Duane Long's Thursday Recruiting Stock Report

Duane is back with his latest look at his top players and the odds they will become Buckeyes as well as any news updates. What's the latest?

 

Player/Rank of need

 

OSU's Chance (%)

Stock up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Prescott Burgess

70%

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One thing to keep in mind: Has there ever  been a Thom McDaniels player who the Buckeyes wanted that they didn't get? Look at all those Canton McKinley players wearing Buckeye uniforms. They were all coached by McDaniels. 

2. Donte Whitner

80%

   Up

He has only listed 4 schools for some time. Sounds like he is locked and focused. Think Gamble being the 4th corner on this defensive unit didn't get his attention?

3. David Patterson

90%

   Up

Nothing new, but that is a good thing.

4. Wesley Jefferson

40%

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I have not changed my belief the Buckeyes get a visit. His list has changed every time I have talked to him. Let's wait and see.

5. Tarell Brown

30%

  _

Still expected in Columbus this Saturday. A recent report has the Buckeyes in his top 3. After my conversation with him last week I am not surprised, and it was before the Chris Gamble show.

6. Sian Cotton

75%

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7. Dareus Hiley

60%

   _

Has not broken out yet. Stock is in neutral. Between that and grade problems, if the Buckeyes land 2 of Whitner, Brown and Youboty, we could see the Buckeyes back off Hiley. All 3 of them are 3.0 or better students; Whitner is 3.8 and Youboty is 4.0.

8. Brandon Maupin

70%

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9. Michael Bush

60%

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Rumormill is ripe the Buckeyes are in really great shape here. Wants to play QB.

10. Joel Holler

30%

   Up

11. Raymond Edwards

30%

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Nothing new. I wonder if the chance of heart has anything to do with the Buckeyes possibly not showing as much attention?

12. Ashton Youboty

50%

Up

I haven't been able to get Ashton for some time, but our last conversation was so positive, we will keep him in here. Camped here coming all the way from Texas. That is significant.

13. Mario Williams

50%

Up

Would be a coup to land this out-of-state superstar and it very well could happen.

14. Tim Washington

40%

 Up

Still listing the same schools and the Buckeyes have always been in there.

15. Kenyon Buford

90%

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A report says he will probably verbal when he arrives for his visit. I think that is accurate based on a conversation with his dad last week. His cousin already enrolled at Ohio State in the engineering program, which Buford wants to major in. He has family all over Ohio.


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