- WR Trevion Thompson & RB Donte Thomas-Williams will be announcing their top 5's Friday
- JUCO OL Chad Mavety is planning to make his college choice in late July or early August
Scout $ - Boone Shows Skills at OSU Camp '14 FL DB Shawn Boone
- Recaps his camp performance & says he loved his visit. Was able to hang out with several players including Jalin Marshall & Vonn Bell. Wants to decide after his season.
BG$--'Nothing negative' about OSU for Prince '14 MD OT Damian Prince
- Damian enjoyed his visit to tOSU and will still visit South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama and Tennessee. He says Jalyn Holmes is a perfect fit for tOSU and is recruiting him hard.
- Jermaine loved his time with the coaches, especially Coach Meyer, but says spending time with Ryan Shazier, Braxton Miller and Chase Farris is what stood out. He has eliminated Alabama and USC but will still visit Arkansas before finalizing his choice next week.
- More of the same...will make final decision next week but has tOSU in his mind.
BG--Jones prepares for commitment '14 IL OL Jamarco Jones
- Jamarco says Michigan's academics are top notch, he knows plenty of the guys at Michigan State, and he knows Coach Meyer and Warriner will develop him for the NFL.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
'14 S Cortez McDowell (Locust Grove, GA)
July 26th? (Friday Night Lights)
'14 OL Donell Stanley (Latta, SC)
'14 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN)
'14 DL Malik McDowell (Detroit, MI) tentative
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA)
'14 DB Erick Smith (Cleveland, OH)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH)
'15 QB Jayru Campbell (Detroit, MI)
'15 QB Lorenzo Nunez (Kennesaw, GA)
'15 QB Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
'15 RB Mike Weber (Detroit, MI)
'15 TE Garrett Williams (Orlando, FL) tentative
'15 OG Nick Wilson (Alpharetta, GA) tentative
'15 DE Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, MN)
'15 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. (Indianapolis, IN)
'15 ATH Jerome Baker (Cleveland, OH)
Commits - Damon Webb, Marcelys Jones
September 28th (Wisconsin)
'14 ATH John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, CA) - official
October 26th (Penn State)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX) - official
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA) - official
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
On Thursday and Friday, the Buckeyes played host to small army of visitors and campers. One of those prospective future Buckeyes happened to be Palm Beach Gardens, Florida native Shawn Boone. The Sunshine State class of 2014 defensive back made the trip with Dwyer High teammate and fellow Buckeye target Johnnie Dixon. Standing 5-10 and around 185 pounds, Boone is a three star recruit and ranked the 956th best player in the country, 78th safety and 131st player in Florida according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Buckeyes offered Boone back in May but aren't the only team to have done so; Arkansas, Florida State, Ole Miss and Tennessee are just a few of the other BCS conference programs to send a scholarship offer his way.
Big Ten Recruiting Roundup (247Sports)
Both Ohio State and Michigan State had big recruiting weeks, with each program picking up key commitments headlined by a Top100 pledge.
This week’s Big Ten Roundup takes a look at all the teams that got better in the last seven days, and glances at what could be ahead for several schools.
Inside The Buckeyes
Ohio State hosted a ton of top targets in the last week and month and the Buckeyes saw three more jump into the boat, led by Top50 defensive end Jalyn Holmes. The Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor standout was considered a Florida State lean heading into last week’s visit to Columbus but left the campus committed to Ohio State. Holmes went public with the news a day later.
Many thought Urban Meyer and his coaching staff would wait on the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat quarterback in Brandon Harris before deciding to move on another signal-caller, but Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County passer Stephen Collier was too good for the Buckeyes to pass on. In fact, it sounds like the 6-foot-4, 208-pound Collier's performance at a recent camp in Columbus moved him pass Harris to the top of Ohio State's quarterback board.
The 2013 Elite 11 Finals Roster (Scout)
A look at the 18 players selected for the Elite 11 Finals in Beaverton from June 29th-July 3rd...