Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 12/24

Ezekiel Elliott, center, had a spectacular season. - Ezekiel Elliott

With only one day away from Christmas, we're bringing you some presents early with the latest news and updates on Ohio State recruiting over this past weekend.

To start the day off, we'd like to give our congratulations to 2013 all-everything running back Ezekiel Elliott on his outstanding season. Elliott and his team, the Bombers, have had a tremendous amount of success the past three seasons. Burroughs won 40 games and lost just four, but three of those came in the Missouri Class 3 championship game. Elliott was at his best at the Edward Jones Dome in late November.

Elliott rushed 18 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns, caught five passes for 72 yards and returned four kids for another 129 yards, including an 84-yard return for a touchdown. He finished his senior season with 2,153 yards rushing, 2,533 total yards, 3,022 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns. It appears Coach Meyer may have found a perfect fit for Ohio State:

"He's just a phenomenal player," Burroughs coach Gus Frerotte said following the Bombers' 35-22 loss to Maryville in the state title game. "A great mind for the sport. He really carried our team in a lot of these games. He wanted to put us on his back, and he did that quite a few games, and he hasn't let us down yet."

2014 OL Demetrius Knox committed to Texas not too long ago but on Saturday he tweeted he still wants to take some visits to Columbus to see the Buckeyes. As of now, Knox remains committed but there's always a chance he could be swayed from his decision.

Here are some incredible highlights of ATH Jalen Hurd, one of the top prospects in the class of 2014:

If that doesn't get you pumped up, maybe the chance of landing 2013 WR James Quick will get your blood pressure going. Quick, who is deciding between in-state school Louisville and Ohio State, was recently named Kentucky's Mr. Football. Here is Quick's head coach on his player:

"He just has this passion to compete," Trinity coach Bob Beatty said. "My philosophy is, if you're good enough, you're good enough. His speed was great, he was a sponge for knowledge and it was an everyday process. Each year, he used that speed to get better and of course he has big receiving skills."

Finally, we leave you with some more Quick love:

Happy Holidays!

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