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.
TOMMY EICHENBERG REOPENS RECRUITMENT
Possibly one of the most important remaining pieces to Ohio State's '19 Dynasty recruiting class could be Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker Tommy Eichenberg.
After committing to Boston College, the four-star in-state linebacker announced Monday that he has reopened his recruitment. That decision, of course, comes after Ohio State made him an offer Sept. 26. Here's the kicker: Michigan followed the Buckeyes' lead, offering Eichenberg ion Oct. 3. So you know what's coming next: yet another battle on the recruiting trail between the Buckeyes and Wolverines.
I have decided to reopen my recruitment. Thank you Boston College for everything.
— Tommy Eichenberg (@tommyike41) November 20, 2018
When he received his offer from Ohio State, Eichenberg was a three-star prospect. He's since moved to a four-star recruit and is considered Ohio's 13th-best overall prospect in the class of 2019. He's also ranked as the nation's 19th-best inside linebacker.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Eichenberg will be one of many recruits to attend Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan game at Ohio Stadium. He made a visit to Michigan earlier this month.
JULIAN FLEMING UNABLE TO ATTEND 'THE GAME'
Originally, five-star receiver Julian Fleming (Catawissa, Pa.) was planning to be in attendance for Saturday's game. But due to a rescheduled playoff game, Fleming will be staying at Southern Columbia High School, trying to help his team beat York Catholic in a Class 2A Eastern semifinal.
Fleming, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wideout that's helped his team go 13-0 so far this fall, is ranked as Pennsylvania's top overall prospect and as the nation's top receiver. He made a visit to Ohio State, along with a number of his teammates, on Nov. 3 against Nebraska.
Julian Fleming showed off a new pair of red and white Ohio State gloves as he hauled in two touchdowns on each side of the ball, carrying the Southern Columbia Tigers to a ...(FREE GAME STORY IN LINK)https://t.co/65WM1ZwKQm pic.twitter.com/braHffGdrs
— Adam Roberts (@RealAdamRoberts) November 11, 2018
That day, he spent a good amount of time with receivers coach Brian Hartline. Currently, Fleming has an abundance of offers. Those schools include Clemson, Georgia, Penn State, USC and over 25 others.
NICK BROEKER SETS OFFICIAL VISIT DATE
For quite some time now, Ohio State has been on the heels of Sacred Heart Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) offensive tackle Nick Broeker. The Buckeyes offered Broeker on Oct. 1 and have since been in constant contact with the 6-foot-6, 283-pound three-star prospect.
Broeker, who committed to Ole Miss on June 14, has two more official visits scheduled before making his final decision. One is to Ole Miss on Dec. 8 and the other is two days later in Columbus. Broeker was originally hoping to be at Ohio State on Saturday, but his high school basketball schedule didn't allow him to do so.
Currently, the Buckeyes have just one tackle in their 2019 recruiting class — Mentor's Ryan Jacoby. Adding Broeker would go a long way in giving what's currently the nation's 13th-ranked class a much-needed bump.
FIVE-STAR CORNER JOINS VISITOR LIST
Ohio State is no stranger to Jacksonville, Florida's Trinity Christian Academy High School. The Buckeyes currently boast of two former TCA athletes on their roster in Tyreke Johnson and Shaun Wade. And, let's not forget about Marcus Crowley, TCA's senior running back to flipped his commitment from Miami (FL) to Ohio State on Nov. 4.
On Saturday, Urban Meyer and company will have the chance to impress another young man from TCA in five-star cornerback Fred Davis II. The 6-foot-1, 177-pound corner is considered to be Florida's top overall prospect in the 2020 class and is ranked as the nation's third-best cornerback in the cycle.
O-H This weekend!! #GoBucks
— FD2 (@__FredDavis) November 20, 2018
He has a plethora of offers from top-level programs including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Miami (FL), Oklahoma and Auburn. The Buckeyes offered Davis on Sept. 2.
Dane Middlebrook (Brownsburg, Ind.) also threw hit hat in the ring Tuesday afternoon. Middlebrook, a 6-foot-1, 310-pound defensive tackle was offered by Ohio State on July 24. He also has interest from Ball State, Indiana, Michigan State, Missouri and Purdue.
Columbus this Weekend #GoBucks
— Dane Middlebrook Jr (@DaneM2020) November 20, 2018
Davis and Middlebrook will, of course, be joined by tons of other recruits Saturday as the visitor list continues to grow by the day. Recruits who will be on official visits include 2019 commit Bryson Shaw (Potomac, Md.), Florida State commit Renardo Green (Apopka, Fla.), Kentucky commit Cavon Butler (Toledo, Ohio) and uncommitted prospects D'Von Ellies (Owings Mills, Md.) and Jared Harrison-Hunte (Middle Village, N.Y.).
Here's a full list of confirmed visits. We'll continue to update as needed.
|CAVON BUTLER (UK COMMIT)||2019||TOLEDO WHITMER (TOLEDO, OH)||6-3||285||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★|
|D'VON ELLIES||2019||MCDONOGH SCHOOL (OWINGS MILLS, MD)||6-3||280||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★★|
|JARED HARRISON-HUNTE||2019||CHRIST THE KING REGIONAL (MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY)||6-4||286||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★|
|BRYSON SHAW (OSU COMMIT)||2019||THE BULLIS SCHOOL (POTOMAC, MD)||6-2||175||SAFETY||★★★|
|RENARDO GREEN (FSU COMMIT)||2019||WEKIVA (APOPKA, FL)||5-11||164||CORNERBACK||★★★|
|STEELE CHAMBERS (OSU COMMIT)||2019||BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC (ROSWELL, GA)||6-2||215||RUNNING BACK||★★★★|
|DOUG NESTER (OSU COMMIT)||2019||SPRING VALLEY (HUNTINGTON, WV)||6-7||314||GUARD||★★★★|
|NOAH POTTER (OSU COMMIT)||2019||MENTOR (MENTOR, OH)||6-6||250||DEFENSIVE END||★★★★|
|CADE STOVER (OSU COMMIT)||2019||LEXINGTON (MANSFIELD, OH)||6-5||235||LINEBACKER||★★★★|
|CRAIG YOUNG (OSU COMMIT)||2019||WAYNE (FORT WAYNE, IN)||6-4||200||ATHLETE||★★★|
|JACK MILLER (OSU COMMIT)||2020||CHAPARRAL (SCOTTSDALE, AZ)||6-4||210||QUARTERBACK||★★★★|
|PARIS JOHNSON (OSU COMMIT)||2020||ST. XAVIER (CINCINNATI, OH)||6-7||285||OFFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★★★|
|JAKE WRAY (OSU COMMIT)||2020||MARIETTA (MARIETTA, GA)||6-5||290||OFFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★★|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS (OSU COMMIT)||2020||IMG ACADEMY (BRADENTON, FL)||6-0||186||SAFETY||★★★★|
|TOMMY EICHENBERG||2019||ST. IGNATIUS (CLEVELAND, OH)||6-3||225||LINEBACKER||★★★★|
|JESTIN JACOBS (IOWA COMMIT)||2019||NORTHMONT (CLAYTON, OH)||6-3||210||LINEBACKER||★★★★|
|MJ DEVONSHIRE||2019||ALIQUIPPA (ALIQUIPPA, PA)||5-11||170||CORNERBACK||★★★|
|FRED DAVIS II||2020||TRINITY CHRISTIAN (JACKSONVILLE, FL)||6-1||177||CORNERBACK||★★★★★|
|DANE MIDDLEBROOK||2020||BROWNSBURG (BROWNSBURG, IN)||6-1||310||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||N/A|
|DEAMONTE TRAYANUM||2020||ARCHBISHOP HOBAN (AKRON, OH)||5-11||215||RUNNING BACK||★★★★|
|MICHAEL DRENNEN||2020||DUBLIN COFFMAN (DUBLIN, OH)||5-11||190||ALL-PURPOSE BACK||★★★★|
|JUTAHN MCCLAIN||2020||FAIRFIELD (FAIRFIELD, OH)||5-10||180||ALL-PURPOSE BACK||★★★|
|RAKIM JARRETT||2020||ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE (WASHINGTON DC)||6-0||182||WIDE RECEIVER||★★★★|
|DEVELL WASHINGTON||2020||BAY CITY CENTRAL (BAY CITY, MI)||6-4||200||WIDE RECEIVER||★★★|
|MALIQ CARR||2020||OAK PARK (OAK PARK, MI)||6-6||215||WIDE RECEIVER||★★★|
|IAN STEWART||2020||OSCAR A CARLSON (ROCKWOOD, MI)||6-3||200||WIDE RECEIVER||★★★|
|GEIREAN HATCHETT||2020||FERNDALE (FERNDALE, WA)||6-5||275||GUARD||★★★★|
|JAKOB JAMES||2020||ELDER (CINCINNATI, OH)||6-5||260||OFFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★|
|DALLAS FINCHER||2020||EAST KENTWOOD (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)||6-4||260||GUARD||★★★|
|TRE WILLIAMS||2020||ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE (WASHINGTON DC)||6-2||308||DEFENSIVE TACKLE||★★★★|
|JACOLBE COWAN||2020||PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL (CHARLOTTE, NC)||6-5||265||DEFENSIVE END||★★★★|
|DARRION HENRY||2020||PRINCETON (CINCINNATI, OH)||6-6||260||DEFENSIVE END||★★★★|
|JAHEIM THOMAS||2020||PRINCETON (CINCINNATI, OH)||6-5||218||LINEBACKER||★★★★|
|MEKHAIL SHERMAN||2020||ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE (WASHINGTON DC)||6-3||234||LINEBACKER||★★★★★|
|BRIAN BRANCH||2020||SANDY CREEK (TYRONE, GA)||6-0||175||SAFETY||N/A|
|ELIJAH EBERHARDT||2020||PRINCETON (CINCINNATI, OH)||6-1||175||CORNERBACK||★★★|
|SAMMY ANDERSON||2020||TROTWOOD-MADISON (DAYTON, OH)||6-2||170||CORNERBACK||★★★|
|DONOVAN EDWARDS||2021||WEST BLOOMFIELD (WEST BLOOMFIELD, OH)||5-11||190||RUNNING BACK||★★★★|
|LORENZO STYLES||2021||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL (PICKERINGTON, OH)||6-1||170||WIDE RECEIVER||N/A|
|WYATT MILLUM||2021||SPRING VALLEY (HUNTINGTON, WV)||6-7||245||OFFENSIVE TACKLE||N/A|
|JACK SAWYER||2021||PICKERINGTON NORTH (PICKERINGTON, OH)||6-5||219||DEFENSIVE END||★★★★|
|CHASE HARRISON||2022||CENTERVILLE (DAYTON, OH)||6-2||185||QUARTERBACK||N/A|