Sunday evening, class of 2015 Canton McKinley standout Eric Glover-Williams finally decided to give his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes over the likes of Arkansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Pittsburgh, to name a few off his rather long list of scholarships. Glover-Williams, a 5-11 170 pound athlete, is now the face of the 2015 recruiting class and plans on helping the Buckeyes land many of the top prospects in the class.
SB Nation recruiting analyst Bud Elliott had the following to say about the four star prospect:
"Glover-Williams is an impressive athlete. His most impressive trait is his ability to quickly accelerate back to top speed after making a cut. Glover-Williams is shifty, but he does get North and South quickly, and does not dance around unnecessarily. He also shows good hands, and should be a weapon on all sorts of underneath routes and screens."
The 2013 High School football season got underway nation wide over the weekend too, with quite a few Ohio State commits and targets hitting the field. Kyle Berger and his Cleveland St. Ignatius teammates took on the aforementioned Canton McKinley Bulldogs and brand new OSU commit Eric Glover-Williams in a scrimmage. Berger, a 6-2 225 pound linebacker had an impressive start to the contest but watched his night end prematurely, after a left knee injury. Kyle told Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch that he will know the severity of the injury after meeting with doctors on Monday.
The social media rumors have said that Berger could have torn his ACL, which would mean the senior standout would more than likely miss final season in a St. Ignatius uniform. The speedy Glover-Williams, showed off during the recent Ohio State Friday Night Lights camp and did the same the other night, returning a punt nearly 80 yards for a score:
Eric Glover Williams puts on the cape and takes a punt 78 yards to the house vs Iggy. Breaks 2 tackles. Beep Beep. Gone.— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) August 23, 2013
Lonnie Johnson and his Gary, Indiana West Side High squad might have lost 47-34 to Hobart (IN), but the 6-3 190 pound receiver had an excellent first contest, catching 9 passes for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fellow class of 2014 wide out commit, Terry McLaurin and his Indianapolis Cathedral teammates also came up short against Indianapolis Ben Davis, 26-20. McLaurin finished with 49 receiving and 30 rushing yards in the loss:
Turning into the Lonnie Johnson and Jon'vea Johnson show here even though it's 27-20 Hobart up. Lonnie w/2TDs Jon'vea w/1 #OSU #Cinci— Beth Long (@Beth_Long) August 24, 2013
Kicker commit Sean Nuernberger had a very strong outing Friday. The 6-2 220 pound kicker successfully knocked down a 46 yard field goal, all his PATs (3/3) and had six kick offs that resulted in touchbacks to help Oldham County (KY) knock off Iroquois 33-0:
46 yard FG, 6 touchbacks and 3 PATs, not a bad first game!— Sean Nuernberger (@Sean4Heisman1) August 24, 2013
Saturday afternoon, Marc Givler and Paul Fortenberry of Rivals reported the Buckeyes offered class of 2015 prospect Jauan Jennings. Standing 6-4 and 185 pounds, Jennings, who is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, already holds offers from SEC programs Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt amongst others. Givler tweeted that OSU is currently recruiting Jauan as an athlete while many programs are looking at him to play quarterback:
Offer to class of 2015 prospect Jauan Jennings is apparently as an athlete. #OhioState #Buckeyes— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) August 24, 2013
Class of 2014 athlete Myles Autry released his top seven schools Saturday afternoon before his Norcross (GA) team took on Booker T. Washington (FL) on ESPN. Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Tennessee, Oregon, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M all made the cut for the 5-9 175 pound four star prospect. Autry has stated during the process that OSU is his dream school. Even with that being the case, I would be surprised to see him leave the south, but who knows? Crazier things have happened.
Get a taste of what Autry could potentially bring to the Buckeyes with these highlights:
Thad Matta offered class of 2015 Texas big man Tyler Davis over the weekend as well. Davis, a 6-10-ish 280 pounder is a member of the Texas Titans AAU program and played with recent Buckeye commit Mickey Mitchell before Mickey injured his knee. This AAU season on the EYBL circuit, he averaged nearly 12 points and eight rebounds a contest and already has a list of scholarship offers that includes SMU and Texas Tech with a small army of others showing interest.
Here is a small scouting report on Davis from the guys over at Future150.com.
"Davis is a big time post player who gives the true meaning of power player. He is extremely light on his feet for a player his size. He can score both inside and out. He has a nasty drop step to go along with a up and under mover that is pretty much unstoppable. He plays with a good motor and never gives up on a play. He is an elite rebounder on both ends of the floor. He needs to continue to work on his weight and overall body as he continues to get older. His overall foot speed needs to continue to progress to go along with his post defense."
Future 150 isn't the only site showing Davis love; according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, he is the 38th played in the class of 2015, the seventh center and the fourth best player the Lone Star State has to offer.
Here are some highlights of Tyler Davis in action:
Future Buckeye guard D'Angelo Russell and OSU targets Myles Turner, Goodluck Okonoboh and Stephen Zimmerman are a few of the prospects that participated in the Eighth Annual Under Armour Elite 24 game held under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York Saturday evening. Russell, Turner and Okonoboh's Team Coney Island beat Zimmerman and Team Bed Stuy, 114-109.
In the uptempo run-and-gun type paced event, Russell dished out a few dimes and knocked down a few pretty jumpers, including this one:
D'Angelo Russell at #Elite24 https://t.co/nPICqIj2gp— NYCHoops.net (@NYCHoops) August 24, 2013