- Auburn offered Cecil Cherry
- Ohio & Georgia Tech offered George Brown Jr.
- Arkansas, Louisville & Florida State offered Dravon Henry
- Arkansas offered Andrew Williams
- Nebraska offered Jalen Christian
- Texas & Louisville offered Elisha Shaw
- Ohio State, Louisville, Florida & Penn State offered Jerome Baker
- Christian McCaffrey unofficially visits Washington
- Oklahoma visits Chad Mavety & Jermaine Eluemunor
- Ole Miss visits David Sharpe
- Derek Lewis and Brent Pease from Florida visits Bryce Dixon
- Thad Matta visits Jaquan Lyle
- Christian McCaffrey has a Top 10 of Stanford, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Duke, Nebraska & Florida State
Scout $ - Washington, D.C., NFTC: Recruiting Notes
- Derrick Nnadi: Down to Virginia & Virginia Tech.
- Andrew Brown: Coaches from Florida & Ohio State visited this week. Visiting Alabama, Florida, Florida State & South Carolina in May and hopes to visit Ohio State & Michigan in the near future as well.
- Jalyn Holmes: Visiting Clemson on 6/12 & Ohio State on 6/19. Says Florida State & Ohio State stand out.
- Derrell Scott: Top 5 remains the same. Plans to visit Florida, Florida State, Miami & Ohio State this summer.
- Jalen Tabor: Top 5 of Vanderbilt, Maryland, Florida, Florida State & Alabama.
- Tim Settle: Offers from UNC & Virginia, while also hearing from Tennessee, Ohio State, Duke, Penn State & Michigan.
- Rahshaun Smith: Offers from Rutgers, Penn State, UConn, Maryland, Boston College, Tennessee & Youngstown State. Has visited WVU, Ohio State, Youngstown State & Maryland.
- Damian Prince: Speaks the most with Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, Maryland & Rutgers.
Scout $ - Washington, D.C., NFTC: OL MVP Damian Prince '14 MD OT Damian Prince
- Mentions the schools he talks to the most (listed above) & talks about his interest in each. Really likes the tOSU staff & Coach Meyer's history of National Titles.
Scout $ - Buckeyes Check Out Eluemunor '14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor
- Coach Warinner was in to watch him practice on Thursday. Has a very good relationship with tOSU & talks with the coaches every couple of days. No favorites & plans on visiting Ohio State in May with his family.
Scout $ - Buckeyes Impressed by JUCO Lineman '14 JUCO OT Chad Mavety
- Coach Warinner was in to see him practice on Thursday & says Coach had plenty of good things to say about him. No favorites, but has a good relationship with the tOSU staff.
ESPN $ - 2015 RB Jerome Baker picks up four huge offers '15 OH ATH Jerome Baker
- Ohio State, Louisville, Florida & Penn State. Calls the tOSU offer a dream come true & says he's being recruited as a RB and/or LB.
ESPN $ - New top group coming for ESPN 150 TE '14 IL TE Ian Bunting
- Plans on narrowing his list over the next couple days. Recaps visits to Oregon, USC, Notre Dame & Michigan. Will visit tOSU on 5/10.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
'14 LB Chase Winovich (Jefferson Hills, PA)
(Sometime between) April 22nd-28th
'14 DB DeaJuan Funderburk (Washington, DC)
'14 RB Jonathan Haden (Washington, DC) Cruise Trip w/ family
'14 DB Jalen Tabor (Washington, DC)
'14 DB D'Andre Payne (Washington, DC)
'14 ATH Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, NY)
'14 OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN) tentative
'14 TE Ian Bunting (Hinsdale, IL)
'14 OL Chad Mavety (Garden City, NY)
'14 DT Poona Ford (Hilton Head Island, SC)
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
'14 DE Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, VA)
'14 QB DeShaun Watson (Gainsville, GA)
'14 RB Qadree Ollison (Buffalo, NY)
'14 RB Derrell Scott (Havelock, NC)
'14 DE Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY)
'14 LB Kevin Mouhon (Norcross, GA)
'14 LB Jimmie Swain (Lee's Summit, MO)
'14 DB Mattrell McGraw (River Ridge, LA)
'14 DB Nicholas Ruffin (Atlanta, GA) tentative
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA) - official/tentative
Newly Offered: '15 OH ATH Jerome Baker (hudl highlights)
Atlanta NFTC: OL/DL one-on-one
Another weekend has passed us by, and the Buckeyes continue to pursue the finest athletes the country has to offer in the class of 2014 and beyond.
For the Buckeyes themselves, it was a fairly quiet weekend on the recruiting front, as many of the top prospects were attending camps or were visiting other campuses. We have no doubt that these recruits made time to talk with head coach Urban Meyer or another staff member, but all things considered, this past weekend was pretty uneventful.
Ermon Lane Outlines Future Plans (fuel recruiting)
Nationally-rated wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla./Homestead) has already been linked to every top program in the southeast since he was a sophomore.
Now heading into his senior year the 6-foot-2, 178-pound prospect is going to make everyone wait until national signing day to hear his final decision.
Most predicted Lane would make his commitment over the summer but he says he wants to enjoy the recruiting process and stay patient.
“I want to enjoy the recruiting process and see how things open up,” Lane said. “Things change so much in recruiting that you don’t want to make a decision too early and then something happens with the coach or the program and all of a sudden you have to change things up and people start talking bad about you.”
The big offensive lineman had been the top-rated prospect in the Texas class.
The no-visit policy instituted by Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown following the 2013 cycle that saw the 'Horns lose five formerly committed prospects has resulted in the first casualty for the 2014 class with the decommitment of Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints offensive lineman Demetrius Knox.
The 6'4, 300-pound Knox made the decision despite telling the Dallas Morning News just days ago that he was "100% committed" to Texas, going on to repeat a common assertion from him that his post-football future in the state of Texas had helped play a role in his pledge to the Longhorns:
LSU recently hosted consensus top five player Jabrill Peppers.
Peppers of Paramus Catholic in New Jersey is the nation's top defensive back prospect and is considering Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State, LSU among the plethora of offers he's received.
However it seems those programs might have some competition from the school in Peppers' backyard.
In a recent interview with NJ.com's Todderick Hunt, Peppers said that Rutgers is "still in the mix."
"I am always going show my state school some love," he told Hunt. "They are definitely still in the mix. I don't know why everyone thinks I've counted them out. But they are definitely a school that I'm still considering."
The Scarlet Knights are moving to the Big Ten and landing a top prospect like Peppers could help Rutgers pick up some momentum on the recruiting trail.
Rantsports.com reported via Rivals.com that Peppers really enjoyed a visit to Michigan earlier this month and that Ohio State and Stanford were his top two before that visit.
Peppers tweeted Baton Rouge was "mighty gorgeous" during his visit to LSU.