ESPN $ - UGA fighting to keep McMillan home '14 GA LB Raekwon McMillan
- Ohio State, Alabama & Clemson lead, while also considering Georgia & Florida. Visiting tOSU for Friday Night Lights & Georgia for Dawg Night.
247$ -- OL Knox High On UM's Future '14 TX OL Demetrius Knox
- Demetrius lists the same schools and says the on-field performance will influence his final decision.
Scout $ - The Opening: Travis Rudolph Update '14 FL WR Travis Rudolph
- Plans on visiting Florida State, Tennessee & Ohio State. Says he has a great relationship with Coach Smith & they talk multiple times a week.
Scout $ - The Opening: Kyle Berger Update '14 OH LB Kyle Berger
- Talks about attending The Opening & hanging out with his future teammates. Recruiting Raekwon (who ate dinner with the OSU commits), Quenton Nelson & Demetrius Knox. Believes Raekwon will be a Buckeye.
Thomas Holley Interview
Damien Mama Interview
Tony Brown Interview
Demetrius Knox Interview
Joe Mixon Interview
Montae Nicholson Interview
Jalen Tabor Interview
Speedy Noil Interview
Quincy Wilson Interview
DeShaun Watson Interview
Talking to Terry Who Has SPARQed Buckeye Nation (The Ozone)
Terry McLaurin was not on the radar in the recruiting world but became the 13th member of the Ohio State recruiting class. Even coach Meyer only knew of Terry just two weeks before they would meet for the first time at camp.
After McLaurin committed, there was some concerns due to his 3-Star rating by recruiting services and his list of offers, which did not have the likes of Alabama, Michigan, LSU, or Notre Dame on it.
But McLaurin is on the map big time now after his performance at the SPARQ competition in The Opening, a Nike football camp. McLaurin finished second to Speedy Noil, scoring a very respectable 149.88. Last year’s SPARQ champion was current OSU LB Mike Mitchell whose SPARQ score was 154.47.
McLaurin finished with a 4.4 40-yard dash, 44.8" vertical, 4.07 shuttle run and a 42' power toss. He took some time to talk to Ozone before he left for The Opening.
East Xtra: Speedy Gateway star gaining interest (Post Gazette)
Since his team saw its season end in November, Gateway football star Montae Nicholson saw his world change in a big way, particularly in the spring when scholarship offers from NCAA Division I colleges were sometimes coming daily and his track prowess was reaching newfound levels.
But as hectic as the final few months of his junior year of high school were, Nicholson believes it won't touch what is currently and will escalate even more into one crazy summer.
"I thought summer would be easier, but compared to now, the spring was easier," Nicholson said. "Between working camps, working out, still doing summer track, and still taking [unofficial visits], it's gotten even crazier."
The Opening: Damon Webb Update (Scout)
Ohio State commit Damon Webb from Detroit Cass Tech has been representing the Technicians and Buckeyes well at The Opening. After a good day in 7 on 7, he spoke to Fox Sports NEXT and answered questions from fans about his future in Columbus, not picking Michigan and more.
s earning a fifth-star part of your motivation?
Yeah, I would definitely say it's part of my motivation to be in that class of five-star, elite athletes, so I feel like that would be a big accomplishment.
Who is your favorite past Ohio State corner?
I would say Malcolm Jenkins, 'cause he was an all around corner. He could hit, make a lot of plays, interceptions, so I would say him.
The class of 2014 is filling up for the Buckeyes. With 14 commits already pledged to Ohio State, how many more can they take (and who might they be)?
It almost doesn't matter what Ohio State resource you look at. You're almost bound to see this question; "How many recruits can the Buckeyes take for the '14 class?" You will see anywhere from 20-25, but if they want to take 25, players will have to leave the Buckeyes – and the same even goes for them to finish at 20. After talking it over and debating it with the staff, our instinct for now is around 20, but we all hope that number rises so Ohio State can keep hauling in the sort of elite talent interested in spending the next three-to-five years in Columbus. But for this exercise's sake, since we have our number, let's take a look at the six LGHL thinks could close out this class.