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Columbus Police Release Video of Bar Incident Involving Carlos Hyde; No Charges Filed Source: 10TV.com

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Demetrius Knox is Number 15
July 21, 2013 Source: Eleven Warriors - Moments ago Urban Meyer received a phone call from Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal High School standout Demetrius Knox, and the highly-coveted offensive lineman informed Ohio State's head coach that he wanted to come home.

And with that phone call, Knox ended his recruitment and committed to Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class.

Of course, if you're familiar with how Knox does things you already know there were definitely some shenanigans involved. Nothing is just cut and dry with "Meechy," as he likes to have his fun. So Knox dialed up Meyer, got the Buckeye leader on the phone and started giving him the news.

"I told (Meyer) 'I know I said I was going to wait a little longer to decide what school I'm going to but I feel like it's best if I go ahead and pull the trigger'," Knox told Eleven Warriors. "I said, 'I am really am thankful that y'all recruited me and everything. I really just wanted to call you up and tell you I appreciate everything coach."

"I think he was worried I was committing somewhere else, because he started talking about how he thought Ohio State was in good shape with me, etc. I was like 'Wait, what do you mean coach? I am committing to the Buckeyes.'"

Knox originally committed to his adopted home-state Texas Longhorns last Nov 26, two days after his original home-state Ohio State Buckeyes beat Michigan 26-21. Knox rescinded his commitment to the Longhorns and their head coach Mack Brown in April, citing differences between the staff and himself, and re-opened his commitment.

Today, Knox becomes the Buckeyes fourth OL pledge the 15th commitment overall for 2014...


Ohio State Buckeyes Urban Meyer 2013 B1G Media Day

Ohio State Buckeyes Season Preview Video - 2013 B1G Media Day

Op-Ed BlogBob Hunter commentary: Message not resonating with some Ohio State players  A sign on the wall near the players’ entrance and exit to the Wexner Football Complex is marked by the word “Decisions” in red, followed by black-and-white reminders that Ohio State football players are supposed to take with them wherever they go: Honesty. Treat women with respect. No drugs, stealing, weapons. It’s a relatively short list, but the message is clear. If you’re an Ohio State football player, you have a pretty good gig. You have a free education from one of America’s great institutions, you’re playing major college football for one of the nation’s premier programs and you someday might have a chance to earn many times more money in a few years of pro football than most hard-working Americans earn all of their lives...

OSU Announces Four Football Suspensions
July 22, 2013 Source: BuckeyeSports.com - Ohio State announced this afternoon the suspensions of four football players -- running back Carlos Hyde, cornerback Bradley Roby, tight end Marcus Baugh and offensive lineman Tim Gardner...

Also: A source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that there is surveillance video of the incident that's contrary to what is being reported...

Blessed with a gift; Humility as much a part of Miller as dynamic play
July 21, 2013 Source: Lancaster Gazette - "Braxton does it all, doesn’t he?” said Rex Kern, the last sophomore quarterback before Miller to lead Ohio State to a perfect season, a 1968 national championship. “The quickness, acceleration, speed — and size — of the kid has been unmatched at Ohio State. I marvel that someone his size is doing running back things" (This feature is the cover story in the USA Today College Football 2013 preview magazine on newstands now.)...


#2 Dontre Wilson - 2012 Senior Highlights

#2 RB/WR/KR/DB Dontre Wilson, Desoto HS (Texas), Senior Season Highlights -
Hands down the most electrifying athlete in the United States. Buckeye fans are in for a real treat with not only the Blazing Speed, and Quickness, but the TRUE GRIT and TENACITY from this Talented Texan.

2012 Stats:
331 Touches 2645 Yards 48 TDs 296 Total Points Scored.
294 Rushes 1895 Yards 6.45 yd Avg. 37 TDs
37 Receptions 750 Yards (20.3 yd Avg.) 9 TDs
2 Special Teams TDs

2011 Stats:
151 Touches 1305 Yards 21 TDs 120 Total Points Scored.
127 Rushes 767 Yards 6.04 yd Avg. 15 TDs
12 Receptions 246 Yards (20.5 yd Avg.) 5 TDs
12 Kick Returns 292 Yards (24.3 yd Avg) 1 TD

2010 Stats:
113 Touches 1193 Yards 17 TDs 102 Total Points Scored.
87 Rushes 555 Yards 6.4 yd Avg. 12 TDs
14 Receptions 266 Yards (19 yd Avg.) 4 TDs
12 Kick Returns 292 Yards (24.3 yd Avg) 1 TD

Op-Ed BlogOSU's Greatest Football Wins: Michigan  BuckeyeSports.com finishes their countdown of the Greatest Wins in Ohio State history with the biggest game there is, the Michigan rivalry. Which victory is the Buckeyes' best against their hated rivals?...

Op-Ed BlogThe Truth About Aaron Hernandez and Urban Meyer  What happened at Florida? Not what some of the media has been reporting. Written by somebody who observed the Gator program from the inside for an entire season. This is a must read, Buckeye Nation!


Young Cancer Patient Beats 'Michigan' - WCMH A special young man received a well-deserved send-off Friday at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

ESPN's Brian Bennett discusses Ohio State's biggest reason for hope and concern in 2013.

“The Opening” presented by Student Sports, is four days of dynamic competition for the nation's most elite high school football prospects. Nike's The Opening, which will feature the nation’s 162 elite prospects participating in linemen, 7-on-7 and SPARQ testing competitions, will take place in Portland, Oregon. Ohio State leads the entire country with nine commits in The Opening. ESPNU will provide three nights of coverage for the event. Below is 2014BUCKS - The Take Over Promo and ESPU coverage of the event



Jamarco Jones is Number 14!

Jamarco Jones is Number 14
June 27, 2013 Source: Eleven Warriors - It's been a long strange ride, but Ohio State got a call they've been waiting for today when they landed Jamarco Jones, a 6-foot-5, 290 pound offensive tackle from Chicago as the 14th member of their 2014 recruiting class.

Jones announced his decision date about a month back, but since then there's been a flurry of anticipation around his choice as Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame all took their final swings, but in the end it was the long-term relationship that Buckeye assistant Mike Vrabel had cultivated with Jones and his mother that set the Buckeyes apart. In the last year and some odd months, Jones and his family had made a handful of trips to Ohio State and the familiarity with the Buckeye staff and campus proved to be the right fit for the big time prospect, who ranks as one of the top five offensive tackles in the country and is a national top 50 player across the board. Today, from his Chicago high school, Jones became a Buckeye.

The Jamarco Jones File
Size: 6-5/290
Pos: OL
School: De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)
Composite Rating: ????
Composite Rank: 4 (OT)

"He's going to be a real good one," Jones' Core 6 training coach, Paul Szczesny told Eleven Warriors. "He was split between Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. If he was going to commit early I thought it would be Ohio State."

What are the Buckeyes getting with the addition of Jamarco Jones?

"Hes a great pass blocker with a wide wingspan that he can use as a tackle to get his hands on defenders," Szczesny added. "He's really a well built offensive lineman with a great physical frame and an ability to knock back defenders in run blocking."

Now Ohio State's third offensive line commit for 2014, Jamarco joins fellow a Jones — Marcelys, a three-star guard from Cleveland Glenville — and Lancaster star Kyle Trout, as the Buckeyes continue to add depth along an offensive front that will lose four starters following the 2013 season.


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