It was especially notable that Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely standouts Ronnie Wilson, an offensive lineman, and Carlton Jackson, a quarterback, were able to make it out of the Sunshine state in spite of Hurricane Frances.
Each player already has an offer from Ohio State and Wilson, in particular, is believed to be favoring the Buckeyes. He is due to return for an official visit for the Michigan game.
It was also notable that several Cleveland Glenville players were in attendance to see their former teammate, Ted Ginn Jr., make his OSU debut. The Tarblooders faced a three-hour drive to Warren, where they were due to face Harding tonight.
Columbus Brookhaven LB Alex Daniels, one of the state's top prospects, was also in attendance.
Canton GlenOak WR Brian Hartline (an OSU verbal) attended the game in a wheelchair after suffering a broken leg in his team's season opener a week ago. Hartline has indicated he may try and graduate early in January so he can rehab the injury at Ohio State. However, he is also a state-caliber hurdler in track.
More juniors at the game included Coldwater LB Ross Homan, Massillon Washington TE Brett Huffman and Euclid LB/DE Thaddeus Gibson.