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C.J. Hicks, the College Football Recruit to Look Out For

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Who is C.J. Hicks?

C.J. Hicks is a high school senior football recruit from Archbishop Alter High in Dayton Ohio. Weighing in at 190 lbs., this 6 foot 4 inch young man caught the attention of colleges across the country with many recruiters trying to get him to commit. His skills include playing defense and offensive positions and excelling in all of them.

Hick’s talents have made him so widely known that he had received 28 scholarship offers from around the country before making his decision. These offers included Penn State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Cincinnati, Virginia, West Virginia, Purdue, Tennessee, Ohio State and many more. The choice was extremely difficult for him with the different scholarship packages and perks he was offered to attend some of these schools.

Which Colleges has CJ Hicks Visited?

In an interview, he mentioned visiting Purdue, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, and Ohio State for games in previous years, and had had great times at all of them. Alabama did invite him this year, however had prior engagements and was not able to attend that event. He mentioned enjoying Cincinnati, Purdue and Columbus Ohio for reasons such as their atmosphere, great football seasons, nice friendly people, and amazing crowds.

C.J. Hicks Commitment Choice

C.J. Hicks has ultimately decided to attend Ohio State University, and was recruited by Al Washington and Kevin Wilson. He stated he chose the OSU Buckeyes because of the incredible culture there. He also believes that going to Ohio State will help him to become the man he wants to become along with aiding his football career. He admitted the choice was hard, but after a discussion with his mother he knew what he wanted. He is already trying to recruit for the Buckeyes with friends, and other players he believes are a good fit.

With his long and lean body, this player is able to take long strides allowing him to cover more ground faster. Hick’s has had experience as a safety and sometimes as a cornerback, along with other defense positions. In high school he was even utilized as an offensive player, making him more versatile in how he played. College being the different ballgame it is, he will most likely have to bulk up to increase his strength, endurance and stamina. If you watched this past season you can see he is almost where he needs to be to be considered college football ready.

What does he offer Ohio State University?

With his experience in various positions on the field, he offers the Buckeyes a recruit who will be effective just about anywhere they place him. This can be a rare trait, most athletes excelling in offense or defense. His physique allows him to be fast and yet take a hit when needed, which is essential when playing this sport. He is also very determined to be the best, and his competitive nature helps ensure his dedication and motivation to achieving his football goals.

5/17/2020 3:12:27 PM
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Five Star Running Back TreVeyon Henderson from Hopewell Virginia

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Hopewell Virginia running back TreVeyon Henderson committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes tonight over offers from Oklahoma, Georgia, Penn State, Michigan and others. A 5’11” 195 lbs. prospect, Ryan Day has a great piece of his 2021 class settled tonight.

Considered the top player in the country by many, his motivation comes from his desire to help his hard working mother.

Running Back TreVeyon Henderson

Henderson was great on the field last year, winning a state championship with 2,424 yards and 45 touchdowns, as well as in the classroom, earning a 4.0 grade point average. He averaged 12.2 yards/carry during his junior season.

Henderson is the current Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia. He went from being a defensive back prospect as a sophomore to a 20 lbs. heavier running back with better speed as a junior.

He is able to change direction quickly and increase speed while breaking away from entire backfields.

TreVeyon Henderson Visits

Henderson was unable to visit Ohio State as he had planned in April due to the world-wide pandemic (the NCAA on-campus and off-campus visit suspension), but felt great about the coaches and the program at OSU. He mentions running backs coach Tony Alford as a reason that he feels very comfortable with the team today. Expectations were for Henderson to take his time with recruiting, but all that changed with the visit restrictions. Al Washington and Ryan Day were also pivotal in Henderson’s recruitment.

Many are comparing Henderson to JK Dobbins, who also never visited Ohio State before committing. He grew up watching Ezekiel Elliott and the Buckeyes during their great 2014 and 2015 seasons.

TreVeyon Henderson: 5-star running back commits to Ohio State

3/28/2020 12:57:07 PM
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Evan Pryor Joins OH State Buckeyes

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Written By Connor Patterson

Evan Pryor Commits

Ohio State added running back Evan Pryor to its 2021 class.  Pryor knew what he was entering when he joined in and knew all the stars.He choose Ohio State over Georgia and North Carolina.When Pryor enters he will be with the running backs Master Teague III, Marcus Crowley and Steele Chambers.  Due to the Buckeyes recruits they will be ahead of the competition.

The Effects Of Evan Pryor

3 commitments in the month of March for the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Pryor is the 124 overall prospect in nation. Because of Pryor, Ohio State has the most ESPN Junior 300 commitments in all FBS programs. Which is more than Florida, Clemson, Oregon, Notre Dame, and North Carolina. Pryor is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound back from from Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Some Struggles for Ohio State

Pryor has became the 13th commitment to the Ohio State roster already locked and loaded for the 2021 roster and is the first RB to join the group.  The buckeyes entered the cycle of recruit after missing the previous class and desperatly needed some top tier running backs that is where they got Evan Pryor.  They are still on some good guys that are the No.2 and No. 3 which is TreVeyon Henderson and Donovan Edwards.

Some Issues With Evan Pryor

One big problem with Pryor is his blocking ability.  Because Pryor is so used to using his passing ability and usually in the pocket and getting better leverage.  In the film of him he is using his upper body to block which is not going to help him against the big ten line backers. He will need to work on his lower body strength and using a block only using lower body strength.

 Evan Pryor Highlights 2021 4 Star Running Back OSU Commit

His Relationship With The Other OSU Players

Ohio State was unexpected for his choice because his sister went to Penn State.  But he thought that it felt like a family and he loved the people.  Due to the voice chat he became friends with his future teammates and he thought they were great.  In a few days he is going to actually come to Columbus.  He has already met the team in Columbus and just like the voice chat he felt like a family.  He is very exited to come to OSU and wants to find out about his new home.      


3/21/2020 7:38:47 PM
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Jacolbe Cowan as the next great Buckeye Pass Rusher

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Ohio State football already had one of the top 2020 recruiting classes in the country, and just a couple weeks ago they added to it by recruiting Jacolbe Cowan, 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.

Jacolbe Cowan is in his senior year at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Cowan stands at 6'5'', weighing 262 pounds. He's ranked by 247Sports 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.

He will be joining Cincinnati Princeton defensive tackle Darrion Henry and defensive end Ty Hamilton from Pickerington Central. This trio will give Ohio State substantial depth up front.

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 Kevin Wilson, the recruiter for his area, and defensive line coach Larry Johnson. He will play the position of defensive end.

RCS CLT: Jacolbe Cowan interview

10/25/2019 3:32:52 PM
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Teradja Mitchell Joins Ohio State

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The Consequences of Teradja Mitchell's commitment to Ohio State in 2018

Identifying the best players for college football programs is not simply about what occurs during the game, but what occurs away from the field too. Ohio State recently made a key acquisition. How will this affect the team going forward?

Earlier today, the Buckeyes received a commitment from one of America's most sought after defenders when Teradja Mitchell, the inside linebacker from Virginia, confirmed his desire to join Ohio State during his high school ceremony.

Let us examine what Mitchell, who is the number thirty-eight prospect for the 2018 class, can bring to Columbus.

6/5/2017 2:38:51 PM
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Ohio State Buckeyes Land Offensive Lineman Wyatt Davis

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Many recruiting followers were surprised when Ohio State stopped their efforts for the in-state recruit, Joel Honigford, who currently held 29 offers from various other schools.

It became clear this week, however, when the Buckeyes announced that they had received a commitment from OL Wyatt Davis from St. Bosco High in Bellflower, Ca. This commitment surprised many who had not anticipated this news.

Davis, who is a 5-star recruiting prospect, listed his top recruiting school considerations 2 months ago and Ohio State was not included or mentioned by him as a school he was considering.

Last weekend, however, the situation changed quickly after Davis took a visit to Ohio State and the Buckeyes were suddenly included in his new Top-8 list.

7/1/2016 10:05:08 AM
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JK Dobbins Commits To The Ohio State Buckeyes

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JK Dobbins, the all-purpose back from La Grange, TX has committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Although this announcement was a surprise to many, Dobbins confirmed the commitment on his Twitter page.

Most people thought that this 5'10 200 pound high school player was going to commit to the Texas Longhorns or either the Oklahoma Sooners. So, when it comes to committing to the Ohio Buckeyes, no one saw this coming. However, Dobbins had already said that he was making an early decision. Also, the head coach Urban Meyer did not offer JK Dobbins until a couple of weeks ago. This is even stranger to say he hasn't made recent trips to Columbus. His last known trip to Columbus was back in May.

3/10/2016 4:37:34 PM
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Keandre Jones Makes Switch to Ohio State

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Maryland Linebacker Keandre Jones has made it publically known that he will sign with Ohio State over Maryland in a few weeks. At 6’3” and 198 lbs, the outstanding 4 star linebacker had been a member of the Maryland recruiting class for close to a year before his weekend’s visit to OSU in Columbus. He is an Under Armour All American, the 9th best linebacker in the country, and highly sought after.

1/18/2016 10:22:30 PM
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Drue Chrisman Is The Buckeyes Punter of the Future

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Drue Chrisman had a number of scholarship offers including BYU, Florida State, Indiana, UCLA and Kentucky but he selected Ohio State as his college today. Kerry Coombs recruited the Cincinnati LaSalle punter for the Buckeyes and made an in home visit back on May 1st. Considered the best punter in the country, Chrisman decided to stay close to home. Florida State and BYU got overnight visits from Chrisman before he made his final decision. He unofficially visited the Buckeyes on April 18th for their Spring game.

5/5/2015 3:39:14 PM
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Urban Meyer Closing Out 2013 Class with Dontre Wilson
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Urban Meyer Closing Out 2013 Class with Dontre Wilson

Urban Meyer and his staff at Ohio State want to close out their 2013 class with some top ranked talent as most schools do. One of those players they are focused on is current Oregon commit, all-purpose running back Dontre Wilson out of DeSoto Texas. A four star recruit and the 6th best back in the country according to Rivals.com, Wilson has offers from over 20 top Division I programs and is interested in OSU.

1/14/2013 11:14:09 AM
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Ohio State Fans Get A Glimpse Of The Future
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High School football players participating in the US Army (USA) All-American Bowl Game, prepare to enter the Alamo Dome Stadium, located in San Antonio, Texas (TX), for the start of the East vs. West match up. The game features the top 80 high school football players in the country. ID: 030105-F-0365G-004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ohio State Fans Get A Glimpse Of The Future

A sneak peek at the future of Buckeyes football will come this weekend, as many of the verbally committed Ohio State recruits will play in one of the four All-American games.

Several other prospects that could be leaning toward OSU will also announce where they plan to play college ball during the weekend. This could make for a lot of optimistic Buckeyes fans, or it could lead to more misery.

Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
Sunday, December 30

The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl was held on December 30 in Houston's Reliant Stadium. Two future Buckeyes played in the game.

Ohio State fans have known they were gaining Jayme Thompson since April, 2011, but this game gave them the first chance to see the kid they hope will bring depth to a secondary that is losing its biggest play-maker. Thompson's big plays in the state championship game helped his Central Catholic High School to defeat Trotwood-Madison for the trophy.

Taivon Jacobs, a Buckeyes commitment from Maryland, also played in the game.

Under Armour All-America Game
Friday, January 4 at 5 p.m. ET

The Under Armour All-America Game is only in its sixth year, but it was grown to include some of the most talented high school players in the country and is known for being a heck of a game.

The highlight of this game for Ohio State fans will be that five future Buckeyes are all suiting up for Team Nitro. This quintet includes defensive end Joey Bosa, cornerback Cam Burrows, WR/ATH Jalin Marshall, TE Marcus Baugh and DB Gareon Conley.

In addition, ILB Trey Johnson plans to officially commit during the game. Many feel he is leaning toward State, where he could be on the field as soon as 2013.

The game will also showcase OL Logan Tuley-Tillman who burned his Ohio State letter and committed to Michigan. DE Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1 ranked player in the country will also be playing.

Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Friday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET

The second Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be held in the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles immediately following the Under Armour All-America Game.

While the game does not feature any committed Ohio State Recruits, RB Corn Elder will be playing. This Tennessee native is considering the Buckeyes in addition to several other schools. It is widely believed he is leaning toward UCLA.

1/3/2013 4:17:14 PM
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Michigan Camp Gives Players Access to Coaches
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English: University of Florida football Head Coach Urban Meyer watches his team practice during the Gators' first Spring Practice of 2008 on March 19, 2008 at the UF Football Practice Fields in Gainesville, FL. (Photo by Harrison Diamond / The Independent Florida Alligator) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michigan Camp Gives Players Access to Coaches

A local camp outside of Detroit Michigan called the Sound Mind Sound Body camp (sponsored by Adidas) was help mid-week and allowed kids from all over the country to travel to Southfield high school to camp with some of the best coaches in the area. Urban Meyer took the entire OSU staff to the event and hopes he will get some recruiting wins in Michigan territory for their efforts. When he first heard of the camp he thought it was an NCAA violation for college coaches to travel into Detroit to coach at a camp, but Ohio State’s [outstanding and flawless] compliance department gave him the go-ahead.

6/15/2012 12:02:30 PM
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The 2011 Ohio State Recruiting Class

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The 2011 Ohio State Recruiting Class

Now that all of the LOIs have been submitted to the Buckeye coaching staff, we have seen a few late surprises.  Ohio State has a class of 23, and ranks in the top 10 on the top three recruiting services (if you include ESPN).  According to Scout, the class is third-best in the country, seventh-best, according to ESPN, and tenth according to Rivals. A really solid class with needed positions filled across the team.

2/3/2011 10:22:54 AM
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Kyle Kalis 2012 Offensive Line Ohio State Commit

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Kyle Kalis 2012 Offensive Line Ohio State Commit

Kyle Kalis is a four star offensive tackle recruit out of Lakewood St Edwards High School who committed to Ohio State’s 2012 class on September 17th. The 6’5” 300 lbs lineman is an early member of the Buckeyes class, currently standing at four recruits. When he received the official offer from Ohio State, Kalis did not take much time to verbally commit.

10/1/2010 3:02:12 PM
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Ohio State Playoffs in Columbus 2014 and 2015

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Ohio State Playoffs in Columbus 2014 and 2015

Stark County and Columbus High Schools were awarded the right to host two state football championships each starting in 2012. The Board of Directors for the Ohio High School Athletic Association cast their vote during a conference call today. The special meeting and vote was called after a recommendation was handed down by the eleven members of the football finals subcommittee.

7/24/2010 2:45:36 PM
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Ohio State 2020 Football Schedule

SAT OCT 24
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Nebraska
Columbus, Ohio
W 52-17

SAT OCT 31
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Penn State
State College, Pa.
W 38-25

SAT NOV 7
Rutgers
vs.
Rutgers
Columbus, Ohio
W 49-27

SAT NOV 14
Maryland
vs.
Maryland
College Park, Md.
CANCELED

SAT NOV 21
Indiana
vs.
Indiana
Columbus, Ohio
W 42-35

SAT NOV 28
Illinois Invitational
vs.
Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
CANCELED

SAT DEC 5
Michigan State
vs.
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.
12:00 PM

SAT DEC 12
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Michigan
Columbus, Ohio
12:00 PM

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