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  Jacolbe Cowan as the next great Buckeye Pass Rusher
Posted by: Steve - 10-28-2019, 03:55 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-22f568922499_E42A-JacolbeCowan_2.jpg"><img width="244" height="139" title="JacolbeCowan" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="JacolbeCowan" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-22f568922499_E42A-JacolbeCowan_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/" target="_blank">Ohio State football</a> already had one of the top 2020 recruiting classes in the country, and just a couple weeks ago they added to it by recruiting <a href="https://247sports.com/player/jacolbe-cowan-46036315/" target="_blank">Jacolbe Cowan</a><strong></strong>, a 4-star defensive end. You might say the rich got richer. Cowan was a highly sought after senior, and his commitment makes him one of now 23 recruits for Ohio State's 2020 season. </p> <p>Jacolbe Cowan is in his senior year at <a href="https://www.providenceday.org/" target="_blank">Providence Day School</a> in Charlotte, NC. Cowan stands at 6'5'', weighing 262 pounds. He's ranked by <a href="https://247sports.com/" target="_blank">247Sports</a> as the No. 163 overall prospect and No. 15 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina. He's been a quarterback's nightmare, racking up 10 sacks last year as a junior, and quickly recording three this year in his first four games. </p> <p>He will be joining Cincinnati Princeton defensive <a href="https://fryingpansports.com/darrion-henry-as-an-ohio-state-buckeye/" target="_blank">tackle Darrion Henry</a> and <a href="https://brutusreport.com/articles/latest/latest-articles-detail/articleid/2982/de-ty-hamilton-is-versatile-with-a-high-motor" target="_blank">defensive end Ty Hamilton</a> from Pickerington Central. This trio will give Ohio State substantial depth up front.</p> <p>Jacolbe Cowan chose to make his announcement on the corner of his high school's football field following Providence Day's loss to Arden Christ School. He even had a video presentation prepared to go with his announcement. Cowan was recruited by <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2960/Ryan-Days-2019-Ohio-State-Football-Staff" target="_blank">Kevin Wilson</a>, the recruiter for his area, and defensive <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/1539/Defensive-Coaching-Changes-at-the-Ohio-State-University" target="_blank">line coach Larry Johnson</a>. He will play the position of defensive end.</p> <iframe width="400" height="225" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RjKnB1TP1Fc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></iframe> <h3>RCS CLT: Jacolbe Cowan interview</h3><div class="feedflare">
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  Everything About Ohio State Power Forward Recruit Zed Key
Posted by: Steve - 10-10-2019, 12:45 AM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p> <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-27652d40ea4a_CFA3-ZedKeyOhioState_2.jpg"><img width="329" height="484" title="ZedKeyOhioState" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="ZedKeyOhioState" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-27652d40ea4a_CFA3-ZedKeyOhioState_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p> <p><a href="https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2020/zed-key-183266" target="_blank">Zed Key</a>, a 6'7 215 pound power forward from Glen Head New York committed to Ohio State on September 22. Key, who attends <a href="https://www.longislandlutheran.org/athletics" target="_blank">Long Island Lutheran High School</a>, is the 2nd commitment for the 2020 class for <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2835/Chris-Holtmann-Joins-The-Buckeyes-As-Coach" target="_blank">head coach Chris Holtmann</a>. Key is considered the 185th best player overall and the 37th best power forward in the class of 2020 by <a href="https://247sports.com/player/zed-key-46043230/" target="_blank">247 sports</a>. Key chose the Buckeyes over Florida, Cincinnati, and Illinois among others. Key's commitment did not come as a huge surprise as Ohio State was the only school Zed traveled to for an official visit. Prior to his commitment Zed had unofficially visited Florida, St. John's, Virginia Tech and several other east coast schools. </p> <h2>Zed Key and the NBA Top 100 Camp</h2> <p>Key played this summer on the Adidas Circuit with the New York Jayhawks averaging 13 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting an impressive 62.4% from the field. Key does not have a 3 point shot as he attempted just 4 over the 13 games played (making 1), but he does show a nice touch from the free throw line for a big man making 28 of his 38 attempts (73.7%). It was his performance at the NBA top 100 camp in June that reportedly really got the Buckeyes attention. In a small sample size of 4 games, Zed scoring stayed about the same (13.5 points), but he upped his rebounding (6.5 rebounds) and especially his blocks (2.5 per game). While you have to again not the small sample size that ability to be a force on the defensive end in addition to his efficient scoring had to make Key that much more of an attractive target for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Holtmann" target="_blank">Coach Holtmann</a>. </p> <h2>Keys Official Visit to Ohio State</h2> <p>The Buckeyes have told Zed that they envision him playing the 4 and the 5 when he takes the floor in Columbus next fall. The Buckeyes view Key as a physical post presence, but also let him know that playing the 3 (small forward) is a possibility if his outside shot improves. I think that is unlikely as most big men coming to school want to play on the perimeter, so this is probably a case of telling a recruit something they want to hear in addition to what they need to hear. Expect Key to play exclusively at the 4 and 5 during his tenure at Ohio State and for most of his offense to come within 15 feet of the basket. The coaching staff and the basketball facilities stood out as major positives for Zed during his visit to Columbus and were major factors in his decision to become a Buckeye. Zed's parents were impressed with the family atmosphere around the Buckeye program which added to their comfort in having their son commit to a school further from home than many of his other options. </p><div class="feedflare">
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  What Cody Simon Had To Say About Ohio State
Posted by: Steve - 10-04-2019, 06:37 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-af9f8611d565_D266-CodySimon30_2.jpg"><img width="484" height="484" title="CodySimon30" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="CodySimon30" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-af9f8611d565_D266-CodySimon30_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p>Cody Simon is a four-star offensive linebacker who committed to Ohio State this summer. According to <a href="https://247sports.com/player/cody-simon-46054099/" target="_blank">247Sports</a>, Simon is 6'1", weighing 218 pounds. He is currently in his senior year at <a href="https://spprep.org/athletics/football/" target="_blank">St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ.</a> Simon ranks as the No. 155 prospect in the country, the No. 10 outside linebacker, and New Jersey's No. 4 overall prospect. </p> <p>Simon announced his commitment by <a href="https://twitter.com/cody_simon30" target="_blank">tweeting</a>: "After much deliberation with my family and coaches, I have made the decision to attend The Ohio State University!! I am grateful to now be able to focus on my team and our success for the 2019 season."</p> <p>With St. Peter's, Simon had 89 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses, and 4.5 sacks. Ohio State now has the No. 5 recruitment ranking for 2020, and Cody Simon is a big part of that, as one of seven four-star players who've committed to join. </p> <h2>What Options Did Simon Consider Other Than Ohio State?</h2> <p>Reportedly, 17 schools were pursuing Simon, and he narrowed his top three down to Penn State, Nebraska, and Ohio State, notably all Big Ten programs. <a href="https://und.com/roster/shayne-simon/" target="_blank">Cody's brother Shane</a> plays for the Fighting Irish, so everyone expected Notre Dame would make him an offer. If they did, it was assumed he would be impossible to get, so recruiters weren't wasting their time. When it became clear that Notre Dame wasn't pursuing Simon, the top football programs lined up to recruit him, among them <a href="https://brutusreport.com/articles/latest/latest-articles-detail/articleid/2960/ryan-days-2019-ohio-state-football-staff" target="_blank">Ohio State's Jeff Hafley</a>. </p> <h2>Why Ohio State?</h2> <p>Apparently Simon's Relationship with <a href="https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/coach/ryan-day/" target="_blank">head coach Ryan Day</a> and defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley was on of the factors that made him choose Ohio State. Of Ryan Day, Simon reportedly said: "One of the things I like about [Day] is the way players talk about him when he's not around. I've only heard good things about him, and how much of a team guy he is. They really like him, and that really speaks to his character and how he is since his players talk about him with such a high opinion. That's what I like about him. He's a great guy and he's a team player. I just really enjoy him."</p> <p>Simon also highlighted Ohio State's style of play as a key factor in his decision: "What I like about Ohio State is they're aggressive. They let their linebackers be athletic and make plays, and that is really what I like to do and play hard and be aggressive."</p> <p><iframe width="400" height="225" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rlxXLsohmcA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></iframe></p> <h3>Cody Simon: Buckeyes commit excited by new defense, Ohio State future</h3><div class="feedflare">
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  Ohio State Buckeyes v Nebraska Cornhuskers 2019
Posted by: Steve - 09-25-2019, 10:15 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Ohio-State-Buckeyes-v-Nebraska-Cornhuske_9830-Nebraska_2.jpg"><img width="644" height="364" title="Nebraska" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="Nebraska" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Ohio-State-Buckeyes-v-Nebraska-Cornhuske_9830-Nebraska_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p><strong>Ohio State Nebraska Game Time</strong>: On the road Saturday 7:30pm on ABC at Nebraska Memorial Stadium. <a href="https://www.espn.com/college-football/news/story?id=2209205" target="_blank">ESPN College Gameday</a> will be there for the game.</p> <p>If you are asking yourself how to watch Ohio State football or when does Ohio State football start take a look at the Ohio State Alumni Associates Buckeye Game Day locations <a href="https://www.osu.edu/alumni/go-bucks/game-day.html#O" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <h2>Ohio State Should Be Challenged</h2> <p>Number 5 Ohio State gave up a ton of points last year against Nebraska (36-31 Ohio State). And Nebraska could be similar to Purdue last year with play makers that can challenge the Buckeyes. Hopefully Ohio State is more focused with <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2960/Ryan-Days-2019-Ohio-State-Football-Staff" target="_blank">Ryan Day</a> as the head coach. The defense has taken a big step forward this year with the change of four defensive coaches in the off-season. Ohio State is Number 2 in the country right now for yards allowed per game.</p> <p>Nebraska is a one score loss away from being 4-0 on the season. They beat South Alabama, Northern Illinois, and Illinois. Ohio State is not used to playing against a dynamic quarterback like <a href="https://www.instagram.com/adrianmartinez.2/" target="_blank">Nebraska's Adrian Martinez</a> so this could be a good challenge for the Silver Bullets. Playing against <a href="https://www.instagram.com/justnfields/" target="_blank">Justin Fields</a> at practice could help them prepare but the one similar quarterback in <a href="https://247sports.com/college/indiana/Article/Indiana-quarterback-Michael-Penix-will-return-to-practice-this-week-IU-coach-Tom-Allen-coach-says-136019419/" target="_blank">Indiana's Penix</a> wasn't able to suit up against OSU.</p> <h2>Ohio State Is Having a Great Year</h2> <p>Ohio State has dominated all their games so far this season. Justin Fields has been great with 880 passing yards for 13 touchdowns while rushing for another 6 TDs. Watching film, Ohio State should realize that the game on Saturday is going to be a bigger challenge than the previous games they have played.</p> <p>Michigan is no good so Ohio State could go all the way with others teams being down this year. They just have to get past a few mid-sized challenges like Nebraska.</p><div class="feedflare">
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  Ohio State Buckeye Schedule for 2019
Posted by: Steve - 09-24-2019, 02:04 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Ohio-State-Buckeyes-Schedule-for-2019_D2A8-OhioStateFootballSchedule_2.jpg"><img width="244" height="164" title="OhioStateFootballSchedule" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="OhioStateFootballSchedule" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Ohio-State-Buckeyes-Schedule-for-2019_D2A8-OhioStateFootballSchedule_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p>The Ohio State University has announced the football kickoff times of 6 matches on its 2019 schedule. Included in the list was the contest at Michigan on November 30th, which will start at 12:00 PM ET, and will be on FOX.</p> <p>Other game times that were released include: August 31st Florida Atlantic Noon on FOX, September 7th Cincinnati 12:00PM on ABC, September 14th Indiana away Noon on FOX, October 5th Michigan State 7:30 PM on ABC/ESPN and October 18th Northwestern 8:30 PM on FS1.</p> <p>The Buckeyes cannot make any mistakes this year if they want to make it to the playoffs. Other major teams in the CFP have easy paths while OSU has to finish out strong. One loss on the season makes it difficult to get an invitation but Ohio State could possibly be an exception. Its always better to not have a blemish when teams are selected. They need to win the last three games of their year convincingly.</p> <p>The non-conference schedule for the Buckeyes does not present a challenge this year. <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2796/Luke-Fickell-Is-the-New-Head-Coach-for-Cincinnati" target="_blank">Luke Fickell</a> and Cincinnati will be interesting but an easy win for Ohio State.</p> <p>Penn State and Michigan await them at the end of their schedule. Win those match-ups plus the <a href="https://bigten.org/index.aspx?path=football" target="_blank">Big10 Championship</a> (against Wisconsin, maybe Nebraska) and they will get their spot in the final four. Michigan and OSU are the favorites to win the Big Ten title in 2019.</p><div class="feedflare">
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  Demetrius Meechie Johnson on Committing to Ohio State
Posted by: Steve - 09-24-2019, 03:16 AM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-d9f67ae4ef20_DF0E-MeechieJohnson_2.jpg"><img width="644" height="364" title="MeechieJohnson" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="MeechieJohnson" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-d9f67ae4ef20_DF0E-MeechieJohnson_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p>Ohio State's class of 2021 just got a big boost by getting a verbal commitment from local high school junior <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hwbball15/?hl=en" target="_blank">Meechie Johnson</a>. OSU was at the top of Johnson's list of potential schools as they had offered him a scholarship before he played a single game of high school ball. ESPN ranks Johnson as the 40th best prospect and 2nd best in the state of Ohio.</p> <h2>Bio - Meechie Johnson Lebron James</h2> <p>Johnson is 5-11 and 160 pounds and plays combination guard. He projects as an NBA point guard. He is the son of Meechie Johnson Sr. who played for OSU assistant coaches <a href="https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/coach/ryan-pedon/" target="_blank">Ryan Pedon</a> and <a href="https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/coach/Terry-Johnson/" target="_blank">Terry Johnson</a> in his collegiate career. Meechie is also the nephew of <a href="https://twitter.com/sonnyjohnson32?lang=en" target="_blank">Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson</a>. Johnson Jr. played his first 2 years at Garfield Heights before transferring this season, his junior year, to the International Sports Academy located in nearby Willoughby, OH. Johnson is often referred to as "nephew" by NBA star Lebron James as Johnson's father and James grew up balling together. Lebron has been seen at Garfield games alongside fellow NBAers <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dwyanewade/" target="_blank">Dwyane Wade</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/therealjrsmith" target="_blank">JR Smith</a>.</p> <h2>Other Scholarship Offers</h2> <p>Johnson had received offers from several other schools: Local schools included Cleveland State, Miami of Ohio, and Youngstown State as well as the Big-10's Indiana, Michigan State, and Wisconsin. Other schools included the University of Miami and Florida. His only official visit was to OSU</p> <h2>ESPN Scouting Report</h2> <p>Varying sites have Johnson listed between 5-10 and 6-3. He is a scoring machine having averaged 23.0 points per game as a sophomore and dropping a 50-spot against the 4th ranked local team in just his 2nd game of high school ball. He has never played below the varsity level in high school. He'll be sitting out his junior year at the <a href="https://www.theinternationalsportsacademy.com/" target="_blank">International Sports Academy</a> while recovering from an ACL injury suffered in March of this year. ISA is prep school where basketball is played year-round. ISA enables players to play 5 years although Johnson remains committed to play for OSU in 2021.</p><div class="feedflare">
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  Ohio State v Florida Atlantic
Posted by: Steve - 08-29-2019, 09:32 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-93818792c773_C865-LaneKiffin_2.jpg"><img width="644" height="364" title="LaneKiffin" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="LaneKiffin" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-93818792c773_C865-LaneKiffin_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p>Ohio State kicks off their 2019 season this Saturday at noon in the Horseshoe against the mighty <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Atlantic_Owls" target="_blank">Owls of Florida Atlantic</a> (Boca Raton). Catch the game of FOX for this first ever meeting. Fans should be pretty excited to see <a href="https://brutusreport.com/Articles/Latest/Latest-Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2960/Ryan-Days-2019-Ohio-State-Football-Staff" target="_blank">Ryan Day</a> take over the program with the dynamic <a href="https://twitter.com/justnfields" target="_blank">Justin Fields</a> at quarterback. The Buckeye offense has reloaded with plenty of talent at all the skill positions and the defense has a new set of coaches to guide them to a dominating performance.</p>
<h2>Florida Atlantic Owls</h2><p>Ranked fifth in the country, the Ohio State opener should not be close when the fourth quarter comes along. But <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Kiffin" target="_blank">Lane Kiffin</a> (former Tennessee and Southern Cal coach) and the Owls are hoping for a very different outcome. Last season Florida Atlantic finished 5 and 7 but were able to score prolifically reaching an average of 31 points a game. The first test for the new Silver Bullet defense has arrived. The Owls can move the ball but allow their opponents to score at the same time. Florida Atlantic changed out their defensive coaches also, so we'll get to see if there is any improvement.</p>
<h2>Harrison Bryant</h2><p>Florida Atlantic has a star tight end in <a href="https://fausports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5756" target="_blank">Harrison Bryant</a>, who some feel is the second best TE in the college game. They also have a number of transfers that can compete with Ohio State recruits. Included in this group are NT Noah Jefferson, RB BJ Emmons, and <a href="https://fanbuzz.com/college-football/lane-kiffin-chris-robinson-transfer-florida-atlantic-oklahoma/" target="_blank">QB Chris Robinson</a>. </p>
<h2>Justin Fields</h2><p>Quarterback Justin Fields has some big shoes to fill and has not been at Ohio State very long. Dwayne Haskins has moved on to the NFL leaving the transfer to run the show. Fields will be watched closely by everyone and hopefully his skill level and understanding of the offense will make up for any lack of time in the program.</p>
<h2>Chase Young</h2><p><a href="https://ohiostate.escoutroom.com/articles/latest/latest-articles-detail/articleid/2973/another-crop-of-buckeyes-looking-to-conquer-the-nfl" target="_blank">Chase Young</a> on the edge will be fun to watch early on Saturday. Young was able to get over 15 tackles for loss last year along with 10 sacks. He hopes to continue that great performance on his way to an early NFL draft day next Spring.</p>
<h2>Ryan Day</h2><p>Ryan Day demonstrated in his three starts last year that he has what it takes to win the preseason games. The Buckeyes could lean on <a href="https://www.efilmroom.com/Video-Vault/Video-Vault-Details/ArticleId/2746/All-Purpose-Back-JK-Dobbins-And-Buckeye-Football" target="_blank">running back JK Dobbins</a> to get started before opening up the offense. Justin Fields will have his moments in the game and the pass rush for Ohio State should cause havoc on the Owls all game long. Ohio State is favored by 27.5 points.</p>

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  Michael Drennen Visits Florida State
Posted by: Steve - 08-11-2019, 12:31 AM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-b4c27e935cfb_DE89-MichaelDrennenPenn_2.jpg"><img width="164" height="244" title="MichaelDrennenPenn" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="MichaelDrennenPenn" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-b4c27e935cfb_DE89-MichaelDrennenPenn_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p><p><a href="https://247sports.com/Player/Michael-Drennen-II-93981/" target="_blank">Michael Drennen</a> is contemplating his options while many still feel he is headed to Ohio State. Kentucky is also a favorite. He is considered the 5th best all-purpose running back for 2020. Ohio State currently has one 2020 commit for the backfield. Last season for Dublin Coffman he got 927 all purpose yards with 14 touchdowns.</p> <h2>FSU Visit</h2> <p>The 5'11" 195 lbs. running back from Dublin Ohio visited Florida State last week in a little bit of a surprise. After the visit to Florida State, Drennen reported that he would be returning for an official visit.<br> </p><p>Florida State offered him a scholarship in January. He really enjoyed the people at FSU this past weekend. His father and uncle were with him on the visit, with his father being responsible for setting up the event. He did not get a chance to meet the head coach, <a href="https://twitter.com/coachtaggart" target="_blank">Willie Taggart</a>, while in Tallahassee.</p> <h2>Friday Night Lights in Gainesville</h2> <p>Drennen also visited the University of Florida while in Florida last weekend. He got an offer in the spring on a similar visit. He met with four members of the staff who like his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and make moves in the open field.</p><div class="feedflare">
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  Four-Star CB Clark Phillips III Headed to OSU in 2020
Posted by: Steve - 07-17-2019, 08:29 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-7a7f8b4d30ae_C390-ClarkPhillipsIII_2.jpg"><img width="244" height="139" title="ClarkPhillipsIII" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="ClarkPhillipsIII" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-7a7f8b4d30ae_C390-ClarkPhillipsIII_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p> <p>Highly recruited four-star cornerback <a href="https://247sports.com/Player/Clark-Phillips-III-46038933/" target="_blank">Clark Phillips III</a> has committed to Ohio State University's football team in 2020, and will bring even more depth to an excellent recruiting class. Phillips attends <a href="https://www.fjuhsd.org/Domain/10" target="_blank">La Habra High School in California</a>, and he also lines up at wide receiver on his high school team. His excellent technique and ball skills will be an asset to a 2020 OSU recruiting class that looks stacked in the secondary.</p> <h2>Who did Phillips Consider?</h2><p>Phillips was recruited by OSU Co-Defensive Coordinator and Secondary <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hafley" target="_blank">Coach Jeff Hafley</a>. Cal and OSU were the front-runners from the beginning, but Notre Dame and USC were also in consideration. He was offered by numerous Power Five programs, but Phillips only visited Cal and USC. In the end, the chance to play for former 49ers Secondary Coach Jeff Hafley at OSU was too good of an opportunity for Phillips to pass up. He committed to OSU shortly after his June visit to Columbus.</p> <h2>Ohio State 2020 Class</h2><p>The 2020 secondary class for Ohio State is shaping up to be a strong one, with Clark Phillips III at CB, and four-star safeties <a href="https://www.landgrantholyland.com/2019/7/16/18714726/ohio-state-recruiting-lathan-ransom-commit" target="_blank">Lathan Ransom</a> and <a href="https://www.escoutroom.com/eScoutRoom/Articles/Articles-Detail/ArticleId/2971/Why-Lejond-Cavazos-Re-Committed-to-Ohio-State" target="_blank">Lejond Cavazos</a> patrolling the field and providing protection for Phillips. Ransom and Phillips even took their official visit on the same day, and this played a part in them both selecting the Buckeyes shortly thereafter. With luck, this off-field friendship will translate to on-field performance for these two highly touted members of the 2020 freshman secondary.</p> <h2>What Does Phillips Bring to OSU?</h2><p>Phillips is best known as island defender who can lock down his receiver in man-to-man coverage, and should help the Ohio State defense despite numerous changes to their defensive coaching staff. Phillips will bring an elite athleticism to the position, and his quickness and explosiveness allows him to play in the slot when needed, or as the nickel cornerback when the situation calls for it. Despite playing WR in high school, he isn't expected to see any time on the offensive side of the ball at the next level.</p> <p>Phillips III has average size at 5'10" and 178 pounds, and solid but unspectacular straight line speed, with a 4.54 time in the 40. However, he possesses excellent technique and physicality, and an unbreakable competitive spirit. His time catching passes has helped him develop excellent ball skills and solid hands, which gives him an edge on 50-50 balls and will allow him to make some interceptions that less sure-handed CB's wouldn't be able to come up with.</p><div class="feedflare">
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  Getting to know Cameron Martinez
Posted by: Steve - 07-11-2019, 02:32 PM - Forum: Football and Basketball - No Replies

<p><a href="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Getting-to-know-Cameron-Martinez_D532-CAMERONMARTINEZ_2.jpg"><img width="244" height="139" title="CAMERONMARTINEZ" style="display: inline; background-image: none;" alt="CAMERONMARTINEZ" src="https://brutusreport.com/Portals/0/DNNArticle/Files/1405/WLWimages/Open-Live-Writer-Getting-to-know-Cameron-Martinez_D532-CAMERONMARTINEZ_thumb.jpg" border="0"></a></p> <p>Cameron Martinez is one heck of a prize for the Buckeyes. A Player who can excel at multiple positions. But there is a lot left unanswered about this newest 4-Star recruit to call Ohio State home. So let's breakdown why he choose OSU and more importantly where he might play.</p> <h2>CAMERON MARTINEZ HAD HIS LIST OF SUITORS.</h2><p><br> 29 scholarship offers in fact. </p> <p>Including</p> <p>- Notre Dame<br> - Boston College<br>- Florida State<br>- Syracuse<br>- Penn State<br>- Michigan State<br>And, oh yeah, MICHIGAN.</p> <p>He also visited Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa State, Kentucky and the aforementioned Penn State. <br></p> <h2>HE GREW UP A MICHIGAN FAN AND HAD DREAMS OF DONNING BLUE</h2> <p><br> "I think it was definitely hard, being in state, being from Michigan. Michigan and Michigan State were always schools I thought about playing for and dreamed of playing for growing up-- So it's definitely hard, but just the way the process was going. But thinking about it, it was definitely a sacrifice not playing in state and going out of state to a program that is going to be playing those teams."</p> <h2>BUT HE WANTED TO BE A BUCKEYE.</h2> <p>Though Ohio State was one of the last teams to offer him a scholarship, it's what OSU offers beyond the field of play that lured Martinez to become a Buckeye. "I think a lot of it was life after football It's what a lot of people don't know." Martinez recently said. "That coaching staff really puts you in position to be successful not just on the field but of the field." It seems Cameron Martinez is looking to join the "O" Hall of Fame. </p> <h2>WHAT POSITION WILL HE PLAY?</h2><p><br> Though very successful as a QB in High School, rushing for 1500 yards and 24 TD's on a 140 carries and throwing for 481 yards and 9 more touchdowns, he will probably play on the other side of the ball at Safety. But that won't stop OSU at lining him up at WR, HB, RB and CB where he had success in the past. The Buckeyes coaching staff must feel like a kid in a candy store.</p> <h2>THERE HAS BEEN CONFLICTING REPORTS ON HIS HEIGHT AND SIZE</h2> <p>Some scouts had him listed at 5-11 and 185 while others had him at 5-10 and 174. He has also been listed at 6-0 and 195. There is a big difference between being 5-10 and 174 compared to 6-0 and 195. Whatever his true size will surely dictate where he plays on the field. </p><div class="feedflare">
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