The Hurry Up: Withrow's Jameel Clark Recaps Visit, Multiple Targets Perform Well Friday, Demond Demas Gives the Latest And Bryson Shaw Releases Highlight Tape

By Derrick Webb on October 15, 2018 at 6:50 pm
Jameel Clark

The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.


Since attending a camp this past summer at Ohio State, Cincinnati (Withrow) senior Jameel Clark's interest in being a Buckeye has only grown. The defensive tackle made an unofficial visit to Columbus Saturday, seeing Ohio State beat Minnesota 30-14.

Needless to say, his feelings only got that much stronger following the visit.

"I like the tradition [at Ohio State], plus I like the many opportunities they offer students," Clark told Eleven Warriors. "I’ve spoken to a few players and they really love OSU and I spoke to a few coaches when I attended camp this past summer."

Clark says he has strong interest coming from MAC schools as well as multiple FCS schools. He also currently has an offer from Central State University, a Division II school out of Xenia, Ohio.

"As of right now, I have strong interest coming from MAC schools and a few [FCS] colleges, Clark said. "However, I am strongly interested in Ohio State. Hopefully, I can achieve the appropriate ACT score, which I take in December."            

While Withrow has struggled this season, much due to injury problems, Clark has continued to develop as a player.

"I have great upside and I am good on my feet.  I am a great pass rusher and I am a better run-stopper," Clark said. "I work extremely hard to improve my skills. Currently, my team is struggling.  We've had to battle injuries, which in result, we've lost some close games.  Coach [Nathaniel] Snow has done a great job trying to get the students to buy in.  Our young players are very good."


Wondering how some of Ohio State's top recruiting targets fared this past Friday? We've got you covered. Two of the Buckeyes' top three targets, according to 247Sports, played in wins.

Before a visit to Michigan, Olentangy Orange defensive end Zach Harrison aided his Pioneers to a 14-10 win while holding Westerville Central's offense to just 114 rushing yards. Meanwhile, in a 49-0 win over Superior Collegiate, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) running back Trey Sanders posted 24 rushing yards and scored a touchdown.

Remember Wandale Robinson? I'm sure you do. The four-star Western Hills (Ky.) running back has set the world on fire this season. Friday night was no different. In a 42-34 win over Garrard Co., he had 180 yards and four touchdowns rushing, threw a 35-yard touchdown pass and had 16 tackles, five for a loss, forced a fumble and had a sack on defense.

Crystal Lake (Ill.) tackle Trevor Keegan, who also made a visit to Michigan Saturday evening, beat Jacobs 28-7 while Huntington (W. Va.) offensive tackle Darnell Wright played well in a 30-22 loss to Capital. Permian (Odessa, Texas) receiver Peyton Powell, who made a visit to Texas this weekend, scored four total touchdowns in a 42-10 win over Odessa.

Other Buckeye targets in action were Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker Tommy Eichenberg in a 32-7 win over Moeller, The Benjamin School (North Palm Beach, Fla.) receiver Kaiir Elam in a 31-13 win over Calvary Christian, and Bowie (Austin, Texas) receiver Elijah Higgins in a 43-0 loss to Whitesboro.


Any day you get to meet former Buckeye and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas — who's currently third in the NFL with 46 receptions alongside 519 yards and three scores — it has to be a good day.

Five-star North Forest (Houston, Texas) wide receiver Demond Demas, who's committed to Texas A&M, had that opportunity Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium.

Just an observation here ... but Demas looked awfully comfortable in scarlet and gray. Does it translate to a flip? Who knows. But when you add Thomas' presence during Demas' visit, it's absolutely not a bad sign for the Buckeyes. Remember, before committing to the Aggies, Ohio State was in Demas' top five.


According to, 2020 Ohio State quarterback commit Jack Miller won't play this coming week, or in weeks to come, due to a knee injury. Miller suffered the injury last week in a close loss but still passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns.


The game is still on but Chaparral junior Jack Miller suffered a high-grade, medial collateral knee sprain early in the Friday loss at home to Phoenix Mountain Pointe and is expected to be out for three weeks, according to sources.

There is hope that Miller could return for the 6A playoffs that begin Nov. 2.

Miller continued to play after sustaining the injury on Chaparral's second drive, as the Firebirds went up 10-0. He still passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns, hobbling the rest of the game.

The junior has completed 55 percent of this passes this season alongside 2,431 yards and a 27-6 touchdown-interception ratio.


Yesterday, we ended the Hurry Up with a senior highlight tape from 2019 commit Harry Miller. We're doing the sam today, just with 2019 commit Bryson Shaw of the Bullis School.

Shaw is a three-star safety that committed to Ohio State on April 28. The Bullis School (Potomac, Md.) is Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins' alma mater. Shaw was once a Wisconsin commit but eventually flipped. Shaw has great closing speed, seems to glide with the ball in his hands and sees the entire field. But don't believe me. Watch for yourself.

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