Current Miami commit and '15 RB/S Jordan Cronkrite gave his verbal pledge to the Hurricanes on April 20, selecting Miami over other teams that had offered, including Arkansas, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others.
The 5'11, 196-pound athlete is rated as a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the 20th best athlete in the country, and 35th best prospect overall from the state of Florida. In the 2013 season, Cronkrite did it all for his high school, carrying the ball 114 times for 1,343 yards and 15 touchdowns, caught 10 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns and also produced 35 tackles, a sack, and an interception as a safety on defense.
Despite remaining committed to Miami, Cronkrite will be taking visits to Ohio State and South Carolina. We'll see if the Buckeyes can flip Cronkrite to the scarlet and gray:
Speaking of visits, '16 LB Ethan Tucky from Delaware, OH took a visit to Ohio State and Land-Grant Holy Land's very own Charles Doss was able to speak with Tucky about the visit. Keep your eyes peeled for an article detailing more about what Tucky had to say about the Buckeyes, but here's what Tucky thought of the visit and campus:
The visit was great today, it really stood out to me. What stood out to me about this trip was just how much the coaching staff felt like good friends and just the overall feel of the campus. I had my first tour of the campus today and I actually really enjoyed it. Some people tell me its so big but I didn't feel that today.
Tucky, a 6'2, 210-pound linebacker, is rated as a four-star and ranked as the 13th best outside linebacker in the country. Tucky is also listed as the ninth best prospect overall from the state of Ohio. After his visit, Tucky released a top 10 list via Twitter, that included Boston College, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State (in no order, according to Tucky).
You can read more about what the '16 linebacker thought of Ohio State here.
In some basketball news, Ohio State sent out a new offer to a point guard from the class of 2016. 6'5, 170-pound Kobi Simmons picked up an offer from the Buckeyes as the number one prospect from the state of Georgia continues hauling in the majority of the big name schools.
The five-star Simmons holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Marquette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, N.C. State, Texas Tech, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and is receiving plenty of interest from Kentucky and Duke.
As of now, it seems Kentucky and Kansas are the teams to beat for Simmons' services.