The weekend was just another building block for Urban Meyer. There were 50+ recruits in town that got to see a great environment, the coaches and players at an all time high in terms of excitement, and how close knit the team is. In addition all the coaches and players showing respect for the seniors that will be leaving and the field littered with underclassmen making impacts all over the field. So lets just say that all recruits were excited, they had a great time, enjoyed the game atmosphere, got to see Urban Meyer’s championship rings, and loved how everyone felt like it was a family atmosphere.
Now that we got that out of the way way we can talk about the information that really matters:
As if The Game weren’t already primed to be an incredible event, it will be the highlight of Ohio State recruiting for the fall as well.
The names and stars speak for themselves and not to mention the sheer number of high level recruits planning to be in town is unlike any recruiting weekend we have seen in the past. Keep in mind it is only Tuesday so plan for some minor changes throughout the week. Also this is the first step in what will be like a NASCAR speed couple of months following recruiting as things will change and we will get in on some of the top kids in the country.
The “official visits” scheduled at this point are:
When I headed out on Friday night to check out some high school football action in central Ohio, I didn’t know what a treat I was in for.
A few hours and 6 touchdowns later and it was easy to conclude that Ohio State’s 13th commitment is another highly underrated 3-star steal for the Buckeyes.
I am, of course, talking about New Albany athlete Darron Lee, who I went to see play this past Friday against Olentangy Orange.
When Lee committed at the end of June the speculation was that he showed at camp that he could play LB at the next level.
Most people think that is where he was offered at and where he committed to play in Columbus.
Well, after watching him leading the New Albany offense live at QB, I am not ready to pigeon hole him into any one position just yet.
On offense, Lee went 3-6 throwing for 93 yards and 2 TDs- he won’t be playing QB at Ohio State.
Outside of his throwing, though, he showed the ability to allude defenders with the ball in his hands as a runner.
Lee rushed for 136 yards and 4 TDs on 9 carries. Those are some impressive numbers for a someone expected to play defense at the next level.
He also lined up as punt returner which adds to his versatility as an offensive weapon. Read More
Let’s face it- you can be born a Buckeye, but you have to earn the privileged of playing for The Buckeyes. This past weekend, New Albany defensive back Darron Lee did just that.
A current three star athlete in most of the recruiting services, the coaching staff was aware of Mr. Lee’s skill set for quite some time… growing up in Central Ohio will certainly help with that. However, in spite of the relationship he had with the coaches, Daron wanted to showcase his abilities, so he took his talents to this past weekend’s camp in Columbus and there earned his scholarship offer, according to the conversation he had with the staff today. He immediately accepted.
His Ohio State offer may have seemed late in coming, given that he already held similar offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Purdue, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Kentucky, and Toledo.
A 6’2″ 205 athlete, Daron is expected to play safety once he enrolls at Ohio State, although it’s not out of the question to imagine him at the “star” position that Tyler Moeller and Christian Bryant have held down for the past few seasons. He currently plays defensive back, safety, wide receiver, and even some quarterback for New Albany.
Reports from camp were that he excelled against the competition there, and impressed many with his coverage. He is a 3.0 student, and has been timed at around a 4.5-4.6 second forty. Film and so forth after the jump. Read More