- Marcelys Jones will take an official to Alabama on November 9th
Scout $ - Brown Eyeing Visits as Decision Approaches '14 NJ ATH Noah Brown
- By Dohn.....Focused on Rutgers, Ohio State, Vanderbilt & Virginia Tech and plans on making a decision before September 12th. May take officials to Vandy & VT before that. Again says commitment of Curtis Samuel has no effect on him & he talks with the OSU staff weekly.
Welcome to the eighth part of our summer series, introducing the top players in the 2015 recruiting class.
Last week we caught up with Suffield (Conn.) Academy defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who is one of the top defensive tackles in the '15 recruiting class.
This week we're staying out on the east coast, as we talked to Damascus (Md.) athlete Jalen Christian, who checks in at 155 overall in the class of 2015 24/7 composite rankings.
Gesicki The Gym Rat (247Sports)
If there is a ball in the room, Manahawkin (N.J.) Southern Regional Top247 tight end Mike Gesicki has never wanted to be left out of playing in the game.
Gesicki is ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 4 TE in the class-of-2014.
Even if that meant playing with the girls.
As soon as he could walk, the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Gesicki was chasing his two older sisters around playing sports.
His father Mike Gesicki Sr. coached Ashley and Kelsey’s youth basketball teams and the younger Gesicki was out at practice scrimmaging with the girls.
The Scout 300 has been updated, and there are plenty of Ohio State targets and commits alike that show up. ATH JuJu Smith (7), SDE Solomon Thomas (32), OT Damian Prince (36), ATH Marshon Lattimore (37), LB Raekwon McMillan (46), WR Trevion Thompson (66), TE Tyler Luatua (100) are just a few of the targets that the Buckeyes are still recruiting and are ranked in the updated list.
As for the Ohio State commits that are ranked in the Scout 300, they're listed with CB Damon Webb (35), LB Kyle Berger (44), OT Jamarco Jones (53), ATH Parris Campbell (60), ATH Sam Hubbard (82), DE Jayln Holmes (84), LB Dante Booker (85), OT Demetrius Knox (127), ATH Curtis Samuel (148), OL Kyle Trout (209), ATH Malik Hooker (276) and WR Terry McLaurin (289)
The Rivals 100 is similar in some cases, but has more of the Buckeyes at higher ratings then Scout has some of the prospects listed.
Arlington Martin’s Myles Garrett won’t rush recruiting process, wants to visit Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State (Dallas News)
Arlington Martin senior defensive end Myles Garrett is ranked by Rivals.com as the state’s fourth-best overall recruit and the nation’s second-best prospect at his position in the Class of 2014. Rivals.com reports that he has offers from a plethora of national powers, including Alabama and Notre Dame, the teams that played in last season’s BCS championship game.
The 6-4, 229-pound Garrett said there isn’t a front-runner in his recruitment, and he wants to visit Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State. He’s in no hurry to make a commitment.
“I hope to get it done midseason, maybe before that,” he said at Monday’s practice.
Autry's anxious to return (Scout)
Myles Autry injured his knee in the state semi-finals late in 2012. He then played through it to help his team to a state title a week later. After surgery, missing the spring, and watching his team scrimmage, Autry is ready to return...
Surgery went well for Myles Autry after he tore his ACL and MCL in December 2012 during a game against Colquitt County.
He has worked hard, he has did all the doctors asked him to do, he has supported his teammates while he couldn't do what they could do, but now he is ready to get back on the field.
"It has been hard to watch and sit back, but the coaches did what was best for me, the doctors knew what I could do, and I know I am not ready to go," Autry said with excitement.
"I have been out there working hard and doing everything I could to get stronger and better than I was before. I am now ready to get back on the football field and show my talents."