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Former NFL linebacker Ken Mitchell has no problem now being known as the father of Mike Mitchell, the five-star linebacker from Plano, Texas who's set to sign with Ohio State today, officially becoming one of many gems in the kind of recruiting class Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer always seems to put together.
Ken Mitchell also has no problem sharing his thoughts on why his son chose to play for Meyer at Ohio State.
"Urban told us the weather up there in Columbus is just like it is in Orlando," Ken Mitchell said via phone this from his home in Plano. "He also told us it's only about an hour and half drive from here."
He was kidding.
Meyer's latest bit of recruiting magic culminates with today's National Signing Day, a holiday in much of the country and a day that Meyer has not only owned from a publicity standpoint, but one that's been a launching pad to his past successes. He's undefeated one year into his Ohio State stint, the bowl...
BEST OF MAXIM
Before dinner the Buckeyes had already had what coach Urban Meyer had called “a great, not good day”. The Ohio State coaching staff got the icing on the cake with St. Louis native Ezekiel Elliot.
Elliot is 6’0″ and between 190 and 200 pounds. He runs a 4.42 40 yard dash, and had 1,800 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving and 40 touchdowns his junior year. As a senior he...
Urban Meyer wanted a fast team. It is safe to say that Ohio State has gotten faster, especially at the WR position. Meyer and the Buckeyes landed WR James Clark, WR Corey Smith and WR/RB Dontre Wilson. Clark was clocked at 4.39 in the 40 yard dash.
Wilson was Oregon bound before Chip Kelly left for the NFL. Urban Meyer took advantage of the opportunity to flip the speedy RB/WR.
Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has pleaded not guilty in the shooting of another driver during a road rage incident last year.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old Stillwagon pleaded not guilty Monday to four felonious assault counts in Delaware County, near Columbus. A hearing to set a trial date is scheduled April 8.
Police say Stillwagon was on board his motorcycle...
The No. 10 Ohio State basketball team played its most complete game of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Buckeyes fell to No. 3 Michigan 76-74 in overtime in the Crisler Center on Wednesday evening. Get the full recap inside.
These young kids have no sense of history and what a rivalry means. Reon Dawson is a pretty good cornerback who just signed and committed to play football at Michigan.
Dawson is now a Wolverine, and with that his hate and venom should be directed towards Columbus, and Ohio State. It’s not that way at all.
Per the Dayton Daily News, Dawson is a Ohio native and grew up a Buckeye...
Urban Meyer had another strong recruiting class at Ohio State, but he wants to see the rest of his competitors in the Big Ten get on a similar level.
Meyer made his comments during an appearance with “Bishop & Rothman” on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus Thursday.
“We do need to as a conference need to keep pushing that envelope to be better,” said Meyer.
“Our whole conversation...
Donovan Munger’s recruitment will officially come to an end on Wednesday whne he faxes his letter of intent in to Ohio State from the Team USA Signing Day ceremony in Austin, Texas…
I hope new Michigan signee and supposed Buckeye fan Reon Dawson is reading this. Michigan and Ohio State have probably one of the top five rivalries in all of sports.
The rivalry is a known thing around the Ohio State football program, but never talked about. Why, because head coach Urban Meyer prohibits the speaking of the word “Michigan” in his program.
They are simply...
With Ohio State's 2013 class in the books, FOX Sports NEXT's Simone Scott caught up with Buckeyes Coach Luke Fickell to explain what he looks for in a linebacker, the 2013 class and more.
Ohio State's got another positive note to its recruiting class Wednesday afternoon with running back Ezekiel Elliott's decision to attend OSU.
It’s hard to imagine that in the football-crazed world we live in- where college football recruiting is tracked on the internet 365 days a year and followed by millions annually- that any player could fly under the radar, or struggle to get the attention of his peers and recruiting experts alike. Especially when that player is in every recruiting service’s consensus Top 30 nationally...
All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump.
Thad Matta faced the media after Ohio State’s two point overtime loss at Michigan on Tuesday evening. Watch Matta’s press conference in the embedded media player below: