Every Big Ten team will rely on a handful of freshmen (sometimes more than a handful) to fill key roles when the 2013 season rolls around. Which newcomers will make the biggest impact in the league? Tom Luginbill, RecruitingNation’s senior national recruiting analyst, has identified five names to remember among incoming freshmen who will enroll this summer. Luginbill already singled out Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple as an early enrollee who could make a difference this fall.
Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes have their targets set on a national championship in 2013, and incoming freshmen like Eli Apple have a chance to make a big contribution toward that goal.
Apple isn’t the only freshman capable of earning …
The Ohio State Buckeyes went undefeated last season, but they were not without their holes and now have to replace 10 starters from that squad.
Urban Meyer is going to need some instant impact out of this recruiting class to …
Quint Kessenich talks with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about his recruiting class, namely Eli Apple, Cam Burrows, Gareon Conley, Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson. The Buckeyes entered national signing day with the No. 3 recruiting class, and moved up to No. 2 this morning.
Welcome to BuckeyeNation’s live coverage of national signing day for the Ohio State Buckeyes. We’ll be with you throughout the day providing up-to-the minute updates on OSU’s Class of 2013. Watch live coverage on ESPNU | Talk signing day on our “Horseshoe Pit” forum Follow the live blog after the jump. Already enrolled: CB Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) : Apple is the only five-star athlete for the Buckeyes and one of just 11 nationally according to ESPN.
If there was one element to the Ohio State Buckeyes that was lacking in 2012, it was the secondary. Thankfully, four-star recruit Eli Apple will provide an immediate upgrade to a pass defense that ranked 76th nationally this past season, …
SAN ANTONIO – Army Bowl week is officially over down in Texas and the future Buckeyes certainly left their mark in the Alamo Dome. Defensive back Eli Apple showed why he is one of the most highly ranked defensive backs in the nation with a strong week of play. Getting a win in the game on Saturday afternoon was just icing on the cake.
Why is the secondary primary for Ohio State in the recruiting class of 2013? Just look at the names. Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) leads the way as the third-best cover corner in the nation and is ranked No. 6 overall in the ESPN 150. Apple, formerly Eli Woodard, is joined by the No. 6 cornerback in the nation in ESPN 150 defensive back Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) and Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington), another ESPN 150 senior as well as the No.
Regardless of which state you follow, the high school football season has just recently ended in the last few weeks. Already there are some big Winter showcases coming up that will display some top underclassmen talent. One of the first of these showcases is the Next Level Nation Underclassmen Showcase being held on Wednesday, December 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will feature some of the top young prospects on the east coast, several of which are either already being recruited by Ohio State or will be at some point down the road.
Ohio State didn’t pick up another commitment. There aren’t two Elis in the 2013 recruiting class for the Buckeyes either. It’s just one individual honoring the man who has raised him for most of his life. Eli Woodard has changed his last name to Apple and the change will take effect immediately. “A wise man once stated, ‘Fatherhood is not biology. Fatherhood is responsibility,’” Apple said in a statement.