Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Sept. 28-29. All are seniors unless noted.
• OL Mike Adams and TE/WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman – Stoneburner caught five passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns as the Shamrocks (6-0) defeated host Grove City 49-20.
Adams and the Coffman offensive line gave quarterback Zack Stoudt plenty of time to throw, and Stoudt completed 20 of 25 passes for 361 yards.
Stoneburner caught touchdown passes of 25, 61 and 57 yards in Coffman’s Ohio Capital Conference Buckeye division opener.
• K/P Ben Buchanan, Westerville (Ohio) Central – The Warhawks won their first game of the season in their OCC Central division opener, 41-34, at Delaware Hayes.
Buchanan converted all five of his extra-point kicks. He also made field goals of 43 and 45 yards in the second half for Westerville Central (1-5).
Onesiaum Glass scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the win, including the game-winning score on a 17-yard run with 65 seconds remaining.
• OL Michael Brewster, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater – Brewster and his linemates had a solid day in pass protection in the Eagles’ 40-32 win at Apopka.
Edgewater (3-1) had been known for its running attack, but the Eagles defeated the Blue Darters through the air. Receiver Nakeem Pittman and quarterback James Morgan connected for three long touchdowns of 64, 57 and 65 yards in the win.
• TE Nic DiLillo, Madison, Ohio – DiLillo’s best play was on defense in a 24-21 victory over Willoughby South.
DiLillo recovered a Rebel fumble on a South drive following Eric Gavorski’s 29-yard field goal that put the Blue Streaks (4-2) ahead for good with 5:06 left. Madison also stopped South on downs on the final play of the game to seal the win in both teams’ Premier Athletic Conference opener.
• DT Garrett Goebel, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – Goebel and the Broncos’ defense had little trouble in a 34-0 shutout of visiting Elmhurst Immaculate Conception.
Quarterback Tom DiCristina threw for four touchdowns as Montini improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Suburban Catholic League.
• WR DeVier Posey, Cincinnati La Salle – Posey and the Lancers dropped a 31-21 decision at Cincinnati Moeller in a Greater Catholic League South division showdown.
Posey caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brendan Jones in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome a big night by Moeller QB Ross Oltorik. The Crusader threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns.
Oltorik will attend Ohio State on a baseball scholarship and will also play football.
La Salle (4-2, 1-1 GCL South) trailed 21-7 at halftime and never could recover.
Next up for the Lancers is a trip to GCL South foe Cincinnati St. Xavier to take on the nation’s second-ranked team.
• OL J.B. Shugarts, Klein, Texas – The Bearkats improved to 4-1 with a 48-14 win vs. Spring.
Klein led 27-7 at halftime thanks in part to three rushing touchdowns by quarterback C.J. Palmer. He scored on runs of 4, 14 and 25 yards. Shugarts and the Klein offensive line helped the Bearkats rush for 309 yards in the win.
• MLB Andrew Sweat, Washington (Pa.) Trinity – Sweat ran for three touchdowns on offense in a 40-21 win vs. West Mifflin.
Sweat scored on runs of 1, 9 and 3 yards and combined with Mike Yancich to rush for 267 yards on 22 carries. Yancich also scored three times in the first Big Seven Conference win for Trinity (3-2, 1-1) this season.
• RB/LB Devoe Torrence, Massillon (Ohio) Washington – Torrence was bottled up and the Tigers continued a rare down season with a 27-0 loss at Cleveland St. Ignatius.
Torrence never got on track, rushing seven times in the first half for minus-14 yards. His second half was slightly better, but he still finished with 1 net yard rushing on 13 carries.
The Tigers (2-4) never passed the 50-yard line until there were 17 seconds left in the game.
• DE/LB/FB/HB Nathan Williams, Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace – A homecoming game vs. London Madison Plains was just what the doctor ordered for the Panthers. Miami Trace broke a three-game losing streak with a 26-7 win over the Golden Eagles.
On the first play of the final quarter, Williams scored a touchdown on a 27-yard run that gave the Panthers a 20-7 lead.
The win was Miami Trace’s first in the South Central Ohio League. The Panthers improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the SCOL.
• LB Jordan Whiting (Junior), Louisville (Ky.) Trinity – The Shamrocks fell to archrival Louisville St. Xavier, 24-15, in front of 37,550 fans at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Whiting and the Trinity defense struggled to stop St. Xavier junior running back Deuce Finch, who ran for 182 yards. Trinity had won five of the previous seven meetings vs. the Tigers.
The loss snapped Trinity’s 26-game winning streak vs. Kentucky foes. The Shamrocks fell to 3-2, with the other loss coming against Cincinnati St. Xavier.
Here is a look at several other prospects from around the country that Ohio State is tracking. All are seniors unless otherwise noted.
• WR/DB Michael Floyd, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall – Floyd caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in a 49-7 win over Roseville at the University of St. Thomas.
The game quickly got out of reach for Roseville, as the Raiders (5-0) led 14-0 after one quarter and 42-0 at halftime. Cretin-Derham Hall also remained perfect through five Suburban East league games.
• LB Shayne Hale, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway – Hale and the Gators got a home scare in a 14-7 win vs. Plum.
Running back Cameron Sadler rushed for 162 yards and both Gateway touchdowns. Plum’s lone score came on a 56-yard screen pass to Troy Besterci that took advantage of Gateway’s aggressive defense.
• CB Brendan Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington – Miami Carol City entered its game against the Tornadoes winless, but the Chiefs gave Booker T. Washington a scare in a 24-21 loss.
Oscar Diaz made a 24-yard field goal with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Tornadoes (3-0) the win. Booker T. Washington gained only 226 total yards of offense and struggled without quarterback Sancho McDonald, who was out with an Achilles injury.
The Chiefs had 179 yards of offense, most of which came on the ground. Carol City actually led 21-13 with 4:31 left, but a 32-yard punt return for a score by Miami (Fla.) recruit Davon Johnson helped tie the game, setting up Diaz’s heroics.
• WR Josh Jarboe, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove – The Saints improved to 2-3 with a 36-7 win at winless Atlanta Lakeside.
The Saints next face Atlanta St. Pius X Oct. 13. The Golden Lions are 4-1.
• OL Josh Jenkins, Parkersburg, W.Va. – The Big Red remained unbeaten with a 62-16 drubbing of host Hamlin Lincoln County.
Jenkins and the offensive line helped running back Matt Lindamood run for 133 yards and a touchdown on only eight carries in the victory. Parkersburg (6-0) led 21-0 after one quarter and 34-8 at halftime.
• DE Willie Mobley, Eden Prairie, Minn. – The Eagles scored 42 first-half points and Mobley had to play just one quarter in a 48-7 win vs. Burnsville.
Ryan Grant threw for three touchdowns as Eden Prairie (5-0) cruised to a home win over the Blaze. Tight end Carter Bykowski caught two touchdown passes.
• QB Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa. – Pryor accounted for 169 yards of total offense in a 40-0 win at Claysville McGuffey.
The quarterback completed 5 of 12 passes for 114 yards and added 55 yards on seven carries in the win, which improved Jeannette to 5-0.
• LB Etienne Sabino, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – The Lightning recovered from a bad loss a week prior with a 27-7 victory over Hialeah American.
Krop (4-1) was held to 13 total yards in a loss vs. Norland Sept. 21, and the Lightning took its frustration out on the previously unbeaten Patriots. American led 7-6 after a 48-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Law, but Sabino and the Krop defense tightened up the rest of the way.
• WR Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – Host Cleveland John Marshall provided little trouble against the Tarblooders in a 48-0 loss.
Glenville (4-2) improved to 3-0 in the Senate Athletic League thanks in part to a 42-point first-half effort against the Lawyers. After missing the previous week’s game with a shoulder injury, Scott returned for limited action and caught a two-point conversion pass in the victory.
• RB Lamaar Thomas, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly – Thomas had a season-high 14 carries for 126 yards and a touchdown in a 40-0 win over Pomfret McDonough.
After a scoreless first quarter, Friendly (4-0) took an 8-0 lead prior to halftime before scoring 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters to pull away.
• DT Justin Thompson, Torrence (Calif.) El Camino Junior College – A 74-yard fourth-quarter touchdown catch by Tavares Pressley gave El Camino a 31-24 win over visiting Mission Viejo (Calif.) Saddleback College.
Pressley, a running back, ran for 175 yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Thompson had one tackle in the win, which moved El Camino to 4-1. Saddleback fell to 4-1 with the loss.
• CB Charles Whitlock, Chester, S.C. – The Cyclones did not overlook Columbia Eau Claire in a 60-13 victory.
Chester (5-1) took care of business against the winless Shamrocks with Whitlock at quarterback for the second straight week. Whitlock completed 6 of 7 passes for 143 yards and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Dixon. Whitlock also ran for scores of 3, 14, 10 and 28 yards.
The Cyclones face defending Class AAA state champion Blythewood Oct. 5.