Another weekend has gone by and while Ohio State fans are currently worrying about the defensive struggles against UCF on Saturday, we hope to help take your mind to a happier place. Many top recruits have yet to give their commitment to a school, but the Buckeyes '13 class is looking very promising as it stands.
For the commits that were playing in Ohio, it was a very stormy night (and in some cases more ways than one). While some players shone brightly, others had a rough night along to go with their team's struggles. High school football provides plenty of excitement and the mentality that anyone can win at any time, during any week.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise to many high school athletes when teams like UL Monroe beats the eighth-ranked team in the country in Arkansas. Those athletes performed at a high level because they knew they could stand toe to toe with the Razorbacks (actually, it's probably more likely that ol' John L. Smith just lost it. Again.).
With that, let's take a deeper look into which Buckeye commitments did what on Friday and Saturday.DE Joey Bosa - Joey Bosa's rumored concussion story has grown some serious legs, as he was forced to sit out another game this week. Once again, Bosa's younger brother (who is only a freshman), provided much needed pressure on the defensive line.
CB Cam Burrows - Cameron Burrows had a fairly quiet night, but that's not such a bad thing. Only recording one tackle, Burrows still had a big impact on the game despite Braxton Miller's old school, Huber Heights Wayne, throwing the ball away from Cam. Huber Heights would end up taking a 21-14 victory.
ATH Jalin Marshall - Future Buckeye Jalin Marshall struggled all night long as the Middletown Middies lost their second game of the season, falling to 1-2. Marshall had 24 carries for 67 yards, including a 34-yard TD run, and threw 4/7 for 70 yards and an interception.
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Zeke Elliott helped his team out on a large scale, providing four touchdowns of 47 and 41 yards. The other two scores came from the goal-line.
QB J.T. Barrett - JT Barrett rushed 17 times for 97 yards and passed for 84 yards and a touchdowns on only seven pass attempts. I have heard that Barrett's throwing technique is very well polished. It's a shame the offensive system he runs for his team doesn't provide as many opportunities to throw it.
ATH Taivon Jacobs - Taivon Jacobs ignited a 56-0 rout for his team as he added two touchdowns, one a 50-yard reception and the other on a 55-yard punt return. Jacobs is also making some noise in the recruiting ranks, climbing the ratings charts across many sites because of his performances.
DE Billy Price - Billy Price had a dominating performance on Friday, contributing in multiple ways. Price had three batted passes, a forced fumble, 11 tackles and three assisted tackles. Seems to me that Billy Price is a force on that defensive line.
OL Tim Gardner - Offensive tackle Tim Gardner really did a nice job of shutting down Iowa defensive end commit David Kenney after the first series on his way to helping his team to a 4-0 start on the season.
TE Marcus Baugh - Joey Bosa isn't the only one suffering a concussion, as tight end Marcus Baugh sat out for a painful shelling in his team's 54-14 loss. Baugh is expected to return to play next week.
ATH Darron Lee - Darron Lee, who plays quarterback for his high school, went 3/5 for 42 yards and carried five times for 23 yards and a TD as New Albany won 56-22. Darron also plays at safety, where he intercepted a pass on Friday, but it is unclear what he will play in college for now. He could become a linebacker or a safety, but he's also a gifted athlete. He proved it on Friday, when he also added a score on a punt return.