The 2013 edition of the Ohio North-South Classic high school football all-star game turned out to be a thrilling finish when it was all said and done. '13 ATH Gareon Conley, who committed to Ohio State last November, caught three touchdowns (36, 28 and 11 yards) to help his team, the North, defeat the South, 33-27. The North came into the 68th annual game with a 39-25-3 advantage in which, reportedly, is the longest-running continuously played high school football all-star game in the country.
The Classic, sponsored by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association and first played in 1946, was played in Southwest Ohio for the first time after previously being played in Canton and Columbus. Conley was recruited as one of the best cornerbacks in the country, but with this game, along with his other stats from his high school career, Conley may be looked as a dual-threat come fall. '13 ATH Darron Lee and '13 ATH/S Christopher Worley also put in solid performances for their respective sides as Lee pitched in 72 yards on the ground, had 48 yards receiving and also added an interception on the defensive side of the ball. Worley finished the game with six tackles, which was enough to lead his team. In all, the future Buckeyes stood out among the crowd in a game full of future division one athletes.
On Friday, Ohio State handed out an offer to '14 CB Wesley Green. Green is a 4-star recruit, and ranked as the 13th-best cornerback in the country, as well as the 12th-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia. Standing 5'11", 170-pounds Green had 40 tackles and one interception in 2011. For the better part of his recruitment, Green has had Clemson as his leader, but just recently named Tennessee his new favorite. While the Tigers and Volunteers lead the pack, Green still holds offers from schools such as Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and plenty more. We'll keep an eye on the happenings of Green's recruitment in the next few months, as he plans on making a decision sometime around the end of summer.
Be sure to watch Green's highlight film to see what he brings to the gridiron:
Ohio State basketball may be getting its next star on the court soon. '14 SF Jae'Sean Tate has already committed to the Buckeyes, but just like Conley and company, participated in the All Ohio Red vs. Georgia Stars game over the weekend, where he exploded with 40 points, 18 rebounds, eight steals and five assists as he fueled his team in a 94-73 win over the Stars. The next highest scorer for either team had only 19 points. Tate went 15/26 shooting, and posted 8/10 for his free throws. Currently, Tate is rated as a 4-star prospect, but if he keeps this high level of play, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him earn that 5th star. The 6'5", 205-pound small forward is also ranked as the 18th best SF in the country, and the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio for the class of 2014.
Check out what Tate's a little bit about in this highlight tape:
Finally, one more note on Ohio State basketball, '13 SG Kameron Williams and Buckeye commit is set to be playing in a couple of all-star games, as a final goodbye to the high school basketball world. Williams will obviously be joining the Buckeyes during the summer as he prepares for life in college. Williams will play in the Capital Classic and in the West Coast All-Star Classic. Kameron is rated as 4-star, and the 6'2", 175-pound shooting guard is ranked as the 24th-best shooting guard in the country and the 4th best prospect in the state of Maryland.