Sunday, December 16, 2012
Across The Field: Who's next?
By Scott Kendrick
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. First, our week in review:
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- Austin Ward wrote a five-part series on perfect moments from 2012: No. 5, No. 4, No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1.
- To get more moments, Ohio State coaches have a special jacket for the recruiting trail, one you can't find in stores.
- Jonathan Hankins is going pro, as expected, and he'll go early. And that will put the young defensive linemen on deck.
- Bradley Roby is being recognized as one of the top cornerbacks in the country.
- Ohio State has two of the top 12 underclassmen in the country, according to ESPN Insiders.
- The Buckeyes picked up a commitment from OL Donovan Munger of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
- The next player to commit might be junior college linebacker Tommy Sanders.
- Or it could be a 2014 player, such as athlete Lonnie Johnson from Gary, Ind.
- A key recruit for 2013, linebacker Mike Mitchell, enjoyed his visit.
- In 2013, the Buckeyes lost out on No. 1 guard David Dawson, but have OT Kenny Lacy in their crosshairs.
- Ohio State would love to have the top LBs in the country in 2014 put in a bow for a special package.
- A trio from Detroit has their sights set on becoming a package deal as well.
- Brad Bournival dips into the mailbag on Trey Johnson, Mitchell, James Quick and others.
- The Buckeyes remain in the final three for top safety Vonn Bell, who would catapult a great class of defensive backs into another level.
- Ohio State's committed players are more than willing to help recruit.
- Coaches are tracking plenty of offensive linemen in the 2014 class, which will be an important area.
- Among 2014 players, the Buckeyes went to Georgia to offer DT Elisha Shaw and DE Lorenzo Carter, then to Northeast Florida for Isaiah Ford and Jeffrey Holland.
- Ohio State hasn't offered QB Will Ulmer, but they see some similarities in his game with Braxton Miller.
- 2014 QB Drew Barker, who is very interested in Ohio State, is getting lots of interest.
- A New Jersey junior was surprised to see Urban Meyer in his high school's hallway.
- Recruiting will always be an inexact science, however. Adam Rittenberg looked at the All-Big Ten offense and how they were rated as recruits.
- Maurice Clarett is trying to make a comeback in life.
- And would the Buckeyes be in the Rose Bowl, or better, if they were eligible? Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg have a difference of opinion.
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