Ohio State Buckeyes: Football recruiting

Signing day is here

February, 5, 2014
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Signing day is here, and RecruitingNation will have you covered with commitment news to what it means to your favorite team.

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Here's how the class rankings stack up heading into the day. Check back regularly, as these will be updated each hour.

Where will the nation's top uncommitted players go? Go the the Hot Board Insider for our experts' predictions.

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2015 ESPN 300 release chat

July, 16, 2013
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If you’re looking for the elite football prospects in the Class of 2015, there’s no need to wait until next year, RecruitingNation has you covered.

We unveiled the ESPN 300 player rankings for the rising junior class earlier today, marking the first time we have compiled a top-300 list for underclassmen. There’s still much for fans to digest with the release, so we’ve recruited our scouts and reporters for a Tuesday chat (beginning at 2 p.m. ET) to shed some light on the list and to make sure fans are familiar with this talented cast of stars.

In addition to participating here, you can follow along on Facebook or tweet us your questions using #ESPNJr300.

RN Top 10: D.C. NFTC 

April, 22, 2013
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The RN Top 10 will appear throughout the camp and combine season and rank prospects based strictly on their on-field performance at that particular event. It does not reflect their overall prospect ranking.

ASHBURN, Va. – The East Coast and mid-Atlantic states represented well on Sunday as eight players earned invites to The Opening at the Nike Football Training Camp outside of Washington, D.C. Defense ruled the day, led by two five-star prospects from Virginia.

10. Nick Scott
Fairfax (Va.) Fairfax |RB| 5-11, 180

Scott stood out among a field of backs who were overshadowed by the prospects at nearly every other position. He earned the attention of coaches for his strong play and versatility but missed the MVP award, which went to Vincent Lowe (Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield), who also posted the top SPARQ score.

Scott committed to Penn State in February over an offer from Boston College.

ESPN national recruiting analyst Craig Haubert’s take: “He’s got a great frame, and what I like about him as a Penn State verbal, he’s a versatile player. He may not run by you, but he does a good job in route-running.”

Max Redfield reveals final trio 

December, 30, 2012
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The verdict is in for Max Redfield. We’ll learn his decision on Friday on ESPN's 5 p.m. ET telecast of the Under Armour All-America Game.


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Gator pledge Hearns pondering OSU visit 

October, 5, 2012
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James HearnsDerek Tyson/ESPN.comLong-time Gator commit James Hearns said Friday night after his high school game that he's considering taking an official visit to Ohio State.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Judging by his game on Friday night you would never know that four-star linebacker James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) is coming off a severe ACL injury from last season.

The 6-foot-3, 226-pound inside linebacker accounted for two interceptions, including one he returned for a 48-yard touchdown in Lincoln's 45-7 victory over Gainesville (Fla.) Buchholz. Hearns actually had a third interception negated by a penalty early in the game.

Though he appeared to be the most dominant player on the field Friday night, Hearns said there are parts of his game he still needs to improve on.

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WR Devon Allen is setting visits 

August, 23, 2012
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Wide receiver Devon Allen (Phoenix/Brophy Prep) released a top-15 list in early July, but that group is beginning to narrow as the 6-foot, 187-pound speedster focuses on fall visits and finalists.

Allen did plenty of traveling and research this summer as he visited several Pac-12 and Big Ten campuses. But his first official visit will be to an SEC program, as Arkansas will host Allen on Sept. 14. It is the only trip Allen has firmly scheduled, but official visits to Notre Dame on Sept. 21 and Texas on Oct. 5 are also possibilities. With so many programs in the mix, Allen will eventually settle on five official visits, but that likely won’t be the end of his travels before signing day, as several unofficial visits could take place as well.

“I would like to visit Washington, UCLA and Ohio State hopefully as well,” he said. “I’ve been to Ohio State and Notre Dame already, so I’m not sure which one I’ll go visit again. I’ll have to decide. Notre Dame is showing me a lot of interest.”

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So what's this Friday Night Lights camp all about for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes? Prospects will flock to Ohio State with hopes of grabbing an offer or with intentions of shaving their lists down after the camp.

There could likely be a commitment as well as hopefuls look to impress the coaching staff.

Here are five angles to look for at Friday’s event at the Horseshoe:

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Under Armour Game adds OSU pledge 

June, 26, 2012
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While college football programs are receiving verbal commitments at a rapid pace this summer, the Under Armour All-America Game picked up one of its own Tuesday as tight end Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif./J.W. North) confirmed that he will take part.

Ranked the No. 126 player in the country, Baugh said it was an honor to be invited, and something on which he had set his sights from the beginning.

"It feels great to be going," Baugh said. "The top players in the country get to go, and since they started it I've always wanted to play in it. It's a dream come true."

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