Hello, and welcome to "On the Recruiting Trail." Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll enjoy the news content and commentary that will be provided on this webpage in the coming days.
So what is "On the Recruiting Trail"?
The short answer is that it will represent the ONLY webpage devoted strictly to central Ohio athletes in all sports as they undergo the recruiting process and eventually settle on whatever college they'll be competing at athletically.
On National Signing Day this year, there were dozens of high school athletes from the 2012 graduating class who ended up signing to play collegiately in sports such as football, soccer and field hockey. Combine that with the numerous others who signed last November and who will be signing in the coming months, and the near future of literally hundreds of high school athletes who we've followed over the past four years will have been determined during the 2011-12 school year.
This site will help you track the progress of athletes such as these as they emerge on the high school or club sports scene, begin to sift through college offers and eventually settle on a school in the coming days and months.
Looking for football recruiting news?
There will be PLENTY of that.
Wondering how stars such as Pickerington North's Godwin Igwebuike or Hartley's Jacob Matuska are coming along in their recruiting processes, with opinions about how it might affect their future college programs?
This will be the place to go.
Want to know if girls basketball players like Northland's Alexis Peterson and Reynoldsburg's Alyssa Rice are getting close to making their decisions, or how this year's crop of baseball players stacks up in the recruiting world?
Come here.
Just as National Signing Day on Feb. 1 marked the end of the recruiting process for many seniors, it's now time to watch the drama unfold for the members of the 2013 class and beyond.
Be sure to check back frequently for blog entries, links to newsworthy items, stories about local athletes and anything of interest recruiting-wise to followers of central Ohio high school sports.

Here's a link to the "College Commitments" page on ThisWeekSPORTS.com to get your juices flowing: