- Marcelys Jones, Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith all visited GaTech yesterday, visting Alabama today.
ESPN $ - Four-star S Bonney talks trips, timetable '14 TX DB John Bonney
- John is still planning to take one more trip this summer between Northwestern and Ohio State.
ESPN $ - ATH Smith close to finalizing official visits '14 CA ATH John "JuJu" Smith
- TTUN (Sept 6), Notre Dame (Oct 18), Ohio State (Sept 27), Alabama (Nov. 8), Ole Miss, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin round out his top 8.
Rivals$--Michigan will make the top ten for Jacques Patrick '15 FL ATH Jacques Patrick
- Jacques says Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, and Ohio State will definitely make his top ten cut. He was very impressed with tOSU and Coach Meyer.
BN$--White Has Buckeyes On Top Early On '15 DC DB Ashton White
- Ashton says he is closest with tOSU's staff and loves everything about the school. He says he is very close with Damian Prince and they both love tOSU.
- Alex has trimmed his list to Alabama, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Virginia. He says he was able to see more of campus and the visit solidified his strong impression of tOSU.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
'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 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 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 WR Miles Boykin (New Lenox, IL)
'15 WR Flynn Nagel (Chicago, IL)
'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 OL Gabe Megginson (Jacksonville, IL)
'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, Dylan Thompson
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
On Sunday, 2014 wide receiver Saeed Blacknall went ahead and named the LSU Tigers as his leader during day one of the LSU Elite Camp. Blacknall is one of the top 5 prospects from the state of New Jersey and is ranked 140th on the FanSided150 Class of 2014 Football Rankings.
Back on May 22nd, Blacknall went ahead and named his Top Five which included the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Florida State Seminoles, and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Its now clear that LSU is the front runner to land the Top 20 WR, but many recruiting experts have been saying the Tigers will gain his commitment since late April/early May.
Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 7/15 - D'Angelo Russell, Keita Bates-Diop, Dave Bell updates & more (LGHL)
Thad Matta and staff were on their grind this weekend, attending numerous AAU tournaments being held in the midwest and down south. The Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina was one of those aforementioned tournaments. Current class of 2014 Ohio State commits Jae'Sean Tate, D'Angelo Russell and Buckeye offer holders Jahlil Okafor (2014), Elijah Thomas (2015), Luke Kennard (2015) and VJ King (2016) were just some in attendance.
Tate's 17U All Ohio-Red squad finished 2-3 over the weekend. Even with a nagging shoulder injury, the 6-5ish Pickerington Central forward was the teams leading scorer, averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists a contest. His best game of the weekend was Saturday morning when Tate went for a team high 21 points in a 61-56 victory over Boston Amateur Basketball Club.
Sunday Recruiting Rundown July 14 (The Ozone)
It looks like the 2014 class is shaping up fast. Do not be surprised if OSU is about 75% full or more by the time high school football kicks off. Also, expect the unexpected. Though I did give an updated forecast for the 2014 season, one thing I forgot to mention was “expect the unexpected.” Who would have guessed names like Sam Hubbard, Kyle Berger, Jalyn Holmes, Terry McLaurin, Sean Nuernberger, and Stephen Collier would be some marquee names of the 2014 class.
In this addition to the recruiting rundown, we will discuss more names that may fill out the rest of the 20-22 projected spots for 2014.