Bogard Becomes a Crucial 9th

By Jason Priestas on June 26, 2011 at 6:35a
37 Comments

News on the football recruiting front has been bleak as of late. From high profile de-commits, to Ohio kids with Buckeye offers choosing to take their game out of state, Luke Fickell's first Ohio State class was taking shape as one might imagine given the turbulence and uncertainty surrounding the program.

De'van Bogard's Twitter profile says it allThe Twitter profile says it all

Yesterday, that effort received a shot in the arm with the commitment of Glenville defensive back De'van Bogard [Scout, Rivals, ESPN, 247] following OSU's advanced position camp. The 6-0/180 Bogard, with offers from USC, Penn State, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among others, is considered the top defensive back in the state.

When asked why he chose Ohio State given the turmoil surrounding the program, he had the following to say:

"It's family. That's all I can say, and it just feels so good to be a part of it. Coach Fickell was so excited for me and that makes me feel good. I'm not worried about the NCAA stuff at all, and it doesn't matter to me at all."

"My head coach, Ted Ginn, was very happy for me and that meant a lot to me too. This is my home, and it just hit me today when I was down there. I thought about it the whole way home, and made up my mind it was the right thing to do."

Welcome to the family, De'van.

Rivals and Scout both have Bogard as a four star and also both coincidentally list him as the #24 defensive back in the 2012 class. 247 is even more bullish, naming him the nation's #5 safety prospect and the #4 overall prospect in a loaded Ohio class.

He actually played linebacker as a junior for the Tarblooders last season and carries a frame that has some room to fill out. Ohio State is thought to be looking at Bogard as a safety and with his hitter's mentality, he may fit right into the Star position on the Buckeye defense.

Bogard becomes the third recruit -- all defensive backs -- to commit to Fickell, joining Bedford's Tyvis Powell and Steubenville's Najee Murray. Powell, soon after hearing the news, took to Twitter to speak of a dynastic secondary. We're pretty excited, too.

Besides landing an elite talent and stemming the flow of recruiting bad news, Fickell allayed any fears of the Glenville pipeline drying up with Tressel's departure. Ginn kids typically take their time making decisions, so Bogard getting in early is absolutely fantastic news.

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Scott K's picture

Welcome aboard De'van!

Wishing you a healthy and successful career...

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

GoBucks713's picture

Welcome home De'van!

-The Aristocrats!

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Awesome, welcome De'van! I think Tyvis might be right about our future secondary.

Now if only we could get some linemen to feel as strongly about OSU as these 3 do..

blazers34's picture

lol, awesome.  i was thinking the same thing.

original buckeye's picture

Hopefully other recruits are paying attention--the OSU program will remain strong.

RBuck's picture

Go ahead De'van...Bogard that ball!

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

biggy84's picture

Welcome to the family De'van!!!!

buckeyedude's picture

Finally...some good news!

 

 

dmurder's picture

Welcome De'van,

Kids film looks amazing, hard hitter.

Reminds me of Mike Doss.

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

RONPRINCE4OSU's picture

Looks like a star in the making.

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

brought a few friends:

Why should people be surprised at the negative
comment’s that people make of Ohio state,
there coaching staff that Ohio state has or I
should say had, is what has put a negative,look
onto the school, which will take years to over
come” Just wondering how much money there
players got to play in Ohio. kid that has 8 new
cars,,lol go figure they where in the top five every
year when the season started….no sympathy
here.
by crossrunner on Jun 24, 2011 at
Why t

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

Why trust a website named F***nuts.com?
Next we will get trusted information by the
Columbus Dispatch but dont hold your breath as
they have been covering this story up for months.
My puppy doesnt even like using them for her
training purposes
Go Blue!
by Roger on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

F*** ohio state ,they only been cheating since
tressel been coach!
by moemdownmanny on Jun 24, 2011

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

Hoke – doesn’t have to negatively recruit. Tressel,
Smith and the joke of a President, Gee are doing
it for him
by Jim on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

I would be concerned if what he was telling these
recruits were lies…but OSU brought this upon
themselves so why wouldn’t other teams use it to
their advantage? I’m sure Hoke is just looking out
for the best interest of these kids
by Mike on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

My favorite here. How's his grammer and spelling???

How many years since michicant beat the
Buckeyes … We will kick your arss again .michigan
sucks ! Go Bucks
by Woody Buck 1 on Jun 24, 2011 at
OK Buckeye

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

How about this Guy?

OK Buckeye bashers you’re all just mad because
your ex coaches got caught before Ohio State
did, and since then you haven’t come close to
beating the Buckeyes. The sad reality is that ALL
colleges cheat to a certain degree in recruiting. If
your players were involved with someone being
investigated by the feds would you risk their lives
to report something that may or not be true? I
guess you just don’t care about your players
safety like the coaches at OSU!! GO BUCKS!! And
we’ll see just how bad OSU once again stomps
Michigan’s arse, with or without the recruits that
were originally destined for Ohio State. Good
riddens, must have gotten a better cash offer
from Michigan to walk away. See you on the field
losers!!
by Greg on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

biggy84's picture

Who cares what you morons think. Your team is on probation and gets their ass kicked by everyone.

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

How about this guys spelling???

Hole will be broke and Michigan is still a joke
by GZ on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

Speak all you OSU Fans, but look at who has the
best winning percentage in college football
overall. Look how many times Michigan has
beaten OSU
than talk to me about how great OSU really is. It’s
easy to land a lot of Five
Star players, when you have to buy them,
Michigan chooses to win the old fashion way, on
the field. Good luck Bucks, you will be needing it!
by LABlue on Jun 24, 2011

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Ok JohnBlueMaze79 - this kind of trolling isn't productive at all. It's spam and it's clogging up our comments on each page. What's the goal here? 

JOHNBLUEMAZE79's picture

Hoke’s probably telling the truth. Sorry it’s
interpreted as being negative.
Ohio has wanted to win at all costs for years.
Remember Woody’s totally classless decision to
go for two to make it 50-14? (Bit him in backside
very next year.) When he slugged the Clemson
defender for having the nerve to pick his QB?
And then the classic…”Gee, I’m just glad Tressel
didn’t fire me.” What a JOKE this administration
must be across the country…
Please. There is NO DOUBT in my mind the
sweater vest wouldn’t be making the same
comments re U-M if the shoe was on the other
foot.
by MSB on Jun 24, 2011 at

We got beef...You get your goons and I will bring mines, all 109,901 of them....

Jason Priestas's picture

Bye John.

We don't mind opposing viewpoints and comments from fans of other teams. We do, however, mind idiocy.

Nappy's picture

Awesome.  When you start to copy and paste comments from another site, it's clear you have some problems. Good riddance.  

Fan of bacon since 1981

GoBucks713's picture

Banhammer?

-The Aristocrats!

The Vest-er's picture

if idiocy is banned, then I'll turn in my 11w id badge. 

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

JakeBuckeye's picture

You really kind of have to do some work to get banned from 11W. And I mean that as a compliment towards this site, but there's just some folks...

Bucks's picture

Unfortunately, the more success a site has, the more you get those wastes of space. So, in a large way, congrats to the 11W team for bringing the goobers! :P

tampa buckeye's picture

new shirt, success=haters

JakeBuckeye's picture

Haters might be one of my least favorite words of all time/

Denny's picture

Hater.

Taquitos.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Is it just me or does that chubby asshole look like mannie fresh in his avatar?

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Thank God.  I get on here to avoid the moronic skunk bear fans that I have to hear call into talk radio shows and rant about how they don't suck.

One thing I will give them is their players aren't trading gold pants and championship garb for anything....have to own those things before you can take them to market.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

They're just into DUI's and slapping the ladies around.  Nothing as awful as free tatts and pocket money.

rkylet83's picture

Wow this kid can close in a hurry.  Love the speed and the aggressive play style.  Could be a great defender and special teams player.  

 

Everyone needs to let all the Michigan fan know that despite our recent troubles they still really suck and aren't even the best team in their state.  Our second teamers can slap around your 5-9 160 pound midgets that Rich Rod loaded the last three recruiting classes with.  How pathetic is it that the only way Michigan can celebrate anything with Football anymore is to point out the problems of others.  

Irricoir's picture

Dude, say something if you stopped the video and rewound it after that first collision. Talk about playing above your stature, this is the definition.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.