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- By Huffman....Down to California, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington and Wisconsin. Has officials scheduled to Florida, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
September 28th (Wisconsin)
'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 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
The recruiting class of 2014 for Ohio State currently sits at 16 total commitments. Could there be another commit coming soon?
Ohio State's class of 2014 is impressive thus far, but still has a way to go before the final National Letters of Intent are sent in and the verbal commits truly become Buckeyes. While the class sits at 16 commits, the most recent being '14 ATH Malik Hooker, the coaching staff continues to stay hard at work trying to bring in the best talent possible. The next commit for Ohio State could potentially show up in the form of '14 ATH Curtis Samuel.
Checking in at 6'0", 185-pounds, Samuel fits the mold as a typical playmaker-type of athlete that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has consistently pursued. Samuel has been clocked at a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash and can play multiple positions, including running back and safety. In the 2012 season, Samuel carried the ball 91 times for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns. Samuel also had 12 catches out of the backfield for 187 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, Samuel had a solid 33 tackles and one interception on the year, but also returned two punts for touchdowns, proving his dangerous speed in the open field and terrific vision.
MotSag Chat with Johnnie Dixon (men of the scarlet and gray)
I had the chance to talk to Johnnie Dixon the 6″0 187 lb. 2014 wide receiver from Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Johnnies’ recruitment with Ohio State looked like more of a courtesy in the beginning when he talked to the staff until he came up for a unofficial visit and participated in a OSU camp. Ever since that visit his interest in Ohio State sparked and he has put them in his top 3. Johnnie is a great athlete that allows him to be a mismatch for any corner back trying to cover him. Johnnie mentions his game still needs some fine tuning and it doesn’t appear the Buckeyes are worried one bit about his weakness as the are going after him very hard.
For the class of 2015, National Signing Day is far from here. However, this doesn't the action on the recruiting trail is slow. Today, we look ahead and get the latest on one of the top quarterbacks in 2015, Brandon Wimbush.
It's never too early to start looking ahead when it comes to recruiting. After a good showing at Friday Night Lights, four star quarterback from New Jersey Brandon Wimbush has put himself in a good position with Ohio State going into his junior season. Though, the Buckeyes have yet to offer, Wimbush has the drive necessary to succeed at the next level and would be a player Buckeye Nation would be glad to welcome.
Rutgers recruiting: Four-star receiver Noah Brown to visit Rutgers Tuesday; Ryan Izzo also to attend (NJ)
Noah Brown, the 6-2, 210-pound wide receiver from Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.), is slated to take an unofficial visit to Rutgers, Tuesday, he told NJ.com. One of the most heavily recruited uncommitted receivers in the northeast, Brown recently named Ohio State his leader after a recent visit to Columbus.
The Scarlet Knights appear one of the top contenders for Brown's services joining Ohio State, USC, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and South Carolina in his top eight.
Texas has long been a goldmine for college football talent. Ohio State currently has players like Dontre Wilson, Demetrius Knox, and JT Barrett that hail from the Lone Star state. Ever since Urban Meyer took over at OSU, the coaches have scoured the nation (and the world) looking for the top football talent and have frequented Texas much since the Meyer era began.
One lone star talent that received an early OSU offer is Houston, TX star DB Chris Hardeman, who recently de-committed from the SEC powerhouse LSU Tigers. LSU has been known to produce top notch DBs so stealing Hardeman away from the Hat could prove to be bountiful for the OSU secondary.
The current situation is similar to current Texas star Dontre Wilson, who had an early offer from the Buckeyes, committed to Oregon but de-committed later in the process. Could lightning strike twice? Hardeman took some time to update Ozone readers on his recruitment.
Cincinnati hasn't always been the friendliest city when it comes to sending Ohio State its best and brightest high school football prospects. In order to land the city's talent, the Buckeyes have to do battle with Notre Dame and the SEC, not to mention the rest of the Big Ten, and rarely are any of these battles easily won.
When Cincinnati-native Kerry Coombs was hired by Urban Meyer, however, he made it a point to say that if there was a kid in Cincinnati that Ohio State wanted, then that kid was going to become a Buckeye.