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.
STEWART TALKS OHIO STATE INTEREST
After rushing for 211 yards and three touchdowns, on just 12 carries, in last week's 56-12 playoff rout of Lexington, Sandusky's Terion Stewart continues to ride his season-long hot streak. After Friday's performance, he now has 2,652 rushing yards this season ... and he's drawing interest from multiple Division I programs, including Ohio State.
"[I've been talking to] Mark Pantoni and our bonding is going well," Stewart told Eleven Warriors. No offers yet but I feel I have a totally different mindset on the field [than others]."
According to 247Sports, Stewart is a three-star prospect, ranked as Ohio's 33rd-best prospect in the class of 2020. Stewart, a 5-foot-7, 195-pound junior, also has interest from Michigan State, Cincinnati, Toledo and Bowling Green. That list will, assumedly, continue to grow by the week.
This week, however, Stewart is focused on a Week 13 matchup with Norwalk.
"My team is doing an amazing job. They put a lot of work into what they have going on for themselves, including myself," Stewart said. "Also, you know we have a great coaching staff that knows what they are doing so we're successful."
That coaching staff is a big reason why Stewart has found success in the running game ... and, of course, his teammates.
"The single biggest factor in why my individual success has been tremendously great is because of the line and the blockers I have," Stewart said. "I've broken four records this year and am looking forward to having a great season as we go through the playoffs."
SMITH-NJIGBA DISCUSSES COMMITMENT TO BUCKEYES
Rockwall (Texas) wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba committed to Ohio State on Nov. 4, becoming the Buckeyes' first wideout commit in the class of 2020.
Smith-Njigba, a four-star recruit considered Texas' 36th-best overall prospect, spoke with DFW Inside High School Sports about his decision, saying, "I just wanted to be around coaches that treated me like family, be around people I'm comfortable with. When I took my visit, I definitely felt that way."
You can see the full video below.
We had a special guest @jaxon_smith1 on The Warmup last week! The @Rockwall_Jacket Wide Receiver committed to @OhioStateFB and will be a Buckeye in 2020! @RISDAthletics @RockwallJackets #ihss #txhsfb #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/mnuvEHDqBX— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) November 12, 2018
CHAPARRAL'S JACK MILLER MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS
Close to before his regular season ended, Chaparral (Az.) quarterback Jack Miller suffered a season-ending knee injury — specifically a high-grade MCL sprain.
According to multiple sources, Miller's recovery is progressing well and he will begin to start throwing again sometime this week. Miller, and his family, are scheduled to make a trip to Columbus on Nov. 24 for Ohio State-Michigan.
The junior finished the season with 2,431 passing yards and a 27-6 touchdown-interception ratio. He completed 141-of-256 attempts, a completion percentage of 55.1.