Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
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)
The high school football season is quietly entering its final weeks.
Many of Ohio State's commitments continue to be key players behind their respective team's playoff pushes. Eleven Warriors has their stats from this past weekend.
Thomas Holley visited Columbus this weekend and is still currently in Ohio's capital because of his late arrival. His official visit has been delayed because he played Friday night. We will work to get everyone an update on Holley's recruitment, but he prefers to keep quiet. It appears his visit is going well.
The Buckeyes are still looking to fill out their class with six or seven more recruits and next weekend will be an important weekend, in that regard. Quite a few 2014 prospects are expected to visit, including five-star Raekwon McMillan. The atmosphere for a night game at the Shoe is always a good one.
Moving on to recruits that are already in the Buckeye fold.
The Buckeyes continue the country's longest active winning streak at 19 games after taking care of business against the Hawkeyes. Plenty of recruits witnessed first hand what went down, and we caught a glimpse of what they thought about Ohio State.
Ohio State fans may be familiar with '14 4-star ATH Dareian Watkins from Galion, Ohio and how Watkins committed to Northwestern on May 6th of this year. Watkins was fairly underrated while being recruited, and now it appears that his God-brother, '15 S Cario Davison may be the next athlete to be overlooked. Davison shows much of the same promise that Watkins does, and is already being looked at by multiple programs in his junior season of football. The 6'2", 190-pound safety hasn't yet received an offer from Ohio State, but is being closely looked at by Akron, Illinois, Kent State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Davison was in town on Saturday to see the Buckeyes host the Hawkeyes as Ohio State came out with their 19th straight victory, in a 34-24 score. Land-Grant Holy Land's very own Charles Doss had time to catch up with Davison about his visit to Columbus, and here's what he had to say:
"The visit went great. I thought it was going to rain but the weather was great. The thing that really stood out to me was the crowd. After Roby was wrongfully ejected, the crowd took the game over. We were running late and we didn't get to talk to anybody, but I do talk to Mark Pantoni through email. He tells my dad to keep sending film and that they would like to see me in camp. There is a lot of confidence in this team, by the players and the fans. I don't see them losing any games on the schedule."
Damon Webb once again proved why he's one of the top players in the country while Malik Hooker willed his team to victory with a huge night. Check out how the rest of the Dream 14 faired in action over the weekend.
Stephen Collier was back in action this weekend following a bye and the result wasn't what he and Lee County had been accustomed to all season. Facing stiff competition on the road, the Trojans were unable to find their normal rhythm and fell 31-14 to Thomas County Central. Collier battled all night, but as we all know, it's tough to play most of the game from behind, especially on the road. There's no doubt that Stephen will rally his team moving forward because that's the kind of player he is. Lee County will look to right the ship next week and start a new winning streak as the playoffs draw closer.
#Buckeyes QB commit Stephen Collier has tried to make plays for Lee Co., but a couple of forced turnovers have helped put TCC up 31-14.— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) October 19, 2013
St. Vincent-St. Mary stayed undefeated on Friday night, hammering Barberton 41-0. Parris Campbell received a minimum amount of touches and judging by the score, there's no reason he needed to have a huge work load. Campbell rushed 9 times for 57 yards and one touchdown. Flip it over and Dante Booker led the Fighting Irish in tackles with 9, two of them being sacks. The Akron duo continue to impress each week with their stellar individual performances and the dominating team wins they are able to help record.
Five-star LB Raekwon McMillan, four-star DB Jamal Adams scheduled to take official visits to Ohio State for Penn State game: Buckeyes recruiting (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both of the recruiting classes Urban Meyer has signed at Ohio State have ranked in the top five among all major recruiting services, and that’s due in large part because he never fails to finish strong.
The Buckeyes already have 18 oral commitments in the 2014 recruiting class – a group Rivals.com ranks it No. 3 class in the country, behind only Alabama and Tennessee – but Meyer would like to close the class out with a five-star prospect.
Ohio State will have the chance to try and convince at least one on Saturday when it hosts five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County. Rated by Rivals the top inside linebacker in the country, McMillan is scheduled to take his official visit to Columbus for the No. 4-ranked Buckeyes night game against Penn State.
Sunday Recruiting Rundown Oct. 20 (the ozone)
This is another “calm before the storm” weekend for OSU recruiting in the sense of quantity (but definitely not quality). Not too many visitors graced the OSU campus but that will all change come next weekend for Penn State.
Two targets and one verbal for 2014 were scheduled to watch OSU beat Iowa: OL Frank Ragnow, DL Thomas Holley, and 2014 commit Curtis Samuel (who is nursing a hurt leg from reports). Four players from 2105 were also scheduled to visit: Brandon Tiassum, LaCairo Davison, George Brown and Reagan Williams and one for 2016: Nick Bosa.
But this past week in recruiting was more like a storm. The big news was the commitment of Mike Gesicki to Penn State. Many recruiting analysts were confident Gesicki would go Scarlet and Gray but an official visit to Penn State for the Michigan game sealed the deal for Gesicki. Rather than waiting, he made it official on Thursday a little after 7 p.m. Eastern Time that he would officially commit to Penn State.