Florida Duo Makes It To Ohio State

Two prospects from Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely, offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson and quarterback Carlton Jackson, made it out of south Florida despite Hurricane Frances. They were among a group of prospects attending Ohio State's season opener. Click here for more.

A number of key prospects were in attendance Saturday for Ohio State's season opener against Cincinnati.

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.

Notables from Glenville included DB Jamario O'Neal (an OSU verbal) as well as LB Freddie Lenix, DE Curtis Smith, junior RB Raymond Smalls and junior OL Bryant Browning.

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.

Hartline's brother, junior QB Mike Hartline, also attended the game. Canton GlenOak LB/DE Brandon Long was also at the game.

More juniors at the game included Coldwater LB Ross Homan, Massillon Washington TE Brett Huffman and Euclid LB/DE Thaddeus Gibson.

There were reports that a number of key basketball prospects -- most notably Daequan Cook, David Lighty, Greg Oden and others -- were due to attend. We were not able to confirm that earlier today.

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