Across The Field: After The Opening
July, 7, 2013
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Nine Buckeyes commits and several other targets were in Oregon this past week at The Opening. Who impressed and who didn't? 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
- Urban Meyer defended himself after criticism relating to the Aaron Hernandez arrest and the coach's time at Florida.
- The Buckeyes are suddenly in the top two for one of the top receivers in the country, Johnnie Dixon of Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer.
- Offensive lineman Demetrius Knox heard a lot from the OSU commits at The Opening.
- One of those doing the talking was Damon Webb, who was looking forward to getting together with the fellow future Buckeyes.
- Quarterback commit Stephen Collier didn't make the Elite 11 finals, but he was just looking forward to learning.
- Linebacker pledge Kyle Berger passed the scouts' eye test.
- Uncommitted defensive end Solomon Thomas loved the community feel in an OSU visit.
- The Buckeyes are in the final six for ESPN 300 safety Jamal Adams of Texas.
- Jared Shanker ranked the positions of need for this class.
- Perhaps linebacker should move to No. 1 after Luke Roberts' transfer request was accepted.
- Roberts' exit (to Harvard) could mean the Buckeyes need another linebacker.
- Raekwon McMillan is part of the post-Opening #BlueChipBattles. It's looking like a fight to the bitter end for the five-star LB.
- Ten players whose stock rose and five who slipped (including one OSU commit) at The Opening.
- One player who seemed to rise was WR Terry McLaurin, who felt he had something to prove and finished second out of all 162 prospects in the SPARQ combine.
- WR Christian Kirk of Arizona, one of the top players in the 2015 class, is planning a visit.
- Philly Brown is on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award.
- Somebody at Ohio State reported Florida for a minor recruiting violation, and Meyer's role in that is a thorny issue in the Sunshine State, writes Chris Low.
- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Meyer will hold a safety clinic at Ohio State on Aug. 1.
- Urban Meyer expanded on his thoughts on Aaron Hernandez to Tim May. (Dispatch)
- Carlos Hyde is motivated to become Meyer's first 1,000-yard running back. (Dispatch)
- Maurice Clarett, trying to begin a rugby career, talks about his journey. (Plain Dealer)
- Luke Roberts talks about why he's headed to Harvard. (Lantern)
- Meyer's family defended him on Twitter about the Hernandez situation, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
- Meyer said backup QB Kenny Guiton is wearing a splint after an injury to his throwing hand, but should be fine for camp. (News-Herald)
- Hawaii and Ohio State are talking about scheduling a game in 2015 in Columbus. (Honolulu Star Advertiser)
- A Cincinnati Elder receiver Joe Ramstetter is going to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on. (Cincinnati.com)
- The new uniforms have hit retail stores, and they have buckeye leaves on the collar. (Eleven Warriors)
- Franklin, Ohio, shooting guard Luke Kennard, a 2015 prospect, is gaining quite a following.
- Myles Turner, the No. 10 overall prospect in the 2014 class, has Ohio State on his early list.
- Greg Paulus was promoted to assistant coach and Jake Diebler, the brother of former OSU guard Jon Diebler, was hired as video coordinator. (OSU)
- The full nonconference schedule was announced. (Plain Dealer)
The Gang's All Here
- Eastern Michigan hired Ohio State associate athletic director Heather Lyke as its new AD. (Canton Repository)
Meyer Depressed At Florida
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41