Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'14 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN) - unofficial/tentative
'14 OL Marcelys Jones (Cleveland, OH) - commit
'14 DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY) - official
'14 ATH Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, NY) - commit/official
'14 K Sean Nuernberger (Buckner, KY)
'15 OT Ramon Miles (Toledo, OH)
'15 DT Brandon Tiassum (Indianapolis, IN)
'15 DL Rashod Berry (Lorain, OH)
'15 LB Reagen Williams (Jackson, OH)
'15 LB Chris Green (Toledo, OH)
'15 ATH George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH)
'15 ATH LaCario Davison (Galion, OH)
'15 ATH Chris Lavette (Cleveland, OH)
'16 DE Nick Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
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)
Parris Campbell sizing up to be running back (dispatch)
Too young. Too small. Parris Campbell has heard that most of his life. He also has been in a hurry to prove people wrong on both counts.
The running back at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary couldn’t wait to become one of the initial commitments to Ohio State’s 2014 football recruiting class, announcing his intentions in February 2013, even though national letter of intent signing day was almost a year away. Call it the impetuousness of youth — he was 15 when he made that decision
And at the time, he was 5 feet 11 and 175 pounds. He already had established himself as one of the faster athletes in the state, but a running back at Ohio State that small? Turns out, he knew something many recruiting experts didn’t when they were projecting him, based on his size and speed, as a receiver or slotback at the next level.
Years before, his mother had asked doctors for a projection of another sort.
Erasmus Hall and Abraham Lincoln to meet Friday night in battle of unbeaten PSAL City Conference football teams (ny daily news)
The best of city football will be on display in Coney Island Friday night.
In what could be the Big Apple’s game of the season, Lincoln HS hosts defending PSAL champion Erasmus Hall HS at 7 p.m. in a matchup of arguably the city’s top public school programs, and the only remaining undefeated squads in the City Conference at 6-0.
The two teams met in the 2011 city title game at Yankee Stadium, with Lincoln coming out on top, 20-12. Last season in Week 7, Erasmus held off Lincoln, 27-26, with current senior Darin Peart knocking down a pass on a potential game-winning two-point conversion attempt in the final seconds to preserve the lead.
This is a different Dutchmen group the Railsplitters will welcome Friday, perhaps even better than the team that won the city title last year because of their outstanding defense that allowed a touchdown on the first drive of the season against Tottenville, but hasn’t surrendered a point since. That’s 23 straight shutout quarters.
“A lot of speed on their defense,” Lincoln coach Shawn O’Connor says. “I’ve seen some teams move the ball on them, but in the red zone make some critical mistakes. (Erasmus) always seems to be there to cause them or force a team into making a critical error at a key time in the game.”
Four-star linebacker Justin Hilliard has seen a 'disconnect between Ohio State and Cincinnati,' but he's high on Ohio State: Buckeyes recruiting (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The most anticipated college football game of the weekend is Clemson’s home game against Florida State, a game that pits two undefeated, top-10 ACC opponents that are both looking to remain alive in the national championship race.
And Cincinnati St. Xavier linebacker Justin Hilliard, a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com with an offer list that’s comparable to most elite senior prospects, will be in attendance.
But the 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker isn’t quite sure it will live up to what he said was one of the best visits he’s ever been on – Ohio State’s 31-24 win over Wisconsin under the lights in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 28.
“That visit was amazing,” said Hilliard, who has been to two different Buckeyes home games this season. “The atmosphere was crazy and the coaching staff was great. It was definitely one of the best visits I have experienced.”
Attention Cobb County high school football fans. Your time is growing short.
If you haven’t gone to see Campbell’s Mike Rogers play in a game yet this season, you are missing out.
The 6-foot-1, 184-pound Rogers is having one of those seasons that just isn’t supposed to happen anymore in the state’s highest classification. He is currently leading Class AAAAAA in rushing with 1,147 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is seventh in Cobb County in tackles with 63. His three interceptions is one off the county lead, and he has already returned a kickoff for a touchdown, too.
These kind of numbers are truly the exception to the rule, considering many of the schools in Class AAAAAA have upwards of 80 to 100 players on a team. Players at those schools don’t play on both sides of the ball — let alone running back and safety — unless they are a truly special athlete, and Rogers seems to fit that mold.
Spartans coach Harris Rainbow has consistently called Rogers the best player in the state. The Central Florida commitment is trying to prove him right.
Mike Gesicki decided to commit to Penn State, Thomas Holley is officially visiting Ohio State this weekend, and more. LGHL breaks down the latest Buckeye recruiting news.
The Buckeyes got some bad news last night when Manahawkin (NJ) Southern Reg tight end Mike Gesicki decided to commit to the Penn State Nittany Lions over Ohio State. the 6-foot-5-inch, 236 pound freak athlete had a great visit to Happy Valley last weekend for Penn State's victory over Michigan.
I'm so blessed, thankful, and joyful to announce that I am committed to The Pennsylvania State University! # WEARE #PENNSTATE— MG (@mikegesicki) October 17, 2013
It's unclear whether or not the Bucks will make a run at another tight end, but if they do, the top target left on the board is Derby (KS) tight end Deandre Goolsby, who made his official visit to Columbus for the Wisconsin game a few weeks back.
Arkansas appears to be the leader for the big tight end as things currently stand, but if Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff decide to make a push for his services, you never know what could happen. If I had to make a guess right now, where we're currently standing in the 2014 recruiting cycle, I don't think we'll see a tight end as a member of this recruiting class.