NCF On The Trail: Mikel Horton

Midyear signings: Kentucky

December, 18, 2013
According to, the following players have signed with Kentucky:

Drew Barker QB-PP Hebron, Ky./Conner
HT: 6-4 WT: 217
Positional Rank: No. 7 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 161)

Thaddeus Snodgrass WR Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 182
Positional Rank: No. 29 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 211)

Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Rank: No. 8 DT Juco
Stars: 3
ESPN JC 50 (No. 31)

Mike Horton RB West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West
HT: 6-2 WT: 228
Positional Rank: No. 50 RB
Stars: 3

T.V. Williams WR McKinney, Texas/McKinney
HT: 5-8 WT: 148
Positional Rank: No. 84 WR
Stars: 3

Dorian Hendrix ILB Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne
HT: 6-0 WT: 219
Positional Rank: No. 57 ILB
Stars: 3

A.J. Stamps CB Vicksburg, Miss./East Mississippi CC
HT: 6-0 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Weekly commitment roundup 

April, 26, 2013
Boston College
Jon Baker, OC (Millis, Mass./Millis)
Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 305 pounds
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation pending

Kevin Cohee, ILB (West Roxbury, Mass./Roxbury Latin)
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation pending

Florida State doesn't typically leave the Southeast for a running back. But Mikel Horton (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) is an apparent exception.

A power back at 6-foot-2, 228 pounds, Horton would give Florida State a different dimension in the backfield.

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Hoosiers first to offer RB Mikel Horton 

October, 30, 2012
News travels fast in the Twitter age, even when it comes to college football scholarship offers as junior running back Mikel Horton (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) found out Monday.

Horton first found out about his offer when he saw a tweet from Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer that read Indiana offered the 6-foot-1, 228-pound back.

"All my friends told me and I said I hadn't heard, so I looked it up and my coach told Mike Dyer and he posted in his blog I got an offer," Horton said.

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Scott, Horton put OSU in final three 

September, 24, 2012
Ohio State picked up good news in the class of 2014 when some of the bigger names at running back trimmed their list to three and included Ohio State.

Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C./Havelock) and Mikel Horton (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) like what they see in the Buckeyes as they move forward in the recruiting process.

Scott has offers from all three of his top choices and has narrowed things down to Florida State, Ohio State and South Carolina.

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Mikel Horton makes it back to Ohio State 

September, 15, 2012
Mikel Horton (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) is no stranger to The Horseshoe. The 2014 running back was at Ohio Stadium once again to take in the Buckeyes’ game against California.

“It was a great experience. The crowd was crazy, and (Ohio State) had a great game,” Horton said.

Horton has already been to Ohio State this season a few times, but he has not heard it as loud as when Devin Smith caught a long touchdown late to keep the Buckeyes among the ranks of the undefeated for at least one more week.

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Wide receivers headline OSU visitors 

September, 13, 2012
Thaddeus SnodgrassTom Hauck for ESPN.com2014 WR Thaddeus Snodgrass is among a handful of receivers slated to visit this weekend.
Call the Ohio State-Cal game the weekend of the wide receivers in term of unofficial visits.

Thaddeus Snodgrass (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) is hoping the third time is the charm as he was derailed the two previous weeks in terms of unofficial visits.

He has got company, however, as Dominique Booth (Indianapolis/Pike) and Zach Yousey (Columbus, Ohio/Harvest Preparatory) have plans to find their way to The Horseshoe.

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