- Ohio State offered Taj Griffin
- USF offered Chris Lammons
- TCU offered Joe Mixon
- Florida State offered Donte Thomas-Williams & Nick Watkins
- Missouri offered Lonnie Johnson
- Michigan State offered Will Ulmer & Dravon Henry
- Miami offered Dravon Henry
- Ohio State visits Donell Stanley, Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell, Dante Booker & Austin Roberts
- Charlie Partridge from Arkansas visits Dravon Henry
- Michigan visits Chase Winovich
- Randy Sanders from Florida State & Joker Phillips from Florida visits RaShaan Gaulden
- Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Syracuse & NC State visits Chad Mavety
- Eisenhower '13 OL Ben Moffitt has committed to Ohio State to be a preferred walk-on
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
April 25th or 26th
'14 DB DeaJuan Funderburk (Washington, DC)
'14 DB Jalen Tabor (Washington, DC)
'14 ATH Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, NY)
'14 OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN) tentative
'14 OL Chad Mavety (Garden City, NY)
'14 DL David Beedle (Clarkston, MI)
'14 K Shane Hynes (Clarkston, MI)
'14 DL/OL Nick Matich (Clarkston, MI) tentative
'14 DB Timothy Cason (Clarkston, MI) tentative
'14 DT Poona Ford (Hilton Head Island, SC)
'15 ATH George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
'14 DE Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, VA)
'14 RB Derrell Scott (Havelock, NC)
'14 RB Qadree Ollison (Buffalo, NY)
'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 Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
'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 GA RB Taj Griffin (hudl highlights)
It was yet another busy day for the Ohio State coaching staff as they continued their visiting of recruits across the country, making calls and handing out offers.
The Buckeyes coaching staff has hit the recruiting trail hard, and as we shared with you yesterday, they definitely mean business. They weren't done Tuesday, however, as Ohio State continued visiting prospects on Wednesday as well. One of the prospects that the staff visited yesterday was '15 CB Brian Cole from the state of Michigan. The other was '14 OL and current Buckeye commit Kyle Trout.
Trout is, as mentioned above, already committed to the Buckeyes. However, there's no harm in the coaching staff making periodical visits to any of the commitments in Ohio State's class of 2014. We've seen before that recruits can flip at any time they please (luckily for Ohio State, the Buckeyes have been on the fortunate end of those circumstances). The 6'6", 300-pounder is ranked as the 15th-best offensive tackle in the country and sixth best recruit in the state of Ohio.
We caught up with 4-star DB Nick Ruffin to talk about Ohio State, his top schools, his commitment plans, and much more.
Two weeks ago, Ohio State issued yet another scholarship to a standout prospect from Georgia. Defensive back Nicholas "Nick" Ruffin, out of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, Georgia, was issued a scholarship from coach Everett Withers on April 11th. Upon receiving the offer, Ruffin told me this:
"It definitely means a lot to me that he [Urban Meyer], as a coach, has taken notice of me. It's kind of a confirmation that everything I do does not go in vain. Also, I watched him build a program to such a prestigious level to the point where the name 'Florida' was feared. The offer sits well with me, and I'm not sure where it will land. But, I'm positive that it will be in my top schools."
According to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, the 6-0, 180-pound versatile defender grades out as a 93 overall, the 183rd best player in the nation, the 16th best cornerback in the nation, and the 18th best player in the talent-rich state of Georgia. Similarly, Scout ranks Ruffin as a 4-star and the 13th best cornerback prospect in the 2014 class. Ruffin caught me up with his recruitment, his current top schools, his plans for a commitment decision, and more here:
After wrestling with the decision for months, the state’s No. 1-ranked college football prospect says his recruitment is over.
All-world quarterback Deshaun Watson of Gainesville High School is sticking with his longtime commitment to Clemson and told the AJC he will not visit any more colleges.
“I’m 100-percent solid with Clemson,” Watson said on Wednesday. “I’m not going to visit anybody else. I’m just going to focus on Clemson and my high school season. I’m not interested in going to visit anywhere.”
The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder said he reached the decision after discussing the situation with his mother. “I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I talked to my mom, and she said it was fine with her.”
Watson committed to Clemson during his sophomore season, but worried some Tiger fans by taking visits to UGA, Florida, Auburn and Florida State since then. The 5-star is the only QB that UGA has offered so far for 2014.