COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Either way, Urban Meyer admitted he was going to put on a smile. After going down to the wire with one of his most important targets, the Ohio State coach made it clear that the one he was sporting on signing day on Wednesday was genuine and not the fake one he thought he might need if Jamarco Jones spurned his program.
about 1540 days ago | Austin Ward | On The Trail: Midwest Region
When Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) committed to Ohio State on Mother's Day -- May 12 -- the four-star wide receiver did it with enthusiasm and excitement. On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Johnson decommitted from the Buckeyes, trimming their class to 17 pledges.
about 1626 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Here are this week's top high school performances from Big Ten commits and targets. Illinois: Mike Dudek: The Fighting Illini quarterback commit had four receptions, 67 yards, two touchdowns for Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.
about 1641 days ago | Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival | On The Trail: Midwest Region
It's called the Big Ten Conference for a reason. From big offers, to big official visits to big commitments, the Big Ten has been abuzz with activity. Here's a look at what happened this week and what's to come this weekend as things start to heat up in the conference.
about 1652 days ago | Brad Bournival and Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
Editor's note: For a look at the national recruiter power rankings based only on Class of 2014 success, click here. Michigan and Ohio State both sit in the top 10 recruiting rankings this year after each landed top 10 classes in 2013 -- the Buckeyes were third, while the Wolverines were sixth.
about 1653 days ago | Brad Bournival and Tom VanHaaren | NCF On The Trail
Urban Meyer said Ohio State has to seize momentum when it has it in when it comes to recruiting during a bye week. Coming off two big wins over then-nationally ranked Wisconsin at home and currently ranked Northwestern on the road certainly doesn't hurt.
about 1660 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Here are this week's top performances from Big Ten commits and targets: Illinois: Julian Hylton: Hylton led Lincoln-Way North (Ill.) with 34 carries, 153 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 win over Lincoln-Way Central.
about 1662 days ago | Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Urban Meyer doesn't miss an opportunity to impress. The two-time national champion did it last year when Nebraska played Ohio State in The Horseshoe under the lights and he's not missing the opportunity this year.
about 1672 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Stephen Collier (Leesburg, Ga./Lee County) sat at a restaurant on Saturday and started drooling, but it wasn't over a dozen wings or a Screamin' Nacho Burger. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Collier was seeing just how good Ohio State's offense can be under Urban Meyer in a 52-34 win over California.
about 1682 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail