Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
September 28th (Wisconsin)
'14 QB Stephen Collier (Leesburg, GA) - unofficial
'14 WR Jalen Brown (Phoenix, AZ) - official
'14 WR Johnnie Dixon (West Palm Beach, FL) - official
'14 TE Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, CA) - official
'14 JuCo OT Avery Gennesy (Southaven, MS) - official/tentative
'14 DE Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, VA) - official/tentative
'14 ATH John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, CA) - official
'15 DE CeCe Jefferson (Glen St. Mary, FL)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'15 ATH George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
October 26th (Penn State)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX) - official
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA) - official
'14 DB Jamal Adams (Lewisville, TX) - official
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JuCo OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
Some of the best basketball talent in America was in the Bronx this past weekend, some of which have Ohio State offers. Also a one time heavy lean towards the Buckeyes will be making his college choice tonight.
With the AAU circuit wrapping up for the summer, some of the top basketball recruits in the country made one last stop in Bronx, New York this past weekend. One of those talents is class of '14 recruit Myles Turner out of Trinity, Texas. As I've said prior, I believe Kansas is the most likely future home for the rising star, but you never know what kind of magic Ohio State head coach Thad Matta has up his sleeve. Ohio State's need for a pure post presence could be the one swaying factor that keeps the Buckeyes in the mix. Unless Amir Williams has a breakout year for the Buckeyes, the situation just about couldn't be better for early significant playing time.
At 6-10, Turner really gets up and down the floor well for a big man and will be a game changer wherever he lands at the next level. Not only will defenders have to worry about his game in the paint, but they will have to account for Turner all over the court. Time will tell if its going to come down to Kansas and Ohio State, but this tweet has to be a sign of encouragement for the Ohio State faithful:
Sunday Recruiting Rundown Aug. 11 (The Ozone)
Recruiting news was fairly slow this week. OSU is at 16 commits and today marks a media day for OSU so Buckeye coaches have their focus on the season and recruiting may have taken a back seat. But the world of recruiting is a 24/7, 365 days a week job that never stops and since they do not stop, the-Ozone will not stop either.
Buckeye nation is still awaiting Curtis Samuel’s decision as he recently visited Rutgers and sources indicated a decision is looming. 4-star WR Saeed Blacknall committed to Rutgers over LSU. Blacknall decided to stay home instead of travel down to LA. Saeed was also considering Alabama and Ohio State but the Buckeyes never seemed to make a big splash with Saeed. Could this influence Samuel? As of now, it looks like Curtis is coming to Columbus.
Players to watch: Thomas Holley, Lincoln (msg varsity)
Some play football their whole life and never get a major Division I offer.
Thomas Holley has a bevy of BCS-level scholarship offers and he’s only played organized football for about one year.
The rising senior at Lincoln has 25 offers, including from Alabama, Clemson, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, USC, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Penn State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Rutgers.
What makes Holley, a five-star recruit listed as the top-ranked recruit in New York State and the fourth-ranked defensive tackle in the country in the Class of 2014, so valuable?
Eric Davis Talks Ohio State Visit (hoops 247)
Arthur Hill (MI) shooting guard Eric Davis is an elite talent nationally in the class of 2015. The athletic guard is a big time scorer. He has a smooth handle that allows him to get to the rim. His jumper is solid and makes plays in the open floor. Davis is a top 15 prospect nationally in 2015.
Saturday he took an unofficial visit to Ohio State. He talked about the visit with us.
“Seen the facilities, the dorms, and talked to their academic head tutor. Sat down and talked with Coach Matta for about 45 minutes.”