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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Right now, Malik Duncan (Cleveland/Central Catholic) is losing the burrito battle.

That could change in the coming months, however, as the 5-foot-8, 167-pound Duncan continues to blow up on the recruiting scene.

A first cousin to BCS prospects Erick Smith (Cleveland/Glenville) and Jerome Baker (Cleveland/Benedictine), Duncan has a running bet with Baker every time the two get an offer.
WARREN, Ohio -- James Daniels (Warren, Ohio/Harding) is familiar with the drill. The 2015 defensive tackle prospect's father played offensive guard for Ohio State and had a brief stint in the NFL. His brother recently went through the recruiting cycle.


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Colvin looks to create new tradition 

February, 17, 2013
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Deon Colvin (Cleveland/John Hay) is trying to start his own pipeline. Playing in the shadows of Glenville, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior wide receiver knows all about the Tarblooders.

The school known for sending 19 athletes since 2002 to Ohio State, Colvin uses the white, black and red uniforms for that added push after a season in which he recorded 500 receiving yards and score 13 touchdowns.

“I wanted more,” Colvin said. “I had a couple drops. Glenville gives me a little bit of motivation. It drives me. I know a lot of the kids that play there. A lot of my family went there. I love playing them.”

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Ohio State offers 6-foot-5 wide receiver 

February, 14, 2013
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In his words, his pursuit of the big one is over.


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Michigan DE decommits from Ohio State 

February, 13, 2013
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After giving his commitment to the Buckeyes on Sunday, the recruitment of a 2014 defensive end out Michigan is on again three days later.


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2014 Michigan DE picks Buckeyes 

February, 10, 2013
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Urban Meyer picked up his second junior in the trenches and raided Michigan again.


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OSU fishes out offer for Watch List OT 

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It’s an offer the ESPN Watch List junior had talked about for awhile. Now, it has finally happened for the 6-foot-5, 254-pound offensive tackle.


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WESTMONT, Ill. -- Class of 2014 athlete Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) was set to make his commitment in December days after an Ohio State offer, but not long after setting the date Johnson postponed it.


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Just a little more than a week ago, Ohio State sat with no linebackers in the class of 2013. Now the Buckeyes have three.

Three-star Christopher Worley (Cleveland/Glenville) became the 20th Tarblooder since 2002 to commit to Ohio State.

Long thought to be a Buckeyes lean, Worley made things official Friday on the first day of his official visit and became the 22nd Ohio State pledge in the class of 2013.

While he is the first Glenville product to commit to Ohio State this year, he joins offensive tackle Marcelys Jones after the junior committed to the Buckeyes on Christmas Day.

Worley had offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. In the end, however, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Worley, who also saw time at safety this season, took one official visit and that was to Columbus this weekend.

Worley joins ESPN 150 linebackers Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett) and Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian) in the class.

It also solidifies what once was thought to be a suspect unit in the class of 2013 and gives the Buckeyes a solid force at the position it so desperately needed.

Known as the defensive leader for the Tarblooders last season, Worley led Glenville to an 8-2 mark. The squad missed the playoffs largely due to the fact that Division I, Region 1 in Ohio is considered to be one of the strongest regions in the state.

As a senior, Worley had five interceptions and returned two of those picks for touchdowns. He also had 89 tackles, nine sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Urban Meyer has done it yet again.

With a stockpile of defensive linemen already in the fold, the Ohio State coach dipped into the class of 2014 and offered a 12th defensive end in the class. It’s also the 16th defensive lineman he’s offered out of the junior class.


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Lonnie Johnson postpones announcement 

December, 18, 2012
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Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) announced Monday that he would commit to a school on Friday. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver decided to hold off on a commitment for a little while.

His uncle and coach Jason Johnson confirmed the postponement saying it was a little early in the process for the athlete to announce.

Johnson has offers from Bowling Green, Illinois and Ohio State in pocket right now and interest from Ball State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon and Purdue.

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Lonnie Johnson sets commitment date 

December, 17, 2012
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Ohio State might know who the first member of its 2014 recruiting class is by the end of the week.

Wide receiver Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side), who has made no secret about his affinity for OSU, said via text message that he will announce his choice at 5 p.m. in his high school gymnasium on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior has interest from Ball State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon and Purdue. But it will come down to a choice between Ohio State, Bowling Green and Illinois, which offered Johnson on Monday.

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After offer, Johnson mulls commitment 

December, 14, 2012
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Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) picked up an offer from Ohio State on Friday. By the end of this weekend, he could become the first person in the Buckeyes’ 2014 recruiting class to give a commitment.

Those were the junior’s words Friday afternoon.

“Actually, I’m thinking about it,” said Johnson, who is being recruited as an athlete. “I’m thinking about going and committing to Ohio State.

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Safety Montae Nicholson nabs OSU offer 

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Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) thought an offer from Ohio State might be coming when he talked to ESPN Midwest recruiting analyst Jared Shanker three weeks ago.

Late Tuesday night, the school he’s been hoping would offer him pulled the trigger when the Buckeyes made the call.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Nicholson went to Ohio State for the season opener against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 1 and all it did was reaffirm what he already thought: The Buckeyes were a school he definitely wanted to continue to draw interest from.

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MSU shows DeShone Kizer love on visit 

September, 16, 2012
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On his first visit to Michigan State, DeShone Kizer (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic) fell in love with the campus. On his second visit, it was pretty much the same, except it was the atmosphere and fans that made the biggest impression.

The 2014 dual-threat quarterback already holds eight offers, and it might not be long before Michigan State becomes team No. 9 and makes Kizer only the second quarterback the Spartans have offered in the 2014 class.

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Chantel Jennings/ESPN.comQuarterback Deshone Kizer, shown at Michigan's camp in June.
“They said they’re going to meet up the next couple games and come see me play and that I’m high up on their list and want me to be a Spartan,” Kizer said. “I feel great vibes from the coaches and the relationships are there.”

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