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Ohio State Football gets a 2017 commitment from QB Danny Clark of Massillon

(courtesy Ohio State)

Danny Clark, a 15-year-old freshman QB from Massillon, Ohio has become the earliest football commitment in recent years to the Ohio State program.

Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer offered a scholarship for the 2017 recruiting class and Clark accepted on Friday.

Clark had a great freshman season. He became the first freshman ever to start at quarterback for the Massillon Washington program.

He threw a touchdown pass on his first pass ever in high school, a 59 yarder.

Clark led the Tigers to the state playoffs but lost to Medina Highland in the Ohio Division II regional semifinal.

The 6’4, 210-pound Clark is a pro-style quarterback.

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Gold medal sells in online auction for record price

Jesse Owens at 1936 Berlin Olympics (photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild via wikipedia commons)

One of the Olympic gold medals won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin was sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction.

An Ohio State product, Owens won four Gold medals in the German city: 1oo meters, 200 meters, 4 x 100 meter relay and the long jump.

The native of Alabama died at age 66 in 1980.

The online auction ended on Sunday.

SCP Auctions reported that Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

CITY LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL: Walnut Ridge cakewalks past Briggs



(file photo)

The Walnut Ridge Scots have played most of the 2013 season without their best college prospect, defensive end Robert Bowers. A hulking, 6’5, 210-pound specimen, Bowers, a senior, has committed to Michigan State University. He has been out most of the season recovering from shoulder surgery,

His absence has not kept the Scots from winning games. They are 6-1 overall, 4-2 in the South Division.

Friday night, Walnut Ridge ran away from visiting Briggs, 63-12.

Starring for the Scots were William Stringer who rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns; Jaisean Johnson rushed 17 times for 193 yards rushing with five touchdowns.

Briggs, under head coach Butler By’not’e, a former Ohio State running back under John Cooper, drops to 1-7, 1-4 on the season.


Former Ohio State star Deshaun Thomas signs to play in France

Deshaun Thomas ( photo)

Former Ohio State basketball player Deshaun Thomas has signed a one-year contract with JSF Nanterre, who won France’s Pro A playoffs last season.

Another former Buckeyes’ basketball player, David Lighty, a teammate of Thomas’ at OSU, played for the same team last year and was the MVP.

Lighty has moved on, as he did not re-sign with JSF Nanterre. The Cleveland, Ohio native has accepted an invitation from the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks to attend training camp and compete for a roster spot.

Nanterre, will not only defend its French title this coming season, but will also play against some strong competition in Europe’s Euroleague.

Ohio State Football gets commitment from New York RB Curtis Samuel

(By gloryman, courtesy

Ohio State football fans have said for years that they want to see the team have more speed, just like the Southeastern Conference schools.

Well, they’re getting their wish with head coach Urban Meyer’s recruiting class this year and in the 2014 class.

The Buckeyes received a huge commitment from Eramus Hall High School hybrid running back Curtis Samuel.

Eramus Hall High School is in the Brooklyn, New York.

Samuel, a 5’11, 186-pound speedster is the 17th member of Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class.

Samuel rushed for 1,047 yards in 2012, averaging 11.5 yards per carry. He also caught 12 passes fro 187 yards.

Samuel, who has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.36 seconds, is ranked 116th nationally by

Samuel broke the Eramus Hall school record in the 60-yard dash at 6.42 seconds despite not having any previous experience in track.

Published reports say that Coach Meyer wants to play Samuel at the slot position which made Percy Harvin famous during his days at the University of Florida.

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