Rivals $ - Juju blown away by Ohio State visit '14 CA ATH John "JuJu" Smith
- Recaps his official visit to OSU, which he and his mother both enjoyed...loved the atmosphere at the game and walking out the tunnel...enjoyed meeting with Coach Hinton, Coach Withers and Coach Meyer...still going to take all his visits but could see himself at OSU...says the Lane Kiffin firing was a neutral for him but USC is not high on his list at the moment.
Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 19th (Iowa) [Homecoming Game]
'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)
There are football games and there are extravaganzas that also include football games. This past weekend in Columbus was the latter, and with that extravaganza came an incredible weekend for Buckeye football recruiting. Fireworks, pom-poms, 106,000 ravenous fans and an ocean of scarlet set the backdrop for dozens of high-priority recruits who descended on Columbus for the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against Wisconsin.
While the weekend was capped off by a Buckeye victory against the Badgers, the lasting effects of that atmosphere won't be known for a while, at least until Ohio State hears from the top two uncommitted 2014 prospects who attended, Florida wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and New Jersey tight end Mike Gesicki.
Ohio State's excellent 2014 recruiting class was well represented this weekend as well. Commitments Damon Webb, Parris Campbell, Dante Booker, Stephen Collier, Terry Mclaurin, Demetrius Knox, Jalyn Holmes, Dylan Thompson, Kyle Trout, Jamarco Jones, Sean Neurnberger, Sam Hubbard and Marcelys Jones were all in attendance. The "Dream '14" used the weekend to get closer as a unit, continuing to strengthen a bond that they hope will carry them through their college years.
In tonight's recruiting roundup, we'll take a look at the biggest storylines from Ohio State's big weekend against Wisconsin.
With upwards of sixty prospects in attendance, finding the biggest stories from the weekend is an exercise in futility. Simply put, they're all important but here's what you need to know.
The Buckeyes are in a battle for 2015 cornerback Kevin Toliver II. Though, he's committed to LSU, do the Buckeyes have a realistic shot at the five-star? Three Ohio State basketball commits will compete against the best at a basketball invitational in July, see who they are.
Ohio State is smack down in the middle of a fight for 2015 cornerback, and LSU commit, Kevin Toliver II. A five-star prospect, Toliver also has the size to transition into a safety at the next level if he continues to get bigger. Listed at 6'2" 180 pounds, Toliver gave his commitment to the Tigers last year, but the Buckeyes as well as the Florida Gators are inching up on his list. Toliver is a Florida native and it'll take a lot for coach Urban Meyer to pull a kid from a state he once owned. Don't count him out though. If a visit to Columbus does indeed happen, like Toliver states that it will, Ohio State will become a major player—moreso than they already are, currently sitting in his top three. A player like Kevin Toliver doesn't come around too often and obviously this would be a huge get, though we are still countless days away between now and February 2015.
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Junior prospect Drew Richmond fits mold Urban Meyer is looking for on the offensive line, is high on Ohio State after recent visit: Buckeyes recruiting (Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Memphis (Tenn.) University School offensive tackle Drew Richmond has all the size in the world, but the 6-foot-6, 313-pounder’s quickness and athleticism is what has him as one of the top prospects in the 2015 recruiting class.
It is no wonder Urban Meyer has already offered Richmond a scholarship – the junior fits the exact mold Ohio State’s coach finds ideal on the offensive line.
And perhaps behind only quarterback and defensive line, offensive line is where Meyer seems to be extra picky during the recruiting process. With Richmond, though, Meyer probably can’t miss.
A four-star prospect who still has yet to play half of his junior season, Richmond already has scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio Staten, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia and others.