Michigan Recruiting Weekend Roundup

Written November 27th, 2012 by Joe Laing

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:

  • The Glenville 3 (’13 Chris Worley, ’14 Marshon Lattimore and Marcelys Jones) were in town and will all be Bucks when the time is right
  • WR and LB recruiting are clearly the two biggest positions that Urban Meyer and staff after after. At the WR position OH WR Shelton Gibson was in town and as we have said for the past couple months if all is in order in the classroom Shelton will be a Buckeye.  KY WR James Quick has said all the right things after his visit and I have penciled him in the class.  Urban Meyer is personally handling his recruitment and he doesn’t miss very often.  Juco WR Corey Smith was in town and the staff reaffirmed his OFFER, and encouraged him to revisit for an official in January and it sounds like Brown will take them up on that offer.  At this point I think that the staff would take all three and add to Jalin Marshall, Zeke Elliott, and Taivon Jacobs and be very happy with their offensive playmakers for the ’13 class. Read More

Jayme Thompson Is A Buckeye!

Written April 2nd, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

At Home In The Scarlet And Gray

April showers of riches continue, as Ohio State picks up it’s second verbal commitment of the month and seventh overall this evening, with Toledo Central Catholic’s Jayme Thompson switching his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Thompson, who had initially given a verbal commitment to the Mountaineers of West Virginia, reopened his recruitment in March and was part of the recruiting festivities in Columbus this past weekend.

He was an early member of the WVU class, verballing the day after National Letter Of Intent Day to the staff in Morgantown.

A 6’2″ defensive back with a 32 inch vertical, Thompson is expected to be asked to play safety at Ohio State. He’s currently a three star recruit according to Scout and a four star according to Rivals.

Many observers believe that will increase over the coming season, but early commitments aren’t always conducive to increased recruiting rankings. He currently held offers from Nebraska, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Scout had him with offers from Michigan and Missouri as well.

Film, as always, after the jump. Read More

Recruiting Update: Buckeyes Offer ’13 Florida Running Back

Written January 9th, 2012 by Joe Dexter

The Urban Assault continues in the battle for the best recruits across the nation. While little brothers Illinois and Penn State believe they can join in on the hotbed race for Ohio prospects, Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer continue to prove who the sheriffs are in The Heart of it All. Okay, Dantonio is really just the rogue cowboy picking up the wild strays of the state. Maybe Beckman and O’Brien will join his clan. Buckeye fans, don’t feel bad for three goons when they go home empty handed.

It’s better to go home with an empty cupboard, instead of grabbing for the day’s 33rd donut.

Brady Hoke can only dream about the state of Ohio. Daily, in his office, he slobbers all over his polo, dreaming about the great city of Athens. He wonders why the Bobcats wore scarlet jerseys when they came to Ann Arbor at the end of the season. He laughs like a madmen at the fact that the Michigan Spartans have to take on the new guy in the conference that everyone is talking about.

It is that guy that remains busy in the state of Ohio. Here’s a look at some of the latest news from the recruiting trail.
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