Across The Field: Tough week
April, 28, 2013
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Just one draft pick in the first two days of the draft and athletes committing elsewhere. The Ohio State football program has had better weeks, for sure -- but all is not lost. This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- Johnathan Hankins was the first Buckeye off the board in the draft, as expected, going to the New York Giants in the second round.
- Other Buckeyes drafted? John Simon to the Baltimore Ravens, Reid Fragel to the Cincinnati Bengals.
- The buzz is building for Simon's replacement at defensive end: Adolphus Washington.
- Austin Ward counted down players on offense whose stock rose in spring practice: Jeff Heuerman, Brionte Dunn and Warren Ball, Michael Thomas, Rod Smith and Chris Fields.
- Who will be the next to commit to Ohio State? Brad Bournival has a top-five list.
- But you can't win them all. Bournival counted down five players Ohio State wants but likely won't get.
- Some bad news on the QB recruiting front: Deshaun Watson says he's all in for Clemson.
- The Buckeyes seem to have struck out on their top tight end choices, too.
- Reading between the lines, it seems Elijah Hood is likely staying home in North Carolina, but he's still considering OSU.
- Feeling down about this class all of a sudden? Don't. It's way too early.
- ESPN 150 offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, a Columbus native who visited a couple months ago, decommited from Texas.
- ESPN 150 WR Demarre Kitt is still within the Buckeyes' grasp.
- ESPN 150 receiver Artavis Scott says he will consider leaving Florida for school.
- 2013 signee Ezekiel Elliott hasn't stopped recruiting potential teammates, either.
- Bournival relayed his list of the top five running backs on Ohio State's list.
- A top 2015 running back is planning an Ohio State visit.
- Cornerback Jabrill Peppers, No. 2 in the ESPN 150, is looking at a July decision.
- The Buckeyes offered two more Georgia prospects, a 2015 running back from Cleveland Benedictine, a speedy 2015 cornerback from New Jersey and a 2015 linebacker from Texas,
- Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg conducted their own draft of current Big Ten players, with Braxton Miller the obvious No. 1.
- This week's mailbag answers questions about the 2014 receivers, the class size, defensive linemen, Northeast Ohio and basketball recruiting.
- Depth is much less of a concern this year after spring practice. (Dispatch)
- So the Buckeyes are deficient at punter. How often do Urban Meyer's teams punt anyway? (Eleven Warriors)
- Etienne Sabino is just looking for an NFL shot. (Dispatch)
- The SEC dominates the draft these days. But historically, Ohio State, USC and Notre Dame have had the most players drafted. (Plain Dealer)
- John Havlicek is selling his championship rings, including one he won with the Buckeyes' last national championship team.
The Gang's All Here
- Ohio State is 15th in the Directors' Cup standings. (OSU)
- Want to only buy your products from Ohio State-related sources? It might be easier than you think. (Buckeye Empire)
- An OSU junor is the NCAA pommel horse champion. (OSU)
- The men's tennis team won its eight consecutive Big Ten title. (Lantern)
- Ohio State hired one if its assistants as the new head men's hockey coach. (Lantern)
- Lacrosse star Logan Schuss is a finalist for national player of the year. (OSU)
- Framing the best OSU sports moments of 2012-13. (Lantern)