December 14, 2010
Recruiting Round-UpDT Darien Cooper of DeMatha High School, Maryland
-Cooper took his second official visit this weekend, to Georgia tech. He came away impressed stating:
"It was great," he said. "I got to see them go live for a bit, that was exciting. They predict me as a defensive end in their system. I have the opportunity if it arises to get me on the field faster to play nose guard. I have played end and you know I've played a lot in the 3-4 scheme at our school."
Cooper still has visits planned to Penn State, Iowa and Michigan
OLTaylor Gadbois of East Paulding High School, Georgia
-Gadbois took his first official visit, to Kentucky. He had the following to say:
"I liked it," said Gadbois, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound tackle. "It's a pretty school. I liked the coaches. I like Coach Phillips a lot. I'm not going to commit before I go view other places because I have to compare places to each other to see what fits me best."
Gadbois intends on visiting Michigan State, NC State and possibly Ga Tech
DE Desimon Green of Clairton High School, Pennsylvania
Green was at one point a Pitt commitment but has reconsidered his pledge due to firing of Coach Wannstedt
"I'm looking at Illinois, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Cincinnati," Green said. I'm going to Texas Tech either January 3 or January 10 and I'll probably visit all the rest of them in January, too. I'm still playing football now."
Green will play in the Pennsylvania Championship Game this weekend look for the Spartans to host him the weekend of January 16th.
OL Dan Heiar of Iowa Western Community College
Heiar took an official visit to Iowa this past weekend.
"I'm leaning towards Iowa, but Michigan State is still there too," Heiar said. "I have it narrowed down to those two because I know I want to play in the Big Ten. I'm going to have a nice four-hour drive here to think about it and then a couple more days to make up my mind before I sign on Wednesday."
Heiar grew up a big Iowa fan, look for the home team to be the choice here.
OL/DL Donovan Smith of Owings Mills High School, Maryland
-Smith has completed his visits and has narrowed things down to a final four, Penn state, Michigan State, UCLA and NC State
"What I like about Penn State is they have the highest graduation rate, the academic support system that they have there. I also like the coaching staff and the players. At Michigan State, it is a different type of school; you can tell by the way the campus is it's a nice big campus and still you are close together with enough students to get the full college life. The football program that they have is going good. They are having a great year."
-Could the uncertainly over Joe Paterno and the fact that Al Golden just took Miami job have an impact?
OL Aundrey Walker of Cleveland Glenville High School, Ohio
Walker took his official visit to Ohio State this weekend.
SpartanMag.com learned as of last night that Walker had not committed to the Buckeyes. However, Glenville has been a feeder school for Ohio State the past decade and Jim Tressel has gotten every kid he has wanted from Coach Ginn's program. Michigan State has done everything it can do to put itself in a position to land Walker. Now it is simply a question of whether or not that Cleveland to Columbus pipeline can be tapped into.
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