**FNL Observers … While certainly the Ohio State staff wants to see the many great prospects attending their Friday Night Lights camp this weekend workout, they also know there is value for prospects to be there even if they don’t workout.
Case in point is 2013 defensive end/linebacker Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro) who will be there Friday – along with his mother – having already been offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes. The hope amongst the Ohio State staff is that Lewis will commit this weekend before he leaves Columbus.
Another prospect that will attend Friday Night Lights but won’t work out is 2014 tight end Jacob Betschel (Jackson, Ohio/Jackson).The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Betschel pulled his hamstring at Ohio State’s camp last month, but Mark Pantoni and Tim Hinton want him to attend Friday Night Lights even though he can’t participate, and Betschel plans to do so.
As for fans who want to be observers of Urban Meyer’s inaugural FNL event at Ohio State, doors open at Ohio Stadium at 5:30 p.m., the event starts at 6:30 and runs until about 10. Parking and admission is free. (You know how often you say that about something being held at OSU? That’s right, hardly ever.)
**Kizer Not On A Roll? … When quarterback DeShone Kizer from Toledo Central Catholic takes the field Friday night in the Horseshoe, all eyes will be on him. Standing a legit 6-foot-5, Kizer will not be hard to miss in the QB line, and his reputation as Ohio’s top signal caller for the class of 2014 is preceding him. Kizer is even ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports.
Expectations on the internet have Kizer penciled in as a Buckeye, but that’s why pencils have erasers.
Right now, we are hearing that Kizer is high on the Ohio State list of QB’s, but
*Thad Matta Going Hard After Recruit.
*What former OSU assistant coach is held in high esteem by current staff?
*You should be very excited about a certain true freshman at OSU.