Yesterday was Mother's Day and while many of us were enjoying brunch and showering our wives and/or mothers with gifts, Gary (Ind.) West Side's Lonnie Johnson topped us all by committing to become the 8th member of Ohio State's football class as a gift for his mother, Nora.
Johnson has speed in bunches and plans to play wide receiver for the Buckeyes. While there were discussions of academics holding up an offer from Ohio State, Johnson told us that wasn't the case. "The reports about my grades were not true," he said. "I just wasn't ready, and was going through some personal stuff."
Welcome to the show, Mr. Johnson.
In late-breaking news Sunday night, our own Jeremy Birmingham reported that former Texas commit Demetrius Knox will make an official visit to Ohio State for the Penn State game in October. That's a night game, so Meyer and his staff will be doing what they do best: selling an incredible atmosphere to an elite offensive lineman.
BIG HELP ON THE WAY? Per Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, Tulane big Josh Davis will take an official visit to Columbus soon.
A 6-foot-8 forward, Davis has one season of eligibility remaining and would be able to play for Ohio State right away. He averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Green Wave last season, going off for 27 against Georgia Tech in the opener and 21 and 15 against Memphis in the Conference USA tournament.
Davis will also take visits to San Diego State and Gonzaga. Wherever he lands gets an instant upgrade.
In other basketball addition news, here's class of 2014 big man Dave Bell earning straight As on the height test next to former Buck Dallas Lauderdale.