- Brad Bournival, RecruitingNation
Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs).
Enough said really.
The 6-foot, 205-pound running back scored his 92nd, 93rd and 94th career touchdowns to lead the Bombers to another Class 3A state semifinal. This time it came in a 24-0 win over Park Hills Central as Elliott rushed for 177 yards and the aforementioned three scores.
Here’s how the other 16 Ohio State recruits fared:
J.T. Barrett: Rider (Texas) quarterback is out for season with torn ACL and Meniscus. Rider beat Wichita Falls 49-0.
Marcus Baugh: Tight end and John W. North (Calif.) had late fourth-quarter drive stall on Kaiser 5-yard line in 14-7 CIF Central Division playoff loss.
Joey Bosa: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) defensive tackle and Raiders shut out Deerfield Beach 45-0.
Cam Burrows: Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) cornerback made 1 tackle in 27-20 Division II, Region 8 win over Winton Woods.
Tim Gardner: Lawrence Central (Ind.) advanced to Class 5A state semifinal behind offensive tackle in 49-21 win over Pike.
Michael Hill: Cheraw (S.C.) booted late 25-yard field goal to beat Pendleton 17-14 in second round of Class 2A, Division I playoffs. Defensive tackle is out for season with hand injury.
Taivon Jacobs: Suitland (Md.) wide receiver was held without catch and ran one time for 7 yards in 21-14 4A South semifinal win over DuVal.
Darron Lee: New Albany (Ohio) safety/quarterback rushed for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns in 42-35 Division II, Region 7 win over Tri-Valley. Lee also recorded tackle.
Tyquan Lewis: Tarboro (N.C.) defensive end/linebacker stayed unbeaten in 48-14 Class 2A playoff win over Kinston.
Evan Lisle: Centerville (Ohio) offensive tackle season finished.
Jalin Marshall: Middletown (Ohio) athlete season finished.
Billy Price: Austintown Fitch (Ohio) defensive tackle season finished.
Tracy Sprinkle: Elyria (Ohio) defensive tackle season finished.
Jayme Thompson: Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio) safety recovered fumble in 42-7 Division II, Region 6 semifinal win over Mansfield Madison.
Johnny Townsend: Boone (Fla.) punter averaged 42.6 yard per punt with long of 48 yards in 13-12 win over Edgewater.
Eli Woodard: Eastern (N.J.) cornerback on bye.