Cathedral badly needed to find a way to get the football into senior receiver Terry McLaurin’s hands.
“(Tech defensive backs) were doubling on top of him and they were doing a nice job of covering him,” Irish football coach Rick Streiff said. “They were being physical with him, plus they were getting a pass rush.”
So the Irish coaches put McLaurin at running back. It did the trick as McLaurin, who has committed to Ohio State, rushed for 132 yards on 12 carries to help the Class 5A No. 3 Irish down the Titans 23-14 Friday night. While the game was played on the Tech High School field, it was Cathedral’s homecoming. Both teams are now 4-4.
In addition to snaps at receiver, McLaurin lined up alongside quarterback Collin Barthel in the backfield and also as a tailback and quarterback.
Penn State targets Thomas Holley, Mike Gesicki highlight recruits attending Michigan game (penn live)
Penn State's sellout crowd for tomorrow night's clash with No. 18 Michigan will include some of the Nittany Lions' most valued recruiting targets.
Steve Wiltfong of 247sports.com shares the whole list, but two names deserve separate mention: five-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley and four-star tight end Mike Gesicki.
For Holley, this is the first official visit he'll take and it precedes a trip to Ohio State next weekend. In a heated battle for Holley's services, Penn State gets the advantage of a first impression under ideal circumstances.
Beaver Stadium will host a sold-out, "Whiteout" crowd for the 5 p.m. kickoff, as well as a full-scale recruiting event. Holley will rub elbows with a number of other top prospects, including 2014 commits DeAndre Thompkins and Antoine White, among others.
Holley has offers from a number of high-profile schools, but has named Penn State on a preliminary list that also includes Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Rutgers and Syracuse. He's generated more buzz over a standout summer that included an impressive effort at The Opening.
Spartans boosted again by Rogers (mdj online)
MABLETON — Behind 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns from star running back Mike Rogers, Campbell beat Pebblebrook 35-26 and picked up its first Region 4AAAAAA win of the season.
Rogers, who entered the night as the leading rusher in all of Class AAAAAA, toted the ball a season-high 28 times while pushing his rushing total for the season to 1,129 yards.
“Mike Rogers is a really good football player, and we are very happy to have him on our team,” Campbell coach Harris Rainbow said of the Central Florida commitment. “The game was ugly at times, so we just rode him a little bit, and managed to come out with a win.”
Rogers’ 4-yard touchdown came on the Spartans’ opening drive of the game, and it was followed by a 76-yard touchdown pass from Ricky James to Marlon Horne that gave Campbell a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The LGHL recruiting staff continues breaking down all things Buckeye football and basketball recruiting.
Yesterday, we discussed Ohio State's 2014 football recruiting process as Urban Meyer and the OSU coaching staff reach the final quarter of the current cycle.
Today, we continue our look at Ohio State football recruiting, but you can't forget Buckeye basketball. Thad Matta is putting the finishing touches on a very strong 2014 recruiting class that includes four top-notch prospects, with the chance of adding one more player to complete the class.
Join Austin Kemp, Charles Doss, Zach Fleer, and I as we continue breaking down all things Buckeye recruiting.
Of the players currently committed to OSU, which defensive player(s) do you think can make the biggest impact from day one in Columbus?
Austin: Damon Webb has the best chance to make an impact on defense right away. His biggest challengers look to be Armani Reeves, Cam Burrows, Eli Apple, and Gareon Conley. Eli Apple did impress in the spring, but once Damon get's caught up to the collegiate level speed it'll be hard to keep a talent like his off the field.
Breaking Bama Buckeye Brunch: A wrapup of our three-part series on Ohio State and Alabama (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bama isn't broken. Our three-part series this week on the battle between Alabama and Ohio State in recruiting that could spill onto the field in the national title game this season or in the four-team playoff in years to come was called Breaking Bama.
We liked the title. And the logo.
And we hoped we told you something about why Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes could be the leading challenger to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, and how that recruiting battle is playing out so far in the Midwest and especially at Glenville High School.
Here's a recap of the series, which started Wednesday, if you missed anything.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (hudson reporter)
Rich Hansen knew that Brandon Wimbush had all the physical tools to be an outstanding high school quarterback, so the veteran St. Peter’s Prep head football coach wanted the prodigy to fully understand that thought.
“I thought he had the chance to be the best quarterback we ever had,” Hansen said. “So I told him in April that he had 24 chances to prove it, to be the best we ever had.”
That alone was saying a lot. After all, there have been a lot of excellent signal callers to come out of the storied program from Grand and Warren. Guys like Joe Dailey went to the University of Nebraska from Prep. In recent years, Brandon Napoleon went to West Virginia University after his days with the Marauders were through.
Not to mention, the best all-around football player to ever wear the maroon, white and silver was also a quarterback who happens to play safety for the New York Giants, namely Will Hill.
DAYTON, Ohio — Parris Campbell, Jr. ran for rushing for 203 yards and scored three touchdowns on seven carries to lead the Fighting Irish Thurgood Marshall, 41-12.
Campbell scored two of his three touchdowns in the second half as the Irish, ranked No. 2 in the cleveland.com Top 25 poll, scored the game's final 34 points after halftime. The Ohio State recruit had touchdown runs of 44, 50 and 98 yards in the game.
St. Vincent-St. Mary had the ball for less than 12 minutes, but outgained Thurgood Marshall on the ground 340 yards to 270.