A large number prospects hit the Ohio State campus yesterday, trying to impress the coaching staff during the Buckeyes first camp of the summer. Just a few of the many intriguing recruits on hand were Illinois athlete David Edwards, WR/DB Ray Buford of Southfield High in Michigan, Olentangy Liberty offensive lineman Hunter Littlejohn, Gahanna Lincoln defensive end Jonathon Cooper, and fellow Ohio standout DeMario McCall.
Another one of the recruits who camped at OSU on Sunday was class of 2016 offensive lineman Drake Jackson.
"I think I had a great camp." The four-star prospect stated to Land-Grant Holy Land. "I feel like I left a strong impression on the OSU staff. The camp was very organized. I liked the way that Coach Warinner, and his assistants run their drills." Jackson added.
During his time camping at Ohio State, the four-star Kentucky native, didn't just learn from the Bucks coaching staff, but also had a few moments to speak with them too.
"I talked to Coach Hinton, and Coach Warinner." Jackson said. "They pulled me aside and said that they loved me today at camp and will pick up their contact with me over the summer."
This won't be the last camp for the 6'2 290 pounder. He has previously stated to Land-Grant Holy Land, he plans on camping at Kentucky on the 11th, Alabama on the 14th, and would also like to make a stop at Notre Dame.
See why programs such as Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and most recently Toledo, have offered Drake, with these highlights from his Hudl page:
Buckeyes add 2015 DB:
After visiting and camping at Ohio State over the weekend, class of 2015 defensive back Tyler Green of DeMatha Catholic in Maryland received and accepted a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes coaching staff yesterday.
A 6'3 195 pound safety, Green is the the fourth prospect to give his verbal pledge to Urban Meyer and OSU, joining Canton McKinley speedster Eric Glover-Williams, Florida defensive back Jamel Dean, and Athens High School quarterback Joe Burrow.
Our Luke Zimmermann recently had the chance to watch Green at the Nike Football Training Camp held in Washington, DC, and had the following to say on the newest Buckeye commit:
"I saw Green in person at the event and thought that he looked the part for a high level FBS prospect. His frame suggested the ability to add weight in a major college conditioning program. His top speed didn't leave much of a memorable impression, but he was a long stride guy who was instinctive on the ball. He looked more safety than cornerback or tight end to me, and though he might not be a day one impact guy, he could be a few seasons from being in the mix for the Buckeyes."
Click here for much more on Green and his commitment to Ohio State, including a scouting report from our own Christopher Jason.
2015 standouts trim lists:
Over the weekend offensive lineman Austin Clark, Tight end Chris Clark and running back Damien Harris all trimmed their lists down, with the Buckeyes making the cut.
On Saturday Austin, a four-star tackle out of Virginia announced a top list of South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and OSU. The 6'6 300 pound lineman will announce his college plans later this week. Even though the Buckeyes are on his short list, I for one don't expect a Mark Pantoni "BOOOOM" on Twitter this Thursday.
Like Austin, Chris Clark (no relation to Austin), released a top four. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and North Carolina, where he was previously committed, are the teams the Avon Old Farms senior is now concentrating on.
Clark, arguably the top tight end in the class of 2015, will make stops on the MSU, UM and OSU campuses later this month. The Buckeyes coaching staff will have to knock the visit out of the park if they are wanting to beat out the Spartans and Wolverines, as Chris plans to announce his college commitment shortly after the aforementioned trips, at The Opening in Oregon in July.
The following programs made Kentucky running back Damien Harris' top eight:
I'd like to thank every coach that has recruited me. It's all been a blessing, but here's my top 8 pic.twitter.com/aYVbLbpBGQ— Damien Harris (@Damien_D1Harris) June 6, 2014
With months left until Damien, the top overall running back, and 23rd prospect in the 2015 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, plans to make his college choice, a lot could change in his recruitment, but at this moment I like the Buckeyes chances in adding him to the Elite15 recruiting class.
Giddens sets commitment date:
Just weeks removed from adding a commitment from Texas shooting guard Austin Grandstaff, the Ohio State basketball program could be set for some more good news next month.
Georgia big man Daniel Giddens a longtime OSU lean, announced via Twitter over the weekend that he will announce his college plans on his July 4th birthday. A very active post player at nearly 6'11 and 235 pounds, Giddens holds scholarship offers from not just Thad Matta and Ohio State, but also from some of the other top college basketball programs in the country.
Arizona, Indiana, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Kansas are just a few of the teams Matta and OSU find themselves up against for Daniel's commitment.
See what Giddens would add to the Buckeyes, with these highlights:
- After being labeled an OSU lean for months, four-star class of 2015 linebacker Sh'mar Kilby-Lane committed to Florida State on Saturday.
- Before heading to Michigan for a visit, 2016 point guard Quentin Goodin stopped by Ohio State on Friday. The 6'2 165 pound, Kentucky native currently holds scholarship offers from the likes of Indiana, Tennessee and Kansas State.
- For more Ohio State recruiting news from over the weekend, check out In a Nutshell.