Rivals $ - Luatua setting official trips '14 CA TE Tyler Luatua
- By Gorney...has trips planned to Ohio State on Sept. 27, Notre Dame on Oct. 18 and Alabama on Nov. 8...Texas may also get a visit and he is still talking to USC and UCLA.
John Bonney Highlights (Visiting Today)
Update: NJ.com has since confirmed that Curtis Samuel is slated to visit Rutgers, Thursday.
Curtis Samuel of Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a recently-appointed 5-star prospect, is in the process of slating an unofficial visit to Rutgers for this week, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.com reports. The 5-11, 180-pounder ran a 4.36-seocnd 40-yard dash and produced a 40-7 vertical leap at the Opening -- an invite-only nationally televised combine event held at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Although holding national offers, Rutgers and Ohio State appear to be in a battle for landing the services of the explosive star.
Thomas Holley is one of the top interior defensive players in the entire country. The 6-4, 300-pounder from Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.), recently added a fifth star via 247Sports.com to his resume after showing out at the Opening — an invite-only nationally televised combine event held at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. NJ.com caught up with Holley, Monday night, as he was playing the latest version of NCAA Football by EASports. Holley discussed the Opening experience, some of his top schools and where Rutgers fits into it all.
Rutgers recruiting: In-depth with 4-star Rutgers TE offeree, Mike Gesicki; to decide late October (NJ)
Southern Regional (Manahawkin, N.J.) standout, Mike Gesicki, is one of the most sought-after tight ends throughout the northeast. His combination of size and ability to catch the football has made him a top choice for multiple programs across the country. NJ.com caught up with Gesciki who discussed his Rutgers recruitment, in-depth, his time frame for a decision, the schools he has visited this summer and will visit going forward, his top six, his position preference and much more. Let's get it on!
Ohio State received a visit from an out of state offensive tackle. The latest on Curtis Samuel. The Buckeyes target a 2015 running back from the state up north and Women's basketball has an earth-shattering Tuesday on the recruiting trail.
There's no question that offensive line recruiting has taken off over the last several months and on Tuesday it was more of the same. Ohio State hosted offensive tackle Brock Ruble yesterday.
Standing at 6'8" 325 pounds, Ruble is prototypical collegiate size and has an extremely high ceiling. With Demetrius Knox's commitment over the weekend, the Buckeyes sit with four current commitments on the O-line and seem to be in great shape with Damian Prince. While the hometown Maryland Terrapins appearing to be his leader, it's unclear given the numbers crunch how Ohio State would juggle honoring his commitment given other names still on their board were he to pledge now. This could come down to a wait and see game with Prince, though he's likely the top lineman overall they're still considering.
BSB's look at the state of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry continues by looking at how recruiting feeds the whole thing. The on-field battles come after the real work is done in the recruiting process, and no two teams are better at signing players -- and going at each other in the process -- than the Buckeyes and Wolverines.
Ohio State and Michigan will battle for three-and-a-half hours Nov. 30 on the artificial turf in Ann Arbor’s Michigan Stadium – and might do so again seven days later in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.
However, those battles are nothing compared to the 24/7/365 competition each year the two teams wage on the recruiting trail.
And they’ve been darn good at it, too, especially since head coaches Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer came along. Hoke’s first class, the class of 2012, checked in fourth in the nation, then the Michigan coach jumped his effort to No. 2 in the Scout rankings in the class of 2013 with freshmen that will be entering school this year.