- Arkansas offered Dylan Thompson
- Ohio State offered Torrance Gibson (Highlights)
- Arizona offered Mikale Wilbon
- Georgia Tech offered Jarrett LaRubbio
- Oklahoma offered Lawrence Marshall
- Alabama offered Roderick Johnson
- Kentucky offered Marcelys Jones
- Texas Tech offered Cortez McDowell
- Sam Hubbard unofficially visits Ohio State
- Dante Sawyer invited to compete in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Scout $ - Cobb Thrilled With New Offers '14 CA LB Jamardre Cobb
- By Huffman.....Most recent offers are Ohio State, Oklahoma & Houston. Says he was surprised by the Ohio State offer & that his mom was really happy about it. No timetable for a decision.
Scout $ - OT Nelson Has Busy Schedule '14 NJ OL/DL Quenton Nelson
- By Dohn....Boston College on March 22nd & 23rd, Ohio State March 28th & 29th, Northwestern April 3rd & 4th, Notre Dame on April 5th & 6th, Rutgers on April 12th & 13th and Penn State on April 20th.
ESPN $ - Watch List WR cuts list, returns to UGA '14 GA WR Demarre Kitt
- By Nabulsi....Clemson, Ohio State & Tennessee stand out and also has interest in Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Michigan, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Texas Tech, USC, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA.
Dillon Bates Interview with Nabulsi
Spring practice has started at Ohio State, and the smell of football has reached the air once more in Columbus. As the Buckeyes prepare for a potential title run, coach Meyer and his staff continue working diligently to grab the best prospects in the country.
It's a great time to be a Buckeye. Along with last night's huge win at Indiana's senior night for the men's basketball team, spring practice started earlier Tuesday, meaning only about a month until the spring game is here. Of course, the mention of spring football always brings up the topic of athletes planning on taking their visits to Ohio State. In case you happened to miss it, Charles did a job well-done on yesterday's State Secrets, and I strongly recommend that you take a look at the latest updates on recruits taking their visits.
Also mentioned by Charles in Tuesday's State Secrets, '14 OL Orlando Brown narrowed down his list to seven teams, which included Ohio State. To expand slightly on that, Brown went into some more detail about each of his "finalists":
We caught up with 4-star WR Dallis Todd to talk about Ohio State, his recruiting process, and what the future holds for him.
Coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes gave the little-known wide receiver from La Mirada, California his first BCS offer on January 25th, and from there, Dallis Todd has blown up. Offers from Nebraska, Tennessee, Arizona State, Iowa State, Clemson, Florida, Texas A&M, and Colorado State surely contributed to Dallis' revised 4-star rating from 247Sports.com.
Dallis grades out as a 91 overall, is ranked the 264th best overall prospect in the country, the 30th best wide receiver in the country, and the 28th best prospect from California, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Dallis is one to keep an eye on, as he is fairly new to recruiting services and their rankings. The Buckeyes were one of the very first to reach out, and this recruiting process will surely be interesting as Todd garners more and more national interest. I caught up with the wide receiver phenom from out west, get a chance to know Dallis as he discussed Ohio State, his recruiting process, his Columbus visit plans, and much more:
Former 4-Star Commit Leaves Ohio State Buckeyes (rant sports)
Pittman was a prized defensive end from the 2012 recruiting class. He was originally committed to Michigan State before Urban Meyer became head coach of the Buckeyes in 2011. The then-Spartan commit changed his choice of college to join Meyer and the rising Buckeye program.
He wasn’t present at the Buckeyes first spring practice this week, leaving many to wonder what had happened to once-promising recruit. He was supposed to join the team and earn some playing time after his redshirt season in 2012. He was granted a release from the program earlier this week and will be attending a different school in the fall.
As stated earlier, Pittman was originally committed to Michigan State before Meyer flipped him, as he did with many of his commitments. This has led Michigan State and Ohio State to accrue a bit of bad blood, starting what seems as a budding rivalry.
The state of Ohio is always critical to Michigan State's recruiting success.
Under coach Mark Dantonio, the Spartans have been able to land All-Americans such as Le'Veon Bell, Jerel Worthy and Greg Jones from the Buckeye State. The staff is already focused on numerous prospects from Ohio for 2014:
QB DeShone Kizer, 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Toledo (Oh.) Central Catholic High School
Kizer recently indicated to Rivals.com that Michigan State is sitting in a strong position with him and he will be visiting East Lansing again next month.
Kizer helped lead Central Catholic to the Ohio State Championship in the fall. In addition to MSU, Kizer holds scholarships from teams such as Nebraska, Tennessee, Penn State, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Rivals.com rates him a 4-star recruit and the No. 1 quarterback in Ohio for 2014. If Kizer ends up a Spartan, he will continue the trend of MSU quarterbacks who have a high level of all-around athletic ability, not just excellent passing.