Ohio State Recruiting: NLOID

Written February 1st, 2012 by Jim

The Super Bowl of recruiting is finally here.

[Update] Don’t forget to check out the Signing Day Chat with Bill Greene. Bill is the best in the business and it is well worth your time.

[Update II] You can also go back and view Kyle Dodson’s announcement if you missed it, which featured a unique way of choosing the Buckeyes that is worth watching.

Welcome to The Buckeye Battle Cry’s signing day headquarters for Ohio State’s 2012 class!

For people that follow recruiting obsessively, this is like the Super Bowl.

Below you will find all of the latest information on the players that may be deciding to join Ohio State’s class today, as well as the latest on the verbally committed players that have signed and faxed their letters of intent to Ohio State.

Please feel free to join the conversation in the comments section and to follow the links for the latest information and discussion via BuckeyePlanet.com.

Ohio State may get all of the signing day targets below, or they may get none of them. It should make for an interesting day.

Regardless of what happens with the players making decisions today, this is an outstanding class for the Buckeyes and it will be a lot of fun watching develop in the years to come. Click through for all the details on this epic day.

Signing Day Targets

Joel Caleb (ATH)

6’2″ 200 lbs.

Midlothian (VA) Clover Hill High School

Chose: Virginia Tech

Highlights: Video #1

Jamal Marcus (LB/DE)

6’2″ 220 lbs.

Durham (NC) Hillside High School

Chose: Ohio State (!)

Highlights: Video #1, Video #2

Kyle Dodson (OT)

6’6″ 310 lbs.

Cleveland (OH) Heights HS

Chose: Ohio State (!)

Highlights: Video #1, Video #2

Early Enrollees

Name
Height
Weight
High School
Highlights
Josh Perry (LB) 6’4″ 225 lbs. Lewis Center (OH) Olentangy HS Video
Jacoby Boren (OL) 6’2″ 270 lbs. Pickerington (OH) Central HS Video
Cardale Jones (QB) 6’5″ 215 lbs. Fork Union (VA) Military Academy Video
Tyvis Powell (DB) 6’4″ 185 lbs. Bedford (OH) HS Video
Michael Thomas (WR) 6’4″ 170 lbs. Fork Union (VA) Military Academy Video
Brionte Dunn (RB) 6’1″ 225 lbs. Canton (OH) GlenOak HS Video

Letters of Intent Signed and Faxed

Name
Height
Weight
High School
Highlights
Patrick Elflein (OL/DL) 6’3″ 270 lbs. Pickerington (OH) North HS Video
Camren Williams (LB) 6’2″ 215 lbs. West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial Video
Armani Reeves (ATH) 5’10″ 185 lbs. West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial Video
Blake Thomas (TE) 6’4″ 240 lbs. Westlake (OH) St. Ignatius Video
Warren Ball (RB) 6’1″ 200 lbs. Columbus (OH) St. Francis DeSales Video
Ricquan Southward (WR) 6’2″ 190 lbs. Lakeland (FL) HS Video
Taylor Decker (OL) 6’8″ 300 lbs. Vandalia (OH) Butler HS Video
Luke Roberts (LB) 6’2″ 225 lbs. Lancaster (OH) HS Video
David Perkins (LB) 6’2″ 209 lbs. South Bend (IN) Washington HS Video
Noah Spence (DL) 6’4″ 240 lbs. Harrisburg (PA) Bishop McDevitt Video
Najee Murray (DB) 5’11″ 175 lbs. Steubenville (OH) HS Video
Tommy Schutt (DL) 6’3″ 301 lbs. Glen Ellyn (IL) Glenbard West HS Video
Frank Epitropoulos (ATH) 6’3″ 195 lbs. Upper Arlington (OH) HS Video
Devan Bogard (DB) 5’11″ 172 lbs. Cleveland (OH) Glenville AC Video
Adolphus Washington (DE) 6’5″ 245 lbs. Cincinnati (OH) Taft Video
Se’Von Pittman (DL) 6’5″ 245 lbs. Canton (OH) McKinley HS Video
Joey O’Connor (OL) 6’4″ 295 lbs. Windsor (CO) HS Video
Jamal Marcus (LB/DE) 6’2″ 219 lbs. Durham (NC) Hillside HS Video
Kyle Dodson (OL) 6’6″ 310 lbs. Cleveland (OH) Heights HS Video

25 Comments

  1. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 7:27 am

    To get the ball rolling today, there is a LOT of buzz surrounding Kyle Dodson pulling an Aundrey Walker and heading to Southern Cal. That is a situation worth tracking closely today, but it is probably best to prepare for the worst on that one.

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  2. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Also, I would highly recommend checking out Taylor Decker’s senior highlights (linked above), they are extremely impressive.

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  3. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The kids aren’t messing around this year, it is only 8:30 and all but three have sent in their letters.

    In other news, Joel Caleb to Virginia Tech.

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  4. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Speculation out there that Davonte Neal may sign today despite originally planning to wait until after a visit to Arizona on February 10th.

    Things like this pop up constantly on days like today (for instance, there was a lot of buzz about Caleb to OSU last night/this morning), so I would wait until the letter is in before getting too excited.

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  5. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Also, this tweet from Pantoni is leading people to speculate that Jamal Marcus may have sent in his letter of intent to OSU already.

    We will likely have to wait until he announces at 10:30 to find out for sure.

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  6. ChrisNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the updates Jim!

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  7. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Add Stefon Diggs to the “announcing today” speculation. Once again, probably not true (the source is ESPN, so almost certainly not true), but it’s another good example of how crazy today is.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Who would guess that ESPN would be throwing around the most trash and false reports on a day like today. Pretty hilarious considering they still pretend to be the “World Leader”.

    The TMZ of sports reporting is striking hard today.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Let’s all remember that the “E” in ESPN stands for Entertainment. These people are NOT journalists; their job is to get you to watch or listen. “World wide leader” does not mean “most accurate” or “highest integrity.” It means “most sheer volume of events and associated crap.”

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  8. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Bam Bradley to Pitt.

    Good get for a team that I don’t really care about.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Agreed. It was only this post that reminded me that Pitt has a team.

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  9. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Unless technology is a problem, we will be running Kyle Dodson’s announcement and a segment with Bill Greene later today via our friends at Fox Sports Ohio.

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  10. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

    O’Connor catches up from the Central Time Zone and completes the class by faxing his LOI.

    Now we wait.

    Marcus announces at 10:30.

    We will post the Dodson video at 11:30 which will happen shortly after noon.

    Bill Greene chat will be posted at 12:30 and will go live at 1:00.

    Busy day.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I figured the time difference was the reason for the delay. As much as OSU is a national power, we sometimes forget that the rest of the country gets up later. Unless my math is bad, this means everyone we knew were coming has faxed in…so, no surprise losses. From here on out, anyone else is gravy.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I actually think O’Connor is Mountain Time Zone, so that’s two hours behind EST.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Good call.

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  11. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Ohio State looking for 1-2 more guys in the class according to Meyer on ESPN. I wonder if that includes the mystery LB that we should know more about any second or not.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:46 am

    See, all it took was me saying that. I wonder if the 1-2 more includes Marcus. The other options are Dodson, Neal and Diggs.

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  12. EricNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Alright, let’s cap this day off with a Dodson commit to sweeten the deal.

    I’m pumped to see what all of these kids are going to do in the Scarlet and Gray. Future’s lookin’ pretty bright.

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  13. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Latest rumor is that Meyer slipped up during his interview with ESPN by revealing that Davonte Neal will be a part of the class.

    I didn’t witness it myself, so I don’t know the details, but there it is.

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  14. CyberbuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I heard him say Neal, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. I’d say he just had Neal on his mind. But we can always hope. Go Bucks!

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  15. NorCal BuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Ha, I wasn’t hearing things when he said Neal. He did seem to pause for a minute before catching himself.

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  16. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Amazing day so far.

    Now all eyes turn to Davonte Neal and Stefon Diggs.

    Diggs will decide on February 10th and Neal will likely decide shortly after.

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  17. JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    According to Mike Farrell of Rivals, Davonte Neal tried to commit to Ohio State today but was rebuffed.

    https://twitter.com/#!/rivalsmike/status/164859109475221505

    Could shine some light on Diggs recruitment, particularly since Meyer said there was only one spot left in the class at his press conference.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    February 1st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s unclear if Neal actually tried to commit today or not, but the bottom line appears to be that he will not be attending Ohio State.

    http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/football-recruiting/607877-12-az-wr-davonte-neal-official-offer-30.html#post2101604

    Looks like it is Diggs or bust to finish out the class.

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