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Clear Picture of Roster Space

Here is the current scholarship count following NSD. 58 returning players and 24 signed letters of intent. Johnny Townsend is still in the queue. As you can see, if the Buckeyes do indeed add Townsend to this count, it would mean that one of the players below would not be on the roster come the sta...

Quenton Nelson Update

Here is the latest on the 2014 offensive lineman from Red Bank (NJ) Catholic: The Nelson family spoke with Ed Warinner and Urban Meyer yesterday on the phone. Quenton tries to call Coach Meyer once a week. Because "Q" plays basketball it has been tough to get out for a visit,...

Catching Up with Kyle Berger: Junior Day Visit

2014 Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius LB Kyle Berger was offered a scholarship by Ohio State back in November, right before making a visit to Columbus for The Game. At the time it was Berger's first offer, but that was quickly followed by an offer from Cincinnati and then a few others. At the time K...

Catching Up with Nick Richardson: The Game Visit

2014 Westerville (OH) Central OL Nick Richardson may be the top at his position in the state when it is all said and done come Signing Day in February of 2014. The 6-5/285 prospect has been in constant contact with the OSU coaching staff, and while he doesn't have an offer yet, he is extremely i...

Catching Up with Dravon Henry: The Game Visit

We caught up with 2014 Aliquippa (PA) ATH Dravon Henry, the cousin of Darrelle Revis, after he attended the Ohio State-Michigan game this past weekend with teammate, DT Jaleel Fields: If he enjoyed the game: "Yeah, I did. It was really loud and I didn't expect it to be like that. It...
27 Nov 2012
by Alex Gleitman

Catching Up with Jaleel Fields: The Game Visit

2014 Aliquippa (PA) Senior High School DT Jaleel Fields is a prospect that the OSU staff has been in constant contact with. At 6-3/270 Fields has great size to play defensive tackle at the next level, but also has the great athleticism that Urban Meyer looks for in his offensive linemen. He took hi...

Catching Up with Dorian Hendrix: The Game Visit

Dorian Hendrix is a 6-1/215 linebacker in the class of 2014 from Huber Heights (OH) Wayne, the same high school as Braxton Miller. He is considered one of the best linebackers in the state for his class and has been in contact with the Buckeye coaching staff.  Hendrix was in town to see OSU be...
26 Nov 2012
by Alex Gleitman

Catching Up with Tinashe Bere: The Game Visit

I had the chance to sit down with 2014 Cincinnati (OH) Sycamore LB Tinashe Bere following his weekend visit to Columbus to see Ohio State defeat Michigan: On the experience: "It was amazing and really fun. It was an exciting game." He didn't get to speak to the coaches ot...

Catching Up with Kyle Trout: The Game Visit

2014 Lancaster (OH) OL Kyle Trout has been a prospect that has been in constant contact with the Ohio State coaching staff. While he does not currently hold an offer, he is thought to be at the top of OSU's wish list for the in-state prospects at the position group, along with Jimmy Byrne and Ni...

Da'Shawn Hand Announces Top 10

In alphabetical order, nation's top 2014 player lists his top 10. He is visiting for The Game this weekend with his coaches and teammate ATH Marcus Boone. They are making the drive from Virginia today and will likely leave on Sunday. Alabama Crimson Tide Florida State Seminoles Lsu Tigers ...

Zach Yousey: Cal Visit

Columbus (OH) Harvest Prep WR Zach Yousey (6-2/190) took in the Ohio State-Cal game this past weekend. Here is the latest: Yousey currently holds six offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Illinois, Miami (OH), and Toledo. He is receiving interest from many Big Ten prog...

OSU Players Recruited By Urban

Just thought it would be interesting to give everyone a look at the veteran players currently on the roster (non-true frosh) who were recruited by Urban at Florida. These were players who had offers from Meyer when he was the head coach. There were some others on last year's roster, but I though...

Johnny Townsend Enjoys Friday Night Lights

Ohio State punter commit, Johnny Townsend of Orlando (FL) Boone made his second trip up from the Sunshine state to Columbus to check out Friday Night Lights. Here are some notes gathered after talking to the rising senior about his latest visit: Went up with his whole family and spent six da...

Ezekiel Elliot's Weekend Visit

Had the pleasure of catching up with Buckeye commit RB Ezekiel Elliott of John Burroughs HS in St. Louis, Missouri. Elliott was on campus this weekend for his first visit since committing a few months ago. Here are some notes from hsi trip: Had an absolute blast being back on campus and hang...

Jayme Thompson's Camp Experience

Caught up with current Ohio State commit S Jayme Thompson of Toledo Central Catholic and wanted to give you all the run down on what the future Buckeye had to say: Came down Friday and went home today (Saturday). Said it was fun as always and he really enjoyed being around the coaches ...

Urban Meyer Statement

Here is Coach Meyer's statement, just released from OSU: “I was pleased to take part in a productive, regularly scheduled meeting of the Big Ten Conference coaches today in Chicago. We had an opportunity to discuss a number of issues with each other and conference staff, including t...

B1G Coaches Speak

While we load Fickell's presser to the main page, be sure to check out what the rest of coaches had to say on Day 1 of Big Ten Media Days. Click each coach's name below to see the video streaming straight from the Big Ten Network, who did a great job showing these live all day long. Be su...

Brewster and Simon Two to Watch

Mike Brewster and John Simon were the two Buckeyes represented on the conference's Watch List which came out this morning. See the official release below: July 28, 2011   CHICAGO - The Big Ten Conference released its inaugural Legends Division and Leaders Division Pla...

Kyle Dodson Commits To Wisconsin

Kyle Dodson grew up an Ohio State fan from Cleveland and thought his dream was to grow up and play for the Buckeyes one day. That was until he visited Wisconsin. "Growing up I always rooted for the Buckeyes because where I'm from everybody roots for them and hates Michigan", Dod...

Chris Carter Jr. Signs With OSU

After some potential legal troubles, Cleveland JFK OL Chris Carter has finally signed his NLOI with Ohio State. Below is a press release from the school: Carter Signs With Ohio State Football Cleveland native 24th to join Buckeye recruiting class COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chris Car...

Under Armour Game Tonight

The UA All-American game is tonight at 7PM on ESPN. Current OSU commits QB Braxton Miller, DE Steve Miller, and LB Ryan Shazier are participating. Potential future Buckeyes at the game are DB Doran Grant, DB Jabari Gorman, ATH Darius Jennings (Won't play-injury), WR Ja'Juan Story, LB Jame...
05 Jan 2011
by Alex Gleitman

Marcus Freeman to be Named LB Coach at KSU

I just got word from a trusted source that Marcus Freeman got the linebackers coaching job at Kent State. Freeman played at OSU from 2004-2009 and was part of a great linebacker duo along with James Laurinaitis. Freeman had a tango with the NFL as part of the Bills and texans, but had to retire p...

Shazier Decommits from Florida

LB Ryan Shazier has decommitted from Florida today after his official visits to LSU last weekend and Ohio State this weekend. He will be making his announcement later at his graduation party in the Miami area and will choose between the Bucks and Tigers. Being that all signs pointed to this b...

Addendum To Yesterday's Recruiting Update

As an add on to yesterday's recruiting notebook, news came out that the Buckeyes have offered Cumming, GA long-snapper, Bryce Haynes. Haynes holds offers from UNC, Arkansas, and Utah State and is considered the nation's top at his position. The Bucks usually don't offer schollies...

Amir Williams Officially In The Fold

  The last 24 hours have been good to the basketball Buckeyes, but things got even better today, as Amir Williams has signed a national letter of intent with Ohio State. Williams, a 6-10/220 center from Detroit Country Day School, became the fifth member of the class of 2011, joining...

Mike Adams Separates His Shoulder

Wondering what happened on the play where Mike Adams almost let Terrelle Pryor's knee get blown out against EMU? Well apparently Big Mike separated his shoulder against EMU and was defenseless on the play, according to Terrelle Pryor's Wednesday press conference. That certainly explains a...
29 Sep 2010
by Alex Gleitman

Warren Ball is a HUGE Commit

Columbus St. Francis DeSales RB Warren Ball committed to OSU today. It was the first day juniors could receive offers in writing and Ball wasted no time telling Jim Tressel he wanted in. This is a huge get for the Bucks as Ball, at 6-1/200, is a big, physical runner who has a non-stop motor and h...