- Kendall Gant committed to Georgia
- @SBN_Wescott Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M standing out for Cedar Hill WR Demarkus Lodge early, who likes his fit on O at those schools.
- @CDoss_LGHL 2015 OL James Daniels tells me he will attend Friday Night Lights at #OhioState on the 26th. James is the son of ex OSU OL LeShun Daniels.
Scout $ - Ohio 7v7: Danny Clark '17 OH QB Danny Clark
- Has camped at Ohio State, Toledo, West Virginia & Michigan State. Says Ohio State is his favorite & enjoyed working with Coach Herman. Also discusses his interest in West Virginia & Michigan State. Plans on attending every Ohio State home game this season.
ESPN $ - 2015 standout with NFL blood to visit OSU '15 TX RB Chris Warren
- Visiting on 7/22. Also has offers from Baylor, Clemson, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas, Texas Tech and Tulsa.
ESPN $ - One last visit for Taylor before decision '14 OH OL Brady Taylor
- Camping at Friday Night Lights. Last chance to earn an offer it appears.
Scout $ - Coach Speak: Alex Bookser '14 PA OL/DL Alex Bookser
- Per Alex's coach, Ohio State & Pitt lead, followed by Virginia, Alabama, Michigan State, Tennessee, Northwestern & Penn State.
Scout $ - Update 2015 DB Tyree Kinnel '15 OH DB Tyree Kinnel
- Has offers from Kentucky & Arkansas. Talks about his interest in Michigan, Ohio State, Arkansas, Kentucky & Michigan State. Says he'll be attending Friday Night Lights & an offer from the Buckeyes would be big.
Massillon/Minerva scrimmage (Danny Clark)
Austin Roberts Interview
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
Today (July 13th)
'14 OL Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh, PA)
'15 RB Chris Warren (Rockwall, TX)
'14 ATH Noah Brown (Sparta, NJ)
July 26th (Friday Night Lights)
'14 QB Shelby Spence (Chicago, IL)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN)
'14 OL Donell Stanley (Latta, SC)
'14 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN)
'14 OL Brady Taylor (Columbus, OH)
'14 DL Malik McDowell (Detroit, MI) tentative
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA)
'14 DB Erick Smith (Cleveland, OH)
'14 S Cortez McDowell (Locust Grove, GA) tentative
'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 RB Leonard Ross (La Grange, IL)
'15 RB Reggie Gallaspy (Greensboro, NC)
'15 TE Garrett Williams (Orlando, FL) tentative
'15 TE CJ Conrad (Lagrange, OH)
'15 OG Nick Wilson (Alpharetta, GA) tentative
'15 OT David Moorman (Northville, MI)
'15 OL Rob Dowdy (Westerville, OH)
'15 OL Keenan Walker (Scottsdale, AZ)
'15 OL James Daniels (Warren, OH)
'15 DE Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, MN)
'15 DE CeCe Jefferson (Glen St. Mary, FL)
'15 DT Elijah Taylor (Cincinnati, OH) tentative
'15 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. (Indianapolis, IN)
'15 LB Anthony McKee (Columbus, OH)
'15 CB Jamel Dean (Cocoa, FL)
'15 CB Tyree Kinnel (Huber Heights, OH)
'15 CB Dre Jackson (Lawrenceville, GA)
'15 ATH Jerome Baker (Cleveland, OH)
'15 ATH Colin McNamara (Elyria, OH)
'15 ATH Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, OH)
'15 ATH Jack Hockaday (Maroa, IL)
'15 ATH Adonis Thomas (Lawrenceville, GA)
'16 CB Patrice Rene (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
'17 QB Danny Clark (Massillon, OH)
Commits - Damon Webb, Marcelys Jones, Jamarco Jones, Sam Hubbard, Lonnie Johnson, Kyle Trout, Sean Nuernberger, Kyle Berger, Terry McLaurin
September 28th (Wisconsin)
'14 TE Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, CA) - official
'14 ATH John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, CA) - official
'15 DE CeCe Jefferson (Glen St. Mary, FL)
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
One of the top uncommitted prospects in Ohio for the class of 2014 is Sylvania Southview’s JayJay Pinckney. The 6-foot-3, 172-pounder could project at several positions, but the Spartans like him as a big wide receiver who can stretch the field and go up and get the ball.
“I visited Michigan State about two weeks ago,” Pinckney said. “I loved my visit up there. I really liked the coaching staff and program. I also like that the school has many top academic programs. (MSU wide receivers) Coach (Terrence) Samuel and I keep in touch often, I also talk with (linebackers/special teams) Coach (Mike) Tressel.”
Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 7/11 - Updated 247Sports rankings & Malik McDowell update (LGHL)
After they released new and updated ratings Wednesday evening, Ohio State now has five current commits in the new 247Sports Top 100 and 10 in the Top 247. The Buckeyes 2014 (#TheDream14) class is now ranked 4th overall in the 247 team rankings behind Alabama, Miami (FL) and Florida State. The biggest mover of the 2014 class was Terry McLaurin out of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. McLaurin jumped up a whopping 227 spots and now is ranked the 212th best recruit in the Top 247. In the process, McLaurin gained his 4th star, joining another Hoosier state receiver that is committed to be a Buckeye, Lonnie Johnson. The Buckeyes coaching staff seem to have hit it right on the head with McLaurin, when some rivals fans doubted his bonafides. Terry was a 3-star recruit before he headed out to The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. McLaurin did not shy away from the competition and finished second in the SPARQ National Championship.
Updating the 2014 Recruiting Forecast (The Ozone)
Ohio State is now at 14 commits and are well on their way to be filling all the spots for the 2014 class. Most recruiting analysts project a class between 20-22. The numbers include graduating seniors, fourth year juniors who may not be granted another year, third year players leaving for the NFL, and attrition due to transfers.
Since my last forecast, the Buckeyes added Chicago, IL offensive tackle Jamarco Jones as the 14th member of the 2014 class. Look for July to end with a bang as Friday Night Lights happens July 26 and those in attendance will be the likes of Austin Roberts, Raekwon McMillan, Erick Smith, and Marshon Lattimore.
Expect to be surprised, as recruiting and Urban Meyer are synonymous with excitement. Do not be shocked to see this list of commitments jump from 14 to 16-17 by August.
Without further adieu, here is my updated forecast for 2014
As the summer winds down and coaches prepare for fall practice, recruiting is not at the forefront of the college football landscape. However, with Ohio State's Friday Night Lights only a few weeks away, the Buckeyes coaching staff still has a chance to sway the tables in their favor with some recruits. The Buckeyes have received commitments from 14 high school seniors and are on their way to filling the 2014 class. With a number of graduating seniors and the possible departure of underclassmen for the NFL Draft, the class is projected to range, in number, of between 20 to 22 commits.
2015: McCants a Rare Talent (Scout)
Cincinnati Hughes has a running back currently under the radar, but full of ability in rising junior Levon McCants, who had a big sophomore season and is poised for even bigger things this year.
College coaches looking for an explosive skill talent will have to find their way to Hughes Center in Cincinnati, not a big school, but one with a potentially big talent in rising junior Levon McCants, a 5'10, 175-pound running back who had some big outings last season including a school single game record 312-yards in one.
Hughes head coach Matt Thompson says the college attention has started to trickle in, but it really has only been the tip of the iceberg.
"He's had several invites to camps, but we haven't been able to get him there. He's been having some family trouble and monetary issues, but he's been invited by Toledo, Bowling Green, pretty much MAC schools, Miami (Ohio)."
Ohio State’s 2014 class: Eye-Opening (Dispatch)
It’s called The Opening, a minicamp and competition featuring many of the nation’s elite high-school juniors and seniors spanning two weeks at Nike headquarters in Oregon. But for Kyle Trout, a 2014 Ohio State commitment, it was The Eye-Opening in regards to some of the members of his recruiting class.
Especially a 44.8-inch vertical leap that receiver Terry McLaurin launched to win a competition.
“He was flying,” said Trout, a four-star offensive lineman from Lancaster. “It looked like he was going to take off, the way he was flapping his hands.”
McLaurin — an Indianapolis prospect rated three stars before Ohio State’s offer — might as well have been leaping up the national rankings. He went on to finish second in a competition that pitted 10 prospects in contests such as the vertical leap and 40-yard dash.
Top-ranked player in the state, Carmel WR Austin Roberts poised for stellar senior season (Indy Star)
Carmel High School receiver Austin Roberts has the right mix of size, strength and speed.
It doesn’t hurt that the senior-to-be has the benefit of instruction by an NFL coach at his fingertips. His father Alfredo Roberts is the Indianapolis Colts tight ends coach and a former NFL tight end.
Austin, who been invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, has more than 20 scholarship offers. Among the schools he is heavily considering are Ohio State, Florida, Miami (Fla.), Alabama and Louisville. UCLA became a dark-horse possibility when it offered Thursday, Austin said.