Our coverage for the week began on Saturday as I posted a story with the news that 4-star linebacker Alex Anzalone had committed to Ohio State. Anzalone picked the Buckeyes over Penn State, Notre Dame and approximately 30 others.
Anzalone was the first of three prospects to commit to the Buckeyes last week
On Saturday night I had a story on linebacker Lewis Neal and indicated he could very soon commit to the Buckeyes. Neal attended the Ohio State spring game, but stayed in Columbus until Sunday.
On Sunday morning I had a story on super sophomore offensive lineman Jimmy Byrne. Byrne attended the Ohio State spring game. He has a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes and says Ohio State is at the top of his list.
Defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr., made the trip from Massachusetts to the Buckeyes’ spring game and Bucknuts was the first site to talk to Hurst and post a story after his return home. Hurst said everything was perfect at Ohio State, but the OSU staff is continuing to evaluate their recruiting board so the option to commit was not available to Hurst before he left Columbus.
On Monday morning I posted the latest edition of What I Am Hearing. In this edition I had information on Meyer talking to one of the top prospects on his board about perhaps playing both ways at Ohio State like Chris Gamble did, the spring game recruiting contrasts between Ohio State and Notre Dame, Meyer perhaps landing more talent out of the state of Texas after getting a commitment from quarterback JT Barrett and more.
Big news came on Monday morning as the country’s No. 2 strong-side defensive end, Joey Bosa, announced he has committed to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan and many other schools.
Bucknuts.com was the first site with a front-page story on Bosa’s commitment. But almost as soon as that story was posted, we had the story on linebacker Lewis Neal committing to Ohio State.
Byrne was not the only outstanding sophomore to attend the Ohio State spring game. Quarterback Drew Barker visited Ohio State on April 18 and was back three days later for the Buckeyes’ spring game.
Even though the Buckeyes have a commitment from Barrett, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going after a second quarterback for their 2013 recruiting class. One that they are very interested in was at the spring game, Mitch Trubisky.
The Buckeyes don’t have a commitment yet from a wide receiver for their 2013 recruiting class. One of the guys they are going after was in the Horseshoe last Saturday, James Quick. It would not be surprising to see Quick end up at either Ohio State or Louisville.
With all the new commitments in the past two weeks, spots in Meyer’s 2013 recruiting class are getting a bit tight. Defensive tackle Donovan Munger, who attended the Buckeyes’ spring game, is aware that if he waits too long his spot could be taken. In a story I posted on Wednesday morning Munger talks about speeding his recruiting process up.
Running back Corey Clement was going to make the trip from New Jersey to Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ spring game. However, he was not able to do so. But Clement says he has a high level of interest in Ohio State and will visit the Buckeyes.
On Thursday tight end Mike Heuerman announced he had committed to Notre Dame over Ohio State, Miami and many others.
Offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers plans to visit Ohio State next month and says if all goes well he could commit to the Buckeyes on the visit.
Defensive tackle Michael Hill and his father plan to make the trip from South Carolina up to Ohio State to visit the Buckeyes in June. Hill’s father said the visit is already planned and will definitely happen.
Offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers plans to visit Ohio State in the next couple weeks and brings up the possibility to committing to the Buckeyes while in Columbus.
It was another very busy week for Buckeye recruiting and another very busy week here at Bucknuts.com. That is not going to change and the week begins here tomorrow with my Sunday feature. With all of the new Buckeye commitments I will have a brand new edition of my 2013 Ohio State Hot List.