- @JShankerESPN ESPN 300 DE Jesse Aniebonam is committing tonight and his game is on ESPNEWS at 8:30. Maryland is the favorite http://espn.go.com/college-sports/fo...esse-aniebonam
- @BillBankGreene Eric Glover Williams puts on the cape and takes a punt 78 yards to the house vs Iggy. Breaks 2 tackles. Beep Beep. Gone.
- @JWagner11W Ohio State commitment Terry McLaurin has a 26 yard catch and a 19 yard run early on in his opener
- @BillBankGreene Kyle Berger was flat dominating Canton McKinley. Leaves game with a leg injury.
- @AWaters_LGHL #OhioState commit Stephen Collier has two TD passes. One for 70 and the other for 80.
- @JWagner11W Ohio State commitment Malik Hooker had 3 INTs and a TD in a scrimmage tonight.
- @Beth_Long Turning into the Lonnie Johnson and Jon'vea Johnson show here even though it's 27-20 Hobart up. Lonnie w/2TDs Jon'vea w/1 #OSU #Cinci
- @JWagner11W Terry McLaurin finished with 49 rec yards and 30 rushing yards in a 26-20 loss.
West Side works hard to keep the Cougars at home (nwi Times)
GARY | This is a story Hollywood could be interested in: a young, aspiring teenage football player in a broken, urban environment decides to stay home to play high school football instead of fleeing to the bright lights and pep bands of the suburbs.
In the shadow of nothingness, the kid blows up in front of mostly empty bleachers and receives an offer from one of America's best college football programs. He accepts.
The critics of West Side senior Lonnie Johnson could be heard chirping when the 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver stayed home. When he verbally committed to Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer this summer, Johnson was the one with the smile on his face.
When an Aliquippa youngster makes a backyard interception, the kid with the ball doesn't always shout the traditional “Oskie.” At times, a spirited “Rell Reeeev” can be heard instead.
It's a tribute to Darrelle Revis.
“Everybody screamed his name,” said Dravon Henry, who counts himself among those who at times mimicked the NFL cornerback from Aliquippa when playing tackle football as a kid in the parking lot at Valley Terrace Apartments.
In most towns, kids dream they're the quarterback. In Aliquippa, the defensive backs have become heroes.
High school Blue Chip chat (post gazette)
Physically imposing Bookser anchored a Blue Devils line that paved the way for an offense that averaged 30.5 points per game in 2012. He is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com.
Bookser has yet to commit to a school, but he has narrowed his list to five -- Pitt, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State and Tennessee, the last of which he said is "not up with" the other four teams. Bookser said he likely will make a decision by late December or January.
What was the coaching transition from Chris Haering to [second-year] Mike Melnyk like? It was different because they're two completely different coaching styles and really just two completely different people. They're both great guys -- I can't say enough about either of them, I love them both -- but it took us a little bit. The transition was a little bit of a shock.
MotSaG Chat with Hjalte Froholdt (men of the scarlet and gray)
Every Jason Statham movie I have ever seen has the same premise the birth of a “Perfect Weapon”. I think I have finally found that in real life with an interview I did with Hjalte Froholdt a young man from Denmark whose father is a Viking (Not the fake Minnesota kind) and Mother is a Maori (You know a warrior from Tonga). This 6’5″ 275 lbs High 4 star Defensive End who played at Warren Harding in Ohio last year and is not certain where he will play this year is a man child. He is huge and fast and strong. He is everything you want from a Defensive Lineman. The main issue is he is halfway across the world right now and that is hard for schools to recruit him but he is worth the effort in my opinion. 247sports ranks him a 4 star and the 59th best prospect in the country. Scout ranks him a 4 star and the 15th best DE in the country. ESPN ranks him a 4 star and the 14th best prospect in the country. Here is the interview for your reading pleasure.
The Ohio State basketball program received a huge commitment from one of the top players in the 2015 class yesterday. Mickey Mitchell, the brother of current Buckeye linebacker Mike Mitchell, gave Coach Thad Matta his pledge after visiting Ohio State this past weekend.
BM!!!!!!— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) August 22, 2013
Mitchell, a 6’8 forward from Plano, Texas, was unable to play his sophomore season due to a torn ACL, an injury he suffered playing football. Although Mitchell suffered such a devastating injury, his father told 247Sports he feels that he is fully healed.
Because of the injury, Mitchell is giving up football to focus solely on his future on the hardwood. During his freshman season at Prestonwood Christian, the five-star recruit displayed elite athleticism, as well as some of the best court vision that I have ever seen. Mitchell sat down with 247 Sports to explain his recruiting process, and what sealed the deal for him and Ohio State:
Strong Finally Healthy & Ready (247sports)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Natereace Strong’s talents have been talk of legend in the East St. Louis football community.
After owning the middle school ranks with an amazing blend of size and speed, Strong made the Flyers varsity as a freshman and had high expectations going into his first season.
Unfortunately, the Top100 class-of-2015 running back has dealt with nagging injuries his first two years of prep ball, and hasn’t been able to dominate in the fashion he’s used to.
“It’s frustrating,” East St. Louis coach Darren Sunkett said. “It’s been frustrating for him too. We expected him to come in and really display his skill as a freshman and he couldn’t because of his injuries.
“Nate came in with high expectations,” Sunkett continued. “He was an outstanding football player in middle school, outstanding track athlete. His first two years he’s been kind of injury prone. This here is the first year he’s went a whole year without any injuries. No hamstring pulls, no swollen knees and things of that sort.”