Ohio State recruiting recap: week of 9/30/12

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After a successful win on the road against one of the top three teams Ohio State will face this season, Michigan State, the Buckeyes move back home to the 'Shoe for a night tilt against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The 'Shoe has disappointed many Buckeye fans this season for what seems to be a lack of excitement from the crowd. It has gotten to the point where coaches and even players are making comments regarding the lack of a high-level atmosphere.

Everything changes when it comes to night games. I can't ever remember watching a night game at Ohio Stadium when it wasn't loud. It's even more important this week as Ohio State will be hosting not only the visiting Cornhuskers, but also some of the top recruits in the country from the class of 2013 and 2014.

As more news has broken over the past week or so, Ohio State has already released Tyron Williams and Jamie Wood from the team (both very different circumstances) which has opened up a number of possibilities.

To add to the drama of the recruiting game, a top wide receiver recruit in the class of '13, 4-star Tony Stevens, decommitted from Florida State and released a top five that goes like this (in no particular order): Ohio State, Georgia, Louisville, South Florida and USC. Stevens went on to say that he plans on taking an official visit to Ohio State for The Game in late November.

While Stevens certainly is an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on, the recruiting staff has also been paying close attention to another receiver: '13 4-star Ryan Timmons. Timmons has visited Ohio State twice before.

Timmons was last back in Columbus near the end of July for Friday Night Lights. While he doesn't hold an offer just yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see him pick one up from the staff this weekend with his planning to attend the Nebraska game.

Timmons is a weapon that Coach Meyer could certainly use as in his last 18 games, Timmons has touched the ball 154 times rushing and receiving for 3,895 yards. Timmons has also averaged 25 yards per touch in those 18 games, with *62* touchdowns.

Nebraska Game Visitors

Class of '13: OL Dorian Johnson, WR James Quick, WR Shelton Gibson and DB/LB Chris Worley, WR Ryan Timmons, DL Donovan Munger and preferred walk-on William Houston.

Class of '14: QB Drew Barker, QB DeShone Kizer, OL Marcelys Jones, ATH Marshon Lattimore, OL Kyle Trout, OL/DL Brian Allen, ATH Marcus Whitfield and TE Ian Bunting. *Note* ATH Dareian Watkins had originally planned to attend the game but decided against it.

Commitments attending: RB Ezekiel Elliott, OL Evan Lisle, DL Billy Price, DL Joey Bosa, DL Tracy Sprinkle, CB Cam Burrows, CB Eli Woodard, S Jayme Thompson, ATH Jalin Marshall and ATH Darron Lee.

Speaking of Ezekiel Elliott, we want you to know that the stats we bring you on Monday's each week are the actual statistics that we have to track down (or at least, very close to the actual numbers).

With that being said, here's some proof and some damn good highlights of Elliott running every which way around people:

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