Future Buckeye signal caller and Georgia native Stephen Collier racked up some pretty impressive numbers again Friday night. The 6-4 210 pound quarterback led Lee County High to a victory over Albany. Collier, completed 18 of his 26 passing attempts for 361 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another 60 and three scores. Stephen has the Trojans on the right track as they are now 2-0 on the season.
Collier's classmate Dylan Thompson led a ferocious Montini Catholic (IL) defensive line with three sacks. Dylan, was definitely a key reason why Montini ran away to a 34-6 win over East St. Louis Saturday evening. Standing 6-5 and 270 pounds, Thompson, a three star prospect now has five sacks for the 2-0 Broncos.
To see how the rest of the Dream '14 fared, check out this article by our Austin Kemp.
Just like last week, the football Buckeyes played host to quite a few current commits and recruits Saturday afternoon. A few of those talented prospects to invade Columbus were future Bucks linebacker Kyle Berger (Cleveland/St.Ignatius), kicker Sean Nuerenberger (Buckner, KY/Oldham County), athlete Eric Glover-Williams (Canton/McKinley), class of 2015 recruits, linebacker Anthony McKee (Columbus/Walnut Ridge),tight end CJ Conrad (Lagrange/Keystone),guard Matt Jones (Hubbard/Hubbard), wide receiver Charlie Fessler (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep),wide receiver Devin Reed (Dayton/Wayne) and 2017 Massillon Washington quarterback Danny Clark.
New Jersey prospect Noah Brown was on an official visit over the weekend. Brown, a 6-2 215 athlete who is talented enough to play either running back or wide out at the next level is winding down his recruitment and is looking to make a commitment before September 12th. The Buckeyes and Rutgers look to be the final two programs duking it out for the Pope John XXIII standout. After coaching OSU to victory Saturday afternoon, Coach Meyer turned his attention to Brown and recruiting him to Columbus:
Conrad, a 6-5 225 pound tight end hasn't been offered by the Buckeyes just yet but has a number of scholarships under his belt. Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky are just a few to do so. The four star prospect told our Adam Waters that his game experience was awesome and the atmosphere was crazy in the Horseshoe.
Great day at one of the best programs in the country #gobucks— cj conrad (@cjconrad1) September 8, 2013
Hubbard offensive lineman Matt Jones had a chance to speak with OSU assistant coaches Ed Warinner and Mike Vrabel but was really impressed with the Buckeye fans Saturday, stating " It was amazing. The crowd really stood out" when asked what he thought of Buckeye Nation. Jones currently holds offers from Kentucky, Toledo and West Virginia but is no doubt a prospect the staff is paying close attention to and could be inline for a scholarship from the staff in the future.
Here are some highlights of Jones in action:
Charlie Fessler made the few hour trip from Pennsylvania to check out the game and shared the following with Land-Grant Holy Land on how his time spent in Columbus was:
"The visit was really good. One thing that stood out to me during the trip was the relationship between the coaches and players. I really liked how excited the coaches got after a big play was made. I spoke with Coach Warinner, Coach Smith and also Mark Pantoni. We talked about my game on Friday and also about building a stronger relationship as we move forward. I loved the atmosphere and loved how passionate the fans were about OSU."
The 6-3 190 pound Fessler, is gaining attention from numerous programs and caught a touchdown pass from his older brother Billy in a 43-6 Cathedral Prep victory Friday. The elder Fessler, a senior, was also on the Ohio State campus Saturday.
Thad Matta and the basketball coaching staff also had a few guests on campus Saturday. 2014 commit Jae'Sean Tate of Pickerington Central, 2015 commit AJ Harris of Dayton Dunbar and 2015 target Noah Dickerson of North Atlanta High School in Georgia all graced the Columbus campus with their presence.
I had a great time at The Ohio State University!!!!— Noah Dickerson (@NoahDnumber41) September 7, 2013
Most Buckeye fans are well aware of Tate and Harris but Dickerson might be a new name to some. Noah, hasn't been offered by the Buckeyes but has been on their radar for months. A powerful post presence at 6-8 and close to 250 pounds, Noah currently holds offers from the likes of Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Virginia. The four star power forward was in Ohio to not just check out what the Buckeyes had to offer but also the Musketeers of Xavier.
Our Zach Fleer had the chance to watch Dickerson in person over the summer and recently shared the following with our Adam Waters " Dickerson is an imposing force in the paint. Dickerson hardly loses a rebound, and is smooth around the basket on the offensive end". Noah currently comes in as the 72nd prospect in the nation, 16th power forward and fourth overall player in Georgia according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Check out these highlights of Dickerson dominating the court: