Scout $ - Malone connects in Columbus '14 TN WR Josh Malone
- By Simmons....Was able to spend time with the staff & players, including host J.T. Barrett. Visiting Florida State & Clemson next
Scout $ - Patrick Takes In Ohio State '15 FL ATH Jacques Patrick
- By Young.....Was able to hang out with Coach Meyer & Coach Drayton on his visit and talks about having a great relationship with both. Has earned the nickname "Baby Carlos" and talks about being very comfortable at Ohio State. Will release a top 10 soon, which will include Ohio State. Plans on returning for another unofficial & definitely an official.
Scout $ - McDowell Visits Buckeye '14 MI OT Malik McDowell
- Interview by Trieu with Malik's mom. Nothing to see here, Buckeyes don't have a chance with this guy.
Scout $ - After OSU Trip, Wimbush Nearing Decision '15 NJ QB Brandon Wimbush
- By Dohn.....Had a meeting with Coach Meyer & was told Ohio State would accept his commitment whenever he's ready. Realizes that other QBs want to commit to Ohio State, so he plans on making a decision immediately after his season. Says Real Life Wednesdays made a big impression on him & his parents.
Undecided Lincoln star Holley to play in All-American football game (brooklyn daily)
In just two years, Abraham Lincoln star lineman Thomas Holley has gone from football newbie to All-American.
The undecided senior, who only started playing football two years ago, accepted his jersey to play in the Under Armour All-America game during a ceremony at the Coney Island school last Tuesday. Holley is one of 90 players selected to play in the contest on Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in Florida.
“It meant a lot to me, just knowing where I am coming from and where I’m at now,” Holley said.
He is the second All-American from Lincoln, along with Ishaq Williams, in the last three years. Holley joins Erasmus Hall running back and Ohio State-commit Curtis Samuel as an All-American this season. Samuel will represent Brooklyn in the U.S. Army All-American bowl.
CHICAGO– (October 28, 2013) – Leading candidates for football’s prestigious Butkus Award® honoring the nation’s top football linebackers were announced today by the Butkus Foundation, and Akron resident Dante Booker Jr. is on the list.
The 12 collegiate semi-finalists include returning finalist C.J. Mosley of Alabama. The 12 high school finalists are from eight states, with three each from Ohio and Florida. Booker is a senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and is an Ohio State University recruit. Finalists will be announced November 26 and winners will be announced by December 10. The pro winner will be announced in early 2014.
The Buckeyes are still in pursuit of some of the best talent that the country has to offer, and they won't rest until they get what they want. Chad Mavety is one of those recruits, but where does Ohio State stand with Mavety?
One of the remaining targets on Ohio State's recruiting board is '14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety. Mavety has long been in contact with the Buckeyes' coaching staff, and throughout the past season, has had Ohio State near the top of his list among many BCS-level schools. Florida State is said to be the other favorite for landing Mavety, despite holding offers from Alabama, Miami, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and LSU among many others. The 6'6", 320-pound Mavety is ranked as the fourth best JUCO offensive lineman in the country, and the number one ranked prospect overall coming out of the state of New York.
Mavety is planned to have an official visit to Ohio State on the weekend of November 22nd, 20 days after his last visit to Florida State. It will be interesting to see how that unfolds, but until then, it's clearly a tug of war match between the Buckeyes and the Seminoles:
2015 Orlando (FL) Timber Creek running back Jacques Patricks talks about his unofficial visit to Ohio State for the Penn State game.
Urban Meyer and his staff hosted a very impressive list of recruits on campus last weekend, where some of the top high school football players in the country saw the Buckeyes post a 63-14 victory over Penn State.
One of the top young talents on campus was 2015 Orlando (FL) Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick, who is one of Ohio State's top targets in the 2015 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 220 pound running back/athlete holds around 50 offers to play college football. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, and many others headline his very impressive offer sheet.
Last weekend, Patrick decided he would make his second ever trip to Columbus to watch the Buckeyes take on Penn state. I caught up with him to find out how he liked his second visit to Ohio State.
Ohio State has spent a lot of time in the NY/NJ area trying to lure as many of the top recruits in that area to Ohio as they can. Noah Brown from NJ and Curtis Samuel from NY have already flowed west to Columbus on the NY/NJ recruiting pipeline.
For 2014, the Buckeyes are still trying to add NY Juco OL Chad Mavety and NY defensive lineman Thomas Holley, but Urban Meyer is not stopping there. Meyer has already made three offers to NY/NJ players for 2014 and one of them is OL Steven Gonzalez out of Union City, NJ. Gonzalez is the epitome of the NY/NJ prospect as he lives from viewing distance of the Hudson River and could easily jog into NY State.
If his name sounds familiar, you are probably thinking of former OSU standout WR Anthony Gonzalez who later played with the Colts. Like Anthony, Steven is also Cuban, likes his Cuban food, and loves football.
In my opinion the Buckeyes are definitely behind Rutgersfor Gonzalez but a lot can change between now and National Signing Day 2015. Gonzalez took some time to update the-Ozone readers on his recruitment.