Ryan Timmons has committed to Kentucky. The ESPN 300 prospect from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin considered late offers from Florida and Ohio State but ultimately chose to stay close to home, according to his head coach Chris Tracy. Kentucky became more of a factor in Timmons’ recruitment when it made a coaching change. Timmons quickly grew close to first-year Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops and his staff. Timmons announced the decision at his school.
Ryan Timmons’ decision is near. Ohio State, Kentucky and Florida will be paying close attention. The athlete prospect from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin will announce his decision from his school at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday. After an official visit to Gainesville last weekend, the decision will be much more difficult. “It was a great visit, enjoyed the facilities, makes it harder to pick,” the No. 249 prospect in the country said. The visit to Florida was quickly put together after Timmons was offered by the Gators last week.
The last 48 hours have been interesting. Ohio State target Dan Skipper flipped from Tennessee to Arkansas and Ryan Timmons said he wouldn’t be coming to Columbus, Ohio, to make another unofficial visit. Such is the life of recruiting with national signing day in sight. With that in mind, Midwest recruiting analyst Jared Shanker teamed up with BuckeyeNation to look at what’s on the board for Ohio State and where we think they’ll wind up on Feb.
Ohio State might have waited too long to offer Ryan Timmons. With just one official visit remaining, the ESPN 300 prospect said he will take his final trip to Florida on Feb. 1. The four-star athlete from Franfort (Ky.) Franklin County has long been recruited by the Buckeyes, but recruiters from the school just offered him a scholarship on Tuesday. Florida, led by receivers coach Joker Phillips, offered Timmons a scholarship last Sunday. Phillips recruited Timmons when he was the head coach at Kentucky last season.
Patience is paying off for Ryan Timmons as big-time scholarship offers keep coming in. Ohio State offered the ESPN 300 athlete during a visit to Timmons’ school on Tuesday. Timmons has long expressed interest in the Buckeyes, but coaches there had yet to extend a scholarship offer. Timmons said head coach Urban Meyer explained the situation and that there were no hard feelings about the delay. “He said he’s not a guy that’s going to offer a guy and take it away,” the athlete prospect from Frankfort (Ky.
Ohio State will be busy this weekend as it welcomes some top recruits for official visits. The Buckeyes will welcome in the likes of Vonn Bell, Ryan Timmons, Cornelius Elder, Shelton Gibson, Marcus Baugh, Christopher Worley, Jalin Marshall and Joey Bosa. Some top-flight juniors will be on campus on unofficial visits as well. What they can expect is something of a whirlwind weekend they’ll likely never forget as official visits don’t leave an incredible amount of downtime.
Just when it seemed Ryan Timmons’ recruitment was getting simple, it got more complicated. That’s what happens when an SEC powerhouse and a nearby college enters the race late. Timmons told ESPN on Wednesday that he has eliminated Illinois, Arkansas and Purdue from the schools he is considering. That leaves just two former finalists — Ohio State and Kentucky — still in contention. Simple right? Nope. Florida and Cincinnati have shaken up Timmons’ recruitment significantly and become new finalists.
Ohio State could become a major player in the recruiting process for 4-star running back Ryan Timmons, but they have yet to make an offer.
Urban Meyer and his staff would be wise to make that offer very soon, and …
If Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is listening, it won’t take much to become one of the favorites for an ESPN 300 athlete who already has an official visit lined up for Jan. 11. At least that’s what Ryan Timmons (Frankfort, Ky./Franklin County) said Monday when asked for his favorites. “Once Ohio State offers, it’ll probably be Kentucky and Ohio State,” he said. For now, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Timmons has a front four of Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio State.
Ryan Timmons’ finalists are coming out in droves before the pending dead period later this month. The ESPN 300 athlete from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin County said he has talked to coaches from Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio State. Buckeye coaches were in town to visit him on Tuesday. Coaches from Kentucky and Illinois were scheduled to see him on Thursday. The Illini are looking to break into Timmons’ list of finalists. As difficult as that could be, at least he still has an official visit he can take if necessary.