The Big Man on Campus: Eric Reibe’s Impact on the Recruiting Trail

Eric Reibe, a 7-foot, 235-pound big man from The Bullis School (Md.), is currently being heavily recruited by several college basketball programs. Here are the schools showing interest in him:


1. Ohio State: Reibe recently visited Ohio State and spent time with lead recruiter Jack Owens. The coaching staff believes he would be valuable to the program due to his size, versatility, and shooting ability¹.
2. Oregon
3. Creighton
4. Mississippi State
5. Providence
6. Georgetown
7. Iowa
8. Villanova
9. Michigan

In addition, Reibe made official visits to Harvard and Iowa, as well as unofficial visits to Ohio State, Georgetown Maryland, Virginia Tech and UVA. Although commitment isn’t forthcoming, Reibe is looking for a program where he can play to his potential, develop offensively and defensively, and consider academics. Check out his selection as he considers his options!

Eric Reibe, a 7-foot, 235-pound big man from The Bullis School (Md.), has several key strengths that make him an intriguing prospect for college basketball programs:

1. Size and Length: Reibe’s height and wingspan give him an advantage in rebounding, shot-blocking, and altering opponents’ shots near the rim. His presence in the paint can disrupt opposing offenses.

2. Versatility: Despite his size, Reibe is not limited to playing solely in the low post. He has shown the ability to step out and shoot mid-range jumpers, which adds versatility to his offensive game.

3. Shooting Touch: Reibe’s shooting stroke is smooth, and he has the potential to develop into a reliable outside shooter. His touch around the basket and ability to finish with either hand are assets.

4. Defensive Awareness: Reibe understands defensive rotations, positioning, and timing. His shot-blocking instincts and rim protection contribute to his overall defensive impact.

5. Rebounding: With his size and timing, Reibe can be a force on the boards. Offensive rebounds lead to second-chances, and defensive rebounds help limit opportunities.

6. Work Ethic and Coachability: Coaches appreciate Reibe’s commitment to improving his game. His eagerness to adapt and learn bodes well for his development.

Stay tuned to Eric Reibe as he continues to refine his skills and explore his college options!


Ohio State Summerfest Recruiting Weekend Is a Hit

Welcome back, sports fans! It’s time to talk about the big recruiting buzz at Ohio State University this weekend. The Buckeyes are pulling out all the stops for their highly-anticipated Summerfest Recruiting Weekend which began Friday night.

Coach Ryan Day and the coaching staff have lined up an impressive roster of guests for this Summer Fest in the Shoe. You can feel the excitement building as in-state and national targets gear up to make their way to Columbus. This event is a golden opportunity for the Buckeyes to scout top talent ahead of the fall camp season. Many already committed recruits including Bryce West, Garrett Stover and Jaylen McClain are on hand. And many uncommitted 2025 players including Na’eem Offord, Luka Gilbert and Ivan Taylor will be in Columbus.


Now, let’s talk about some standout moments from Friday’s recruiting extravaganza. First up, we had an impromptu commitment that caught everyone off guard. Chris Henry Jr., a rising star in the football scene and the son of former NFL receiver Chris Henry, made a surprise announcement. He’s set to join the Ohio State family, adding some serious firepower to the Buckeyes’ lineup. Henry had already been to Clemson and Alabama camps before visiting the Buckeyes.

Chris Henry Jr. really stole the spotlight at the event. He had been on the radar of many college teams, and after careful consideration, he dropped the bombshell announcement. On Friday, he declared he’s all in for Ohio State. That’s got to be music to the ears of Buckeye fans and coaches alike. He joins a long list of top wide receivers coming to Ohio State.

Henry is the first player in the 2026 cycle to make this bold move. He had some fierce competition, with schools like Michigan, Tennessee, Penn State, Miami, USC, and Texas A&M vying for his talents. But ultimately, he chose to wear the scarlet and gray.

But that’s not all, folks! The sports action wasn’t limited to just football. Coach Ryan Day himself decided to show off his baseball skills at the SummerFest. Day hit a whopping nine home runs in a home run derby against a group of Buckeye recruiting targets. Not sure what the yardage on the fence was, but impressive non-the-less.

It’s safe to say that Ohio State’s Summerfest Recruiting Weekend is an absolute hit! The Buckeyes are scoring big with top-tier talents like Chris Henry Jr., and Coach Ryan Day is proving he’s a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field. Buckeye Nation must be over the moon with these exciting developments.

Stay tuned as there’s bound to be more action and drama as the Summerfest weekend and recruiting season continue.

The 2011 Ohio State Recruiting Class

Ohio State 2011 Class

The 2011 Ohio State Recruiting Class

Now that all of the LOIs have been submitted to the Buckeye coaching staff, we have seen a few late surprises.  Ohio State has a class of 23, and ranks in the top 10 on the top three recruiting services (if you include ESPN).  According to Scout, the class is third-best in the country, seventh-best, according to ESPN, and tenth according to Rivals. A really solid class with needed positions filled across the team.

Before yesterday, the Buckeyes had commitments from 22 players, but managed to add two more players on Signing Day.  Unfortunately, offensive lineman Chris Carter, who had already committed, found himself in legal trouble at school and will only join the Buckeye team if he is not charged. 

The first to join the class yesterday was Cardale Jones, from Cleveland Glenville. He was given a gray-shirt since he will be going to prep school to increase his academic standing.  The current top linebacker in the US, Curtis Grant, announced his choice at a live press conference on ESPNU to be a Buckeye in 2011. The Tressel era seems to have its best linebacker class so far in this current crop, with Grant joining Connor Crowell, Ryan Shazier and Ejuan Price.

The Buckeyes did lose out on offensive tackle Aundrey Walker, also from Cleveland Glenville, as expected.  Walker chose to join the under-suspension USC Trojans instead.  This class is now slightly weak on the offensive line with the two loses, especially after Carter’s departure. Ohio State will need to do a good job recruiting 2012 lineman to replace four departing seniors.

It is too late to be concerned with the players that OSU did not sign.  Jim Tressel and the staff have found an impressive class and we must concentrate on the players we have now.  Out of the thirty players that came on official visits, 23 of these players chose Ohio State, which is an impressive statistic for any major football program.

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Ron Tanner Joins the Buckeyes 2011 Recruiting Class

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Ron Tanner Joins the Buckeyes 2011 Recruiting Class

Local In-State recruit Ron Tanner joined Ohio State’s quickly expanding 2011 recruiting class earlier this week increasing the number of recruits to 17. The 6’1” 190 lbs safety prospect from Eastmoor in Columbus is rated the 46th best safety in the country and the 38th best prospect in Ohio for 2011, according to He selected Ohio State over Arizona, Boston College, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, NC State and many others. A long time Buckeye fan, selecting any other school would not have gone over well with his family.

Eastmoor Saftey Ron Tanner Commits to the Buckeyes

By Steve Patterson

Growing up a fan of the Buckeyes made the decision for Tanner easy. Tanner has dreamed of playing for the Scarlet and Gray at Ohio Stadium since he was young. This past year, he helped Eastmoor High School make a run to the state playoffs and played so well in the defensive backfield that he drew the attention of colleges across the country. He joins a 2011 OSU recruiting class that could grow to 22 and already includes another safety prospect, Jeremy Cash from Plantation Florida. Not only a great athlete, Tanner excels in the classroom also.

Tanner played a little with the crowd at his high school on Friday when he made the announcement that he would play for Ohio State, selecting a Michigan hat first. Some family members were wise to the prank but his mother was really shocked that he actually placed the wolverine ball cap on his head. She feared that the hat would start a fire on his head.

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Ohio State’s 2011 Recruiting Class Grows

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Ohio State’s 2011 Recruiting Class Grows

Ohio State’s 2011 Recruiting Class started slowly with two very good defensive line prospects and then exploded with five new recruits committing to be Buckeyes in the middle of March. Now the OSU coaching staff has secured their eighth commitment from Firestone’s Tommy Brown. At, all the recruiting action is covered.

By Steve Patterson

A Dream Come True for Firestone’s Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown is a 6’5” 330 lbs offensive tackle from Akron Firestone High School. With offers from Ohio State, Michigan State, and West Virginia, the impressive prospect with 5.1 40 yard speed quickly committed to Ohio State after receiving an offer over the first weekend in April.

OL Tommy Brown

Chase Farris – Elyria, OH

Chase Farris is one of the best prospects in Ohio for 2011, with early offers from Notre Dame, Illinois, Cincinnati and West Virginia. The 6’6” defensive end recruit with 4.9 speed will look to fill the shows of departing end Thaddeus Gibson.

DE Chase Farris

Brian Bobek – Palatine, IL

Brian Bobek is the first out-of-state prospect to commit to Ohio State for the 2011 class. The offensive lineman from Fremd High School in Palatine Illinois, is a part of a big offensive line class that looks to make up for recruiting misses that occurred for OSU within their 2010 class. He also had offers from Purdue, Michigan State, and Colorado before committing to Ohio State.

OL Brian Bobek

DerJuan Gambrell – Rogers Toledo 2011 Buckeye Recruit

DerJuan Gambrell, nicknamed Peewee, is a tall cornerback from Toledo Rogers. With 4.5 speed, he should be able to come in and help on special teams while learning the cornerback and safety positions at Ohio State.

CB DerJuan Gambrell

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Ohio State 2010 Recruiting Class Final Stretch

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Ohio State 2010 Recruiting Class Final Stretch

The coaching staff at Ohio State hit the road shortly after the win in Pasadena to land the final 5 recruits for their 2010 class. The Buckeyes scored a defensive tackle in Johnathan Hankins from Detroit Michigan but came up short with two highly recruiting players this last Saturday. At the Army All American Bowl, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd selected Florida over Ohio State while Cleveland Glenville safety prospect Latwan Anderson selected West Virginia over the Buckeyes.

By Steve Patterson

With Charlie Weis no longer recruiting in South Bend, Urban Meyer having a short retirement in Gainesville and Pete Carroll leaving USC, Ohio State should be cleaning house this year in recruiting top talent locally and nationally. They got some important commitments early in wide receiver Corey Brown, offensive tackle Andrew Norwell, and running back Roderick Smith but have gone for more mid-tear recruits down the stretch.

The Buckeyes still hope to land a couple nationally top ranked recruits before the beginning of February including Seantrel Henderson, Matt James, Jordan Hicks and Christian Bryant. But may end up with only 50% of these ideal four and therefore give scholarships to recent Columbus visitors Bradley Roby and Dominique Brown, great athletes in their own right, but not the blue chippers top programs covet.

Seantrel Henderson is the top ranked offensive tackle in the country and is believed to be leaning to Ohio State after only taking a couple of official visits. He had interest in Southern California but the recent departure of Pete Carroll could seal the deal for the Buckeyes. He’s the latest ‘next Orlando Pace’ left tackle.

Matt James is an in-state offensive tackle from Cincinnati St Xavier. He was leaning towards the Bearcats while also considering Ohio State and Notre Dame. Now with Brian Kelley in South Bend, Notre Dame is the favorite. Florida has also come on lately and is always hard to beat for a recruit. He plans to decide on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Jordan Hicks is an another in-state national top recruit that doesn’t seem too interested in the Buckeyes. He has favored either Florida or Texas for the majority of his recruitment but has kept the Buckeyes in his top 3. The Lakota West linebacker made an official to Ohio State for the USC game and knows the coaching staff well. But he is a fan of Texas and seems to want to leave Ohio.

If there was a lock (for sure commitment) in this final four it would be Christian Bryant. The Cleveland Glenville corner back plays a position of need for the Buckeyes and grew up watching the Scarlet and Gray. He is the normal Glenville player that has been in the program for more than a year and respects the coaching staff at Ohio State the way he respects the Glenville coaches. He is waiting till the end to make his announcement as many Ted Ginn Sr players have done in the past.

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Ohio State Buckeye Recruiting Heating Up

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Ohio State Buckeye Recruiting Heating Up

This coming weekend a good number of recruits will be on campus as Ohio State tries to encourage the remaining members of their 2010 class to commit to play for the Buckeyes next year. Christian Bryant, Latwan Anderson, Johnathan Hankins, Matt James and Verlon Reed will all be on campus as OSU continues preparing for their Rose Bowl appearance on January 1st. Head Coach Jim Tressel and his staff would like to secure verbal commitments from all five high school recruits.

By Steve Patterson

Our partner site has stories on Latwan Anderson, Christian Bryant, Matt James, Johnathan Hankins and Verlon Reed. Plus an additional article on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd who visited the Buckeyes the weekend of October 24th. Floyd is the fourth best defensive tackle in the country. He attends Philadelphia George Washington and is also considering Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Penn State and USC. His top two currently are Florida and South Carolina.

Verlon Reed Gets Late Ohio State Offer

Ohio State Invites Recruits to Bowl Practice December 12th

Latwan Anderson Favors West Virginia

DT Sharrif Floyd Makes a Number of Visits

DT Jonathan Hankins Gets Ohio State Offer for 2010

Christian Bryant, Glenville Recruit Heading to Ohio State?

Matt James 2010 Offensive Lineman from St Xavier

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The writers at the, our parent portal, have been covering some recent events in the OSU 2010 recruiting world. News of James Louis committing to Ohio State, Jim Tressel discussing the running back situation at the Big 10 Media Day and Chad Hagan getting close to pulling the trigger for the Buckeyes.

James Louis Gives Verbal Commitment to Ohio State

James Louis out of Delray Beach, Florida has verbally committed to play football for Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes. With interest from Florida, Florida State, Alabama, LSU, and Georgia, he made his final choice to play in Columbus.

Coach Tressel at Big 10 Media Day

Coach Tressel made some comments on day one of the Big Ten media day, and some of those comments regarded members of the 2009 recruiting class.

Chad Hagan Close to Committing to Ohio State

Within the next two weeks, Chad Hagan, defensive back from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, may make an announcement of where he will play football in the Fall of 2010.

2009-10 OSU Position Preview: Running Back

It’s no secret that with the departure of bruiser Chris “Beanie” Wells to the NFL after last year will definitely be a big loss for the Bucks, but with Terrelle Pryor at QB, OSU will more likely run out of a shotgun anyway, which probably wouldn’t have suited Beanie’s smash mouth style.

Darryl Baldwin is a Buckeye

The day before his high school team starts practice for the upcoming season, Darryl Baldwin has announced that he will be part of the 2010 Buckeye football squad.

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