Monday, December 17, 2012
Another wild recruiting week for OSU
By Brad Bournival
The dead period in recruiting might be here, but Ohio State wasted little time last week in getting in some last-minute offers, while taking visits as well.
Trey Johnson (pictured) and Mike Mitchell decided on announcement dates this weekend.
No one committed -- at least not to the Buckeyes -- but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a ton of things going on from a team perspective.
Here’s a recap of what has become a common theme, a very busy recruiting week:
Monday began with eight Ohio State commits reflecting back on their official visits and their role in landingGareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) and Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) as the latest commits in the Class of 2013.
On Tuesday, Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Connor) was visited by Ohio State as the ESPN Watch List quarterback continues to draw interest from the Buckeyes. Saeed Blacknall had a visit from a high-profile coach as well.
Wednesday concluded with big defensive tackle Elisha Shaw (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) picking up an offer from Ohio State. The 6-foot-5, 292-pound Shaw already has offers from Alabama, Florida State and Georgia.
On Thursday, Tommy Sanders (Cordele, Ga./Butler) nabbed up an offer from Ohio State after taking an official visit the week before. It didn’t stop the junior college outside linebacker from taking an official visit to South Carolina over the weekend, however. Sanders could make his decision as soon as Monday.
Friday came with an offer to 2014 wide receiver Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side), who went on the record as saying a possible commitment announcement could come soon. The junior coveted the offer and was moved to tears when he received it.
It wasn’t all good news, as ESPN 150 offensive guard David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) announced he was recommitting to Michigan and headed back as a pledge to the Wolverines on Saturday.