Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Buckeyes loaded with ESPN 300 commits
By Brad Bournival
Seven Ohio State commits are featured in the updated ESPN 150, while there are 11 overall in the ESPN 300.
The list is led by five-star cornerback Eli Woodard (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) at No. 6 -- up one from the spot he held the last time the list was updated -- but it’s also becoming harder and harder to ignore running back Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs).
With yet another video-game like season, Elliott was the biggest climber among Buckeyes commits as he worked his way into the ESPN 150, settling in at 139 overall -- up 36 spots from his previous ranking.
Woodard and Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) remained in the top 50, though Burrows fell 20 spots and is now ranked No. 39.
Jalin Marshall (Middletown, Ohio) jumped 20 spots to position himself at No. 78 overall after a stellar season for the Middies. He is joined by Joey Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) at 46, Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif./John W. North) at 129 and Evan Lisle (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) at 145 to round out the ESPN 150.
There are four more Ohio State commits added when the list blossoms to the ESPN 300, as Michael Hill (Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton) flew up 27 spots to position himself in the 214th spot.
Jayme Thompson (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic), Billy Price (Youngstown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch) and J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider) round out the list at Nos. 217, 242 and 244, respectively.