The latest AP Poll was released today and after the first week of play, Ohio State dropped from 2 to 3 following the 40-20 win over Buffalo. Oregon moves up to the 2nd spot. In a strength of schedule hit …
It was back in the trenches again for Urban Meyer. A big advocate of defense starting up front, the Ohio State coach offered his 10th defensive end from the class of 2014, this time coming in the form of Kentavious Street (Greenville, N.C./J.H. Rose). Street is also the 15th defensive lineman from the junior class offered by the Buckeyes. It’s an offer the 6-foot-2, 256-pound Street puts up with the likes of Virginia Tech, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Da’Shawn Hand visited Maryland this weekend. The Terrapins have some work to do to land the ESPN Watch List prospect. Hand recently listed his five finalists and Maryland wasn’t on the list. North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Michigan and South Carolina were. When Hand was asked what schools could climb up to finalists level, he immediately named Notre Dame and Ohio State. “Their coaching staff. Their academics,” Hand said when asked what he liked about the Fighting Irish.
After Ohio State’s big win over Miami (Ohio) the Buckeyes moved from #18 to #14. Michigan fell from #8 to #19 after their humiliating loss to Alabama. The Spartans moved up two spots after their win over Boise State.
Looks like McKayla Maroney wasn’t impressed with Michigan’s 23-20 win in overtime against the Virginia Tech during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 3, 2012. We’re weren’t either McKayla. Go Bucks!…
6’1 195 pound safety C.J. Reavis is an up and coming star in the class of 2014. The safety comes from Chester, Virginia. He is beginning to rake in offers from several elite programs and there will definitely be more to come. Reavis had a good sophomore season leading Thomas Dale H.S. to the 3rd round of the playoffs in the state of Virginia before losing to Hermitage H.S., home of 2013 running back Derrick Green, and current Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant. Ohio State certainly knows this area on the recruiting trail. Here are the highlights to my conversation with C.J. Reavis. 5 offers in total: Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, NC State, and Boston College Also receiving interest from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Cincinnati, Miami, and Clemson Was also a fan of South Carolina and LSU growing up, so he is hoping for offers from them Has talked to Coach Zach Smith of Ohio State Supposed to call Urban Meyer at some point (an offer could come at that point) Supposed…
Taquan Mizzell is an elite running back out of the state of Virginia. His intial ranking among scouting services has received a huge boost after he tore up the camp and combine circuit. Most recently, he was bumped up to the #43 player in the country by Rivals. A few days ago Mizzell announced his top 10 schools. I caught up with Taquan to discuss his top 10 and more in his recruitment. Top 10 in no particular order: West Virginia, Virginia, Miami, Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Illinois, NC State, and North Carolina Notre Dame most recent to offer: Excited about that offer and has them in top 10. Mizzell is excited and feels the same about every offer he receives though. Thrilled and excited to reap the benefits of his camp performance. Mizzell said it was nice to see his hard work pay off. His size right now is 5-foot-10 and 187 pounds. Will also be attending the Rivals 5 star challenge in Atlanta, The Opening, and Gridiron Kings. Will have…
Standing at 6’5″, 250 pounds, Woodbridge (VA) High School, sophomore defensive end, Da’Shawn Hand already holds offers from 25 division I programs, Hand’s offer list includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn. State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. Hand has been dubbed the number one player in the 2014 class by almost everyone involved in the recruiting world. Hand’s highlight tape is very impressive (must watch, I have attached it), perhaps the most impressive part of his game is the way he uses his hands to make plays. Another aspect of Da’Shawn that impressed me was his attitude. Da’Shawn came across as an overall good kid to me, which you do not always see with elite recruits. Read on to find out more about Da’Shawn’s game and what’s going on in his recruitment. How did your sophomore season go? It went great…
ESPN has Ohio State ranked #20 in their pre-season poll. Do you agree?
7. Florida St.
8. South Carolina
11. West Virginia
12. Michigan …
Here’s this week’s slate of rivalry games to pick (POINT SPREADS MATTER):
Georgia @ Georgia Tech (+5.5)
Ohio St. @ Michigan (-7.5)
Virginia Tech @ Virginia (+4)
Alabama @ Auburn (+21)
Clemson @ South Carolina (-3.5)
Pittsburgh @ West Virginia …