Posted: 6:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
By Charles Doss
Most of the Ohio State commits were back in action over the weekend. Class of 2014 commit Terry McLaurin might of had the best outing of the bunch. The speedy Indianapolis Cathedral wide out caught eight passes for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. His performance wasn't enough to get the Irish a victory as Warren Central ran away with a 42-28 win.
McLaurin wasn't the only future Buckeye to put up some rather impressive numbers Friday night. Fellow 2014 commit Stephen Collier led his Lee County squad to a 55-6 victory over Dougherty. Collier, a three star quarterback accounted for six touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing) in the blow out.
To see how the rest of the Buckeye commits played over the weekend, check out this article by our Austin Kemp.
The Ohio State football team took the field for the first time Saturday afternoon and everyone knows what that means: recruiting visits. The Buckeyes had a few recruits in the house including class of 2015 Ohio prospects Justin Hilliard and Cario Davison. Standing 6-2 and 225 pounds, Hilliard a Cincinnati St. Xavier product is one of the top players in the state and is starting to put together a nice offer list that includes the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Arkansas and Iowa, where his older brother C.J. is currently committed to play running back.
Davison, a 6-2 190 pound defensive back from Galion, had to sit out his entire sophomore season due to transfer rules and missed most of the summer camp circuit because of an ACL injury. Even with all that, Cario is on the radar of many programs including Northwestern, Michigan State, Indiana, West Virginia and now OSU.
I had the chance to catch up with Cario and asked him how his Ohio State game experience went:
"It was great. It was my first visit to the Shoe for a game. What stood out to me was the fans. The fans make the game fun, I mean they are in to it. Coach Fickell, Coach Withers and Coach Gillum took the time to say hi. We didn't talk much cause they had a game to prepare for. They are going to watch my film. I had planned to come back this Saturday but I told Coach Wilson at Indiana I would come see the Hoosiers at night. I will see OSU again at Northwestern on my visit to Evanston."
Sunday was the first day that college football coaching staffs could contact 2015 recruits by phone and social media. Mark Pantoni and the boys were definitely putting in work yesterday; some of the prospects the staff were in touch with happened to be Michigan offensive lineman David Moorman, Texas defensive end James Lockhart, Ohio recruits tight end CJ Conrad,linebacker Anthony McKee and DC area defensive back Ashton White.
Those five certainly weren't the only class of 2015 studs contacted. Ohio State reportedly offered three new prospects Sunday. North Carolina defensive end Darian Roseboro and Georgia recruits offensive lineman Chuma Edoga and wide receiver Preston Williams are the latest to receive a chance to suit up for the Bucks.
Roseboro is a 6-4 265 pound quarterback crusher, who previously held offers from North Carolina State, Auburn, Duke, Tennessee and Michigan before the Buckeyes came calling. According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Darian is the 152nd best prospect in the nation, the 9th best strong side defensive end and 6th best talent North Carolina has to offer in 2015.
Like Roseboro, Edoga is also a four star prospect who holds offers from some of the nations most cherished programs. Auburn, Florida State and Tennessee are just a few of the teams after the 6-4 280 pound tackle who comes in as the 124th best player in the nation, the 10th best offensive tackle and 12th best talent from the Peach State, according to the 247Composite rankings.
Here are some highlights of Edoga in action:
The Buckeyes have now entered the Preston Williams sweepstakes and from the looks of things, will have their handful with down south powers Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida State to gain his services. The 6-4 185 wide out missed most of his sophomore season with a pelvic injury but after snagging 7 balls for 150 yards and two scores in his first game this season, Williams has showed he is back to 100%.
2015 WR Preston Williams' #Buckeyes offer came from HC Urban Meyer— Derek Young (@DYoungScout) September 2, 2013