No. 6 pro-style quarterback and No. 93 prospect overall. He is up to 15 scholarship offers with Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee emerging as the frontrunners.
“My dad always uses that term, on plan,” Barker said. “He said ever since I was little, he had a plan for me each step, with the goal definitely playing college football. Everything is going according to plan. It’s definitely awesome and it’s definitely a blessing to receive all these offers and attention and everything.”
Crucial Big Ten Out-Of-State Areas (247sports)
When it comes to out-of-state recruiting, Big Ten programs are scattered across America looking to grab a foothold in different parts of the country.
247Sports takes a look at what states or areas will prove key to each Big Ten school in the 2014 class.
The State Of Ohio – Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and his staff have been hitting the Buckeye State hard since coming over from Toledo prior to the 2012 season, sending out early scholarship offers in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 classes. The Illini inked five players from Ohio in 2013 led by athlete Caleb Day and a pair of overlooked offensive linemen in Christian DiLauro and Austin Schmidt, who enrolled early and are already developing nicely in the school’s strength and conditioning program. In 2014, Illinois already has one in the boat from Ohio in Dayton Centerville defensive tackle Tito Odenigbo. The state of Ohio is the most fertile land in Big Ten country so it’s key for every program, but no conference school has offered more players from the state than the Illini.
Chicago – It’s a big recruiting year in the Windy City and the Hoosiers have scholarships out to nearly every Division-I talent in the area. As the Hoosiers continue to take steps toward Big Ten relevance, the program will have to become more and more relevant in Chicago. A few of the top players considering Indiana in 2014 include running backs Matt Domer and Chris James and outside linebacker Nile Sykes.