Ohio State Buckeyes: Gary Hosey

Some very strong names have been on Ohio State’s campus over the past week -- Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) and Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) most notably.

Kitt is on campus until Sunday, but he’ll have plenty of company. To be blunt, Buckeyes fans won’t be able to trip and fall without landing on an ESPN Watch List recruit or big-time target on Saturday.


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The annual adidas Invitational is set to take place on Sunday, March 24, at Grand Valley State University, and as usual some of the top Midwest and national prospects will be on hand.

The camp, put on by Maximum Exposure, already has more than 40 prospects with offers on its roster and ready to compete. The event will put the athletes through individual events and one-on-one drills in the indoor facilities at Grand Valley.

As usual, Cass Tech High School will be represented well with 2014 prospects Damon Webb, Gary Hosey and William White. The underclassmen also will be on display for the Technicians, with 2015 quarterback Jayru Campbell, Joshua Alabi and running back Mike Weber on the roster.

The 2015 class might have a shot to steal the show at the event, with big names including wide receivers Brian Cole (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage) and Ray Buford (Southfield, Mich./Southfield), defensive end Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) and defensive backs Tymeon Ollison (Akron, Ohio/Buchtel) and Tyriq Thompson (Detroit/King).

Thompson is the son of former Michigan standout Clarence Thompson and by all accounts could be a great player in his own right. Thompson will be joined by his teammates, 2014 linebacker Carl Fuller and defensive back Avonte Maddox, as well.

Defensive end Lawrence Marshall (Southfield, Mich./Southfield) has nothing really to prove with offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others, but he will be in attendance nonetheless.
Aside from the handful of offers Ohio State coaches made this week, they checked in on more than a few commits and targets.

Among them were ESPN Watch List wide receivers Dominique Booth (Indianapolis/Pike) and Austin Roberts (Carmel Ind./Carmel) and ESPN 150 running back Cornelius Elder (Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School). Buckeyes commit and offensive tackle Tim Gardner (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central) was also paid a visit.

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Courtesy of InsideNoVA.comOhio State paid a bye-week visit to defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, who is expected to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2014.
Ohio State talked to coaches about ESPN Watch List juniors like cornerback Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) and defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) as well as Hand’s teammate Marcus Boone -- a 2014 running back.

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Detroit Cass Tech has a strong pipeline to Michigan, but 2014 linebackers William White and Gary Hosey ventured into what would typically be enemy territory on Saturday.

White and Hosey made their way to Columbus for the season opener Saturday between Ohio State and Miami (Ohio) on unofficial visits.

The Buckeyes have interest in both, and after witnessing the Buckeyes’ 56-10 victory over the RedHawks, the feeling is mutual.

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Midwest week 1 top performers 

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It was a busy weekend covering games, and after close to 900 miles of travel, two states and six football games, it is time to reflect on what I saw.

I made it to Massillon (Ohio) Washington vs. Akron (Ohio) Buchtel on Thursday; Cleveland Heights vs. Toledo St. John’s on Friday; Detroit Martin Luther King vs. Southfield (Mich.) and Detroit Cass Tech vs. Brother Rice (Bloomfield, Mich.) on Thursday; and ended it with University School (Fla.) vs. Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) and Cincinnati Moeller vs. Baltimore Gilman on Sunday.

I tried to pick one top performer from each team, but it would have been unfair to do that for some of thee teams and players. But here is who impressed me the most this past weekend:

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