Figured I get this one started early since I have a big day, getting a ruptured disc removed from my lower back today, it will be easier to update from my phone, times like these I need a laptop. Oh well, I'll be spending the night in the hospital, I'll do my best to add on as I can. Thanks for understanding and always appreciate everything you guys do.
- Ohio State offered D'Andre Walker, Natereace Strong, Eli Brown & Terry Beckner Jr
- Alabama offered Saeed Blacknall
- Purdue offered Bryce Dixon
- Miami offered Donte Thomas-Williams & Trevion Thompson
- Louisville offered Austin Roberts
- Tom Herman visits Zack Darlington
- Buckeye staff will be in Florida for the next few days, specifically the Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg & Central-Florida areas. Expected to visit Artavis Scott.
- @Bill_Kurelic 5-Star offensive tackle Damian Prince plans to make a 1-day visit to Ohio State sometime this summer
- LSU & Ohio State are at the top for Saeed Blacknall
Scout $ - Adams 'wants to see' seven '14 TX DB Jamal Adams
- Will visit Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Stanford, USC & UCLA this summer.
Scout $ - Buckeyes Pull the Trigger '14 AZ QB Kyle Allen
- tOSU watched him throw yesterday & he was offered by Coach Meyer today. Threw for 3,119 yards, 36 TDs, 7 INTs & completed 72% of his passes last year.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
'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 DL Jalen Jelks (Phoenix, AZ)
'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 TE Mike Gesicki (Manahawkin, NJ)
'14 RB Qadree Ollison (Buffalo, NY)
'14 RB Jonathan Haden (Washington, DC)
'14 WR Nacarius Fant (Bowling Green, KY)
'14 OL Donell Stanley (Latta, SC)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX)
'14 OL Damian Prince (Forestville, MD)
'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 DB Jamal Adams (Lewisville, TX)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'15 RB Larry Scott (Hubbard, OH)
'15 OG Tommy Hatton (Montvale, NJ)
'15 LB Matthew Draper (Cleveland, OH)
'15 DB Reggie Rogers (Massillon, OH)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA) - official/tentative
NJ NY NFTC WR/DB One-on-Ones (Curtis Samuel)
The Buckeyes hand out a new offer and make stops to see talented prospects around the country.
In the world of recruiting, it is never too earlier to get started. Urban Meyer and Ohio State proved as much Tuesday, dishing out an offer to another 2016 prospect.
'16 ATH Nate Craig from Pasco High School (FL) became the latest to pick up an Ohio State offer Tuesday afternoon. Craig is the second prospect offered by the Buckeyes in the 2016 class with the first being Nick Bosa from St. Thomas Aquinas (FL), brother of '13 commit Joey Bosa. LGHL's own Charles Doss caught up with the talented sophomore to get his reaction and possible visit plans:
"Coach Drayton told me about the offer. It feels good to be offered by a high caliber team like OSU. I'm blessed to have an opportunity to get offered by a team I love to watch play. I'm not sure yet about when I'll visit, but I'm going to try to get up there soon."
Goods news for Urban Meyer and Ohio State as '14 DE Jalyn Holmes told Rivals ($) that three schools in particular are standing out to him; North Carolina, Florida State and Ohio State all have the inside track to land the talented Defensive End.
Clemson hanging tough with McMillan (go upstate)
LB Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville, GA plans to narrow his list to a top five this summer and announce a decision at the Under Armour Game in January. Coaches from Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State have been by to see him this spring. Clemson recruiter Brent Venables has the Tigers very much in the mix. "I've built a great relationship with coach Venables," McMillan said. "He's one of the coach I talk to all the time. He's telling me that if I came there there would be a great chance to play a lot at mike linebacker. He's really aggressive and likes to send his linebackers on blitzes and get to the quarterback." McMillan's only visit this spring was to Georgia for the spring game. He will visit more places this summer and then come out with a top five. "Clemson is in pretty good shape," he said. McMillan said he talks the most with Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama.
Future visits to USC, Clemson for Smith (go upstate)
DB DJ Smith of Marietta, GA has offers from Clemson, USC, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan State and Indiana among others. He plans to visit the Tigers and Gamecocks over the summer. USC assistant coach Grady Brown visited with Smith Thursday. "He told me about what was going on in their secondary and how I would have a chance for early playing time there," said Smith. "He also just gave me some good advice about life." Smith says early playing time is very important in his decision process. "Clemson is pretty much telling me the same thing," he said. "They want me to come back up for a game. I'll definitely be there. I like the campus and the coaches." Both schools are strong with Smith. Other schools to visit Smith have been Ohio State and Georgia Tech. Ohio State is encouraging Smith to visit this summer while Georgia Tech is familiarizing themselves with him. As for other visits this summer, Smith is unsure. He does not have any favorites.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer knew all about night games before he got to Ohio State.
Six years of coaching in The Swamp, traveling around to SEC outposts like Death Valley, Tuscaloosa and South Carolina’s Williams Brice Stadium gave him a pretty good idea of what a college football atmosphere can be at its very finest.
Meyer also got a chance to see what Ohio Stadium could look like when the earth is reverberating with a mighty cheer during his first game under the lights in Columbus.
“Our Nebraska atmosphere was as good as I've ever been around,” he said of last year’s primetime matchup with the Cornhuskers.