- @rivalsmike On Curtis Samuel: hearing #Buckeyes and should be soon
- @Kevin_Noon Most recent #Buckeyes commit Malik Hooker is visiting #OhioState today.
- @AKemp_LGHL 2015 QB Brandon Wimbush tells me that him and teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick, five star cornerback, are planning a trip to Columbus this fall.
- @JWagner11W '14 TE/HBack Mike Gesicki is visiting Wisconsin today per his twitter. #Buckeyes #Badgers
Scout $ - Berrios gives the latest '14 NC ATH Braxton Berrios
- By Clark.....Recaps being offered by Miami, which he grew up a fan of, and Ohio State. Talks about his conversation with Coach Meyer at FNL & that it's a big offer. Plans on taking all his officials & then making a decision before graduating early. No leader at this point.
Scout $ - Tim Settle Shuts it Down with Media '15 VA DT Tim Settle
- By Higdon.....Says this will be his last interview until after his season. Most recent offer is Nebraska & recaps his trips to Alabama and UNC. No longer has a top 5 and has visits planned to Virginia (Oregon Game), NC State (UNC Game) & possibly Michigan (THE Game).
Scout $ - Brown Planning More Visits '14 NJ ATH Noah Brown
- By Dohn.....Original plan was to decide before his season, but might wait to decide now. Enjoyed his Ohio State visit and talked with Coaches Meyer & Smith about how he'd be used (X Receiver). Plans on visiting Rutgers & Virginia Tech next. Also discusses his interest in South Carolina, North Carolina, USC & Vanderbilt.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
September 28th (Wisconsin)
'14 WR Jalen Brown (Phoenix, AZ) - official
'14 TE Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, CA) - official
'14 ATH John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, CA) - official
'15 DE CeCe Jefferson (Glen St. Mary, FL)
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
Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/5 - D'Angelo Russell, Stephen Zimmerman, adidas Nations updates (LGHL)
Find out how a number of Ohio State basketball targets performed at the adidas Nations tournament plus which class of 2014 football recruits kept the Bucks on their short lists.
Current class of 2014 commit D'Angelo Russell and numerous class of 2014 and 2015 Ohio State basketball targets participated in the adidas Nations tournament held in California over the weekend. The tournament wraps up later today. Russell, a 6-4 180 pound left handed prospect, is talented enough to play either guard position and has been one of the top overall prospects this summer, showing he is well worth his five-star ranking. His outstanding play continued in Long Beach the last few days. On Saturday, Russell helped lead his USA Blue team to victories over Europe and Latin America, scoring in double digits both games.
Hall of Fame Basketball writer Frank Burlison of BurlisonOnBasketball.com had the chance to check out Russell in action over the weekend and told Land-Grant Holy Land the following on how he performed:
"Russell is continuing his streak of playing very well at every venue I've watched him at during the spring and summer. He's playing with a very nice "scorer/play maker" balance. He's certainly solidified his status as a strong 2014 McDonald's All-American candidate."
2016 defensive back Patrice Rene breaks down his recent Friday Night Lights camp visit, relationship with Ohio State assistant Kerry Coombs, and more.
In the past week and change, we have brought you quite a few recaps from a number of the recruits who participated in the Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp July 26th. I recently caught back up with 2016 defensive back Patrice Rene, who just happened to be one of the prospects who made it to Columbus. The 6-1 180 pound Ontario, Canada native really enjoyed himself at camp Friday Night Lights was a outstanding camp," Rene told Land-Grant Holy Land. "Going into the camp, I heard it was one of the best in the country, and after attending, I agree with that statement." Patrice definitely took a thing or two away from camp: "I learned a bunch of things that I can take bake home with me and work on."
Having a chance to perform in front of the Buckeye coaches and a few thousand fans would be a dream to many, and that is something Rene fully understands. "Having the opportunity to compete under the lights of the Horseshoe does not come often," he said. "Having that chance was really the highlight of my visit at OSU. Standing in the middle of the field and just taking the time to look around and admire the historical events that happened on that very field was a moment I'll never forget."
2015 wide receiver/ tight end C.J. Conrad participated in the Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp last weekend. See what the talented Conrad had to say about his time spent in Columbus and more.
Soon to be Keystone High School junior wide receiver/ tight end C.J. Conrad made the short trip from Lagrange, Ohio to Columbus last Friday to participate in the Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp held at the Horseshoe last weekend. Conrad, a 6-5 225 play maker for the Wildcats, broke down his time spent on the Central, Ohio campus with Land-Grant Holy Land recently, sharing the following:
" Friday Night Lights was awesome, great atmosphere and had a bunch of great players. I talked to Coach Hinton afterwards and he said he liked me a lot and is really interested. He wants to see game film early. Coach Drayton, the recruiting coordinator for my school said he was coming after me. A couple things that stood out I guess was how great the players were, some of the best in the country. I thought I had a very good camp at Friday Night Lights and made a pretty good impression on the Ohio State coaching staff."
The 2014 Ohio State recruiting class is filling up, so we are looking ahead to the class of '15 with one of the nation's best in James Lockhart.
The 2013 Buckeyes are in full force right now with camp opening up, and the 2014 recruiting class is taking form and evolve into one of the nation's best. With high school teams across the country starting up camps and some of the top juniors already committing, Buckeye fans are already starting to wonder about the 2015 class. Could James Lockhart be one of the pieces for the Buckeyes? Well, first the Buckeyes will have to offer, though at this point it may just be a matter of time. James is currently rated at the eightieth best player in the country by the 247 Composite rankings for the Class of 2015 and the fifth best at his position.
James who is from Ennis, Texas which is about thirty-five miles Southeast of of Dallas, took to Twitter on Sunday night hoping to reach out and get on Ohio State's radar:
MotSaG Chat with Adonis Thomas (men of the scarlet and gray)
Last Friday Coach Meyer and his staff hosted some of the top recruits in the country for Friday Night Lights. None of our writers were able to attend the event so we couldn’t put together a detailed look at what went on. So we did the next thing possible interviewed several of the top recruits who were there to get their point of view on the event and what they thought about it. Adonis Thomas is one of those guys the 6’4″ 210 lbs LBer from Lawrenceville, Georgia and teammate of current OSU commit Trey Johnson came to the event and showed why he is one of the top recruits in 2015. He has offers already ftom Tenn, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech. Adonis may not have the high ranking of other players yet but that is coming you can see it in how he performed.
Three visits of significance took place this weekend regarding the shaping of Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class. Both Erasmus Hall's (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Curtis Samuel and Manlapan's (N.J.) Saeed Blacknall took visits to Rutgers, and Montclair's (N.J.) Darius Slade finally took his visit to West Virginia. Let's find out where each recruit stands after their busy weekends.
Curtis Samuel was accompanied on his trip to Rutgers, Friday, by his head coach, Danny Landberg, assistant coach, Ray Lizzi, and multiple Erasmus Hall underclassmen. Samuel and company were given a tour of the facilities and received an up-close and personal view of the Rutgers program by head coach, Kyle Flood, and quarterbacks coach, Rob Spence. The Scarlet Knights, perceived as the versatile receiver's second choice at the moment, had a lot of ground to make up after Samuel's trek to Friday Night Lights in Columbus, last weekend.