Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'15 LB Justin Hilliard (Cincinnati, OH)
'15 ATH George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
October 26th (Penn State)
'14 QB Shelby Spence (Chicago, IL)
'14 OT Jamarco Jones (Chicago, IL) - commit
'14 DE Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, VA) - commit
'14 LB Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, GA) - official
'14 LB Kyle Berger (Cleveland, OH) - commit
'14 DB Jamal Adams (Lewisville, TX) - official
'15 QB Lorenzo Nunez (Kennesaw, GA)
'15 QB Brandom Wimbush (Jersey City, NJ) - tentative
'15 QB/ATH Jauan Jennings (Murfreesboro, TN)
'15 QB Colin McNamara (Fairview Park, OH)
'15 TE C.J. Conrad (LaGrange, OH)
'15 TE Miles Boykin (Chicago, IL)
'15 OL Sterling Jenkins (Pittsburgh, PA)
'15 OL David Moorman (Pinckney, MI)
'15 OL Drew Richmond (Memphis, TN)
'15 DL Kraig Howe (Kettering, OH)
'15 DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, NJ)
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
'16 WR DeMann Wilson (Cleveland, OH)
'17 ATH Richard LeCounte (Hinesville, GA)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JuCo OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'15 LB Justin Hilliard (Cincinati, OH)
Getting an official Date TBA
'14 S Erick Smith (Cleveland, OH) (After season)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH) (After season)
Scout $ - Taylor updates his recruitment '15 VA DB Garrett Taylor
- Video interview...talks about the loss to Benedictine...up to 20 offers with the latest from OSU...calls the OSU offer exciting and wants to visit Stanford, Virginia Tech and Ohio State this winter and has talked to Coach Smith a lot.
Rivals$--Big-time 2015 CB high on the Buckeyes '15 PA DB Jordan Whitehead
- Jordan enjoyed his visit and says tOSU would be in his top 5 right now.
Many of the Buckeyes' commitments were in Columbus on Saturday night for the Wisconsin game. Before heading to Columbus, the future Buckeyes had to get some work done on the gridiron.
Once they arrived at Ohio State, there was still some work to be done. A few of the Buckeyes' top remaining targets visited, including Mike Gesicki (pictured), Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith. The commitments spent a lot of time with the uncommitted prospects, trying to put in the good word for Ohio State.
Buckeye pledges went a combined 14-4 this weekend, with one loss coming from injured Kyle Berger's high school team. They often fill up the stat sheets, but two commitments stood out from the rest. Also, one uncommitted prospect also had a very impressive defensive stat line. Continue reading for more on how the Buckeyes' commits and targets did this past week.
The Dream '14 were back in action over the weekend and a couple of the future Buckeyes put up some rather impressive numbers. Four star New Jersey athlete Noah Brown continued his hot start by catching eight passes for over 200 yards and scored 4 of his Pope John XVIII five touchdowns in a 35-3 route of Morris Hills.
Malik Hooker will play in the secondary for the Silver Bullets, but at the prep level, he lines up all over the field. Hooker led the way for New Castle High (PA) on Friday evening. The 6-2 185 pound athlete scored three touchdowns including a long kickoff return for a score. Hooker and New Castle had no problem with Chartiers Prep as the Hurricanes picked up a easy 47-12 victory.
To see how the rest of the future Buckeyes performed over the weekend, check out our weekly piece Runnin' Down The Dream.
Saturday was easily the biggest recruiting weekend of the year so far for Ohio State. A small army of prospects from all across the country made their way to Columbus to check out the campus and watch the Bucks take on Wisconsin. Most of the current commits were in town, including Damon Webb, Stephen Collier, Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard.
For both the Ohio State football and basketball teams, Saturday was easily the biggest recruiting weekend of the year so far. Over 50 commits and top class of 2014, 2015 and 2016 recruits made their way to Columbus to check out the campus, mingle with coaches and check out the Buckeyes take on the Badgers of Wisconsin underneath the stars in Ohio Stadium.
You might be curious as to what the recruits thought about their time in Columbus; we've got you covered. Keep checking back over the next few days as the Land-Grant Holy Land recruiting team brings you visit recaps from many of the Buckeyes weekend visitors.
We begin with Ohio State's "The Dream 14", the class of 2014 commits set to take college football by storm next season:
Before most of the Ohio State commits made their way to Columbus, Saturday for the Buckeyes contest against the Badgers of Wisconsin, they took the gridiron for the respected high school programs. Malik Hooker, might be playing defensive back at the next level but continued to shine on offense and special teams for New Castle High (PA). Malik finished with three touchdowns in a 47-12 victory over Chartiers Prep, including a kick-off return to pay dirt.
This weekend was not only one of the biggest games of the season but one of the two most important recruiting weekends. Around 50 college football targets for 2014 and 2015 graced the campus of OSU.
Urban Meyer pulled out all the stops, soliciting Lebron James to address the team and have the NBA superstar occupied the sidelines while recruits from all over watched.
There are still some sour grapes Ohio fans have against King James. He was being booed during his skull session address but turned it around when he announced that if he had gone to college, it would have been Ohio State.
The atmosphere was electric and crazy like all big game atmospheres are at OSU. Before a nationally televised audience, the Buckeyes won over their archrival (but not as arch as TTUN) Wisconsin 31-24 and face an even stiffer test next week when they travel to 16th ranked Northwestern in the Windy City. What was once equivalent to a home game for OSU will not become a hostile environment as Chicago will turn purple next Saturday.