- John Bonney names Texas leader
- Arkansas offered Nyles Morgan
- Ohio offered Maurice Ways
- USC offered Alex Bookser
- Alabama offered Garrett Dickerson
- Florida State offered Nick Glass
- Mississippi State offered Dallis Todd
- Jamarco Jones unofficially visits Wisconsin
- Tinashe Bere unofficially visits Duke
BN $ - Williams Talks Ohio State Visit '14 GA DT Chris Williams
- Said the visit was great and that he loved everything about Ohio State. Spoke to all of the coaches, mainly Coach Vrabel. Staff told Williams that he would fit pefectly in their defense and they would be honored to have him in their program. Still has Ole Miss as his leader, but says Ohio State is right behind them now. Plans to visit Ole Miss & Ohio State again. Expects a decision midway through his senior season.
Scout $ - Georgia Lineman Enjoys Buckeye Visit '14 GA DT Chris Williams
- Visit started Thursday night & it was his best so far. Says it felt like home & can't wait to visit again. Ohio State & Ole Miss are his top two.
Scout $ - Another Big Offer For Winovich '14 PA LB Chase Winovich
- Spent a lot of time with Coach Fickell & Coach Vrabel during his visit on Saturday and was offered by Coach Fickell in his office. Grew up an Ohio State fan & calls the offer a dream come true. Not ready to commit yet, but plans on visiting again in a few weeks.
Scout $ - Webb Dishes on Buckeye Practice, Recruiting '14 MI DB Damon Webb
- Recaps practice on Saturday & says he can't wait to play for Coach Coombs. Spent a lot of time with Jabrill Peppers & Demarre Kitt and believes Ohio State is in each of their top schools.
Scout $ - Texas Commit Visits Ohio State '14 TX OL Demetrius Knox Pretty late to the party but here it is
- Had a great visit couple weeks ago & loved talking with Coach Meyer. Says the staff told him he's the #1 OL on their board and he loved being in The Shoe. Still 100% committed to Texas & doesn't have any other visits planned besides a visit to Austin in the summer.
Scout $ - 2014 Intro: Torrodd Carter '14 OH WR Torrodd Carter
- Offers from Bowling Green, Miami (OH) & Kentucky. Plans on camping at Georgia, Pittsburgh, Bowling Green, Ohio State & Michigan State
Scout $ - Dixon One To Watch '14 FL DB D'Cota Dixon
- Offers from Louisville, West Virginia, USF, Purdue, Marshall, and Arkansas. Also hearing from Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and South Carolina. Wants an offers from Ohio State & talks about being good friends with James Clark.
ESPN $ - Ohio State visit wows Peach State duo '14 GA WR Demarre Kitt & '14 GA DT Chris Williams
- Loved everything about the visit & loves that he's being recruiting by Coach Meyer. Says Ohio State is now tied at the top with Tennessee. Plans on visiting again in the summer, but if not, he'll likely take an official.
Updated Visitor List
2014 OL James McHale (Dunmore, PA)
April 12th-14th (Spring Game)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN)
'14 WR Drake Harris (Grand Rapids, MI)
'14 WR Derek Kief (Cincinnati, OH)
'14 TE Daniel Helm (Chatham, IL)
'14 OL Kyle Trout (Lancaster, OH)
'14 DE Dylan Thompson (Montini, IL)
'14 LB Kyle Berger (Cleveland, OH) tentative
'14 LB Tegray Scales (Cincinnati, OH) tentative
'14 DB Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, IL) tentative
'14 DB Damon Webb (Detroit, MI) tentative
'15 ATH Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, OH) will make it if bball game is canceled
'16 WR Cameron Chambers (Philadelphia, PA)
'14 WR Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, AZ)
'14 WR Dallis Todd (La Marida, CA)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX) tentative
'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/tentative
Raekwon McMillan Interview with Gerry Hamilton
It was yet another incredibly busy weekend for Ohio State football, as they make preparations for the 2013 version of the spring game. The Buckeyes offered four recruits and hosted more prospects for their "Student Appreciation" day
As Ohio State draws closer to their annual spring game, the recruiting process continues for head coach Urban Meyer and the rest of his staff. Hosting over 20 recruits this past weekend for their practice on "Student Appreciation" day, the Buckeyes received great reviews from those in attendance. Even Brutus got in on the action, although maybe it would have been better for him if he hadn't. What seemed to be a constant theme among answers received from many of the recruits, was how amazing the atmosphere was around their practices and in Columbus. Coach Meyer obviously did his best to pull out all the stops for this visit in particular. Hosting wasn't the only thing on the agenda for the coaching staff, though, as the Buckeyes offered four prospects over the weekend.
'14 TE Ravian Pierce received an offer from Ohio State on Saturday, as the 6'4", 215-pound tight end continues to receive more attention on his performances in the fall. Last year, Pierce caught 12 passes for 208 yards and five touchdowns, but we suspect we will be seeing more of Pierce playing this summer when he will most likely participate in some football camps. Pierce is ranked as the 11th best tight end in the country for the class of 2014.
Harmon Visits Columbus (Scout)
Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio) class of 2014 offensive lineman Zach Harmon talks about his Ohio State visit.
Zach Harmon, an offensive line prospect with five offers currently has been in contact with Ohio State as well and hearing steadily from the Buckeyes.
"I had talked to Drew Mehringer who is the offensive line GA last month. He was talking to me about a preferred walk on spot," he explained.
"I told him I couldn't do that because I currently hold offers from other schools, Even though I've dreamed about playing for OSU, to pass up getting my school paid for wouldn't be a wise choice. I've worked too hard to get to this point."
Tennessee has it’s Orange and White spring game Apr. 20 and one highly ranked recruit will be on hand to take in the sights and sounds from Neyland Stadium when Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek) makes his second visit to Knoxville this month.
The four-star recruit and No. 11 ranked wide receiver according to 247Sports.com composite rankings has Clemson and Ohio State believed to be his leaders and Kitt was just in Columbus this past weekend and may have increased their lead over the rest of the pack.
However, Tennessee will get another opportunity to make its case for the 6-1, 182-pound receiver who had 74 receptions for 1,235 yards and 11 touchdowns last year as a junior. The Volunteers currently have the seventh ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports.com and have built a lot of momentum for the program heading into the spring and summer evaluation period.
Drake Harris has Michigan State back in the mix (the only colors)
A spark that looked like it had been extinguished between Drake Harris and MSU looks like it still has a little glow left after all.
The talented Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver, who recently decommitted from MSU, now has the Spartans back in the mix.
"I have been going around and looking at a lot of schools and something about MSU keeps sticking in my head," Harris told me. "I wanna give everyone an equal shot, and Coach Dantonio is a great guy and they've shown me a lot of love. They had a down year last year, but they will be back and won't be down long. So, I'm giving MSU another look."
2014 four-star La Miranda, California wide receiver recruit Dallis Todd received an offer from the Washington State Cougars yesterday to send his offers total to 29. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas A&M Aggies, and Oklahoma Sooners are the three schools that Todd is reportedly the most interested in, and those three elite programs certainly fit the caliber of Todd. He is ranked by the 247Composite as the 112th-best player in the nation and is the 90th player in 247Sports’s rankings, but Todd is ranked 202nd by Rivals.com and just barely missed our FanSided150.
Wherever he is ranked, Todd is easily a four-star prospect and a recruit who deserves all of his almost-3o offers. He has also received offers in his recruitment from the Arizona Wildcats, Miami Hurricanes, Arizona State Sun Devils, Louisville Cardinals, Iowa State Cyclones, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Missouri Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon State Beavers, West Virginia Mountaineers, Syracuse Orange, Utah Utes, Washington Huskies, Mississippi Rebels, Vanderbilt Commodores, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and Tennessee Volunteers. Alabama, USC, and Michigan are three storied programs with significant interest who could offer the top 200 prospect as well.
The state’s top college football prospect at quarterback is committed to Clemson, but says he plans to visit UGA and Ohio State this summer.
DeShaun Watson is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior who led Gainesville High School to a state championship last year in football. Watson is ranked as a 5-star recruit by Rivals and holds the state’s career records for passing yards and touchdown passes with one season left to play.
“I’m still committed to Clemson, but I’m still looking around at Ohio State and UGA right now; it’s between those three,” Watson told Rivals on Sunday at the Atlanta Rivals Series camp presented by Under Armour.
Dallas NIKE: Top OL/DL performers (247sports)
ALLEN, Texas – The offensive and defensive linemen groups at the Dallas NIKE Camp both had quite a few familiar names. While some of the players lived up to the hype, there were also some surprises among the standouts in the two groups. 247Sports breaks down the top performers on each side of the ball.
Jacob Bragg, Nacogdoches (Texas) High – The 6-foot-3, 290-pound center won that Offensive Line MVP award and deservedly so. Bragg has an incredible mean streak and he is able to hold his ground incredibly well. Centers usually struggle in one-on-ones as they have to snap and then stop a big noseguard shade just off of them but he was able to get his base set and kept his feet moving. He plays nasty in the interior and coaches love that. Look for him to add to his current Louisiana Tech offer.
Kealvin Davis, Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial – The Texas A&M commit almost looked like a defensive end out there as he is incredibly lean for a tackle. He has long arms and very good feet though and it’s easy to see why he had so many early offers before committing. His frame is a bit of a question mark as his shoulders aren’t incredibly wide so you have to wonder how much weight he can put on. He was one of the most polished blockers in attendance though.
Demetrius Knox, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints – The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Texas commit has done a 180 since last summer when he was a bit timid to go very often in one-on-ones. The Top247 prospect had no problem taking multiple reps against the best defensive linemen in camp. A high school tackle, Knox realizes he is likely a future guard and played there on Sunday. He still needs some work on technique but he has more tools than any other lineman in attendance.
Holmes in the U.S. Army Bowl (247sports)
Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor defensive end Jalyn Holmes has committed to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"I have accepted the invitation to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Holmes. "I'm really excited for the opportunity to play in what I considered the most prestigious of the All-American games."
The four-star defender said along with the prestige of the game, he was immediately impressed by the community outreach that the participants of the bowl take part in during the bowl week.
"I'm big on giving back. I was on the website for the bowl and the community service aspect of being an U.S. Army All-American really did it for me, along with being a part of that fraternity of players that have played previously.
Ohio State added another piece to their 2014 class today, securing a commitment from Cleveland St. Ignatius four-star linebacker Kyle Berger. Why did he choose the Buckeyes over several other major offers? It came down largely to the men who would be coaching him.
St. Ignatius Linebacker Kyle Berger had been visiting Ohio State and Michigan back and forth the past few months but ended his recruitment today. The four-star prospect and the nation’s second-rated outside linebacker chose to become the Buckeyes’ seventh commit for the 2014 class.
“I honestly wanted to commit on my last visit to Ohio State,” Berger stated. “I’ve never felt that way about a school before. I wanted to commit to Coach (Urban) Meyer in his office, but my father instructed me not to. He wanted me to let it sink in and see if I still felt that way later on so I took a break from recruiting. Last night I spoke with my parents about it and came to the decision of being a Buckeye.”
Four-Star LB Names A Leader (Scout)
Hinesville (GA) Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan is being courted by some of the top programs in the country, and the four-star prospect has taken several unofficial visits recently. He now has a "clear leader" for his services.
Raekwon McMillan has been a busy man over the past month and a half. Aside from earning an invite to Nike’s “The Opening” that takes place over the summer in Oregon, the four-star linebacker visited three different programs.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound McMillan’s first trip of the three took place just over a month ago and was to check out the defending national champion Crimson Tide. This stay in Tuscaloosa gave him a better appreciation for the Alabama program.
“The only reason why Alabama was a top school for me was because of the tradition of winning and all the rings,” McMillan told Scout. “On this trip I was able to pick out the behind the scenes parts of the program that I enjoyed. The facilities, the campus, and the coaches gave me a great feeling about Alabama.”
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The cheers in the room convinced Kyle Berger he had made the right decision.
Berger, a Plain Dealer All-Star linebacker from St. Ignatius, made an oral commitment to Ohio State on Monday, running the number of OSU commitments from the class of 2014 to seven.
Berger, a third-team All-Ohioan last season after spearheading a defense that posted three shutouts and held opponents to under 10 points a game, said he had a good feeling after calling OSU assistant Luke Fickell with the news.