Duane Long's Thursday Recruiting Stock Report

Duane Long checks in with his latest look at 15 recruits and where things stand with OSU.

 

 

Player/Rank of need

 

OSU's

Chance (%)

Stock

up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Prescott Burgess

60%

 down

My contact is more relaxed than ever.

2. Donte Whitner

80%

   Up

Looking like a January visit. That is good for the Buckeyes. I just feel good about this one.

3. David Patterson

90%

   Up

Too much Miami talk for too long out of Patterson. I haven't spoken to him in a week so I will leave my percentage where it is. At least for now.

4. Jayson Swain

30%

   _

 

5. Tarell Brown

20%

  _

The Texas schools are paying more attention now. I am not as confident.

6. Sian Cotton

75%

   _

I hope to have an update straight from the horse's mouth for next week.

7. Dareus Hiley

60%

   Up

Dareus now has an offer from Miami. He, Whitner and Ted Ginn Jr will visit in December.

8. Brandon Maupin

70%

   _

He has the Buckeyes as his first official visit. Coach indicated that was going to be an important decision for Brandon. Who he visits first was going to make a statement.

9. Michael Bush

60%

   _

I'm still trying to follow up on how he liked his visit.

10. Joel Holler

40%

   Up

Ohio State is one of the 3 visits he has set up.

11. Wesley Jefferson

20%

  _

I spoke to Wesley and got the same impression as before (he will visit).

12. Ashton Youboty

50%

Up

Wants to play with Whitner.

13. Mario Williams

50%

Up

The first visit and the last visit are always the most important visits. The Buckeyes get him first. I would rather be last, but first is the next best place.

14. Andrew Bain

20%

 Up

Confirmed January visit.

15. Tim Washington

30%

  _

I spoke to Tim for the first time in awhile. He has set up a visit, and I think the fact that he has not set up visits with 2 of his other 3 (Miami and Florida) says something.

 

I am pulling Kenyon Buford until we get the right info. He told me several times he has been offered. That seems to be in dispute.

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