Updated Visitor List (subject to change)
October 26th (Penn State)
'14 QB Shelby Spence (Chicago, IL)
'14 WR Josh Malone (Gallatin, TN) - official
'14 WR Trevion Thompson (Hillside, NC) - official
'14 WR Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis, IN) - commit
'14 OT Jamarco Jones (Chicago, IL) - commit
'14 OT Kyle Trout (Lancaster, OH) - 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 WR Van Jefferson (Brentwood, TN)
'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 OL Sam Madden (Barnegat, NJ)
'15 DL Kraig Howe (Kettering, OH)
'15 DT Shy Tuttle (Lexington, NC)
'15 LB Anthony McKee Jr. (Columbus, OH)
'15 DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, NJ)
'15 ATH Jacques Patrick (Orlando, FL)
'16 WR DeMann Wilson (Cleveland, OH)
'16 WR Cameron Chambers (Philadelphia, PA)
'16 TE Isaac Nauta (Buford, GA)
'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: '15 TX WR Kemah Siverand
Scout $ - Four-star Prince Has Eyes on Nine '14 MD OT Damian Prince
- By Hellman.....Miami, Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Alabama & Ohio State in no order. Florida & Florida State will definitely get Officials, but isn't sure about the other three. Discusses his interest in Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Alabama & Maryland. Talks with the OSU staff frequently.
The Buckeyes offered a class of 2015 wide receiver and a couple prospects add their names to the list of recruits visiting this weekend. Find out who and much more recruiting news from Monday.
The Buckeyes had a ton of football recruits on hand this past weekend. Amongst them, five star defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY/Abraham Lincoln), 2015 prospects Cario Davison of Galion and Toledo Central Catholic juniors, Chris Green and Ramon Miles. Miles told Land-Grant Holy Land that he was highly impressed with how the fans got involved with the quick calls and how Buckeye Nation cheers for the team. But Thad Matta's basketball Bucks were in on the act as well.
2014 five star center Myles Turner made his way from Texas to Columbus. Turner, a 6-11 center, is the fourth best prospect in 2014 class, according to 247Sports and has offers from just about every powerhouse program in college hoops. Turner is mainly concentrating however on the Buckeyes, Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma State, after Louisville has backed off a bit, Per Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com.
Myles' father David Turner had the following to say about his sons Ohio State visit to Zagoria:
"His mom and Myles went. He enjoyed it. Ohio State showed him a great time. Coach does have specific ideas about how they would use him and he explained that to Myles in pretty good detail. He wasn't going to just stick Myles in the post and leave him there."
Buckeye commit Jae'Sean Tate was one of several talented prospects at the All-Ohio Nike City Series Columbus regional. Tate will lead the Columbus class of 2014 in next weekend's Ohio City Series.
Just seven days before the All-Ohio Nike City Series kicks off with a battle of the state's top six cities, Ohio State commit Jae'Sean Tate was one of several top performers from the Columbus region qualifier. With a handful of Division-I prospects in the house, let's take a look at who solidified their spot among the city's best.
Jae'Sean Tate (6'4 SF, Pickerington Central / 2014):
The star of the last several All-Ohio sponsored events, Tate did not disappoint in the Columbus regional. Dominant on the block, Tate established authority in the paint over the weekend. While the Buckeye commit has struggled with his perimeter shooting, Tate's finishing ability around the rim has not suffered. Tate's highlight play came on Sunday when the forward lobbed an alley-oop to himself for a two-handed jam on the fastbreak. The Pickerington Central senior will lead a Columbus regional team featuring Gahanna combo-guard Javon Bess, who committed to Michigan State on Monday.
Recruiting wars: Penn State building victories in recruiting, beats out Ohio State for tight end (ohio)
When Bill O’Brien took over as head coach of a reeling Penn State football program, he was given limited resources on the recruiting trail after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The Nittany Lions were facing a four-year bowl ban, a reduction in scholarships and the loss of the lure of playing for Joe Paterno. It has led to some expected struggles recruiting-wise and a couple of classes ranked outside of the top 40 in the nation, but O’Brien has secured a few big victories to show Penn State is still capable of competing for top talent in the East and Midwest.
The first victory came last year, when Penn State didn’t bring in a top-ranked recruiting class but did surprise many around the country by landing Christian Hackenberg, the No. 2 quarterback in the nation. Hackenberg, an elite prospect out of Virginia, chose to play in Happy Valley despite not being able to play for a Big Ten championship or in a bowl game for most of his college career. Hackenberg has been a hit, throwing for 1,672 yards and 11 touchdowns this season as a freshman.
Penn State-Ohio State recruiting wars getting heated; win vs. OSU would make Hackenberg a star, and more (penn Live)
In today's Penn State football news, Ohio.com discusses the recruiting wars between the Nittany Lions and Ohio State in which PSU won the latest battle.
Elsewhere, PennLive wonders if Penn State has a chance at Thomas Holley, there's more on commit Johnathan Thomas and Bob Flounders profiles team doctor Scott Lynch.
Finally, Victory Bell Rings believes that a win at Ohio State will make Christian Hackenberg a star and a quarterback guru has high praise for the gunslinging freshman.