The Ohio State faithful were supposed to have a chance to see their quarterback of the future on national television this Friday when Phoenix Pinnacle plays host to Scottsdale Chaparral. Buckeye four-star QB commit Jack Miller (Scottsdale, AZ / Chaparral) was set to lead his team Friday in what was supposed to be a battle between two of the country’s top QB prospects to be featured of ESPNU.
However, azcentral.com is reporting that Miller unfortunately suffered a high-grade, medial collateral knee sprain while throwing for 267 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s game.
The game is still on but Chaparral junior Jack Miller suffered a high-grade, medial collateral knee sprain early in the Friday loss at home to Phoenix Mountain Pointe and is expected to be out for three weeks, according to sources.
There is hope that Miller could return for the 6A playoffs that begin Nov. 2.
Miller continued to play after sustaining the injury on Chaparral’s second drive, as the Firebirds went up 10-0. He still passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns, hobbling the rest of the game.
Fortunately, it appears that Miller will be able to overcome this injury rather quickly, and may be able to return later this season for postseason play, where Ohio State fans will be able to see another look at him.
For the year, Miller has thrown for 2,431 yards with a 27-6 touchdown to interception ratio, while completing 55-percent of his pass attempts.
Miller is viewed as the No. 64 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and is the No. 4 pro-style QB.
Elite WR looking at Ohio State?
Urban Meyer and interim wide-receiver coach Brian Hartline are off to an incredible start at recruiting the WR position in the 2019 recruiting class. The program has secured verbal commitments from five-star WR Garrett Wilson and four-star WR Jameson Williams and they are looking to add at least one more.
However, the upped focus on securing the next addition to the group has not stopped the program from looking ahead to next year’s crop of receivers and one of the country’s best may have hinted Monday that Ohio State is the school for him.
Four-star WR prospect Rakim Jarrett (Washington, DC / St. John’s College HS) was mentioned in a tweet Monday referencing the recent success Ohio State has had recruiting the position. The tweet caught Jarrett’s eye enough to receive a response from him, which in turn caught the attention of Wilson.
@juicedupjameson @GarrettWilson_V https://t.co/lrq51ioCBY— Rakim Jarrett (@RakimJarrett) October 15, 2018
You already know what’s good Rakim. We’ve talked bout this. https://t.co/XDd2h733a6— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) October 15, 2018
It appears as if both Jarrett and Wilson have had discussions about playing together at the next level and for Wilson at least, that next level is Ohio State.
While this is nothing close to a commitment or anything that suggests Jarrett is on commitment watch, it does show that Wilson and Jarrett are friends and have envisioned what a future of playing together in Columbus would look like.
Jarrett is the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and is the No. 6 WR. Because of this, he holds a reported 28 offers from some of the best college football programs in the country, including the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and plenty of others.
While there is likely sometime left in the junior’s recruitment, Ohio State is viewed as the runaway favorite to land Jarrett, holding 100-percent of the 11 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions.
It appears as though the interest between Ohio State and Jarrett is mutual and that Ohio State could be building one of the scarier WR groups in the future of college football.
Basketball Buckeyes offer 4-star SF
Chris Holtmann is off to a tremendous start in recruiting players for his 2019 class. The program holds verbal commitments from five-star point guard DJ Carton and four-star small forward Alonzo Gaffney.
However, Holtmann and Co. are still looking for the first member of their 2020 class to drop. The team is hoping that comes in the shape of four-star small forward Cam’Ron Fletcher (Saint Louis, MO / Vashon) who received an official scholarship offer from the Buckeyes Monday.
blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University #BuckeyeNation ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/xGNsE3TH7T— 21 (@CamRonFletcher1) October 15, 2018
Fletcher is one of the best prospects in the entire country, being viewed as the No. 41 overall prospect in the class and the No. 11 SF.
Because of this, the junior already holds a reported 17 scholarship offers from the likes of Creighton, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, Xavier, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and more.
The Buckeyes have yet to get Fletcher on campus, but following Monday’s offer, look for the team to try and do so if they are serious about adding him to their team.
- 2020 five-star RB Kendall Milton prospect had only positive things to say when asked about his thoughts on Ohio State.
“Coach (Urban) Meyer and Coach (Tony) Alford, those are two great coaches. They text me every day. It’s not just all football conversations, they ask me about life. And they’ve had great running backs. Coach Mark Pantoni sent me a picture of Ezekiel Elliott when he was younger and they were recruiting him and he’s a player I watch a lot of.”