Ohio State's 2018 Friday Night Lights Visitor List

By Andrew Lind on June 19, 2018 at 9:25 am
Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer during Friday Night Lights in 2015.

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Ohio State officially announced the date for its annual Friday Night Lights recruiting extravaganza on Monday morning, moving it up from its traditional late July slot to June 22 to work around the month-long recruiting dead period.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22 @ 7:00 P.M. EST
  • OHIO STADIUM - COLUMBUS, OH
  • FREE ADMISSION - $5 PARKING

It’s also the first time prospects can take official visits for Friday Night Lights (with juniors now permitted to do so from April 1 through the Sunday before the final Wednesday in June), which means the camp has the potential to be the biggest recruiting weekend of the 2019 cycle — outside of the rivalry game against Michigan, of course.

That doesn’t mean the camp is open to anyone who wants to attend, though. NCAA rules prevent the program from invite-only camps, so the staff has made it as exclusive as possible by waiting until the week of to announce the change in schedule. 

By comparison, the program’s trio of one-day camps earlier this month brought more than 2,100 prospects from — literally — all over the world to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Of course, the staff was only able to give individual attention to a handful of the kids, with head coach Urban Meyer addressing those in attendance collectively as the camp concluded. 

Friday’s camp in Ohio Stadium, meanwhile, has all the bells and whistles of a night game. There’s music blaring through the speakers and big-game highlights being played on the Jumbotron, which all makes for an impressive pitch to the nation’s top prospects — with several no doubt on commitment watch this week. 

All that said, we’ve compiled the most up-to-date list of expected attendees below. We’ll continue update it in the coming days as more prospects confirm their plans with Eleven Warriors.

CLASS OF 2019
name pos stars high school offer COMMITMENT STATUS
BRIAN MAURER QB ★★★ OCALA (FL) WEST PORT NO UNCOMMITTED
STEELE CHAMBERS RB ★★★★ ROSWELL (GA) BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC YES OHIO STATE
SAMPSON JAMES RB ★★★★ AVON (IN) YES OHIO STATE
C.J. BOONE WR ★★★ ST. LOUIS (MO) PARKWAY NORTH NO UNCOMMITTED
ELIJAH HIGGINS* WR ★★★★ AUSTIN (TX) BOWIE YES UNCOMMITTED
MARCUS WASHINGTON* WR ★★★★ ST. LOUIS (MO) TRINITY CATHOLIC YES UNCOMMITTED
JAMESON WILLIAMS* WR ★★★★ ST. LOUIS (MO) CARDINAL RITTER PREP YES TOP 5 - ALABAMA, NEBRASKA, OHIO STATE, OREGON, UCLA
CORMONTAE HAMILTON TE ★★★ MEMPHIS (TN) WHITEHAVEN NO UNCOMMITTED
JUSTIN BRITT OG ★★★ INDIANAPOLIS (IN) WARREN CENTRAL NO UNCOMMITTED
JONATHAN ALLEN OT ★★★ DAYTON (OH) DUNBARD YES UNCOMMITTED
ADAM ELGAMMAL OT NR MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
RYAN JACOBY OT ★★★★ MENTOR (OH) YES OHIO STATE
ZACH HARRISON** DE ★★★★★ LEWIS CENTER (OH) OLENTANGY ORANGE YES TOP 4 - CLEMSON, MICHIGAN, OHIO STATE, PENN STATE
ETINOSA REUBEN* DE ★★★ RIVERSIDE (MO) PARK HILL SOUTH YES UNCOMMITTED
JARED HARRISON-HUNTE DT ★★★ MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
BRANDON GEORGE OLB ★★★ READING (PA) BERKS CATHOLIC NO PITTSBURGH
JORDAN BATTLE* CB ★★★★ FORT LAUDERDALE (FL) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS YES UNCOMMITTED
M.J. DEVONSHIRE CB ★★★ ALIQUIPPA (PA) YES UNCOMMITTED
ADONIS OTEY CB ★★★★ MURFREESBORO (TN) BLACKMAN YES UNCOMMITTED
PEYTON POWELL* ATH ★★★ ODESSA (TX) PERMIAN YES TOP 10 - ARKANSAS, BAYLOR, ILLINOIS, OHIO STATE, OKLAHOMA STATE, OLE MISS, TEXAS, TCU, TEXAS TECH, VIRGINIA
CRAIG YOUNG ATH ★★★ FORT WAYNE (IN) WAYNE YES OHIO STATE
CLASS OF 2020
NAME POS STARS HIGH SCHOOL OFFER COMMITMENT STATUS
C.J. DIXON QB NR LOGANVILLE (GA) GRAYSON YES UNCOMMITTED
JACK MILLER III QB ★★★★ SCOTTSDALE (AZ) CHAPARRAL YES UNCOMMITTED
DARVON HUBBARD RB ★★★★ SCOTTSDALE (AZ) CHAPARRAL NO UNCOMMITTED
TIREK MURPHY RB ★★★★ MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
JORDAN JOHNSON WR ★★★★ ST. LOUIS (MO) DE SMET JESUIT YES UNCOMMITTED
MARCUS ROSEMY WR ★★★★ FORT LAUDERDALE (FL) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS YES UNCOMMITTED
DEVELL WASHINGTON WR ★★★ BAY CITY (MI) CENTRAL NO UNCOMMITTED
KEDRICK BINGLEY-JONES DE ★★★★ CHARLOTTE (NC) PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL YES UNCOMMITTED
ZEPHRON LESTER DT ★★★★ MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
DEREK WINGO OLB ★★★★ FORT LAUDERDALE (FL) ST. THOMAS AQUINAS YES TOP 3 - GEORGIA, OHIO STATE, OKLAHOMA
TAHLIQ BATTLE CB NR MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
MILES BROOKS CB ★★★★ JACKSONVILLE (FL) TRINITY CHRISTIAN NO UNCOMMITTED
JAYLON JONES CB ★★★★ CIBOLO (TX) STEELE NO UNCOMMITTED
R.J. MICKENS CB ★★★★ SOUTHLAKE (TX) CARROLL YES UNCOMMITTED
MAKARI PAIGE S ★★★★ WEST BLOOMFIELD (MI) YES UNCOMMITTED
MICHAEL DRENNEN II ATH ★★★★ DUBLIN (OH) COFFMAN YES UNCOMMITTED 
CLASS OF 2021
NAME POS STARS HIGH SCHOOL OFFER COMMITMENT STATUS
NOAH BODDEN QB NR MIDDLE VILLAGE (NY) CHRIST THE KING NO UNCOMMITTED
TERRENCE ENOS OT NR DETROIT (MI) CASS TECH NO UNCOMMITTED

*Official visit **Will not participate in camp

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