Winter Park (FL) High school class of 2014 defensive end Trent Harris received a full ride scholarship offer from the Buckeyes Monday afternoon. OSU joins the likes of Alabama, Florida and Florida State in the hunt for the 6-2 230 pound pass rusher who finished with 50 tackles and an impressive 11 sacks last season as a junior. Harris had most recruiting analysts counting down the days until he announced his decision, but since receiving his offer from Ohio State, Trent has pushed back his announcement and now plans to visit the Columbus campus over the summer before deciding on a school.
The Orlando Sentinel caught up with Harris' coach moments after finding out that the Buckeyes had offered one of his star players and this is what he had to say on where Trent stands in the eyes of coach Meyer.
"I talked to Coach Meyer and he said Trent's very explosive off the ball and has long arms and he said he sees him as a stand-up D-end or even with his hand in the dirt. He said he is definitely high on their board and they are going to attack and recruit him hard"
Ohio State offered another state of Florida recruit Monday. This time it was on the offensive side of the ball where 2015 The First Academy tight end Garrett Williams received his offer from the Bucks. The Orlando native isn't new to the recruiting game; the 6-4 225 pound junior already held offers from Clemson, Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan State and plenty of others before OSU came calling. Most believe Williams will probably end up a Seminole (his father is ex-FSU fullback Dayne Williams) when it's all said and done, but at they say, it ain't over till its over. To see what Williams could potentially bring to the Buckeyes, check out these highlights:
Recent Texas decommit Demetrius Knox will officially visit Ohio State in October for the Penn State game. Knox who now lives in Texas grew up in Ohio and is friends with Buckeye signal caller Braxton Miller and is also in contact with numerous commits. Since leaving the Longhorns in the dust, Knox seems to be pretty hot on the Bucks, Florida State and UCLA.
Another 2014 recruit, Poona Ford, told Scout.com that he is now has a top three of Ohio State, Louisville and Tennessee. The 6-0 285 pound defensive tackle will make his way from Hilton Head, South Carolina to Central, Ohio next month for a return trip to Columbus. A commitment out of Poona is not out of the question, but as of now he has plans to announce his decision half way through his senior season.
It was a busy day on the road for Ohio State's crack staff of recruiters. Mike Vrabel and Luke Fickell were in Georgia putting on a full court press for 2014 linebacker Raekwon McMillian. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was down in Texas. One of the recruits Coombs was reportedly set to visit was five star Ozen defensive back Tony Brown. The Beaumont native currently holds offers from the Bucks, LSU, Alabama, Texas as well as others. Tight ends coach Tim Hinton was in California to check in on La Mirada tight end Tyler Luatua Monday. One of the best tight ends in the class of 2014, most feel Luatua could end up committing to Alabama, where he is older brother plays. Zach Smith made the trip over to Virginia, while there he stopped by Lake Taylor High to check in on 2014 TE/DE Jalyn Holmes. Standing 6-5 and 225 pounds, Holmes hold offers from OSU, Florida State and Clemson to single out a few off a lengthy list.
Flag planted in Houston and Beaumont!Ton of speed in Texas! On the runway on the way from Lone Star State to the Sunshine State! #GoBucks— Kerry Coombs (@OsuCoachCoombs) May 14, 2013
Our own Zach Clark caught up with a pair of recruits Monday to get the latest in their recruitment. Louisiana defensive back Mattrell McGraw told Clark that Buckeyes assistant coach Everett Withers will visit his school on Wednesday. Zach also spoke with 2014 New Jersey wide receiver Saeed Blacknall the speedy wide out said he is contact with Coach Warinner is interested in Ohio State even though many reports have him headed to the SEC.
'14 3* S & #Buckeye target Mattrell Mcgraw (New Orleans, LA) tells me Coach Everett Withers will visit his school (John Curtis) on Wednesday— Zach Clark (@ZClark_LGHL) May 13, 2013
In Buckeye basketball news, 2014 point guard Chris Chiozza will make his college choice today between the Buckeyes, Florida, Memphis, UConn, Auburn and others. The 5-10 160 Memphis, Tennessee native has blown up over the last few weeks with his outstanding play on the AAU circuit. There are plenty of reports floating around stating Chiozza will pick the Florida Gators. Check out these highlights of Chris in action from our boys over at Scarberry Media:
- 2015 stud running back Jacques Patrick tweeted out that he had Ohio State stop by school Monday. The 6-1 200 pound back has offers for nearly every top team in the country. I spoke with Jacques to confirm the details of the tweet. He told me "[Coach Stan] Drayton stopped by my school. He spoke with my coach and we plan on speaking tomorrow.
- Ohio State also had an assistant coach at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida, home of 2014 defensive end Spencer Williams Monday.
- According to his Twitter page, 2014 Georgia four star wide receiver Demarre Kitt will have a Buckeye coach at his practice today. The 6-1 185 pound Kitt is down to OSU, Tennessee and Clemson for his services.
- Per Luke Stampini of 247Sports, the Buckeyes will visit with 2014 Gainsville, Florida running back Tony James today. Stampimi also reported OSU stopped by the school of current Alabama commit Kalvaraz Bessant on Monday.
- Thad Matta and the Buckeyes are starting to show interest in 2016 guard Kyle Guy.
- Check out this AAU highlight video of 2014 Ohio State commit Jae'Sean Tate brought to you by the fellas over at Scarberry Media.