Throughout the high school football season, Buckeye Sports Bulletin will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments along with some of the top prospects being tracked across the country. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Oct. 4-6. All are seniors unless noted.
• OL Mike Adams and TE/WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman – Stoneburner caught a touchdown pass, but the Shamrocks still needed overtime to win a game at Upper Arlington.
Jared Phillips scored the only touchdown of overtime on a 4-yard run, as the Shamrocks defeated UA, 31-24. The Golden Bears had their overtime drive end on downs following a fourth-down sack by Matt Ross.
Stoneburner gave Coffman (6-0, 2-0 Ohio Capital Conference Buckeye Division) a 24-17 lead in the fourth quarter, but the lead would not last. The Golden Bears answered the score on a Tommy Farwick 1-yard run, and that eventually forced overtime after a late Coffman drive stalled on the UA 25.
• K/P Ben Buchanan, Westerville (Ohio) Central – Buchanan missed an extra-point attempt in the second quarter, and it came back to haunt the Warhawks in a 20-19 loss to Pickerington North.
Central led 13-7 at halftime and extended the lead with a third-quarter score by Onesiaum Glass on an 11-yard run. The Warhawks (1-6, 1-1 OCC Central) went for two, but the pass failed. Pickerington North then scored twice in the fourth quarter to earn the win, capped by a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown by Pat Effinger.
• OL Michael Brewster, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater – The Eagles improved to 4-1 with a 21-13 win at Orlando Timber Creek.
Brewster and the Edgewater offensive line gave senior running back Jeremiah Schwartz plenty of room to work with. Schwartz ran for two scores and had 203 yards on 30 carries.
The win improved the Eagles to 2-0 in Class 6A, District 3 play.
• TE Nic DiLillo, Madison, Ohio – DiLillo caught six passes for 67 yards, and the Blue Streaks earned a 38-6 rout of Chardon in a Premier Athletic Conference game.
Nick Yeager ran for 210 yards, and the Madison defense slowed Chardon's Wing-T offense throughout the game.
Madison (5-0) improved to 2-0 in the PAC with the win.
• DT Garrett Goebel, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – In a game full of Division I prospects, Goebel and the Broncos came away with a 33-0 win over Woodstock Marian.
Montini remained undefeated by beating one of its top rivals in the Suburban Catholic League. Goebel was lined up against Notre Dame-bound Sean Cwynar, and the Broncos' defense dominated in posting its fourth shutout in six games – all wins.
• WR DeVier Posey, Cincinnati La Salle – Posey caught a touchdown pass for the Lancers in their game vs. nationally ranked Cincinnati St. Xavier.
Unfortunately for La Salle, it was the Lancers' only score. Posey caught five passes for 98 yards including a 45-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. However, it was the Bombers who took the 35-7 win.
La Salle fell to 4-3 (1-2 in the Greater Catholic League South) and has lost two straight.
• OL J.B. Shugarts, Klein, Texas – The Bearkats improved to 2-0 in their district with a 24-7 win at Tomball.
A pair of blocked punts led to two Klein scores. The Bearkats took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter after Lamar Gage returned a blocked punt 11 yards for a touchdown. In the third quarter, Klein needed just one play to make Tomball pay following another blocked punt. Kyle
Roliard caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from Adam Smith to increase the lead to 17-0.
Shugarts and the Klein offensive line helped the Bearkats rush for 100 yards as a team on 31 carries.
• MLB Andrew Sweat, Washington (Pa.) Trinity – Sweat and the Trinity defense kept Elizabeth Forward winless this season with a 47-6 win by the Hillers.
Mike Yancich rushed for 208 yards and scored four touchdowns, all in the first half.
The Hillers (4-2, 2-1 Class AAA Big Seven Conference) had 400 yards of total offense.
• RB/LB Devoe Torrence, Massillon (Ohio) Washington – Torrence did not play in Massillon's 48-14 win over Akron Buchtel because of a sprained ankle. K.J. Herring rushed for 157 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns in Torrence's place.
The Tigers (3-4) host Warren Harding Oct. 12.
• DE/LB/FB/HB Nathan Williams, Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace – Williams scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter of the Panthers' 62-14 win over visiting London.
Miami Trace (3-4, 2-1 South Central Ohio League) rushed for 466 yards in the win. Kenny Perkins and Jimmy Eddlemon each had three touchdowns for the Panthers.
• LB Jordan Whiting (Junior), Louisville (Ky.) Trinity – The Shamrocks rebounded from their loss to rival Louisville St. Xavier Sept. 28 with a 48-23 victory at Louisville Ballard.
Trinity scored 20 fourth-quarter points to pull away for a Class 6-A, District Five victory. Quarterback William Stein threw five touchdown passes. Nathan Dutton caught two of those passes, and running back Tim Phillips ran for 104 yards on 20 carries for the Shamrocks (4-2, 2-0).
Here is a look at several other prospects from around the country that Ohio State is tracking. All are seniors unless otherwise noted.
• WR/DB Michael Floyd, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall – Floyd caught three touchdown passes as the Raiders remained unbeaten with a 55-17 win over White Bear Lake.
Floyd caught nine passes for 194 yards. One of Floyd's scores came on a 52-yard pass on the Raiders' first play from scrimmage in the second half.
• LB Shayne Hale, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway – The Gators held Pittsburgh Woodland Hills to a lone touchdown in only their fifth win over the Wolverines in 21 all-time meetings.
Gateway (5-1, 2-0 Big East) jumped out to a 17-0 lead and was never challenged in the 38-8 victory. Leon Green scored twice for the Gators. He caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and ran for an 11-yard score.
• CB Brendan Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington – Despite the loss of starting quarterback Sancho McDonald to injury, the Tornadoes crushed North Miami, 35-0.
McDonald suffered a partial tear to his right Achilles tendon Sept. 21 and watched from the sidelines as Harris and the Booker T. Washington defense dominated the Pioneers. The Tornadoes held North Miami to 34 total yards and forced one turnover.
• WR Josh Jarboe, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove – Jarboe and the Saints had an idle week. Cedar Grove hosts Atlanta St. Pius X Oct. 13.
• OL Josh Jenkins, Parkersburg, W.Va. – The Big Reds improved to 32-9 in their series against crosstown Parkersburg South with a 48-7 win.
Jenkins, who usually does not get on the score sheet as an offensive lineman, did his best William "Refrigerator" Perry imitation when he lined up in the backfield and scored on a 3-yard run in the win.
Running back Matt Lindamood ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries for Parkersburg (7-0).
• DE Willie Mobley, Eden Prairie, Minn. – The Eagles improved to 6-0 with a 24-0 win over Minnetonka in a Lake Conference game.
Mobley and the Eden Prairie defense helped the Eagles stay in control throughout. Eden Prairie led 17-0 at halftime.
• QB Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa. – Pryor completed only one pass in four attempts, but Jeannette did not need him to do much in its 54-0 win over Interstate Conference rival Waynesburg.
Pryor threw for 26 yards and added two rushing touchdowns on three rushes for 16 yards. He was presented with his uniform for the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl before the game.
Jeannette improved to 6-0 and 6-0 in the Interstate Conference.
• LB Etienne Sabino, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – The Krop defense forced two turnovers in a 12-6 win vs. Miami Carol City.
Defensive back Travis Howard scored a 1-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery. He also led the Lightning offense with catches of 17, 36 and 10 yards.
• WR Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – Scott scored four touchdowns as the Tarblooders routed Cleveland Collinwood, 55-6.
Glenville (5-2, 4-0 Senate Athletic League) got a combined six touchdowns between Scott and running back Ronnie Stovar. One of Scott's scores came on a 91-yard kickoff return.
• RB Lamaar Thomas, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly – Thomas had a hand in four touchdowns in Friendly's 40-0 win vs. Baltimore Frederick Douglass.
Thomas caught two scores, ran for one and even threw a 30-yard touchdown pass. He caught two passes for 34 yards and added 28 yards rushing on seven carries for the 5-0 Patriots.
Thomas, who played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back at different points during the game, also had two tackles and returned a kick 55 yards on special teams.
"I've never done anything like this before," Thomas told the Washington Post Oct. 6.
• DT Justin Thompson, Torrance (Calif.) El Camino Junior College – The Warriors (4-1) had an idle week. El Camino travels to Long Beach (Calif.) City College Oct. 13.
• CB Charles Whitlock, Chester, S.C. – Whitlock and Kentucky verbal commitment Gene McCaskill both played quarterback, but it was not enough to stop Blythewood from taking a 42-22 win at Chester Stadium.
Whitlock completed 3 of 10 passes for 23 yards and one interception. He also ran for 18 yard on four carries. Blythewood led 21-0 at halftime after scoring all of its first-half points in the second quarter. Chester never recovered, despite two second-half touchdown runs by Shawn Chalk.