After what many called a slow start to the 2015 recruiting class, Ohio State is definitely well on their way to another top 10 class come February.
Just like Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa, and the rest of their soon-to-be OSU teammates, all of the current verbal commits but defensive back Jamel Dean, offensive lineman Kevin Feder, and tight end Josh Moore officially started their football seasons over the weekend.
Last year, Land-Grant Holy Land brought you "Runnin' Down The Dream", a weekly recap on how all the Ohio State commits played for their respective high schools on Friday, and Saturday nights. This season we're going to switch things up a bit, and get you, the fan, more involved.
Each Sunday we will be releasing a list of the top five future Buckeyes performances of the weekend. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to vote for the Elite '15 MVP of the week.
Without further ado, here are this week's nominees:
In a 30-21 loss to Hopewell (PA) on Friday, Glover-Williams, the first member of the 2015 class, was one of the only bright spots for Canton McKinley all evening. Rushing the ball 15 times, the shifty back picked up 125 yards, and scored two touchdowns, including a 66-yarder, in the Bulldog loss.
Leading the high powered Athens High offense against Gallia Academy, Burrow couldn't have played much better on Friday. The 6'4 205-pound signal caller completed all 12 of his passing attempts for 295 yards and four touchdowns in just two quarters of action in a 52-0 blowout win. The Bulldog victory snapped a 27 year home losing streak against the Blue Devils.
In a hard fought 36-35 Nordonia overtime victory against a scrappy Mayfield squad on Friday night, Ward, a three-star defensive back, lined up all over the field for the Knights. Playing wide out, he racked up 134 receiving yards, and two touchdowns, while also intercepting a pass on defense.
Ward didn't just standout on offense and defense, but also special teams, where he returned a kickoff 69 yards to help set up a field goal that put the Knights ahead of Mayfield in the beginning of the second half.
On Saturday afternoon, Davis, and his Miami Norland teammates took on Lithonia, GA's Martin Luther King High in the Battle of the Border at Hallford Stadium. The latest Ohio State verbal commitment definitely lived up to his ball hawk reputation, playing in former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell's defensive secondary (Campbell is the DC for Davis' high school team).
Davis, who will visit other schools before signing with the Buckeyes, was named MVP after picking off not one, but two passes in a 30-0 shutout win over the Lions.
Cleveland St. Ignatius took on Indiana's Lawrence Central High on Saturday. Jones might have been flagged multiple times for jumping offsides, but the future Buckeye defensive end finished towards the top of the Wildcats' stat sheet.
In the 28-21 St. Ignatius victory, Jones finished with five total tackles (two for a loss), while also impressing on the offensive side of the ball, where he pulled in a key catch to set up a touchdown in the second half.