Mick Walker
Buckeye Scoop Contributor
Mick is BuckeyeScoop.com's five-star prospect. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in the business and will be paired with Givler, Gleitman, and Greene to form a quartet of well connected insiders on the Ohio State recruiting scene. Walker will also provide some basketball recruiting coverage in addition to his football duties.
Articles by Mick Walker
Well, Happy Thanksgiving day folks, and in case you didn’t already have it, here is some gravy for your day. One day after getting a big 94-67 win over Illinois State to open the 2020-21 basketball season, Ohio State’s coaching staff got some great news on the holiday in the form of a commitment from top-30 prospect and high four-star 2022 point guard Bruce Thornton out of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. Ever since taking the Ohio State job, head coach Chris Holtmann and his staff ...
On Monday night the Buckeyes picked up another five-star commitment, this time from 2022 wide receiver Caleb Burton III out Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas. Just before he tweeted out his commitment message, Burton got on the phone with Buckeye Scoop to break down his decision.  There were a multitude of reasons why Burton chose the Buckeyes, but the first thing we had to ask him was if the Texas to Ohio State movement played a role. And specifically, if the success of fellow Aust...
The Ohio State Buckeyes have continued their raid of top Texas talent by landing five-star receiver Caleb Burton III from Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas. Since taking over as the head coach at Ohio State, Ryan Day has landed a five-star Texas prospect in each of his recruiting classes. The trend started with wide receiver Garrett Wilson out of Lake Travis High School in Austin back in 2019. Day and wide receiver coach Brian Hartline doubled back in the 2020 class by getting wide recei...
Well folks, we have come to one of the most bittersweet times of the Ohio high school football season -- it is state championship week. As a result, we as analysts have one last weekend of high school football in Ohio to cover, which is a bummer to say the least. However, this last week is the culmination of the hard work for a lot of high school football players in Ohio which is always awesome to see. These championships are not just for the teams, but also for their families, cities, and co...
Well folks, we have come to one of the most bittersweet times of the Ohio high school football season -- it is state championship week. As a result, we as analysts have one last weekend of high school football in Ohio to cover, which is a bummer, to say the least. However, this last week is the culmination of the hard work for a lot of high school football players in Ohio which is always awesome to see. These championships are not just for the teams, but also for their families, cities, and c...
Welcome everyone to the inaugural episode of the Anything but Football podcast hosted by Buckeye Scoop’s Matt Goldman and Mick Walker. Anything but Football will be your weekly dose of all things Ohio State athletics from baseball to wrestling.  With the first game quickly approaching for the Ohio State men’s basketball team Matt and Mick took the first episode to preview the upcoming season. Each gave their initial thoughts of the team, their preseason superlatives, expectations ...
Wyoming High School near Cincinnati has become one of the premier football programs at the Division IV level in the OHSAA. Just last Saturday they won their third straight regional title. One of the big reasons for the Cowboys’ sustained success was 2020 four-star quarterback and Cincinnati signee, Evan Prater. However, with Prater now off to college someone else needed to step up for the Cowboys this season, and that someone was 2023 running back C.J. Hester. Last season with Prater ...
Wyoming High School near Cincinnati has become one of the premier football programs at the Division IV level in the OHSAA. Just last Saturday they won their third straight regional title. One of the big reasons for the Cowboys’ sustained success was 2020 four-star quarterback and Cincinnati signee, Evan Prater. However, with Prater now off to college someone else needed to step up for the Cowboys this season, and that someone was 2023 running back C.J. Hester. Last season with Prater ...
After signing their best recruiting class yet this past week, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann and his staff are staying active on the recruiting trail as the focus shifts to 2022. They already have one commit in shooting guard Bowen Hardman out of Princeton High School (OH). However, tonight he was joined by the top player in New York in the 2022 class in Roddy Gayle Jr. out of Lewiston Porter Senior High School. What could his impact be at Ohio State? Gayle Jr. is a combo guard in every...
Just days after signing their best recruiting class since coming to Ohio State in the summer of 2017, Chris Holtmann and his coaching staff are already turning the page to the next class. Last May, the Buckeyes secured the first member of the 2022 class in Cincinnati-area shooting guard Bowen Hardman. Tonight the Buckeyes have added to that 2022 class by landing a commitment from New York’s top prospect, combo guard Roddy Gayle Jr. Despite being rather quiet about his recruitment, Gayle Jr. d...