Duane Long's Recruiting Stock Report

Duane Long is back with his list of recruits the Buckeyes have a shot at landing that he feels would be good fits for this recruiting class. Read on for the latest rankings.

Player/Rank of need

Chance (%)


1. Javon Ringer


Looking like a prime candidate for Mr. Football. If his grades come in strong for the first semester, I see a Buckeye offer offer.

2. Rico McCoy


Everyting I read hints that we see this kid in either scarlet and gray or maize and blue.

3. Alex Daniels


Fans get worried about his comments, but he has been to both Buckeye home games. He is having a great year so far as a linebacker, where the Buckeyes have been recruiting him. Oklahoma appears to be the only other school in the picture at this time.

4. Lawrence Wilson


Despite the verbal from Worthington, I want Wilson. There is no such thing as too many pass rushers. Consistently ran 4.6 at camps.

5. Andre Mathis


Athletic enough to play WR for his high school. Mike D'Andrea and Anthony Schlegel are both juniors, so getting a Mike like Mathis right now is perfect timing.

6. Walker Ashley


Look at his pictures. Bodies like that come along only once in awhile. He has set two visits, one to Ohio State.

7. Shawn Oatis


Oatis is an all-around great athlete and one of the classiest kids I have spoken to. He ran, and finished, a marathon as a sophmore.

8. Travis Beckum


Beckum only lists four schools, which is always a good sign that a kid is really serious about those schools, and Ohio State has at times been the first name out of his mouth. He could be an LB or could grow into a DE. At 6-5 with a 4.5 I don't care; I'd just love to see OSU Get him.

9. Ronnie Wilson


The visit to North Carolina State didn't seem to sway him.

10. Maurice Wells


Wells is not my personal pick but the Buckeye coaches love him, and they need two backs in this class so I looked at his tape again. If I have to take a small back, this is the one. Tremendous skills. If he can run between the tackles he will likely be an early entry player and I will put my foot in my mouth. IF he can run between the tackles.

11. Sean Smalls


Is OSU still as interested?

12. Neefy Moffett


Likes Miami but doesn't have an offer. Likes LSU but they have not been calling. I think OSU has a shot and I think he is underrated.

13. Anthony Felder


Reminds me of Marcus Freeman. What an athlete at LB. If he would narrow down his list I would move him up.

14. Carlton Jackson


I caught a short glimpse on ESPN and saw a real athlete with good size. If he isn't a QB he is fine WR or safety. We know that the versatility is highly prized by this staff.

15. Derrick Williams


Gamebreaker who has narrowed his list to seven schools including the Buckeyes. Too long has he listed Ohio State for me to keep ignoring him. I have to assume he is serious now. I will keep him on here until he eliminates OSU.

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