Ohio State Smokehouse, featuring EGW
Scout $ - Mixon sets up first two visits '14 CA RB Joe Mixon
- Officials to Texas A&M on 9/14 and Oklahoma on 10/4. Says Georgia will also get an official visit & his final two visits will be between Alabama, LSU, Ohio State & Wisconsin. Will announce his decision at the AA Game.
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 RB Bobby Brown (Lakota, OH)
'14 WR Chris Jones (Hyattsville, MD)
'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 DB Marques Moore (Springfield, OH)
'14 DB D'Monte Watson (Dayton, OH)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'14 ATH Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, NY)
'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 RB Andrew Dowell (Lakewood, OH)
'15 RB Titus Booker (Grayslake, IL)
'15 WR Miles Boykin (New Lenox, IL)
'15 WR Flynn Nagel (Chicago, IL)
'15 WR Trevon Story (Cleveland, OH)
'15 WR Milan Golden (Cleveland, OH)
'15 WR David Dowell (Lakewood, OH)
'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 DE Joshua Alabi (Detroit, MI)
'15 DT Elijah Taylor (Cincinnati, OH) tentative
'15 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. (Indianapolis, IN)
'15 LB Anthony McKee (Columbus, OH)
'15 LB Jahvoni Simmons (Virginia Beach, VA)
'15 LB Markus Bailey (Hilliard, 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 QB Steve Frank (Oswego, IL)
'16 OL Liam Eichenberg (Cleveland, OH)
'16 CB Patrice Rene (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
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
Welcome to another edition of the Ohio State Football Recruiting Notebook.
A lot has happened since last Friday's edition of the notebook and we're here to give you the latest in the world of Ohio State football recruiting.
One of Ohio State's top offensive line targets might make his college decision early next week. We'll tell you where the Buckeyes stand for this recruit later in the notebook.
There was also a big visitor on campus last weekend. We'll tell you which top 2014 prospect came into town to check out Ohio State and where the Buckeyes are on his list.
Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 7/19: Brandon Harris commits to LSU, Offensive line target visits OSU and more (LGHL)
With Brandon Harris committing to LSU, who will the Buckeyes chase now? Chris Warren and Titus Booker are two 2015 running backs to watch. D'Angelo Russell shines at Nike basketball camp while Thad Matta checks out two five-star prospects.
Louisiana quarterback Brandon Harris is officially an LSU Tiger as of Thursday afternoon. An announcement came during a live ESPN streaming, leaving the Buckeyes’ options limited when it comes to adding one more quarterback for this year’s class. Though it isn’t crucial that Urban Meyer and his staff land another prospect, it would certainly be a reassuring-like feeling going into the 2014 season. At one time, Deshaun Watson was considered Ohio State’s top option at this position—and there’s no question he still is, even though he appears firmly in the Clemson camp. We expect the Buckeyes to chase him all the way to the end and if history tells us anything, coach Meyer will make Ohio State a serious contender for the Georgia native.
Meanwhile, 2015 running back Chris Warren is scheduled to make a visit to Ohio State in the coming days. Warren, out of Rockwall High School in Texas, is listed at 6’2”, 220 pounds and holds a handful of offers—most notably from Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, and Texas. As a junior, Warren rushed for over 1,000 yards while only playing in nine games for Rockwall High, who is represented as a Texas Class 5A High School, the top athletic division in Texas. More offers are sure to be coming for this explosive playmaker, but it’s good to see Ohio State with a leg up on so many other programs.
The offensive line is s big need for the 2014 Ohio State recruiting class, landing four star Jamarco Jones has us going in the right direction. We had a chance to catch up with Jones about his recruiting process, the transition to Ohio State, his major, and more.
Coach Urban Meyer and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff was able to exhale a little when 4 star offensive lineman Jamarco Jones committed to the Buckeyes on June 27th. Jones, who had more then twenty five offers in hand became a part of what is now called the "#Dream14" when he picked the Buckeyes over Michigan and Michigan State. Jamarco is currently ranked the fourth best offensive lineman in the class of 2014 and the forty-sixth best overall player in the latest 247 Sports rankings.
I was able to catch up with Jamarco Jones and asked the 6-5 290 pound lineman a few questions:
MotSaG Chat with Shawn Boone (Men of the Scarlet and Gray)
I had the pleasure of interviewing safety Shawn Boone for Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His recruitment with Ohio state has not been long but it is picking up steam and fast. Shawn has all the tools to be the next great safety due to his play making ability and hard-hitting. Shawn is 5″10 and weights 185 lbs. This is the same school that produced NFL top 15 pick Saftey Matt Elam who’s similarities show while watching Shawn. Shawn is one of those safeties that make wide receivers fear going deep across the middle due to the fact they know Shawn is their waiting to hit you and hit you hard.
Central's Traveon Samuel talks about recruiting process (Ledger Enquirer)
This is the first of a series of Q&As with some of the top football recruits in the Bi-City.
Some people consider Traveon Samuel a wide receiver. It's easy to understand why: He finished with 788 receiving yards and four touchdowns for Central High last season.
But most think of him as a running back. He rushed for 647 yards and 16 touchdowns and gets most of his college recruitment for that position.
And then there are those who split the difference and call him an athlete.
Samuel doesn't care, he said, as long as he has the ball in his hands.
The do-it-all junior, who has 17 college scholarship offers, spoke to the Ledger-Enquirer's David Mitchell on Wednesday to discuss football, recruiting and his remaining goals in his final two seasons with the Red Devils.
After several days of work in Tuscaloosa, one highly touted 2015 defensive tackle prospect was ready to list Alabama in his top five, while another added a Crimson Tide offer to a growing list.
According to ESPN, Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson DT Tim Settle narrowed his list of 17 offers to five favorites this week: Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia, Florida and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-3, 308-pound Settle is No. 7 on ESPN's Junior 300.
"Coach [Nick] Saban told me, 'I want you here,'" Settle told ESPN. "It was great. He doesn't talk to many football players, not face-to-face. He was just telling me the SEC is the way to go. It's better competition. It's good for you and will get you ready for the NFL.