When Urban Meyer wants you to shed a few pounds, you listen. Matt Jones (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard) is still 6-foot-4, but has dropped 35 pounds since December, putting his current weight at 295 pounds. Not coincidentally, schools have taken notice, as Kentucky, Toledo and West Virginia have offered. Ohio State is one of 13 other schools showing interest, and that has the sophomore offensive guard excited. “Right now, I have my speed down, the weight down and the strength up,” Jones said.
Mike Edwards (Cincinnati/Winton Woods) has more than a dozen offers, which is enough for him to start making decisions on which will be in his top group in the coming weeks. Kentucky, which Edwards visited last weekend, Louisville and West Virginia are all locks to find their names among the leaders, the 6-foot, 180-pound safety said. Edwards, who is close friends with 2013 Kentucky signee Jaleel Hytchye, has now visited Lexington three times since Mark Stoops took over in December.
Pittsburgh fans can temper their excitement just a little, and Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia fans can feel a little better about where they stand with Dravon Henry now. The Aliquippa (Pa.) athlete released a top four Monday night and numbered the schools, but it turns out the numeral in front of each school meant little. He listed Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia and Ohio State in that order in his Twitter post. “The numbers were the schools he visited in order,” his father, Roland Henry, said.
Running back Shai McKenzie said he’s already feeling overwhelmed with the recruiting process. Just this week, the junior from Washington (Pa.) earned another four scholarship offers and performed a dozen interviews. “But,” he added, “it’s a good problem to have.” The tailback now has a dozen FBS offers, the most recent of which came from Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He’s also receiving a lot of interest from Ohio State — and plans to attend its Junior Day on Feb.
SAN ANTONIO — ESPN 300 wide receiver Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) has continuously looked like one of the best slot receivers for the East during practices for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. It’s no wonder why schools from across the land are going all in for him. However, there are only four schools right now that he is reciprocating interest in: West Virginia, Ohio State, Kentucky and Tennessee. He has already taken official visits to West Virginia (Nov.
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller should be among the Heisman Trophy front-runners, and the postseason ban for which he was not responsible shouldn’t affect his bid for college football’s most prestigious individual award.
After Geno Smith’s West Virginia Mountaineers imploded …
Ohio State dropped four spots in the AP Poll from #12 to #16 after narrowly beating Cal at home Saturday.
16. Ohio State
21. Michigan State
It’s not looking good for the B1G this year with …
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.
Ozen football player Tony Brown receives offers from West Virginia, Ohio State Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2012 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 02:37? p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 The other 13 offers are from Alabama, LSU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, Notre Dame, Illinois, Ole Miss, Mississippi State …
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7. Florida St.
8. South Carolina
11. West Virginia
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