After a pretty quiet past couple of weeks as far as Ohio State recruiting goes, the train got rolling once more as both the Ohio State football program and basketball program each received commitments from athletes that they hope to become future stars.
Heading into the game against UAB, Urban Meyer received word yesterday that 4-star defensive end Tyquan Lewis had given his verbal commitment to Ohio State at an afternoon press conference. Lewis adds his speed and athletic ability to Coach Meyer's already impressive list of defensive end prospects.
It's also worthy to note that with Lewis in the fold, the chances that Meyer and his staff continue to recruit defensive end type prospects are not very high, at least, for the class of 2013.
Lewis must not have been able to contain his excitement, as he grabbed a set of the scarlet and gray to show off his new team colors:
RT @highschoolot: I'm sure the Ohio State fans like the looks of this. twitter.com/highschoolot/s…— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) September 20, 2012
Not to be outdone, head basketball coach Thad Matta was able to pick up a much-needed recruit in the class of '13 with 4-star shooting guard Kameron Williams.
From CBS Sports:
Williams, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Mount St. Joseph (Md.), is ranked No. 86 in the class of 2013. He was one of the most prolific scorers on the AAU circuit this year, leading the EYBL in scoring with 22.2 points per game for Baltimore Elite. He shot 53 percent from the floor and 48 percent from 3-point range.
The only other recruit in the class of 2013 for Ohio State's basketball team is 4-star small forward Marc Loving.
'14 5-star running back Jalen Hurd is making his presence felt on the field, in the recruiting game and now in fans' eyes across the country. As a sophomore alone, Hurd rushed for around 1,600 yards. Coming into his junior season, the talented running back set his goal a little higher, right around 2,000 yards.
After a 299-yard, two-touchdown performance in a win over Mount Juliet last Friday, Hurd now has more than 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns through five games. The 6'3" RB also exploded for 462 yards in one game. You may recall us speaking with Jalen Hurd a while back. Since then, he has gained that coveted 5th star and is catching the attention of many top programs. Just recently, Florida was added to his long list of scholarship offers.
As of now, his top three schools stands at Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia, in no particular order. Be sure to keep an eye out for this kid as he continues his dominance at the high school level.
This week in new offers:
-'14 3-star OL/DL Quenton Nelson
-'15 RB Jordan Scarlett ("How perfect is that name?," said basically everyone)
-'14 4-star WR Jacob McCrary (Currently committed to Florida State)