As each calendar day turns, the closer we get to a decision from one of the most highly coveted receiver prospects in the country, Johnnie Dixon. Like we've been accustomed to for quite some time, it's been a Buckeye, Crimson Tide, and Hurricane race for the athlete from Florida and over the last week, things seem to be switching gears in Ohio State's favor.
My radar has WR Johnnie Dixon trending towards #Buckeyes now quite a bit.— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) December 10, 2013
This 2014 class the Buckeyes have put together is filled with electric playmakers, like last year's class was, and a commitment from Dixon would be huge. In the future of Ohio State football, the problem will never be lack of athletes because the Bucks will have two handfuls of some of the best in the country. On Tuesday, Urban Meyer was in to see Dixon at practice and for an in-home visit. Meyer wasn't the only top tier coach to take in practice, though.
Bill Parcells, Urban Meyer, Penn State, and UCF at #Dwyer practice today— Paul Meunier (@footballcoach36) December 10, 2013
Also approaching a decision date is 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan, a player that could do wonders for the Buckeyes if he gives his commitment to Urban Meyer. Yesterday, Raekwon was awarded with the High School Butkus Award for the best linebacker in the country.
Buckeye Nation's class of 2014 quarterback Stephen Collier was named co-offensive player of the year for region 1-5A in the state of Georgia on Tuesday. Sharing the honor with Clemson commit Adam Choice, Collier absolutely lit defenses on fire this season setting the single season touchdown record at Lee County High School. This is what he had to say about winning the award and about enrolling early at Ohio State in the coming month.
It means a lot. I look at it as a team accomplishment more than anything. I'm simply a facilitator, they make things happen. I only have a few weeks left so I'm trying to do as much running and lifting as I can to shake the rust off before I get there. Other than that, though, I'm just throwing everyday and preparing myself for the move.
Stephen's senior season highlight film was recently released, check it out.
Though his recruiting process is just getting underway, Savannah, Georgia wide receiver Demetris Robertson picked up an offer from Ohio State yesterday. A super-sophomore, Robertson is already up to 6'1 and also holds offers from Clemson, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. In addition to gaining a Buckeye offer on Tuesday, Robertson was also able to grab one from North Carolina as well. The class of 2016 recruiting class is too far away to know what needs Ohio State will have to fill, but the one thing we do know is that Demetris Robertson is quickly developing into a can't-miss prospect.
Ohio State offered me today #offer6#Buckeyes#BIGTEN#BLESSEDBEYOND— Demetris Robertson (@d_rob4) December 11, 2013
Another offer went out to in-state offensive lineman James Daniels on Tuesday. Daniels is a 6'4, class of 2015 prospect who holds a slew of offers from Iowa, UCLA, Northwestern, Illinois, and now the Buckeyes. James is the son of LeShun Daniels who lettered as a guard for Ohio State from 1994-1996.
So blessed to say The Ohio State University offered me!!— James Daniels (@J_Daniels76) December 11, 2013
To the hardwood, one of Thad Matta's prized recruits for 2014 is forward Jae'Sean Tate. An Ohio native and four-star prospect, Tate continues to dominate competition week in and week out. His brand new highlight reel is fresh off the press, and it doesn't disappoint.
-Tom Herman hit the road on Tuesday, traveling to Texas to check in on Demetrius Knox and a slew of other 2015 prospects. Big-time quarterback prospect Jarrett Stidham is also expected to be paid a visit.