The Hurry Up: Buckeyes Offer In-State Punter, How Brian Hartline Recruited Jameson Williams And Two Ohio State Targets Spar On Twitter

By Derrick Webb on November 15, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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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.


You remember Drue Chrisman's big week in East Lansing, right? Well ... after Chrisman put on a clinic against the Spartans, the Buckeyes continued to have punter fever — if that's a thing — while offering in-state punter Michael O'Shaughnessy a scholarship offer.

O'Shaughnessy is a senior at New Albany High School and is the 18th-best punter in his class, according to On the website, O'Shaughnessy is said to be a "very talented high school prospect" that's "big, tall, strong, and athletic."

Also from the site:

He shows he can hit great college level ball and his consistency is improving. He averages 40+ yards with 4.4+ hang time. There is tons of potential here. I look forward to seeing what the future holds. He should have a huge 2018 season turning the heads of college coaches. He is a fine young man that is always a great pleasure to work with. Michael is going to make a great addition to a college football program. Excellent prospect.

O'Shaughnessy announced his offer via Twitter Thursday, after announcing his first Division I offer from the University of Toledo on Wednesday.


When Cardinal Ritter Prep (St. Louis, Mo.) wide receiver Jameson Williams committed to Ohio State on Sept. 28, Brian Hartline was rightfully credited with a big part in bringing the four-star wideout to the Buckeyes.

Wednesday, The Athletic's Ari Wasserman published a story about Hartline's impact on Willaims' recruitment, Williams' reaction to the termination of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and how Urban Meyer fell in love with the prospect during a visit to St. Louis.

From Wasserman's article:

Both of [Williams'] parents ran track and his mother, Tianna, was recruited by Jackie Joyner-Kersee to UCLA. "Jameson's mother is the real athlete of the family," his father said.

But Williams could become the most famous athlete in the family. He's already drawn comparisons to former Ohio State standout Ted Ginn Jr.

[Urban[ Meyer made the comparison while watching Williams' highlight tape, and Hartline — who played with Ginn at Ohio State from 2005-07 and still remains close to Ginn — repeated it without having previous knowledge of Meyer's statement.

It's a great read. Check it out.


The Bullis School (Potomac, Md.) and safety Bryson Shaw received good news Thursday as Shaw, a 2019 Ohio State commit, was named the Interstate Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year.

Shaw made the announcement on Twitter after his Bulldogs suffered a 21-5 loss to Georgetown Prep last weekend. The 6-foot-2, three-star prospect is ranked as Maryland's 10th-best overall recruit and as as the nation's 47th-best player at his position.


For quite some time now, Ohio State has had interest in cornerbacks Elias Ricks and Kelee Ringo. Both cornerbacks in the class of 2020, and both five-star prospects, Ricks (Santa Ana, Cal.) and Ringo (Scottsdale, Az.) are ranked eighth and 11th nationally.

And, as you'd expect, both bring an unmatched sense of confidence to the position ... a confidence that's certainly needed when manning up against some of the best wide receivers the nation has to offer at the next level.

Both could also be future teammates should they choose to come to Columbus.

Thursday, the two took their confidence into the Twitterverse and had quite the entertaining exchange ...

But Ringo swears he wasn't talking about Ricks ...

Ricks then responded to inquire why Ringo was still in his mentions ...

And then, of course, Ringo had to respond to that accusation ...

But the next response was probably the best ... and it didn't come from either player.

To that, Ringo told Johnson "I can't even argue with a legend boss. But we can still line it up." Ricks replied, "We can line it up anytime, you know I always want to go against the best."

How is Twitter still free?

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