Urban Meyer and Bert Bielema will duke it out again over an offensive lineman as JUCO tackle Jermaine Eluemunor announced via Twitter that he is no longer committed to the Bruins of UCLA and is now only considering Ohio State and the Bielema coached Arkansas Razorbacks yesterday afternoon. Jermaine visited Arkansas last weekend and has most in the recruiting scene believing Bert and the Razorbacks might win this battle over Urban and the Bucks. Originally from England, The 6-6 300 pound Eluemunor will announce his college decision this Friday.
Earlier this week class of 2014 Texas defensive back Jamal Adams announced a top four of Florida, Ole Miss, Texas and Texas A&M. Yesterday, Damon Sayles, recruiting analyst for ESPN tweeted that Adams will take official visits to just not those four, but will also make a trip north to check out Ohio State. Adams will make it up to Columbus, October 26th when the Buckeyes take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State under the lights of the shoe. Jamal's father played football at Kentucky with Florida assistant Joker Philips, making most feel the Gators are in the drivers seat to land the 6-0 200 pound four star prospect.
Four star New Jersey native, Noah Brown visited the Ohio State campus yesterday. The 6-2 215 pound Brown is good enough to play either running back or wide receiver at the next level and has many programs after him for his services including the Buckeyes, home state Rutgers, Michigan State and Virginia Tech to name a few after he put some rather impressive numbers up as a junior at Pope John XXIII. Last season Noah rushed for 847 and 14 touchdowns while racking up another 630 and six scores through the air. It has been reported that the Bucks like him at wide out.
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Noah Brown won't be the only highly ranked prospect visiting Ohio State this week as the staff prepares to have more than 100 highly touted prospects taking part in Friday Night Lights. Four star Georgia offensive lineman Nick Wilson will be one of the many in town. Wilson, who stands 6-4 280 pounds, currently holds offers from the likes of Tennessee, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest was born the son of Ohio natives and has grown up a huge Buckeye fan and would love to have a chance to suit up for the Buckeyes, telling Land-Grant Holy Land " It would mean a lot to me to get an offer, I'll do everything to earn that (offer)". Wilson also stated he was really looking forward to checking out Ohio Stadium and having the chance to work out in front of Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaching staff.
Trotwood-Madison class of 2015 defensive back Kei Beckham told me he will also be attending Friday Night Lights. The 6-0 160 pound soon to be Junior Ram, stated he currently holds offers from Illinois, Indiana, Akron, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and has Arkansas, Penn State, Kentucky and Vanderbilt all showing increased interest in him.
2015 Trotwood-Madison DB Kei Beckham tells me he will attend Friday Night Lights at #OhioState this week.— Charles Doss (@CDoss_LGHL) July 24, 2013
Now to Buckeye basketball recruiting as class of 2015 guard Luke Kennard and 2016 guard VJ King have both been a key reason to why their King James Shooting Stars squad has an undefeated record of 3-0 record so far in the AAU nationals down in Orlando, Florida. In a match-up versus the Tri-City Ballers yesterday afternoon, Kennard and King both led the pace for King James, scoring 14 and 11 points respectively in a 72-28 blow out victory over the Ballers. Luke and VJ hold offers from the Buckeyes and have both been gaining scholarships from the some of the nations best over the last few weeks.
Class of 2014 commit D'Angelo Russell also played yesterday in Orlando. The 6-4 left handed guard and his Each One Teach One teammates ran away to a 86-58 win over the Wilson Blue Devils. D'Angelo finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in the contest. Zach Fleer of Scarberry Media was at the game and told me that Russell played great alongside E1T1 teammate and future North Carolina Tar-Heel Joel Berry. Fleer added that Russell didn't make any bad decisions on the court, shooting smart shots and crashing the boards in limited minutes due to the game getting out of hand.
Ohio State head coach Thad Matta was in Las Vegas at the Super 64. One of the games he took in was the Mass Rivals and Florida Elite match-up yesterday. Mass Rivals is the AAU team of recent class of 2014 offerees point guard Kaleb Joseph and Goodluck Okonoboh. Joseph finished with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists while Goodluck chipped in 2 points, four rebounds and two blocks in the 67-55 victory. Even though Okonoboh might not have had his best game in front of the Buckeye boss stat wise, from the sound of things he was definitely a force on the defensive end:
There's been maybe two possessions so far in the second half where Goodluck Okonoboh HASN'T altered a shot.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 25, 2013