Visitors List (Subject To Change)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JuCo OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'15 OL Sterling Jenkins (Pittsburgh, PA)
'15 LB Justin Hilliard (Cincinati, OH)
Getting an official Date TBA (After Season)
'14 OL Frank Ragnow (Victoria, MN)
'14 S Erick Smith (Cleveland, OH)
'14 ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, GA)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH)
Scout$--Ohio State impresses Tuttle '15 NC DT Shy Tuttle
- Shy enjoyed the trip and says it definitely helped tOSU. He does not have any favorites and wants to visit Michigan, FSU, UGA, and South Carolina.
Welcome to another beautiful Tuesday night around the 11W campfire, the night we talk recruiting and Ohio State and all the news that's new. If you're unaware, I have a propensity for rambling, my aimlessly meandering prose often unnecessary, but for the sake of brevity and increased question answering, I'm going to do my best to reel that in tonight.
Let's get started, eh?
(Oh yeah, I didn't answer any questions about Raekwon McMillan in here, because as of now he's not talking about his trip to Ohio State yet. I'm hoping to hear from him this evening after he's been back home and settled. I promise, when I have actual news about his visit, I will talk about it, and knowing me, it will be at length.)
63-14 = Holley? - IDontSmellGood
As Lee Corso would say, "Not so fast my friend." Holley's mind, while not made up, is unlikely to be impacted by one game — and that goes for Penn State's emotional win against Michigan, too — especially one he was not personally attending. Holley, it appears, will be making a trip to Florida still before he makes a decision, but I'd expect this one to come down to Ohio State and Penn State in the end. Right now, I still think the Buckeyes have a slight edge over the Nits, but it's far from a done deal.
Big players stepped up in big games Friday night.
Quarterbacks Tyler Herman of Collins Hill and Terry Googer of Woodward Academy had big nights in upset victories against Top 10 opponents.
Defensive ends D’Andre Walker of Hughes and Chauncey Rivers of Stephenson, two blue-chip recruits, each spent much of Friday night in his opponent’s backfield.
And Mike Rogers of Campbell extended his rushing lead in Class AAAAAA.
Here are some of the top performances from last week in Georgia high school football:
A premier LB in the 2015 class, Columbus product Anthony McKee fond of Ohio State, learning about others: Buckeyes recruiting (cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anthony McKee made the 200-mile trek from Columbus to Ann Arbor this summer to participate in a Michigan football camp, all the while thinking that a short three-hour drive wouldn’t make for much change from his Central Ohio home.
Michigan is just like Ohio State, he thought. Two big football programs on quests for championships, both with memorable traditions – albeit different – that make for some of the best you’ll find in the world of college football.
McKee wasn’t prepared.
“Michigan,” McKee paused with a smile during a recent interview with Cleveland.com before continuing with the rest of his answer. “It was different than anything I have ever seen before.”
Steven Gonzalez received news that he would be getting a visit from coach Meyer next week. Does this mean anything for the four-star guard? Curtis Samuel received a huge bump in ESPN's 300 for the class of 2014.
Kicking things off, coach Meyer and coach Warinner will be in to visit offensive line prospect Steven Gonzalez next Monday. With Ohio State having their second bye week of the season, it'll give the Buckeye's coaching staff an extra week to check in on recruits and lay the foundation for the 2015 class. At 6'5" 300 pounds, Gonzalez picked up his offer two weeks ago and looks to be part of a New Jersey pipeline the Buckeyes would love to start. Remember, this is what he had to say about his offer when it was picked up, there definitely seems to be a strong connection between him and Ed Warinner. Being from Jersey, the Scarlet Knights seem to be the favorite, but when dealing with 2015 kids at this point, anything can happen. Look for Ohio State to gain ground on the four-star guard starting early next week.
Ohio State has compiled one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.
Urban Meyer is cleaning up on the recruiting trail, though that isn't surprising given his history or the fact that we're talking about Ohio State here. The Buckeyes currently have 18 verbals for 2014, and the class ranks second nationally, according to the 247Sports composite. It's the top group in the Big Ten.
All of Ohio State's commitments came during the offseason, the most recent from four-star running back/safety prospect Curtis Samuel, who pledged in mid-August. Samuel is one of several top-100 players the Buckeyes have in the fold.
Here are some of other top names in OSU's class: