Buckeye fans got the chance to see the future up close and personal over the weekend. Nearly half of the Elite '15 were in action playing in one of the annual High School All-American games.
Lining up against some of the top prospects in the country, a number of future Buckeyes showed off their talents on live television during the Under Armour, U.S. Army, and Semper Fidelis All-American games.
Let's take a quick look at which OSU commits took advantage of their time to shine under the bright lights.
Under Armour All-America Game
Score: Team Highlight 46 -Team Armour 6
OSU commits: Eric Glover-Williams, Jashon Cornell
Standout: Eric Glover-Williams
Report: Playing defensive back for Team Armour, the Canton McKinley senior did most of his damage on special teams in the return game. His most electrifying return, which also was arguably the top overall play of the day for Team Armour, came in the first half when he took a punt 47 yards to the house for a score. The touchdown was the only points his squad would see all day.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Score: West 39 - East 36
OSU Commits on West: Dre'Mont Jones, Mike Weber, Liam McCullough
OSU commits on East: Torrance Gibson, Jerome Baker, Matthew Burrell, Justin Hilliard (DNP)
Standouts: Mike Weber and Jerome Baker
Report: In a battle that went deep into the fourth quarter, Weber led the West squad with 48 rushing yards. His soon-to-be teammate Jerome Baker of Cleveland Benedictine seemed to always find himself around the ball during his time on the field. The linebacker finished with three total tackles, and recovered a gift-wrapped fumble for his East squad in the loss.
Semper Fidelis All-American Game
Score: East 24- West 3
OSU commits on West: Grant Schmidt (DNP)
OSU commits on East: Joe Burrow, Carlton Davis, Nick Conner (DNP), Jamel Dean (DNP)
Standouts: Joe Burrow
Report: Mr. Ohio looked like his normal self playing for the East squad on Sunday evening. When his number was called, the Athens High star showed great touch on nearly every one of his passes. Burrow continued to show he isn't just a pocket passer, turning quite a few busted plays into positive yards with his legs. Joe unofficially ended the game 9 of 12 for 128 yards passing, while rushing the ball six times for 31 yards. Though he didn't score last night, he came close. Burrow would have had a touchdown pass, but his teammate fumbled the ball on the one yard line.
- On Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, class of 2015 defensive tackle Neville Gallimore committed to Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners over Ohio State, Florida State, and others.
- Four-star class of 2016 linebacker Carter Coughlin released his top three over the weekend. Cutting his list from nearly 10 scholarship offers, Carter named Ohio State, Oregon and his homestate Gophers of Minnesota his leaders. According to 247Sports, the 6'3, 200-pound standout is the 21st outside linebacker and 274th-overall prospect in the 2016 class.
- Ohio State recently offered Cincinnati Oak Hills offensive lineman Mason Garrison a chance to join the football team as a preferred walk-on. See what Garrison had to say about his opportunity to play for the recently crowned Sugar Bowl Champions.