Duane Long's Recruiting Stock Report

Duane checks in with his latest rankins and thoughts on his top 15 OSU recruiting targets.

 

Player/Rank of need

 

OSU's

Chance (%)

Stock

up/down since last update?

Comments

1. Donte Whitner

90%

Up

A decision will probably come by Christmas. He was very impressed with his visit to OSU Saturday.

2. David Patterson

99%

Up

David told me the other night that he was probably canceling his last 2 visits. Notice my percentage on him this week.

3. Michael Bush

70%

Up

This was another week where I heard more positive news out of Louisville. This is looking good for Buckeye fans. What a coup he would be.

4. Mario Williams

50%

 _

Still trying to contact him.

 

5. Andrew Bain

10%

 _

(11/21) His most recent comments have me losing confidence because he is now back to talking Miami. He set up a visit and when we talked it was about Florida State so I thought the Buckeyes had a better shot. Still, there is playing time early here for a player like Bain and we have Jim Tressel.

6. Joel Holler

50%

 _

He did visit this weekend. With the short week, I may not have time to get an update on him.

7. Wesley Jefferson

20%

 _

Recent reports have the Buckeyes on a short list. I say again - this is a Jim Tressel type recruit. He is not inclined to stay in the state or the region.

8.  Prescott Burgess

70%

 _

He couldn't be at OSU for the UM game because of the playoffs but would have been. Nothing has changed. My confidence is unwavering. My source is so close to the situation I don't worry about not talking directly to Prescott. He says relax.

9. Dareus Hiley

70%

 _

He left the stadium Saturday saying "we" when referring to the Buckeyes.

 

10. Brandon Maupin

80%

Up

The Buckeyes get him last. The rumor mill has been that he was the Buckeyes to lose. Changing Ohio State to his last visit meant something.   

11.  Ashton Youboty

50%

 _

He said he didn't know what he is going to do about his other visits and was making a decision by Christmas. I think my 50% may be too low.

12. Tim Washington

40%

Up

Nothing has come out of his visit to Oklahoma. That is good news.

13. Ira Guilford

50%

Up

He didn't change his visit around but I don't think it matters.

14. Sian Cotton

75%

 Up

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15. Shawn Crable

40%

  _

Massillon's playoff run included Crable playing the best football of his career and more talk about him ending up in Columbus.

Note:

  • Kenyon Buford has reportedly been offered. I will call him and get an update.
  • Jayson Swain may visit, but the chances are slim. His family wants him to stay in the south.

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