Huge Recruiting Weekend Preview

Written November 20th, 2012 by Joe Laing

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.

Trey Johnson

The “official visits” scheduled at this point are:

  • WR Marquez North (Charlotte, NC)
  • WR Tony Stevens (Orlando, FL)
  • LB Auston Johnson (Torrance, CA)
  • LB Daniel McMillan (Jacksonville, FL)
  • LB Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, GA)
Trey Johnson may be our best shot with the above 5.  He is currently verbally committed to Auburn but that program isn’t trending up right now.  We will know more after the weekend, but at this point I am not predicting any of the above 5 in the final class.
Other ’13 recruits that plan on being in town are: Read More

Bye Week Recruiting Special Part 1: 2013 Class

Written November 8th, 2012 by Joe Laing

Quick

With the season winding down and it being a bye week, we figured it would be a good time to preview the targets for the next 3 months leading up to signing day, as well as look into our magic 8 ball for 2014.  In the first part of this 2 part series we will take a look at 2013 class.

With 17 verbals already in the bag already we will take a look at the guys that we will likely finish with to get to a top 5 class.  WR, OL, LB, and DB appear to be the positions we are targeting- Keeping in mind as we sift through the rest of this article that recruiting is very fluid so the most likely targets could change even by the time this article is published.

At the WR position James Quick and Shelton Gibson are the two most likely targets at this point; they are very different receivers but both high in talent.  Quick is the higher rated of the two by most services, and he’s down to OSU and Louisville.  This recruitment is really dependent on Charlie Strong and his coaching career.

Gibson seems to be a Buckeye as long as everything lines up off the field.  Other names are still on the board but we will turn our focus to them if anything changes and there is reason for excitement.

One big name is still left on the OL big board;  one time PSU commit  Dorian Johnson,  who will be back in town for Michigan game on an unofficial visit, and back in December for an official.  It certainly looks like we made up lots of ground on his visit for the Nebraska game.

Also, although it’s just a teaser at the moment but one time OL commit David Dawson maybe back on the market and one to keep an eye on if he truly does want to stay close to home and Michigan doesn’t let him back in. Read More