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Ohio State recruiting: How the Dream 14 fared in H.S. football, 9/1

Check in on all the current Ohio State football commits and how they did in this past weekend's games.

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Ohio State commit Terry McLaurin
Ohio State commit Terry McLaurin


Ohio State football commits took the field this week as, for the most part, it was opening weekend for high school football all across the country.  While some had their ups and downs, the future Buckeyes put on show...just as we expected.

Starting with Lee County High School quarterback Stephen Collier.  Collier dazzled in his season opener, hanging 55 points on Dougherty.  He was able to do anything and everything he wanted to, accounting for 229 total yards as well as totaling six touchdowns—four through the air and two on the ground.

Collier is still ranked as a three-star prospect and will certainly be making a case to move up in the rankings as the season goes on.  Lee County will visit Albany in their road opener next week.

Also on Friday night, Terry McLaurin was playing in his second game of the season and, unlike in week one, McLaurin was able to steal the show despite his team's loss.  The future Buckeye finished with three touchdowns on eight catches for 238 yards.  McLaurin continues to show why Ohio State jumped on him early in the recruiting process.  With his elite speed, there's no question he'll have a chance to earn playing time the moment he steps on campus.  Whether it's as a special team's returner or an offensive weapon, McLaurin will find a way to contribute next season while bettering his all around game through this fall.

Then we come to the duo from Akron – Parris Campbell and Dante Booker.  For the record any team with two Buckeye commits on the same team should be able to dominate most, if not all competition they face and that's just what St. Vincent-St. Mary did to Garfield – to a tune of 63-0.  First, the 6'0" lightning fast Campbell carried the ball four times for 98 yards and one touchdown.  He also had a 52 yard house-call on a punt return.

It's been noted that when arriving on campus Ohio State would like to utilize Campbell in the passing game as well, but he did not record any receptions in last week's game – he didn't have to.  It's obvious what kind of athlete Parris Campbell is.  He'll be able to do anythings that's asked of him on the gridiron.

Teammate Dante Booker had himself a game as well.  With 10.5 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, 247Sports' number one outside linebacker was everywhere on the field, cracking skulls one at a time.  A road game at Walsh Jesuit is up next, but it should be more of the same for the Fighting Irish stars.

Here's an interview of Campbell and Booker after their dominating win.

As for some of the others, Sam Hubbard had a slow day in Moeller's victory over Pike, but was able to show his ability to get into the backfield and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.

Speaking of slow night's, arguably the best cornerback prospect in the country, Damon Webb, was particularly quiet on defense because he wasn't challenged by Southfield.  He did, however, make a footprint in Cass Tech's passing game, including a few receptions on the eventual game winning drive.  Expect more opponents to give Webb the Southfield treatment – yes, he's that good.

Malik Hooker and his New Castle Hurricanes took one on the chin to Central Valley.  On offense, Hooker wasn't able to get anything going as the talent level between the teams favored Central Valley.  Hooker's effort wasn't enough to gain a victory, but the effort definitely didn't go unnoticed.  Scratching and clawing for every yard, Hooker's attitude towards the game is the kind that Urban Meyer expects.  Watch for New Castle to rally and turn things around next week vs. Riverside.

Onto the offensive line, Kyle Trout absolutely demolished everything in his site...well that's what papa Trout thought.

Kicker Sean Nuernberger had a fairly calm night as well, attempting only extra points and nailing every single one.  On kickoffs, though, he was able to show off the huge leg he has.  Our Adam Waters was all over his game:

The young pups: