Video: Meet the Freshmen

By 11W Staff on August 4, 2011 at 1:32a

We're still somewhat in awe of the new, more open and media friendly approach Ohio State is taking with the football team, but after 20 of the 22 members1 of the 2011 class attended a meet and greet today, the new Glasnost reality is sinking in.


  • TE Jeff Heuerman is up to 254 lbs and said, "We're going to kick some people's ass." (!!!)
  • OL Chris Carter came into summer conditioning a little out of shape, but has cut his weight from a high of 390 to 375.
  • Tommy Brown will be in the mix at OL this fall.
  • Joel Hale said he still talks to Tressel from time to time. Heuerman, Hale and others wore "JT" wristbands to the session.
  • Steve Miller and Curtis Grant are the class clowns, according to DL Chase Farris.
  • Braxton Miller said he has put on 15 lbs since the UA All-American Game and that he's up to 215 now.

  • 1 LB Connor Crowell and DL Kenny Hayes had prior commitments and were unable to attend the session.

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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Watched the video and wasnt immediately ready to comment so why not troll the internet for a bit?  Then I get this:

I swear, tOSU cant catch a break.  First is was THE scandal in cfb.  Now, arguably THE most hated woman in America is repping us in pictures that will garner millions of hits. It's like the media gods hate us.

THE Ohio State University.

Heavy is THE head that wears THE crown.


Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

Pam's picture

Here's the thing. If you want to go incognito in Ohio, what better way than to wear an OSU ball hat? You will just blend in with every other person in the state. Brilliant

Olentangy's picture

after watching the Brax video I have 2 observations:

1- tim may's questions are the exact same ones a 10yr old would ask. how did this man get promoted to his current position? [wait, we're talking about the Dispatch here. my mistake, guys.]

"has anyone talked to you about not being stupid?" gee, i can't imagine anyone trying to protect the future franchise player from making the same mistake that the previous franchise player made, and in the process hanging the program out to dry to receive a gut-punch to the once nearly spotless reputation, and actually sitting down and talking to him about decision making.

"do you feel more pressure now that TP is gone" Brax: "nope... realizing that I may be given the keys to one of the all-time top 5 football programs in the america [not just during mop-up duty] hasn't changed my thought process at all... btw, who's TP?"

Thanks, Tim. Recess will be in 20 minutes and snack time will follow immediately after. Please remember to clean up your legos and toy dinosaurs before your Mom picks you up later.

2- how many pictures can you honestly take of a 18?yr old standing at a podium answering stupid questions in the most monotonous manner? do you really need 256 shots of braxton miller standing half-asleep?

...some things i will just nvr understand, i guess lol


How firm thy friendship

yrro's picture

Give the dispatch guys the break. Their main articles cater to the fan who *doesn't* live this stuff daily. They've got to be interesting to my grandparents.

The stuff that makes it onto the dispatch blog is usually quite a bit more insightful.

RBuck's picture

Their blog has gone totally downhill since Gorden left. All it is now is a preview of the next day's story; which, btw, is few and far between.

Long live the southend.

yrro's picture

I'm really, really hoping it's going to pick back up when the season starts, but yeah, it's been pretty empty through the summer.

Roger's picture

Really impressed by the intelligence level of some of these recruits. Gotta love the big guys and their majors: Biology, Computer Science, etc.

Denny's picture

Needs more chemists.


Buckeyejason's picture

I'm excited about this class, think it'll be one for the ages. But these weight gains are so exaggerated just like the 40 times that come out. "So and so gained 30 pounds in 2 weeks of being on campus etc." Give me a break. Braxton still looks in the 190's.


Huntington Beach Buckeye's picture

I don't know about all of the weights but Curtis Grant looked every bit of 250.  


Huntington Beach Buckeye's picture

and Jeff Heuerman looked big as well.

Doug T's picture

I'm sooo ready for the season to begin!

Buckeyejason's picture

Don't get me wrong Curtis is def a good sized kid for his age, but 247 is practically Ray Lewis, AJ Hawk, and Laurinaitis size. Kid doesn't look anything close yet to being as big and developed as those guys yet.


tampa buckeye's picture

Chris Carter ate #2 Cris Carter.  375lb down from 390!  

Buckeyejason's picture

So if Huerman is 257 than you're telling me an 18 year old freshman is bigger than almost every Tight End in the NFL. This is hilarious


thetruth's picture

How is Chris Carter Jr. still on the team after he was arrested for fondling 8 girls? Was he not convicted?

Irricoir's picture

No he wasn't convicted. The charges were dropped or there was no prosecution. This occurred before he was even on the team, just committed. Though did I read that right, he was at 380lbs the other day? That can't be right can it?

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

GoBucks713's picture

Charges were dropped after it was found that the girls were all lying.

-The Aristocrats!

Buckeyejason's picture

Wow the girls were all lying? That's terrible to get someone in trouble like that.


btalbert25's picture

I'm sure the girls were lying as much as Rothelisberger's girl was consenting. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Right Irricoir? He looked fat at 325-330 how does he look the same at 380-390. I think it'd be pretty noticable if he was THAT heavy


addman1405's picture

Jeff Heuerman Is absolutely OSU material. BIG kid. Open and friendly and confident in his abilities. Cant wait to see that kid get his playing time.