The Dream '14 were back in action over the weekend and a couple of the future Buckeyes put up some rather impressive numbers. Four star New Jersey athlete Noah Brown continued his hot start by catching eight passes for over 200 yards and scored 4 of his Pope John XVIII five touchdowns in a 35-3 route of Morris Hills.
Malik Hooker will play in the secondary for the Silver Bullets, but at the prep level, he lines up all over the field. Hooker led the way for New Castle High (PA) on Friday evening. The 6-2 185 pound athlete scored three touchdowns including a long kickoff return for a score. Hooker and New Castle had no problem with Chartiers Prep as the Hurricanes picked up a easy 47-12 victory.
To see how the rest of the future Buckeyes performed over the weekend, check out our weekly piece Runnin' Down The Dream.
Saturday was easily the biggest recruiting weekend of the year so far for Ohio State. A small army of prospects from all across the country made their way to Columbus to check out the campus and watch the Bucks take on Wisconsin. Most of the current commits were in town, including Damon Webb, Stephen Collier, Jalyn Holmes and Sam Hubbard.
Our Adam Waters got a little inside peak of Hubbard's visit, when the Cincinnati Moeller standout shared the following with him:
"There were a lot of us at the game, which was cool. We all met up and went to the pregame speech by LeBron and Coach Meyer, which was awesome. We all then got to walk into the stadium with the team and just hung out and got pictures together. The atmosphere was amazing and I really enjoyed the game."
Baltimore, Maryland native, Kai Locksley was one of the many class of 2015 recruits on hand, Saturday. Kai, the son of Maryland offensive coordinator, Mike Locksley, is starting to put together a quality scholarship list. The 6-4 190 pound, quarterback currently holds offers from some of the nations top programs, including OSU, Alabama and Florida State to name a few.
Locksley broke down his visit with Land-Grant Holy Land soon after leaving Central,Ohio:
"The trip was fantastic. I got to see how crazy the atmosphere was and how big of an event football games are at The Shoe. The crowd was sensational and the game was a solid win. I spoke with Coach Meyer before the game and he said I'm his guy, so he hopes I'm serious about them. He said they're going to recruit me hard and I'll fit perfect in his style of offense."
Want to know what other top prospects thought about their time at Ohio State? We have you covered right here.
It wasn't just a big weekend for football recruiting but for men's and women's basketball as well. All of Thad Matta's class of 2014 commits were in Columbus as were class of 2014 targets Elbert Robinson of Texas and Goodluck Okonoboh of Boston. Both Robinson and Okonoboh are two of the biggest names left on Thad Matta's wishlist, as the Buckeyes boss is trying to lure another big man to join his squad.
Newly hired women's hoops coach Kevin McGuff had class of 2014 prospects Kathryn Westbeld and Asia Doss on campus. Doss, a point guard from Michigan ended up committing to the Buckeyes on Sunday afternoon. A four star prospect, she is the fifth highly ranked prospect McGuff and the Bucks have landed.
Buckeyes of Ohio State get 2014 verbal from ASGR#63 Asia Doss 5-6 PG Detroit Country Day HS MI. AAU team Emez Oliver & Michigan Crossover.— Bret McCormick (@ASGR1995) September 29, 2013
Class of 2015 forward, Carlton Bragg and guard, Jalen Coleman were a couple of the Ohio State targets who stood out over the weekend at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational, in Louisville, Kentucky. From the sound of things, Bragg was his normal self. The top ten prospect knocked down buckets, ran the court well and showed off his pure athleticism. Like Bragg, Coleman also showed off his jumper and also showed the court vision to find his teammates in the best position for open looks.
First day of Lucas camp is over. Thon Maker, Jalen Coleman, Deng Adell & Carlton Bragg were a few of the standouts.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 29, 2013
Here are some highlights from the camp, which includes Carlton Bragg and others: