I mentioned in the article that the three year averages were from 2011-2013. With Rutgers, recruiting has taken a hit since Schiano left.
While Ohio State does have three extra scholarships next year, the available openings is only about 15 right now. That number will probably grow, but we don't have all these openings that some people expect.
I didn't read this thread but I'm sure I could guess what was being said.
I was told before the season started that Mike Mitchell came to Ohio State and absolutely dominated for the first week or so. He then hit the wall and I was told he just looked flat out bad. Tons of mental mistakes and just didn't look as good. They tried to work with him, but nothing was working. It wasn't an injury that caused him to lose focus. I know people were confused but realized he was just a freshman.
Ohio State hasn't even offered Raequan Williams. All the crystal ballers just followed Wiltfong's lead.
He named Michigan State #1 and Ohio State #2 before this offer. Should be an interesting battle.
Dante Redwood might not have any scholarship offers, but that has only fueled him to work harder. With a nice showing at Massillon's Nike Football Skills Combine, Redwood was pleased but not satisfied. He is already back on the football grind, even hungrier than before, as he tweeted.
The Midview High School standout owns a SPARQ rating of 99.99, which was in the 99th percentile of athletes in attendance at Massillon NFTSC. SPARQ rating is a commonly used scoring system designed to measure sport-specific athleticism. Measuring in at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, the unranked athlete had the fifth highest score for vertical jump.
On the football field, he plays all over the field for his team. He stars at corner, wide receiver and plays special teams for the 7-3 Midview Middies. An injury during his junior campaign held him out of all but three games. In the brief period, he would score four touchdowns and would own his territory, much like he did during his sophomore season.
Like many juniors around the nation, the recruiting side of things are just starting to take off for the Northeastern Ohio prospect. "Things are kind of starting to pick up. Just a lot of letters and emails being exchanged," Dante told Eleven Warriors. "I'm visiting Kent State coming up here on March 8th."
His recruitment could soon take off, especially after his impress combine performance. Junior Days, which is schools bringing in junior prospects to visit in masses, should help Redwood understand where he stands on a few teams recruiting boards. "I think Kent State and Toledo might be close to offering. When I visit Kent (State) I'll hopefully get a better idea."
During the past college football season, Dante was able to take visits to Cincinnati and Indiana. "I liked Indiana a lot when I went there. They had a good atmosphere," he said. "But I absolutely loved Cincinnati. The coaching staff was awesome, the fans were awesome and the players seemed to take a liking to all the recruits there."
Redwood visited Ohio State for Friday Night Lights, a football camp which draws many of Ohio's top prospects, and also worked out during a three-day camp in June.
While he doesn't have a top list of schools, the Ohio native knows exactly what he is looking for in his future school. "I'm looking for a school that has good academic prestige and a roster that will give me an opportunity to possibly play early."
Here are Dante Redwood's highlights from two scrimmages and the first three games before injury.
This position is to replace John Bowers, who left to become an assistant coach at James Madison. Bowers worked with Meyer as a position coach and recruiting coordinator at Bowling Green. He had other coaching experience, as well. That is what Meyer and Pantoni are looking for with this hire. This isn't some intern or entry level job, but I believe there are some of those positions open after a few other departures.
I'm watching a few prospects closely: Nick Conner, if he were to get an offer soon. Probably won't commit the same day, but don't see him dragging it out. I know Liam McCullough wants to take a few visits still, but I'm keeping a close eye on that situation. Jerome Baker said he plans to hold off for a while, but I know he has quietly told people a few times that he was close to deciding (although it has never happened. Still worth keeping an eye on). If Kilby-Lane visits for the spring game, it'll be worth keeping an eye on.
I think OSU would definitely take Fitzpatrick and Whitehead to go along with Dean and Edwards. Edwards is definitely a safety, while I'd say the other three are corners. That sounds like a nice DB haul for 2015.
I can confirm that Joel Hale has been working with the offensive line all offseason.
It's definitely a solid class. Would have loved to see the Terps land Tabor and Jared Cohen. Wish Demetrius Johnson would have qualified. Would have been a much better class. Those three guys are going to be good.
Ford was a 2014 recruit and has signed with VT.
It's early to say with Holland and Toliver. They have both expressed interest in visiting Ohio State. Florida is in a good position for Holland and Toliver is committed to LSU, but he has mentioned he wants to visit. We'll see if he visits. Edwards' school has guys committed to LSU, Florida State, Florida, UNC and UCLA already. It doesn't appear any of their guys are sticking together at the next level.
Edwards commits to the Ohio State over offers from Auburn, Louisville, Penn State, Stanford, Missouri, UCLA and Notre Dame. Nice early list.
I'd guess it was Bo Pelini and Nebraska. Spurrier stole one of Nebraska's recruits late.
Ray Farmer is one of the most respected player personnel guys in the league. Glad Banner and Lombardi are out of his way. Seems like Farmer might hire his own guy to be assistant GM.
Indeed. Small world.
I know John plans to have an update on Alex soon. Good looking prospect.
I've seen him play since I'm from Sandusky Perkins. Here are his highlights. I know he has visited Northwestern and Penn State. Interest from quite a few schools.