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Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin Derham-Hall), the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015, has narrowed his top list. After much deliberation, Cornell has cut the list of schools in the running down to 15.

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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Michigan isn’t the only Big Ten team to make waves with 2015 recruits, as Ohio State landed a big junior commitment Monday; Garden City C.C. Dontavius Blair could be the most heavily recruited juco lineman in the nation; and Joe Mixon’s big reveal becomes a social media event.

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After watching rival Michigan make a lot recruiting noise in the 2015 class, it was Ohio State’s turn to make news Sunday night. ESPN Junior 300 standout Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) had been leaning toward Ohio State for quite some time and decided to pledge to the Buckeyes. Glover-Williams, who is ranked 29th overall and fourth at athlete, had double-digit offers, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, but he said he could only see himself playing at Ohio State. "It means a lot to me, to come in and help them build Ohio State toward winning a national championship," Glover-Williams said. "Most definitely I'll be involved in recruiting. I want the best of the best to come to Ohio State. I'll get the best players I can to Ohio State."

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LEANDER, Texas — After a late-June and early-July trip to the West Coast that included elite camp appearances and unofficial visits, Houston Lamar four-star safety John Bonney was back with his teammates recently for the Texas 7-on-7 state championships.

The Redskins performed well, going 3-0 in pool play in day one of Division I action, then making a run in bracket play to the quarterfinals before bowing out to eventual Division I tournament champion, Southlake (Texas) Carroll.

Bonney, a 6-foot, 182-pound prospect who has 32 offers, was glad to be back with his team. Now his focus is shifting to the start of fall practice in August and a potential decision on his college future.


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Video: WR Jeffery Mead on top schools

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Receiver Jeffery Mead (Tulsa, Okla./Union) talks about his recruitment and juggling playing three sports.
After decommitting from Colorado in October, three-star tight end Mitchell Parsons (Parker, Colo./Chaparral) has been all about finding a college home that fits him. Whether that decision comes sooner or later is still the question.

Parsons said that while he is still open with his process, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss are current front-runners. Both schools have offered the 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end, in addition to Arizona State, Cal and Northern Colorado.

“I want it over with badly,” Parsons said of the process, "but I’m going to make an educated choice. It’s stressful, for sure, but I mean, I’m glad I opened it up.”

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The bad news for Oklahoma fans is four-star offensive tackle Aaron Cochran (Atwater, Calif./Buhach) never considered committing to the Sooners during his official visit.

The good news for OU fans is Cochran and his father had such a good time that he wants to come back to Norman, Okla., for an unofficial visit with his mother.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comFour-star offensive tackle Aaron Cochran is planning a couple official visits to PAC-12 schools before making a commitment.
Cochran, who is 6-foot-8 and 350 pounds, is ranked No. 22 at offensive tackle and was one of two tackles on an official visit to OU.

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Sooners' atmosphere impresses Foreman 

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Three-star safety Tyler Foreman (Encino, Calif./Crespi Carmelite) wasn’t sure what to expect going into his official visit at Oklahoma.

Foreman admitted he had no idea about the Oklahoma environment. But after spending a weekend in Norman, he wouldn’t mind coming back.

“It’s a great place. It’s a place I can see myself going to for the next four years,” Foreman said. “The visit was a lot better than what I expected.”

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Four star defensive backs L.J. Moore (Fresno, Calif./Central East) and Hatari Byrd (Fresno, Calif./Central East) have mentioned several times their intentions to play together at the next level. The teammates arrived in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for this weekend’s Champion Gridiron Kings still mentioning the strong possibility of remaining teammates in college, and they have similar programs at the top.

"Cal and Oklahoma are tied right now," Moore said. "Cal has a great coaching staff and it is close enough for me and my family to see each other when we need to. Oklahoma is a very prestigious program that is top 25 like every single year."

The 6-foot, 164-pound cornerback has set an official to Notre Dame for the game against Michigan on Sept. 21, to Cal on Oct. 6 for the game against UCLA and to Oklahoma for the Notre Dame game Oct. 26. He has not date set for his decision.

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