Of all the out-of-state stars Ohio State is after this year, the one OSU may have the best shot at is Ira Guilford, the safety prospect from Hoboken, NJ. Ira has listed Ohio State as his leader for a long time. Ira has dropped one school from his list, but much of it remains the same.
"Michigan State was in my top 4, but now they are out," he said.
Ira talked about his visits and someone he is looking forward to meeting.
"I am set up for January 10th at Ohio State," he said.
"I plan to see Donte Whitner there."
So far, Ira has been to one game and is sorting out when the rest of his visits will be.
"I have been to the Rutgers-WVa game," he said. "I am set to visit Penn State on Jan. 17th and I will definitely visit Notre Dame. My other 2 will be from Maryland, Syracuse and Boston College. All have offered."
Ira can play CB or safety, but safety is his specialty.
"I am mainly a safety, but I can play corner if needed," he said. "Sometimes if there is a top receiver for our opponent I go man on him."
Also, we caught up recently with the head coach of Nelson Davezin, a fine athlete from Shaker Heights, OH who was listed as the #72 senior player in Ohio in the Summer 2002 issue of Ohio's Future Stars.
Nelson's stats this year: "He passed for 1300 yards and 13 TDs and rushed for 400 yards and 6 TDs, but everyone is recruiting him as a safety. He had 3 interceptions."