Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'14 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN) - unofficial/tentative
'14 DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY) - official
'14 ATH Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, NY) - commit/official
'15 DT Brandon Tiassum (Indianapolis, IN)
'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 WR Josh Malone (Gallatin, TN) - official
'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 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN)
'14 S Erick Smith (Cleveland, OH) (After season)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH) (After season)
Newly Offered: '14 MS JuCo DB Tee Shepard
Newly Offered: '15 NJ OG Steven Gonzalez
Scout $ - Second Shot for Shepard '14 JUCO DB Tee Shepard
- By Stephan....Signed with Notre Dame in 2012, but was ruled ineligible. Now has offers from USC, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Utah State, Utah, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Tennessee, Minnesota, ULM, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Oregon State & Arizona State. Will graduate in May and will have three to play three.
Demetrius Knox dreamed about playing for Ohio State ever since he was in the second grade, but dreams can take a slight detour.
An All-American lineman, Knox committed to Texas in late November 2012. However things got a little interesting. Despite a “no visit policy” imposed by Mack Brown, Demetrius and his close friend— Daniel Gresham— decided to take a trip to Columbus to see what was up with Ohio State in late March.
Texas fans were up in arms, worried sick that these two prized recruits would de-commit. Longhorn fans’ nightmares came to fruition when both decided to de-commit and look elsewhere. For a while, Knox flirted with Miami and UCLA but in the end, his heart lead him back home.
Top ten tight end prospect Mike Gesicki is making his decision sometime this week before his game on Saturday. Where do the Buckeyes stand?
While we mentioned some of the news about Mike Gesicki in Monday's State Secrets, more info has come out. To recap, it's down to two schools for '14 TE Mike Gesicki, and the Buckeyes are right in the thick of things. Penn State and Ohio State are reportedly neck and neck with each other for Gesicki's services after Gesicki finished his official visit to Penn State this weekend for the Michigan game (which went to four overtimes in a Nittany Lions win).
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were just dropped among his favorites, as Mike prepares to make his selection sometime this week. Gesicki says he wants to make his decision before his game on Saturday, but nothing has been set in stone thus far.
The 6'5", 236-pound tight end is rated as a 3-star in the 247Composite and is placed as the 10th-best tight end in the country. In his home state of New Jersey, Gesicki is ranked as the 11th-best prospect overall. Gesicki enjoyed his visit to Penn State but said he went in with his opinion of Penn State and that it didn't hurt the Nittany Lions' chances. As for his visit to Ohio State a few weeks ago against the Badgers, here's what Gesicki had to say:
"Both visits were phenomenal. I was treated very well at both places. I met a lot of great people. I sat down with Urban Meyer, watched film with him and learned how he wants to use me... things like that. And the atmosphere down at the shoe is unbelievable just like it is at Beaver Stadium.
"Both places were phenomenal and I really enjoyed myself. Both places have great people and it will be a tough decision between the two."
Ohio State welcomes Tommy Schutt and Jordan Hall back, feasting during the bye and a big recruiting decision looming: Buckeye Breakfast (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After playing perhaps the toughest two-game stretch of its regular season – night contests against ranked foes Wisconsin and Northwestern – No. 4-ranked Ohio State returns home for what is perceived to be a favorable five-game stretch, starting with Iowa on Saturday.
And the Buckeyes are getting a little help.
During his press conference on Monday morning, coach Urban Meyer announced that defensive tackle Tommy Schutt will practice this week with the hope to return against the Hawkeyes.
“Tommy Schutt is a go,” Meyer said. “He is a very welcomed back player. He was a guy that might not have had the title as the starter, but he was a starter for us. He went down in training camp and worked his tail off. Coach (Mickey) Marotti says he’s one of the best at taking care of business and getting ready, so he should be a go on Saturday.”
Manahawkin (N.J.) Southern Regional tight end Mike Gesicki will announce his college decision on Friday. The four-star prospect is expected to choose between Ohio State and Penn State after taking an official visit for the PSU-Michigan game at Beaver Stadium.
Gesicki is a four-star prospect and the top-ranked tight end in the nation, according to 247sports.com. He stands at 6-5 and 236 pounds and hails from the same alma mater as current Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson.
Gesicki came away impressed by Penn State's "Whiteout" atmosphere and the Nittany Lions' 43-40 win over Michigan in quadruple overtime. He was one of the many high-profile recruits on the sideline.
Jalen Brown, who is rated by Rivals as the nation's 15th-best wide receiver in the class of 2014, tweeted Monday evening his commitment to Oregon.
Rivals rates the Phoenix, Ariz., player as a four-star talent and the third-best prospect regardless of position in his state, and the nation's 103rd overall best player.
Brown is 6-foot-2 and 183 pounds and had offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon State, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt, among others.