Scout $ - Final official visit for Adams? '14 TX CB Jamal Adams
- Visiting Texas on 11/16 and then will make a decision. No surprise here, at least we can now officially move on from this guy.
For the first half of its game Thursday night, Ursuline was hanging tough with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. The Irish only trailed by 12 points at intermission, having recovered a pair of fumbles by the state’s defending Division III champions in rainy weather.
But in the first eight minutes of the third quarter, things fell apart for Ursuline, as it allowed three touchdowns that allowed SVSM to pull away for a 40-7 victory at Stambaugh Stadium.
“It affected both teams,” Ursuline coach Larry Kempe said of the weather. “I thought St. V’s handled it better than we did. It comes down to us having to control the football, hold on to the football and then we have opportunities to make tackles.
“There’s a reason why they’re 10-0; because they’re a good football team.”
SVSM (10-0) got the third quarter off to a quick start as Parris Campbell returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown just 13 seconds into the half.
McLaurin emerges as prize catch (dispatch)
Terry McLaurin has been on a rocket ride for six months, and he has shown no signs of reaching his apogee.
The receiver from Indianapolis, who has committed Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class, still feels he’s on the way up as a player who hardly anyone had heard of seven months ago.
“I refer to myself as a kind of under-the-radar recruit and player,” McLaurin said.
But his blip is growing stronger by the day.
Six months ago he showed up at Ohio State’s summer camp for the second time in two weeks, having improved his pass-catching skills in the interim to the point where the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship. He committed almost immediately.
A month later, he stunned onlookers at The Opening camp in Oregon when he stepped up in the vertical leap competition and seemed to defy gravity with a stunning 44.8-inch rise.
RN Hot Board: Class of 2014 (ESPN)
Players of note
Tony Brown- LSU
Raekwon McMillan- Ohio State
Damian Prince- Maryland
Solomon Thomas- Stanford
JuJu Smith- USC
Johnnie Dixon- Miami
Josh Malone- Tennessee
Marshon Lattimore- Ohio State
Travis Rudolph- Florida State
Thomas Holley- Ohio State
Alex Bookser- Pitt
Erick Smith- Ohio State
LGHL takes a look at which six players could fill out Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class.
As we roll into the month of November, we're just a little over three months from National Signing Day, which is on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.
In past years, teams would only be about half way through their class at this point in the recruiting cycle. However, the recruiting cycle has sped up over the past couple of years and players started committing to schools early. Ohio State and many other top schools are in the process of finishing out their 2014 recruiting, with their eyes moving more towards the 2015 class.
Today, Land-Grant Holy Land is going to try and project which six recruits will close out the 2014 recruiting class.
ESPN updated its top 300 rankings for the 2014 football recruiting class and it features seven Ohio State commits.
57. Damon Webb, Cornerback, Cass Technical High School (Detroit), 5'10, 179 pounds
67. Jamarco Jones, Offensive tackle, De La Salle Institute (Chicago), 6'4, 300 pounds
127. Dante Booker Jr., Outside linebacker, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 6'3, 212 pounds
148. Curtis Samuel, Athlete, Erasmus Hall High School (Brooklyn), 5'11, 186 pounds
160. Jalyn Holmes, Defensive end, Lake Taylor High School (Norfolk, VA), 6'5, 235 pounds
166. Demetrius Knox, Guard, All Saints Episcopal School (Fort Worth, TX), 6'4, 296 pounds
174. Parris Campbell Jr., Athlete, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 6'0, 184 pounds