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)
'15 ATH LaCario Davison (Galion, 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)
Scout $ - JuJu talks Ohio State and Washington visits '14 CA ATH John "JuJu" Smith
- "Blown Away" by Buckeye visit with his mom. Sets the bar for the rest of his visits (Officials remaining: Notre Dame, Oregon, Alabama & Michigan (The Game))
Although I have watched him grow and improve as a football player since his freshman year, watching Eric Glover Williams last Saturday was enjoyable. Not so much that he is one of the top talents in the Ohio Class of 2015, but that he is a threat to make a big play every time he touches the ball. When you see he start forward, anything can happen. Mr. Excitement when he touches the ball.
Contained most of the time last Saturday by a well disciplined GlenOak defense, he did show me some potential break- aways during the game. His yards lost plays negated any total yards for the night. Playing quarterback, he touches the ball every play. Although he is very durable and plays with a lot of energy, he must pick his spots when to run the ball. Senior RB Jarrod Smith takes some of the pressure away from Eric, because he is a very capable ball carrier as well.
I really think that one play shows what Eric is all about. His pass was intercepted by threw an one of GlenOak's top juniors. Kyle Hall. On the return, Eric was knocked down, got up chased Hall on caught him. Actually he caught him around the five yard line. The play may have covered 70 yards. I cannot remember the exact stats, but I do remember the effort of Glover Williams to stop a touch down. Bad ankle or not, he looked strong on that play.
McNamara’s Damian Prince talks playoff push and recruitment (Washington Post)
For more than a week now, Damian Prince has seen the tweets and heard the same question in passing:
What did you think about the Maryland vs. Florida State game?
Of course, the highly touted McNamara senior offensive lineman knows what that question really means, which is to say: How did the game affect your recruitment?
Being that Prince was playing in a game, he wasn’t able to watch or evaluate the teams, both of which remain on his final list of 10 schools. But Prince can admit that simply the game’s outcome, a 63-0 rout of Maryland by then-No. 8 Florida State, was enough to have some type of effect on him.
“It does make a difference and it did make me look at the Maryland situation a little differently,” Prince said in a Monday phone interview. “Any recruit that sees a team that they are interested in not only lose, but lose 63-0, if they say that has no effect on them, that’s just being dishonest.”
2015 offensive linemen Steven Gonzalez picked up an offer from the Buckeyes in what could turn out to be a huge offensive line class for Ohio State. A 2014 wide receiver set up a visit to Ohio State while the Buckeyes make one last push towards Mike Gesicki.
Kicking things off, junior offensive tackle Steven Gonzalez picked up an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday. Gonzalez checks in at a monstrous 6'5", 300 pounds and holds a handful of offers that range from the Big East down to SEC country. Gonzalez is rated as the number three prospect in the state of New Jersey as we stand right now and there's no reason why that rating won't continue to jump up throughout the next year. The Buckeyes are setting themselves up nicely for a great offensive line pull in 2015. When asked about his offer this is what Steven told our own Charles Doss:
I found out about the offer yesterday because Coach Warinner messaged me telling me to call him tonight, saying we want to offer. I called and he told me over the phone they were going to offer. I've talked to Coach Pantoni and Coach Warinner the most. Coach Warinner said I fit in their system and that he liked my tape from this year and last year.
It's a great feeling to be offered by such a prestigious program like Ohio State, who have proven they are great. Coach Meyer is a great coach and he's proven it by winning when he was at Florida and then now his success at OSU by not having lost a game yet. When I think of OSU I think of tradition, great school, beautiful campus, great players that go to the pros. I just think overall prestigious program. I plan on visiting maybe on an unofficial after the season, I'm not sure on a date but definitely after the season.
The big news this week is that Mike Gesicki will announce his decision on Friday and everyone is trying to figure out where he will go.
Analysts are divided but some have switched over from OSU to Penn State based on the weekend visit.
I had a chance to interact with Gesicki on Monday. He first informed me that Friday would be the decision day. Trying to get Gesicki to tip his hand where he may commit, I asked: “Have you made up your mind? “ In which he replied, “Not yet.”
Then I asked: “Is it like 53% PSU, 47% OSU approximately?” and he replied, “Not at all... I don't have a percentage at all.”
I then asked him if he was leaning PSU and he replied “No.”