Future Buckeye player makers Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell and Noah Brown all put up some rather ridiculous stats over the weekend. McLaurin who usually does his damage through the air, rushed for over 130 yards on 12 attempts. Terry, a three star wide out and his Indianapolis Cathedral teammates rolled past Arsenal Tech 23-14 on Friday night. Next week McLaurin and the Irish will travel to Cincinnati to take on Moeller and fellow OSU commit Sam Hubbard, in a match up that most Buckeye fans will want to keep a close eye on.
The 6-0 Campbell ran the ball seven times for 203 yards and three touchdowns to lead Akron St.Vincent St.Mary over GlenOak by a final score of 41-12. As ESPN recruiting analyst Brad Bournival was quick to point out, that is an unheard of average of 29 yards a carry. One of Campbell's rushing scores came from 98 yards out, which tied a SVSM school record that had been in place since 1960. Dante Booker also had an impressive game. Booker, a four star future Buckeye linebacker continued his solid season, finishing with 12.5 tackles in Friday's Irish victory.
Wide receiver Noah Brown was a key reason why his New Jersey Pope John XXIII squad snuck out a 31-27 victory over Sparta Saturday afternoon. Brown, who scored two key touchdowns, caught 6 passes for nearly 150 yards and also rushed for 67 yards in the hard fought Pope John win.
To see how the rest of the future Buckeyes did over the weekend, check out this weeks Runnin' Down The Dream.
Per Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.com, Ohio State offered two Peach state prospects on Friday. Class of 2014 defensive back Mike Rogers finally received his scholarship offer after finding himself on the OSU radar recently. Rogers, a current Central Florida commit, is the 247Sports Composite Rankings, 907th player in the country, 77th safety and 80th prospect Georgia has to offer. Even though it looks like Rogers will play in the defensive backfield on the next level, he has been a threat as a running back all season long for Smyma, Georgia's Campbell High. The three star prospect is the leading Class AAAAAA rusher so far this season and continued his hot start Friday, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns.
Class of 2016 tight end Isaac Nauta also received a chance to suit up for the Bucks. Nauta is a 6-5 240 pound sophomore who is putting together a scholarship offer list better then some upperclassmen. Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan,Miami and a long list of other major BCS programs have offered the Buford, Georgia native.
Here are some highlights of Nauta in action:
After being one of the many prospects to visit Ohio State for the Wisconsin game and getting to watch Penn State take multiple overtimes to defeat that team from up north Saturday, 2014 tight end Mike Gesicki announced he is now down to the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions. The New Jersey native plans to announce his decision some time this week before his game this Saturday. Gesicki, a 6-5 236 pound pass catching tight end, who received his offer after impressing the Buckeye staff at camp this summer, would be another nice addition to the all star cast of offensive prospects currently in the Dream '14. As a junior, Mike caught 50 passes for 954 yards and nine touchdowns and is the number one overall tight end in the class of 2014, according to 247Sports.
Gesicki had the following to say about his recent OSU and PSU visits in this interview with Todderick Hunt of NJ.Com.
"I took my official there (Ohio State) when they played Wisconsin and it was just as good as Penn State. Both visits were phenomenal. I was treated very well at both places. I met a lot of great people. I sat with Urban Meyer, watched film with him and learned how he wants to use me, things like that. The Atmosphere down at The Shoe is unbelievable just like it is at Beaver Stadium. Both places were phenomenal and I really enjoyed myself. Both places have great people and it will be a tough decision between the two."
After striking out on class of 2014 big's Goodluck Okonoboh and Elbert Robinson recently, Thad Matta and the Buckeye basketball team received some great news over the weekend. Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com, talked with the father of Five Star center Myles Turner, who stated his son will head to Columbus from Texas next weekend to check out what OSU is all about. Turner, who watched his recruitment blow up over the summer, has offers from the who's who of the college hoops world. Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona are just a few off his incredible long list. Standing nearly 7-0 and showcasing a rather strong all around offensive game for someone of his size, Turner would in no doubt step foot on campus and battle for key minutes for the Bucks.
Get a feel for what Turner could bring OSU with these highlights:
Future Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell was up to his usual tricks over the weekend at the Florida Fall Festival in Orlando. Russell, a smooth, 6-4 lefty, knocked down buckets from all over the place and made difficult passes look rather easy, as he seem to do almost every time he hits the court. His play didn't go unnoticed as a number of the recruiting analysts had the five star prospect on their top performers list.
ESPN 100 performers D'Angelo Russell and Dante Buford among the many standout players tonight at the Florida Fall Festival here in Orlando— Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin) October 13, 2013
- Late last week the Buckeyes offered four star class of 2015 offensive lineman Richie Petitbon. See what the Washington, DC native told Land-Grant Holy Land about what the offer means to him and more.
- Be on the look out for a recap of the All-Ohio Nike Fall League Championship from our Zach Fleer later today. Fleer will have you covered with scouting reports of Ohio State commit Jae'Sean Tate and some of the other top Ohio High School hoopers.