OSU recruits shine in new Scout 300

Recruiting is big business there is no doubt about that. There are four major recruiting services out there right now. Some are really good (247sports) and some really awful (ESPN). The middle 2 services Rivals and Scout are basically the same sometimes good and sometimes bad. We here at MotSaG try to stay neutral in which site we use but I will admit I favor towards 247sports big time because they had the mindset early on to take all 4 sites rankings and avg. them out to give us a industry wide ranking system known as the composite rankings. Today I wanted to take a look at the newest rankings release this one by Scout.com. They have released their newest Top 300 players in the country and it is littered with Ohio State commits. So lets look at where each future Buckeye has been placed in the list and those on the outside looking in then we will discuss the ranking list to point out some things that stood out to me.


#33 Sam Hubbard- 5 star OLB

#39 Damon Webb- 4 star CB

#53 Raekwon McMillan- 4 star MLB

#61 Jamarco Jones- 4 star OT

#68 Kyle Berger- 4 star OLB

#76 Curtis Samuels- 4 star WR

#81 Dante Booker- 4 star OLB

#82 Parris Campbell Jr- 4 star RB

#109 Jalyn Holmes- 4 star DE

#113 Demetrius Knox- 4 star OG

#125 Noah Brown- 4 star WR

#151 Johnnie Dixon- 4 star WR

#240 Terry Mclaurin- 4 star WR

#254 Malik Hooker- 4 star WR

#281 Kyle Trout- 4 star OT

Non-Ranked commits

Dylan Thompson- 3 star DE

Marcelys Jones- 3 star OG

Sean Nuernberger- 3 star K

Stephen Collier- 3 star QB

Uncommitted OSU targets

#21 Solomon Thomas- 5 star DE

#43 Malik McDowell- 4 star DE

#45 Marshon Lattimore- 4 star CB

#67 Erick Smith- 4 star S

#83 Derek Nnadi- 4 star DT

– Of the 19 commits in the 2014 class 15 of them are ranked in the new Scout 300.

– Sam Hubbard is the only 5 star of the 19 members. This is his highest ranking of any of the 4 services by far. I am surprised they have him this high. Not that he isnt good enough just surprised he is the highest ranked OSU commit on the list.

– Based on this rankings the Linebacker, Wide Receiver, and Offensive Lineman classes are stacked for this year. Filling major needs for Coach Meyer and his team.

– The four unranked commits I still think are undervalued. Stephen Collier is a 4 star all day everyday in my opinion. Dylan Thompson and Marcelys Jones both should be 4 stars as well IMO. Not going to lie about the kicker yes he is good but he is just a kicker lol.

– There are somewhere between 4-6 spots left available in this class depending how things shake out with the NFL and transfers. The 6 guys I listed under uncommitted targets will fill most of those spots improving this class even more.

– Also should be noted that TTUN has only 8 members of their class in the Scout 300. OSU has nearly doubel that amount at 15. The 15 total Future Buckeyes on the Scout 300 nearly matches the entire class for TTUN who has 16 members of their class.

– This is of course just one of the four recruiting services opinions but it is very telling just how good this 2014 OSU class really is. Coach Meyer and his staff is putting together another stellar class and is building depth at positions where we are lacking it right now. This class has the potential to be one of the best ever in OSU history and we will look back on it in 5 years to see how they panned out.

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