While many top college prospects are traveling across the country to take unofficial visits, attend camps and find ways to visit schools that they’re interested in, ESPN 150 offensive guard Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./Olathe South) is taking a different approach, according to his head coach. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound prospect, who is No. 118 in the ESPN 150, is focusing on offseason workouts and not recruiting currently. “Nothing’s changed,” Olathe South coach Jeff Gourley siad.
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Texas recruiting, it’s being reported that 4-star offensive guard Demetrius Knox has decommitted from the Longhorns. This could end up being great news for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but more on …
One of the top offensive guards in the nation is headed to Columbus, Ohio, and he’s pretty excited about his visit. Sam Mustipher (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) attended Ohio State’s 26-21 win over Michigan on Nov. 24 and talked about his visit for days afterward. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Mustipher, who is also an ESPN Watch List junior, will head to the OSU campus pn April 6 for another unofficial visit with the Buckeyes. “Coach [Urban] Meyer kind of speaks for himself,” Mustipher said.
5-star offensive guard Braden Smith is an elite 2014 recruit, so naturally he’s planning on visiting three elite programs.
Brad Bournival of ESPN.com is reporting that Smith will unofficially visit Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame:
The 6’6″, 285-pound junior …
Watch List guard Colt Pettit (Hamler, Ohio/Patrick Henry) could watch game film for days, but sitting down to take in a big matchup probably won’t happen for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound offensive lineman. “It was always on in my house, and my dad loved it and my brothers watched it,” Pettit said. “And I was always there with them, but I could never get in to it. I love the sport with everything, but I cannot sit down and watch a football game.
ESPN 300 offensive guard Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) committed to California in early July. But that decision seemingly marked the beginning of his recruitment, rather than the end. Since then, Hunt has picked up offers from some of the top football programs in the country and is now set to decide between three schools on signing day. California, Ohio State and Oregon remain in the mix for Hunt, and the Golden Bears were able to make the most recent impression as the four-star lineman took an official visit this weekend.
Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes had their chance, but when all was said and done, 4-star offensive guard recruit David Dawson ended up where he started: Michigan.
In fact, Dawson’s recommitment is just one of two big recruiting …
Ohio State will get its chance to make a late pitch for the top-ranked offensive guard in the nation when David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) makes an official visit to Columbus, Ohio. But the 6-foot-4, 282-pound ESPN 150 senior won’t be making the trip when many of the 2013 targets are coming to Ohio State, and that could be a good thing. Dawson indicated that his trip is slated for Jan. 18 — a full week after Kenny Lacy, Cornelius Elder, Shelton Gibson, James Hearns, Ryan Timmons, Marcus Baugh, Johnny Townsend and Jalin Marshall are making their visits to see the Buckeyes.