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Jamel Dean Commits to Ohio State: Buckeyes Land 2015 4-Star DB

Ohio State added a standout defender to its 2015 recruiting class Sunday. The Buckeyes secured a commitment from 247Sports 4-star cornerback Jamel Dean, providing a building block for Urban Meyer’s future prospect haul. Dean delivered the news on Twitter, expressing his excitement about creating a verbal pact with the BCS title contender. The 6’1″, 180-pound playmaker stars at Cocoa High School on the east coast of Florida. He visited Columbus in late October, watching the Buckeyes beat Penn State in emphatic fashion. The experience was an eye-opener for Dean, according to his conversation with Cleveland.com writer Ari Wasserman. “It was unlike anything I have ever seen,” Dean told Wasserman. “I looked up into the stadium, and it was really big, and there wasn’t one empty seat in the entire place. I never really saw anything like that in my entire life.” His offer list is already quite expansive and features Florida, Temple, Mississippi State and Miami. Dean attended a June camp in Gainesville, where he received an offer from the Gators. Aside from football, Dean is already an accomplished sprinter and long-jumper. He was named the All-Space Coast Track and Field Athlete of the Year. He is listed as the nation’s No. 16 junior cornerback and Florida’s No. 23 overall 2015 prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings. Dean is the second member of Ohio State’s 2015 class. He joins fellow 4-star cornerback Eric…

Jamel Dean Commits to Ohio State: Buckeyes Land 2015 4-Star DB

Ohio State added a standout defender to its 2015 recruiting class Sunday. The Buckeyes secured a commitment from 247Sports 4-star cornerback Jamel Dean, providing a building block for Urban Meyer’s future prospect haul. Dean delivered the news on Twitter, expressing his excitement about creating a verbal pact with the BCS title contender. The 6’1″, 180-pound playmaker stars at Cocoa High School on the east coast of Florida. He visited Columbus in late October, watching the Buckeyes beat Penn State in emphatic fashion. The experience was an eye-opener for Dean, according to his conversation with Cleveland.com writer Ari Wasserman. “It was unlike anything I have ever seen,” Dean told Wasserman. “I looked up into the stadium, and it was really big, and there wasn’t one empty seat in the entire place. I never really saw anything like that in my entire life.” His offer list is already quite expansive and features Florida, Temple, Mississippi State and Miami. Dean attended a June camp in Gainesville, where he received an offer from the Gators. Aside from football, Dean is already an accomplished sprinter and long-jumper. He was named the All-Space Coast Track and Field Athlete of the Year. He is listed as the nation’s No. 16 junior cornerback and Florida’s No. 23 overall 2015 prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings. Dean is the second member of Ohio State’s 2015 class. He joins fellow 4-star cornerback Eric…

Ohio State Football: DB Najee Murray Granted Release from OSU

Sophomore defensive back Najee Murray, a former 3-star prospect who was part of Urban Meyer’s first recruiting class in Columbus, has been granted his release from the Ohio State football program. Kyle Rowland of ElevenWarriors.com broke the news Thursday night. Najee Murray has been granted release from the Ohio State football program, sources tell Eleven Warriors. OSU spokesman confirmed report. — Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 23, 2013 Murray was suspended indefinitely by Meyer in early August for a “training camp issue,” according to the Lantern, Ohio State’s school newspaper. Eleven Warriors believes that Murray is considering a number of Mid-American Conference and Pac-12 schools, but because of NCAA rules, he will not be eligible to play in 2013. Six MAC schools—Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami and Ohio—offered Murray a spot during his recruitment, but the Steubenville, Ohio product couldn’t turn down a chance to…

Ohio State safety Jayme Thompson breaks ankle in practice

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/recruiting/ncf/players/full/123161.png&w=350&h=254Ohio State freshman safety Jayme Thompson will be out three months after breaking his ankle in practice today.

His father told the Toledo Blade that Thompson will have screws inserted into his ankle in surgery Thursday morning.

Thompson, a talented …

Michigan heroes against Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nothing really says as much about a rivalry as a good villain. Every narrative, whether someone wants to admit it or not, has one. There’s a white hat, a black hat, all of those cliched things. With Michigan and Ohio State, there is plenty to go around. Here’s a look at the top five Michigan villains for the Buckeyes, most of whom had a hand in critical wins in the last game of the regular season. 1. Bo Schembechler, Coach: Much like Woody Hayes on the Ohio State side (and maybe Jim Tressel) there is no surprise Schembechler is tops on this list.

2015 DB Fitzpatrick committed to his craft

Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) is one of the top DBs in the 2015 class, with offers from the likes of Penn State and Ohio State, but he’s also an absolute pig. Just ask his coach. Or, better yet, ask Minkah. “Oh yeah,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’m a pig. Definitely.” That’s not to say the 183-pound prospect stuffs his face with waffles and pancakes at the breakfast table. (Sometimes, he skips the meal altogether so he can catch a few extra Zs.

ESPN 150 DB Adams announces top 12

For most college football recruits, announcing a top 12 doesn’t attract a ton of views. For someone like ESPN 150 safety Jamal Adams (Lewisville, Texas/Hebron), a top 12 is news that many programs have anticipated for months. That’s because Adams, a 6-foot, 199-pound, four-star defensive back, has been quite vocal about his high school football team’s expectations and teammates but very tight-lipped about his recruiting. Many have speculated his interest, but he’s rarely confirmed or denied any reports.

Rankings week: Potential impact freshmen

With spring in the books for more than a month, the long march through the offseason and back to football is only beginning. But BuckeyeNation is going to keep doing its part to speed up the journey — or at least make it more interesting. This week, that means a bunch of countdown lists, picking up today with a look at a handful of incoming freshmen who could contribute right away for Ohio State. Ranking potential impact freshmen 1. DB Vonn Bell: The Buckeyes don’t exactly need a safety to come in and play extensively right off the bat thanks to the veteran presence of senior starters C.

ESPN 150 DB Henry no sure bet for Pitt

Quips go to Pitt. That is the expression in Western Pennsylvania. The elite prospects from talent-rich Aliquippa (Pa.) High almost exclusively go to nearby Pittsburgh to star for the Panthers. Jonathan Baldwin, Tommie Campbell and Darrelle Revis are all NFL players who came through Aliquippa and then Pitt. So four-star athlete and ESPN 150 member Dravon Henry feels the pressure to stay close to home. In fact, Henry is related to Revis and former NFL lineman Sean Gilbert, who also went the route of Aliquippa to Pitt.

Four schools at the top for DB Peppers

Defensive back Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic) can choose any school he would like. From the SEC to the Big Ten, Peppers is coveted by most top programs across the country. He is still mulling through the information in front of him, but according to his coach, Chris Partridge, there are four schools currently sticking out. “I think what he has right now as his top schools are Stanford, Ohio State, Michigan and LSU,” Partridge said.

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