Good morning and Happy New Year to all of Buckeye Nation! While you may or may not be struggling to wake up and read this, there's plenty of action going on the Ohio State recruiting trail, most notably in the high school all-star game, where plenty of Buckeye commits are proving their value among the best of the best.
Of all the commits, it seems as if Raekwon McMillan is drawing the most interest, and rightfully so. McMillan is widely considered one of the best linebackers in the country and whenever he isn't making plays, his physical appearance still leaves scouting experts in awe. Raekwon is an old-school thumper at the linebacker position and drops everything that comes into his zone. Yesterday, he continued to hold that rep, dominating in the running drills at the Under Armour practices.
#OSU LB commit Raekwon McMillan looked again good on inside run drills & also in 7-on-7. Drawn big raves from coaches all week #UAAllAmerica— Jeremy Crabtree ESPN (@jeremycrabtree) December 31, 2013
Raekwon McMillan will be physically ready to contribute at Ohio State next year, he's already thick and strong from waist down.#uaallamerica— Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) December 31, 2013
After a shaky start to yesterday's festivities in San Antonio, Johnnie Dixon was able to find his rhythm and carry it over to today's session and, in the process, beat the coverage for a long touchdown reception. There's no doubt Dixon has a real chance to contribute to the 2014 Buckeyes next year and the more he shines over the next week in these practices and the final game, the more that option will start to look like a reality.
UGA QB commit Jacob Park just hit OSU WR commit Johnnie Dixon with a sweet throw down the sidelines to beat the coverage. #ArmyBowl— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) December 31, 2013
Also having a good first couple of days is Demetrius Knox, an offensive line commit who has the potential to be the best in this year's class.
Demetrius Knox from the #ArmyBowl practices. He is committed to #OhioState and has performed solidly thus far. pic.twitter.com/tiM166nIDM— Greg Powers (@GPowers79) December 31, 2013
To the 2015 class, newest commit Jamel Dean, who is a Florida native, was out to watch Ohio State's Orange Bowl practice and familiarizing himself with the Buckeye way up close and personal. Jamel Dean is one of Florida's best prospects and chose the Buckeyes over the Gators and Hurricanes. At 6'1, Dean has elite size for a cornerback and has laid the foundation for Ohio State recruiting in 2015, a class that should stack up on a historical scale.
Cocoa (Fla.) and 2015 Ohio State commit and cornerback Jamel Dean here to check out Buckeyes practice pic.twitter.com/nFdKr8i6kg— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 31, 2013
- Ohio State baseball prospect Cal Krueger will be visiting Columbus on January 12th.