Kicking things off today, the biggest news from yesterday was 2015 wide receiver Juval Mollette picking up an offer from the Buckeyes.
ESPN Jr 300 WR Juval Mollette says Ohio State offered. Michigan was out to see him recently: http://t.co/eDr2V7to8E— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) October 23, 2013
Mollette stands at a towering 6'4" and has solid speed, running a 4.6 forty time. Mollette's size gives defensive coordinators nightmares as his size gives him an automatic advantage on the outside. Ohio State will have some ground to make up, but that's not saying too much given the fact that his signing day is about a year and a half away. Urban Meyer will continue to try and take over the Carolina's, making it Buckeyes territory the best he can as there's no really Carolina power in college football. At the moment, North Carolina seems to be the favorite, but Mollette also holds offers from Clemson, North Carolina State, and Tennessee. Sit back and watch this one unfold as this recruitment will most likely be a long process.
Check out his sophomore highlights:
2015 quarterback Lorenzo Nunez will be in Columbus this weekend for the Penn State game.
Four-star junior QB Lorenzo Nunez to visit #OhioState this weekend, gives the latest to @RivalsWoody http://t.co/EEc8PwbTP3 #Buckeyes— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) October 22, 2013
Nunez is a typical dual-threat quarterback at a position Ohio State needs to hit big in this next class. A four-star as we stand right now, the Georgia native's last two visits have both been to Clemson, including one taking place last weekend. Remember, he camped twice at Ohio State over the summer. Sanding at just over 6'2", Nunez has a forty time of 4.58 and is sure to be one of the most sought after recruits by this time next year. The quarterback race will be a fun one to watch over the next year with Nunez, Brandon Wimbush, and 6'4" Carolinian Kelly Bryant all expected to be in attendance in what should be an outstanding atmosphere on Saturday night.
Ohio state this weekend 😎👌— ⚡K_Boogie#⃣2⃣⚡ (@KellyB125) October 23, 2013
Another four-star expected to visit Ohio State this weekend in 2015 running back LJ Scott. From Ohio, scott checks in at 6'0", 205 pounds and holds offer from Michigan State, West Virginia and Cincinnati, but not one from the Buckeyes yet. Though we're early in his recruiting process, he's rated as the 148th best player in his class and there's a good chance that number will continue to drop. Scott runs with some serious power and, with his frame, should continue to add weight as he continues to get older. He'll be in East Lansing after this weekend as the Spartans continue to look like a serious threat.
Switching gears to basketball, 247Sport's top rated player in Virginia in the class of 2015, Franklin Howard, has planned to be in Columbus on November 9th. A shooting guard, Howard has elite athleticism at 6'4" and his most notable offers at the moment are Georgetown, Maryland, UConn, Florida, and Syracuse. Though the Buckeyes have yet to make an offer, one could come at any time. Over the summer, Franklin Howard suffered a minor setback, rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee which required surgery. He's not 100% yet, but that hasn't slowed down his recruitment. Thad Matta will have to have another fantastic effort to land Franklin, but, thankfully, that's something he's used to.
-Kyle Berger was cleared to walk on Tuesday after suffering a torn ACL. We continue to wish him a speedy recovery.
Cleared to walk! #finally— Kyle Berger (@K_Bergs) October 22, 2013