Ohio State the latest offer for ESPN Jr. 300 OL Richie Petitbon (Washington D.C.) http://t.co/hxSCEgC6Ya— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 11, 2013
Newly Offered: '15 DC OL Richic Pitibon
Scout $ - Two Still Stick Out To White '15 DC DB Ashton White
- Virginia Tech leads followed by Ohio State. Recaps a recent visit to VT & says he wants to visit Ohio State this season.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'14 DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY) - official
'15 LB Justin Hilliard (Cincinnati, OH)
'15 LB Reagen Williams (Jackson, 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)
Urban Meyer and his staff are putting together another strong recruiting class at Ohio State, but there is one guy they think could becoming the next leader of the Silver Bullet defense. Plus, could Dave Bell see more playing time with some of the big names passing on Ohio State?
When Urban Meyer came to Ohio State we were all expecting great things to come, but were we really expecting him to do the things he has already done? The Buckeyes were coming off a 6-7 season and he was still able to bring in the fourth best class in the nation. Then, as we all know, the Buckeyes had the magical run of 12-0 last year that ended with the second ranked recruiting class. Now he has the Buckeyes off to a 6-0 start again, and once again is pulling together another strong class that currently ranks second by 247 Composite. With more high profile recruits still on the board could the Buckeyes challenge Alabama for the number one spot? That is yet to be seen, but they surely can solidify their spot with commitments from players like Thomas Holley, Mike Gesicki, Chad Mavety, and Raekwon McMillan.
So lets talk about Raekwon McMillan and what he could bring to the the Buckeyes. First, he could be a guy that comes right in and plays for the Ohio State defense, who as we all know is lacking the depth Urban wants. McMillan, who stands at 6-2 245ish already has the frame as a college linebacker and when you run a 4.79 forty at that size... watch-out. Raekwon has called the Buckeyes his leader on multiple occasions, but his latest comments were a little different. Here is what he told the AJC a week ago about his leaders.
"I would put them (Georgia) up there with them now. I would think Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia are making a big run for my top three."
Nick Saban and Alabama attacking Urban Meyer, Ohio State's recruiting stronghold in the Midwest more than ever: Breaking Bama (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kyle Berger was committed to Ohio State for a month when his phone rang with an unknown number on the caller ID. He picked up to find Alabama football coach Nick Saban on the line, calling to inform the St. Ignatius linebacker that he now had a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.
The conversation was short. Berger told him that he was completely devoted to his oral commitment to Ohio State, thanked him for his interest, and both parties moved on.
Why did Saban call? Why was it worth Saban’s time to contact a prospect who's never been anything but a loyal member of Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class? And why has Alabama contacted 11 of the 18 Ohio State pledges?
Ohio State vs. Alabama in football recruiting; mapping out their territory (maps and database) (cleveland)
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Alabama and Ohio State - potential opponents in college football's national title game this season - are already engaged in a battle of sorts, recruiting dozens of the same players, some of whom live in Ohio.
Sorting through the latest data from Rivals.com, which tracks recruiting nationally, cleveland.com/datacentral found 82 players who have been offered football scholarships by both Ohio State and Alabama. Among those are six players from Ohio, but none from Alabama.
The top states for the 'Bama-Buckeye recruiting war are Georgia and Florida, where each school has extended 13 scholarship offers, according to rivals.com research. Next are Texas and Ohio, with six each.
If Ohio State ever had a minor league team, Cleveland-Glenville would be as close as it gets. What would an Ohio State team and recruiting class be without someone from Cleveland-Glenville? There was Troy Smith in 2002, Dareus Hiley and Donte Whitner in 2003, Ted Ginn Jr. and Curtis Terry in 2004, and Jamario O’Neal in 2005 (Freddie Lenix was also in the class but could not be part of the team). One has to go all the way back to the 2001, when Jim Tressel replaced John Cooper, to find an OSU class without a player from Cleveland-Glenville, and some believe Pierre Woods would have signed with OSU had Cooper not been fired.
From 2002 to 2013, 19 Tarblooders have signed with OSU: Jim Tressel signed 17 to Letters of Intent (see also Tony Gerdeman, “Is It Time To Shutdown The Glenville Pipeline?”), and Urban Meyer has signed two.
2014 already has Marcelys Jones verbally committed but the Buckeyes would love to add two more stars from Cleveland-Glenville and one of them is DB/S prospect Erick Smith. A four star rating from Rivals, 24/7, Scout, and ESPN, Smith is considering the Buckeyes, Alabama, Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Tennessee, and Michigan State to name a few but it is really a race between the Buckeyes, Alabama, and Michigan. He took some time to update Ozone readers on his recruitment.