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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:03 pm

EZ-E crying while announcing and is a Buckeye.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:10 pm

Also, puntergate is still going strong...
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:39 pm

FWIW: OSU ended up with NINE of Rivals top 100. Last year they had four, same total for 2011.....
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:47 pm

This is as good a class as I have seen come through tOSU. Excellent. With Jacobs now out and EZE in, I struggle to find the guy that I think is a reach in the class. Jacobs probably would have been that guy, but he had a lot of upside too.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:24 pm

How doesn't Bell have five stars on every site? That one blows my mind.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby kman_holla8 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:50 pm

Good Thread here guys with lots of excellent info from many angles. Love what Urb did going hardcore on Defense. Excited about our DB's and Mike Mitchell!

UT football has turned into a joke, and most certainly looks like TX A&M will be the alpha male in state for a long time.

I hate to talk SEC on here but, How the hell did Ole Miss come out of nowwhere and land Robert Nkemdiche and several other big name guys today and jump from mid-teens to Top 5 RC overall? Anybody else think the NCAA will come investigate (which is something I think they do a terrible job of anyway, so it probably won't matter much...)
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby pod2dawg » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:01 pm

kman_holla8 wrote:

I hate to talk SEC on here but, How the hell did Ole Miss come out of nowwhere and land Robert Nkemdiche and several other big name guys today and jump from mid-teens to Top 5 RC overall?


Nke's brother attends Ole Miss.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby HoodooMan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:03 pm

kman_holla8 wrote:UT football has turned into a joke, and most certainly looks like TX A&M will be the alpha male in state for a long time.


I heard some discussion of this today. Damn did Johnny Football save A&M's ass, or what? If that program heads into the SEC resembling what it had been for a decade prior, A&M's upside in that conference is approximately Miss St, with an eternity of playing conference bitch like UK or Vandy not out of the question.

Sure, Texas Recruit thinks it's cooler to go to the SEC than the Big 12, but not if the SEC option is a perennial bottom of the conference finisher.

Perfect storm, though, between Texas' suck & Johnny Football's flash. Though, I assume it still wouldn't be too difficult to flip right back with a big name replacement for Brown. Chip Kelly, maybe?
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:07 pm

kman_holla8 wrote:Good Thread here guys with lots of excellent info from many angles. Love what Urb did going hardcore on Defense. Excited about our DB's and Mike Mitchell!

UT football has turned into a joke, and most certainly looks like TX A&M will be the alpha male in state for a long time.

I hate to talk SEC on here but, How the hell did Ole Miss come out of nowwhere and land Robert Nkemdiche and several other big name guys today and jump from mid-teens to Top 5 RC overall? Anybody else think the NCAA will come investigate (which is something I think they do a terrible job of anyway, so it probably won't matter much...)


Ole Miss (and Miss St too, for that matter) have raised a lot of eyebrows with this newfound ability to land elite recruits. But remember, this is the SEC, and they don't self-report. Anyone expecting the NCAA to do any serious sniffing around these programs hasn't been paying attention for the last few years. Besides, if they're paying kids and/or their families, it seems like they've been watching and learning from Auburn and others long enough to have it down to an undetectable art.

I have heard rumblings about NCAA looking into Auburn recently...again (all post-Newton stuff, as I understand it) but who knows what they'll do after they collectively shit down their leg in the Miami fiasco.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:46 pm

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kman_holla8 wrote:I hate to talk SEC on here but, How the hell did Ole Miss come out of nowwhere and land Robert Nkemdiche and several other big name guys today and jump from mid-teens to Top 5 RC overall? Anybody else think the NCAA will come investigate (which is something I think they do a terrible job of anyway, so it probably won't matter much...)


Ole Miss (and Miss St too, for that matter) have raised a lot of eyebrows with this newfound ability to land elite recruits. But remember, this is the SEC, and they don't self-report. Anyone expecting the NCAA to do any serious sniffing around these programs hasn't been paying attention for the last few years. Besides, if they're paying kids and/or their families, it seems like they've been watching and learning from Auburn and others long enough to have it down to an undetectable art.


I'm too lazy to fact-check it, but my personal guess is that Ole Miss is the SEC school with the lowest "Stay Eligibile" academic standards. I could be way off-base, but it seems like that could have something to do with it. Because we all know these kids aren't going to school to learn.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 am

Everyone talking about Ole Miss needs to realize two things:

1) That school was literally saved when Ndemichkjake's mom declared her son was playing with his brother. It served as a HUGE jump start to the recruiting class that was desperately needed.

2) Hugh Freeze is no joke, the guy can recruit with anyone.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:26 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Hugh Freeze is no joke, the guy can recruit with anyone.


He's as good as Trooper Taylor.

I kid, because I know very little about the guy. But color me skeptical.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:11 am

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kman_holla8 wrote:UT football has turned into a joke, and most certainly looks like TX A&M will be the alpha male in state for a long time.


I heard some discussion of this today. Damn did Johnny Football save A&M's ass, or what? If that program heads into the SEC resembling what it had been for a decade prior, A&M's upside in that conference is approximately Miss St, with an eternity of playing conference bitch like UK or Vandy not out of the question.

Sure, Texas Recruit thinks it's cooler to go to the SEC than the Big 12, but not if the SEC option is a perennial bottom of the conference finisher.

Perfect storm, though, between Texas' suck & Johnny Football's flash. Though, I assume it still wouldn't be too difficult to flip right back with a big name replacement for Brown. Chip Kelly, maybe?


Good points, although I would certainly add Kevin Sumlin, in addition to Manziel, as a reason kids are flocking to A&M over UT. The 'Horns are not helped by the fact that they have no offensive identity whatsoever. With Mack Brown hanging around past his sell by date and Major Applewhite as OC (Major Applewhite, really?) Texas is sliding down a very slippery slope.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 am

BN now saying Towsend is expected to sign with Florida despite them not needing a punter for two years. Weird. Seems like the family pulled a late switch on the kid and forced him to stay closer to home.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby pup » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:15 am

neoleo wrote:BN now saying Towsend is expected to sign with Florida despite them not needing a punter for two years. Weird. Seems like the family pulled a late switch on the kid and forced him to stay closer to home.


Or Bucks landed 3 players yesterday and had no room for a punter.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am

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neoleo wrote:BN now saying Towsend is expected to sign with Florida despite them not needing a punter for two years. Weird. Seems like the family pulled a late switch on the kid and forced him to stay closer to home.


Or Bucks landed 3 players yesterday and had no room for a punter.


Well, obviously yeah. Except my previous post was taking into account all of the quotes that are out there saying nothing changed and he still has an offer from OSU (from Meyer and the family).

If something happened late and the family were upset about it (hence causing a last second switch), I doubt they'd be covering for Meyer publicly by saying "nothing's changed with OSU".

I guess it could be possible that the offer was contingent upon OSU having enough room and that it was communicated the whole time, but I don't see how the kid would have stayed so solidly committed the whole time without taking visits knowing there was a chance he'd get left out.

Something's fishy here. Either Meyer pulled the scholly and lied about it to the media AND the family is covering for him, or something else is up.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 am

Meyer never said anything about him having an offer (hell, he's not allowed). He did a video interview with Rivals after the presser and called the punter situation complicated, but that was about it. He also said who knows on constantly hurt Frank E and that we'll have to see in the Spring if Basil is doing both.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Meyer never said anything about him having an offer (hell, he's not allowed). He did a video interview with Rivals after the presser and called the punter situation complicated, but that was about it. He also said who knows on constantly hurt Frank E and that we'll have to see in the Spring if Basil is doing both.


I'll see if I can find a printed link, but he was asked directly if they pulled anybody's offer and he said no.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:59 am

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e0y2e3 wrote:Meyer never said anything about him having an offer (hell, he's not allowed). He did a video interview with Rivals after the presser and called the punter situation complicated, but that was about it. He also said who knows on constantly hurt Frank E and that we'll have to see in the Spring if Basil is doing both.


I'll see if I can find a printed link, but he was asked directly if they pulled anybody's offer and he said no.


But even if he didn't say that, why would the family not just come out and say, OSU pulled our offer and we're looking to go somehwere else? Saying, "nothing has changed with OSU" just makes the situation look bad on the family.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:59 am

In the presser, then three words later he said that they had to pull offers due to scholarship limits (it was the same portion where he said they probably pulled some kids offers incorrectly).

And I just told you his exact phrase regarding the punter "complicated."

I have no idea what happened, but Meyer never said anything to make me lean one way or another.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:33 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:In the presser, then three words later he said that they had to pull offers due to scholarship limits (it was the same portion where he said they probably pulled some kids offers incorrectly).

And I just told you his exact phrase regarding the punter "complicated."

I have no idea what happened, but Meyer never said anything to make me lean one way or another.


I took those as two different questions. "Did you have to pull anybody's offer today because of the late commitments" to which the answer was no, and "how did you manage the tight numbers in this class during the recruiting process" to which the answer was "we had to pull some offers, some of which we made mistakes on".

Maybe I'm off base. I still contend that the family releasing a pro-OSU statement is enough to lean me towards this being on the family's end and not OSU pulling the offer. Either way, we agree that something strange happened.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:01 pm

neoleo wrote:If something happened late and the family were upset about it (hence causing a last second switch), I doubt they'd be covering for Meyer publicly by saying "nothing's changed with OSU".


I think it's likely that this is exactly what the family was doing...because they still hoped to be eventually included in OSU's class, and didn't want to badmouth Meyer and OSU. They may have been given assurances that something would be worked out...grayshirt or delayed commit after some transfer was announced, or whatever, but in the meantime "make nice". If a better situation has since presented itself, you can't blame the kid for jumping on it. Meyer was just dead set against even the appearance of oversigning on signing day, and losing his punter was the lesser of evils.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:04 pm

The five most surprising recruiting classes of 2013. UCLA on the list:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr- ... ncaaf.html
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:37 pm

Urban Meyer on the Dan Patrick Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRd4Rhj ... e=youtu.be

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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm

danwismar wrote:Urban Meyer on the Dan Patrick Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRd4Rhj ... e=youtu.be

10 pushups for saying the "M Word"


I'm fine with him using "Michigan". I hope he uses them for 15 years. And saying "Michigan" is so much better than the a-hole Michigan coaches referring to OSU as "Ohio".

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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:53 pm

danwismar wrote:
neoleo wrote:If something happened late and the family were upset about it (hence causing a last second switch), I doubt they'd be covering for Meyer publicly by saying "nothing's changed with OSU".


I think it's likely that this is exactly what the family was doing...because they still hoped to be eventually included in OSU's class, and didn't want to badmouth Meyer and OSU. They may have been given assurances that something would be worked out...grayshirt or delayed commit after some transfer was announced, or whatever, but in the meantime "make nice". If a better situation has since presented itself, you can't blame the kid for jumping on it. Meyer was just dead set against even the appearance of oversigning on signing day, and losing his punter was the lesser of evils.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby neoleo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:11 pm

FWIW BN is steadfast in saying that Meyer didn't pull the schollie and that OSU is still looking for a punter to add to this class.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:40 pm

That's fine and all if true, it just makes Meyer playing coy yesterday make no sense. He was adament they were only waiting on one more kid (so what decision was Towsend making this morning?) And that second interview with the Rivals guys was just damn strange.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:46 pm

I'm sure they are still (or, again) looking for a punter. But unless there is an announcement of an early enrollee...or a transfer of a roster player...before it happens, I'm thinking the punter will turn out to be a "preferred walk-on" whose scholarship will be delayed, at least until fall, when some of the roster stuff shakes out (or until he proves he's an upgrade over Epitropolous and Basil).

Just my guess, because as soon as Meyer goes over 82...which the next addition does...the scrutiny on the next kid to leave the program is magnified 10 times. And until it happens, all skeptical eyes of people outside the program are on "who is Meyer going to run off to get down to 82?". I think it's that scrutiny that he wants to avoid...understandably.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:55 pm

It makes you wonder what would have happened last year had they landed Diggs and went over....

Maybe Rod Smith's talk in Jan or last year isn't allowed to take a positive turn.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:42 pm

I think more likely one of the marginal offensive linemen would have been advised to get on with his life's work...but who knows?
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:58 pm

Looks like Towsend is a Gator
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:09 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Looks like Towsend is a Gator


NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 pm

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danwismar wrote:Urban Meyer on the Dan Patrick Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRd4Rhj ... e=youtu.be

10 pushups for saying the "M Word"


I'm fine with him using "Michigan". I hope he uses them for 15 years. And saying "Michigan" is so much better than the a-hole Michigan coaches referring to OSU as "Ohio".

That's just weak.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:51 pm

Read the same thing about tOSU not pulling the kids offer in about three different articles in BN. Doesn't mean its true, but I have no reason to believe it is not. NBD.

Had they gotten Diggs last year Tommy Brown or Chris Carter would've gotten their walking papers. I think Brown still might.

As for Ole' Miss recruiting.... here is a link to Laquon Treadwell holding some cash right after an Ole Miss visit. Was posted on his instagram account (and quickly deleted). Notice his brand new state championship ring. He had posted a picture of that just a few weeks earlier after he got it. Still, I am sure everything is on the Up and Up at Ole' Miss. Given their recent history there, it is not surprising at all that they would land 5ish 5* recruits!

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/recruiti ... eadwell-2/

I still cannot believe how amazing tOSU's class is. I would not change a player in it. Normally you look down a class and you can find a bunch of guys you think will not contribute and that is not the case this year. Obviously not all will contribute, that is just not possible, but it is pretty hard to find the guys that won't. I am guessing that guys that will struggle to see the field are: Munger, Lewis and Lee. I like all three players, but as stacked as this class is, I think those guys will struggle to find the field.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:23 pm

Treadwell's best friend plays at Ole Miss and one of their assistants is EXTREMELY close to his high school coach.

Freeze openly admits he would never have had a shot at Treadwell or NKembjasite if not for a couple of very, very lucky long term relationships.

And I only mention Rod Smith because Meyer already told us he gave him his walking papers last January and Rod refused to leave.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:00 am

peeker643 wrote:
danwismar wrote:Urban Meyer on the Dan Patrick Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRd4Rhj ... e=youtu.be

10 pushups for saying the "M Word"


I'm fine with him using "Michigan". I hope he uses them for 15 years. And saying "Michigan" is so much better than the a-hole Michigan coaches referring to OSU as "Ohio".

That's just weak.


On twitter a few days ago, after scUM beat OSU in OT, one of the players from the Bobcats tweeted (paratweeting): "That's OHIO STATE. Not OHIO. We beat y'all clowns last year."

or something to that effect. I'm too lazy to actually look it up, but it was nicely played.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:58 pm

Punter gate from the Punter's own mouth:

http://www.the-ozone.net/recruiting/201 ... lains.html

BLUF: sounds like we were not really ever #1 to the kid. We were just the #1 team that offered a committable scholarship. When "better" offers came, he took them. Can't blame the kid. He got presented a pretty great opportunity.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:32 pm

As most of you have heard, 5-star linebacker and OSU commit Mike Mitchell has a "little" brother...6'7" Mickey Mitchell, who is probably the #1 freshman (2015) basketball prospect in the nation. Here's why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62FDbcL ... ata_player

He doesn't show an outside shot in this video, but you assume he's got one. In any event, the passing and ball-handling skills are off the charts for a kid his age and size. Best news is he's reportedly a bigger Buckeye fan than his brother was....and now with Mike in Columbus, Matta has to be the odds on favorite to land the kid.

Correction(s): Mitchell is a sophomore this year (the 2015 thing was right) and he is rated by at least one service as the #5 player in the class. He is also a year older than many of his classmates...born in Sept. 1995, which means he'll turn 18 at the beginning of his junior year...so the fact that he has been dominating against upperclassmen/varsity kids for two years isn't quite as impressive. Still, the kid's a baller.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby dmiles » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:25 pm

A grade older or not that kid has some game. My 2015 is 15, 6'4" now, and still only 160 lbs in clothes. He won't turn 18 until right about graduation in May for instance, so given his later start on the development side he won't really fill out until a year or into college (baseball only). This really puts you at a disadvantage at recruiting time because you have to compete against kids who've been filled out for a couple of years.

In Mitchell's case it might allow a few to say the kid is overrated, but he still appears to have pretty advanced skills. The leaping ability and passing skills and court vision scream high level D1.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:32 pm

furls wrote:Well, NLOID is just a couple of weeks away, so it is time to start looking to 2013. Looks like it could be an epic class for tOSU. The Buckeyes look to be in great shape with a lot of ELITE players very early in the game. Here are some of the names to watch out for:

Cameron Burrows (5* DB): Committed on 1/19.
Jalin Marshall (5* ATH): Committed on 1/31
Billy Price (4* DT): Committed 2/13
Eli Woodard (4/5* DB): Committed 2/15
Derrick Green (5* RB): Big Buckeye Lean
Malik Zaire (4* QB): Can't call him a lean, but we are definitely in early.
Jake Butt (4* DE/OL): Buckeye Lean
Robert Foster (5* WR): Awesome PA WR recruit, not a lean, but we are in early
Caleb Day (4* DB): Hilliard OH recruit, 30 miles from campus, gotta like the hometeam
Michael McCray (4* OLB): Legacy recruit
Tim Kimbrough (4/5* OLB): Buckeyes are in early, gotta think they gotta shot.
Jaylon Smith (5* OLB): Hopefully things go well for his brother Rod, could be a huge leg up.

There are a couple of other guys they are actively pursuing (Ty Isaac), but I don't feel as good about them as I do about the guys listed above. I would not be surprised to see the Bucks get 80-90% of the guys listed above.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:12 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:PSU just grabbed a 4 star QB with offers from the entire SEC. Looks like Coach BoB is going to be okay in the recruiting department. And considering that the Miami NCAA findings aren't even coming out until later this year we can expect the NCAA PSU findings sometime in 2014.

Also, I don't really care about missing on him if we do, we still should land two STUD TEs this year and have the Josh Perry variable.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:15 pm

peeker643 wrote:4* QB ain't a 5* QB but it ain't Chernobyl.


Ended up the #2 QB in the country.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:19 pm

pup wrote:The rivalry didn't tilt scUM's way back in the day because they were getting Ohio kids. It tilted because Coop was brutal on Saturday's. In fact, there probably is not a stretch in memory where the talent gap was wider, in favor of tOSU.

And we didn't tilt it back our way because we got Ohio kids. It was because of how Tress treated it 24/7/365. In those years, slowly but surely the talent gap was heading towards scUM.

Now, I am thinking we could be in line for the best of both worlds. More talent than Tress, more understanding than Coop.


In rereading this thread and considering what happened in the last year, this is easily the best post of the thread.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:44 pm

Wait a minute.....you were rereading this thread? You really do need to get out more.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:04 pm

It is a pretty epic thread.

Looking back to the beginning, it is pretty interesting to consider how different things shook out.

Cameron Burrows (5* DB): Committed on 1/19.
Jalin Marshall (5* ATH): Committed on 1/31
Billy Price (4* DT): Committed 2/13
Eli Woodard (4/5* DB): Committed 2/15

Derrick Green (5* RB): Big Buckeye Lean. Buckeyes stopped recruiting him, probably due to redundancy (Hyde, Smith, Dunn and Ball are about the same player)

Malik Zaire (4* QB): Can't call him a lean, but we are definitely in early. I do wish Zaire was in this class. Not necessarily at the cost of Barrett, but the two do have similar ceilings and floors.

Jake Butt (4* DE/OL): Buckeye Lean. No interest from Meyer, he wants guys like Baugh, not Vannett or Huerman. Definitely a Tressel recruit.

Robert Foster (5* WR): Awesome PA WR recruit, not a lean, but we are in early. Still convinced he would have been in this class if not for his grades and attitude.

Caleb Day (4* DB): Hilliard OH recruit, 30 miles from campus, gotta like the hometeam. See Robert Foster (and much better players that the Bucks landed.

Michael McCray (4* OLB): Legacy recruit. Would have been in under Tressel or Fickell. Meyer is not going to recruit guys that as ordinary as McCray.

Tim Kimbrough (4/5* OLB): Buckeyes are in early, gotta think they gotta shot. Staff wanted more speed. Kimbrough was practically begging for an offer through the spring and summer.

Jaylon Smith (5* OLB): Hopefully things go well for his brother Rod, could be a huge leg up. Smith was just never that interested and its a shame because I think he is probably the #1 overall recruit in this class. He is just unreal. Dominated every camp he was at, dominated the all star game practices and game. Like I said, I think he is the best overall recruit this year and I think he starts at ND next year.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:11 pm

Funny, under Tressel we would have been thrilled with landing all those guys because we wouldn't have seriously considered guys like Bell, Mitchell, Trey Johnson, Dontre Wilson etc. from out of the traditional B1G footprint.

Don't get me wrong, Tressel recruited outside of the state, but Tressel thought that every recruit from OH was his to lose. Meyer thinks any player in America is his to lose.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:13 pm

danwismar wrote:Wait a minute.....you were rereading this thread? You really do need to get out more.


I spent the first eight hours of my day doing tax credit recapture analysis. Re-reading this thread was a welcome change of pace.
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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:30 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
furls wrote:The best thing about getting Barrett is that he was legitimately Meyer's first choice. Recruiting rankings are neat and so are stars because they quantify the unquantifiable, but you can tell a lot about a kid by where he lies on the board. Barrett may not be #1 on all services (he is on the one I favor, 247), but he was #1 to Urban Meyer. Meyer sees him as the perfect match for his offense (like Miller). I love Barrett's film, he just ruined Cardale Jones' life.

I really liked Jones and I thought he would be a solid replacement for Miller although he is a very different player. Now that the Buckeyes have landed Miller's clone (who probably has a higher ceiling than Jones) I think Jones is the odd man out. Too bad for the kid. He held out for the OSU offer then went to prep school to earn it. I was rooting for him.


Again, I am by no means trying to be a killjoy but r u sure that this kid (Barrett) is 100% committed? I will guarantee LSU hounds this kid for another 9 months. The verbal is a great start, but it's not really worth the paper upon which it's not printed or signed.

I know I am the world's greatest (or worst) cynic, and I am not trying to take a crap on anyone's parade, but I just can't get wood over 17 year olds who verbally commit before they have taken a single snap of their senior year in HS.


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Re: 2013 Recruiting

Unread postby furls » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:00 pm

I just really wanted the 1000th post on this thread. So this is a completely frivolous post.
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