Ohio State: Thursday Camp Roundup

News, notes, tidbits and more from Ohio State's Thursday camp.

- The quarterbacks as a whole were a good group. Did anyone separate themselves from the pack as far as becoming a front runner for a Buckeye offer? From where I stood, I didn't necessarily see that. That said, I thought several guys had great days. Louisville's Joey Duckworth was not a guy I had seen before today, but he throws a nice ball. He spins it well, has good zip on it and was pretty consistent today.

After a bit of a slow start, Conner (Ky.) Hebron's Drew Barker ended up having a really nice day. He's a kid that can put touch on the ball and put something more behind it when he has to, and he's normally a guy who makes plays with his feet too, so it's easy to see why he's getting the attention he is at this early stage of the process. A sleeper that really caught our eye was Lakota (Ohio) West's Tyler Jones. He's a great athlete who also stepped out and played receiver. He has a rocket arm and was making some great throws on air. He wasn't as consistent in 1-1s, but he's certainly a talented guy to watch out for.

Toledo Central Catholic's DeShone Kizer has all the necessary tools. He's tall, fluid, runs pretty well and has a strong arm. He needs to be more consistent and continue to refine his mechanics, but he still has two years left and his potential and considerable upside is what has him continuing to add offers. Fairless (Ohio) quarterback Hunter Wells is a nice sized kid with a good arm. He has a wind-up, baseball style delivery, but the ball gets there in a hurry. Certainly a guy to watch. Adam Bertke is a tall kid who throws a nice, catchable ball. He doesn't have the rocket some of the guys mentioned above do, but he has a good skill set and is an accurate kid. He impressed at Michigan State and continued his strong summer work today.

- As a whole, the receivers struggled with some of the pace the quarterbacks were throwing at them, but a couple guys stepped it up. Springfield's Thaddeus Snodgrass is lightning fast and very explosive. He had a couple of drops, but also had several nice grabs. He has "can't teach" speed and ability to run away from guys. Michael Siragusa from Cleveland St. Ignatius is a guy we didn't know before today, but we know him now. He has great hands and an uncanny knack for making guys miss even in a two hand touch situation. He caught one pass on the sideline, tight roped it, made a guy miss and out ran him to the end zone. Remember that name. Cincinnati La Salle's Derek Kief is a nice sized kid who will continue to fill out his frame. He caught the ball pretty consistently. What we'd like to see him do more is high point the ball and use his size, but all in all he had a good day.

- At tight end, Devin Pike from Cincinnati Elder is athletic and catches the ball effortlessly. He lead what was a very good group. Ethan Wolf (Minster) is a bigger kid who catches the ball well. Nick True (Highlands, Ky.) is another jumbo athlete with good ball skills. Chance Sorrell from Middletown has a nice frame that schools can add weight to. With his length, he could even end up as a big time offensive tackle.

- One of the guys who got the most attention today was linebacker Clifton Garrett, and he did not disappoint. He hits like a mack truck on film, so I really wanted to see him run and cover again. He did very well with that. He made several nice plays in coverage and stuck with smaller running backs in 1-1s. He and friend Reggie Spearman, a 2013 linebacker with offers, took a tour after the camp was offer. Garrett holds a Buckeye offer along with several others. Canton McKinley's Jamal Davis had a solid showing. He's a long kid with a frame that's going to hold more weight and he ran around pretty well in drills and 1-1s.

- At running back, Eric Glover, another kid from Canton McKinley is not the biggest guy, but is fast, explosive and can catch the ball very well. Indianapolis North Central's Jalen McIntyre is a good sized, well built back who caught the ball pretty well also. Charles Smith is a young kid (2015) from Holland Springfield to watch out for.


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