Noah Spence Makes 19

By Jeremy Birmingham on December 18, 2011 at 6:13p
138 Comments

According to Bob Lichtenfels, the east coast recruiting "go-to-guy" for Scout.com, Noah Spence, the nation's top-rated defensive end has committed to Ohio State.

Spence is a 6'3, 240 pound DE from Harrisburg who was thought to be a big-time Penn State lean, but the situation in Happy Valley and the hiring of Urban Meyer changed the landscape quickly. He was visited in PA on Friday by Meyer, Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel before his official visit in Columbus this weekend, and his commitment is made official today.

 

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Dean's picture

Our D-Line is going to be TERRIFYING in 2-3 years.

tampa buckeye's picture

Try next year.  Washington and Spence can play right away.

JakeBuckeye's picture

You're half correct. Yes, our defensive line will be nasty next year. But because of John Simon, Nathan Williams, "HE ATE ME" Hankins, and Michael Bennet, not because of these new commits. We will see the impact of these new guys in 2-3 years.

Buckeyejason's picture

+1

Freshman lineman rarely start at top programs regardless of star status. Give it some time

BUCKEYES BABY!

tampa buckeye's picture

Big Daddy Dan Wilkinson disagrees.  

AcrossTheField11's picture

Hankins, Bennett, and Jadeveon Clowney also disagree.  However, the two deep is already so strong they will have to be off the charts to see significant time. 

If nothing else, maybe they see the field in the form of consistant rotations to keep the line fresh.

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

Buckeyejason's picture

I said start not play. Hankins didn't start in 2010. Bennett didn't start this season either. They were regulars in the rotation, yes.

BUCKEYES BABY!

tampa buckeye's picture

Williams is coming off micro-fracture surgery.  Simon isn't a pass rush specialist.  New blood at head coach is going to put the best players on the field.

 Not saying they will start but they will see the field.

JakeBuckeye's picture

New blood at head coach is going to put the best players on the field.

Yeah, and Simon is going to be our best defensive player next year. Williams will help tremendously. If you couldn't tell how much he was missed on the field, then I question you watched very much this year.

This is what I hate about the recruiting process. Certain fans buy into the hype because "evaluators" for these websites, many of whom don't even have significant football experience, say certain high school players are great. So much so that in your case, these completely unproven players that have yet to even put on a practice jersey for Ohio State because more valued than proven All-American players. Sad.

/rant

Note: I'm excited about what Meyer has done on the recruiting trail as well, just don't be ridiculous.

Adam Smith's picture

Great News! Welcome aboard.

 

Bucks43201's picture

This could potentially one of the top 3 D-Lines in college football in the past 30 years, if all live up to their "VHT" billing.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Nick's picture

Dont forget we already have Simon, Hankins, and Williams coming back with all the freshman that played this year as well!!!!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

holy buckeye

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Menexenus's picture

Holy Buckeye, indeed.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

macbraddy's picture

Awesome. This recruiting class is headed to top ten maybe top 5. Who could have imagined that a few months ago?

 

Go Bucks!!!

tampa buckeye's picture

It was already 7th according to scout.  

William's picture

We just jumped to 5th on Scout.

faux_maestro's picture

Where were we one month ago?

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

upper teens i believe

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

rampageripster's picture

so much for waiting til the UA game.. BUT WHO CARES!!  Now go get us some OT's to go with this RIDICULOUS defensive line haul coach!

Cause I couldn't go for three

Bucks43201's picture

Diamond, Dodson, Williams/Perkins, & Diggs/Neal to complete this crazy run of blue-chippers

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

dmurder's picture

Yeah, screw the UA game. I want this kid now and I will take him now!

"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

jmoody's picture

Sweet! I hope it's true.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

dmurder's picture

yeah, I was kind of thinking that too.

When i start seeing scout, rivals, and EsecPN with confirmation then i will feel better. Anyone can announce something on twitter though.

However, if 11W is posting it there must be some validity to it. 

this 11w staff is incredible!

"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

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

ESPN reports it so I am gonna put a check next to his name!  Some OL and anything else Urban Renewal wants sounds good to me.  in Meyer I trust!

 

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"

 

rampageripster's picture

erm... if 11w is reporting it, I would trust that... Scout is also reporting it... not sure there is much worry about it being "true"

Cause I couldn't go for three

jmoody's picture

11 warriors I trust. Kids change their minds easily though.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

GABuckeye's picture

HAHA - the thought of Kalis going up against Pittman, Schutt, Washington, and Spence for 4 years makes me chuckle!

thatlillefty's picture

haha, for real. Can't wait to watch that kid get beat up in the trenches

jmoody's picture

I'd still take him back in a heartbeat.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

thatlillefty's picture

after he switched commits then recruited against us? Let the traitor play up north and think about what could have been

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

I disagree. The worst way to stick it scUM would be to take our Ohio talent back to the Buckeye State. Not only are we improving our team but were gashing the other team. I'm not happy hes up north but if he would switch back I would welcome him with open arms.

jmoody's picture

Let's not forget Spielman chose tsun before his father squashed it. I don't see anybody complaining that he ended up a Buckeye.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

thatlillefty's picture

didn't know that about Spielman

i suppose if Kalis were to make a public apology to buckeye nation (lol), then i would welcome him back into the fold

M tots's picture

I could forgive if all he had done was switch his commitment to TTUN.  It's those snide comments he made about "the border is now open" that seal the deal for me.  He burned his bridge back to C-bus IMO.

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

He doesn't even need to make an apology. If he switched back and said "I feel this is the best place for me for the next four years and I am going to play for THE Ohio State University this coming fall" I know I for one would welcome him back. Justin Boren PLAYED two years for scUM and transferred and and I don't remember too many who weren't happy he was a Buckeye.

thatlillefty's picture

true... now we have Zach Boren (one of my fav players) AND his lil bro.

So at this point i'm wondering... does Kalis have any lil brothers?

faux_maestro's picture

It was different in those days. I don't believe Spielman made a public verbal to any school but from what I've heard he talked to his dad and said he liked TSUN and wanted to go there. His dad basically told him if he went there he was out of the family.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

jmoody's picture

You are correct sir.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

ThirdLegLouie's picture

This isn't true. I just finished reading Bo's book where he specifically mentions Spielman coming to AA for a visit. Spielman showed up in torn jeans and a tee shirt and Bo said he was arrogant and bottom line, they didn't get along. Plus, Spielman told Bo OSU had already said he'd get playing time as a freshman and Bo wouldn't promise anything. Spielman didn't commit to Michigan ever. 

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
johnblairgobucks's picture

torn jeans, t-shirt and porn-stache. 

Gotta love the 80's jocks rocked the coaches shorts and porn-staches with featherd hair ta-boot.

jmoody's picture

never said he committed. He chose michigan. His father said no.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

biggy84's picture

Bo's book should not be considered the absolute truth. If you have learned anything in the last year, it should be to not believe everything you read.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Reread my comment and please show me where I refer to Bo's book as the "absolute truth"; learn some reading comprehension, and please, for the sake of the blogging community, stop trying to be witty and/or whatever it is you consider to be the originating sentiment behind your "contribution".

what I mentioned does qualify as a historical anecdote regarding Speilman's recruiting process that I've also read and confirmed via Spielman in a separate interview. 

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

 
biggy84's picture

You are correct! I misread your statement. I believe the blogging community is safe now from my "contribution".

Tony's picture

It's fun when you two comment back and forth at eachother because it looks like Urban is talking to himself.

Bucks43201's picture

11W reliability > ESPiN's

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Noah Spence pretty much just confirmed on his twitter, here is  a link to it....

http://twitter.com/nspence94

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

dmurder's picture

Thanks!

Man this d-line is going to bring home a national title.

 

"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

jmoody's picture

Good post!

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Lee in Altoona's picture

From one Pennsylvanian Buckeye to another, welcome Noah. You'll love it out there. Beautiful campus, vibrant city, great fans, and public ivy academics. And the Skyline Chilli ain't half bad either.

buckeyejonross's picture

And Canes.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

onetwentyeight's picture

(not to be all anal about it ... but)

 

Canes originated in Baton Rouge. The original one is right next to the LSU campus.

 

(Not sure how many OSU-ppl knew this). 

buckeyejonross's picture

I know that, it's right on the wall in Canes. That doesn't mean it's not on High Street, 5 minutes from my house, and delicious.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

FUUUUUUUUUUdgepie i miss some skyline chili...and massey's.......and anthony thomas chocolate....frickin virginia ::kicks dirt::

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeyedude's picture

I friggin love Skyline Chili. Wish they would come back to Toledo.

 

 

rkylet83's picture

Urban f-ing Meyer!!! Hope all the stupid Michigan fans enjoyed this season, because Coach Meyer us building a monster.

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Anyone know if Bam Bradley is likely to committ too?

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

thatlillefty's picture

@elevenwarriors is the primary reason i check up on my twitter account. Keep up the great work guys.

Who could have foreseen such an awesome recruiting class just two months ago? Love it.

Adam Smith's picture

Who do you guys think is next?  Dodson?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Dodson or Bradley are likely the next to fall.

Buckeye06's picture

How do they decide who is a strongside and who is a weakside DE?  Spence is listed as a Weakside but is the same size as the #2 Strongside....I thought it was based on size

buckeyepastor's picture

Great recruit.  Gonna be exciting to watch him play.  Can we PLEASE get an OL (particularly a tackle) or two while we still have some schollies available?  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

Bucks43201's picture

how many are left if he commits --- 4?

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I see four spots left (after Bradley commits).

Nutbuck1959's picture

What about Diamind?

rampageripster's picture

I am a bit nervous about Diamond... he really enjoyed his Auburn visit... if he doesn't head south, he'll come here... probably a late decision... I hope we can flip Dodson within the week

Cause I couldn't go for three

Riggins's picture

Man, that's a shame for Spence.  Doesn't he know that picking OSU will hurt his ranking on recruiting websites?

/sarcasm

Jokes aside, this D-line is going to be terrifying if they all live up to their billing.

Bucks43201's picture

yes, ESPiN will immediately drop him to a 3 star for picking tOSU

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tampa buckeye's picture

even rivals has him as 5 stars.  that pretty much means he will kill a qb in his first game.

Buckeyejason's picture

What are u 10 years old? Get real

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

ahhh...how the art of sarcasm is lost on this one

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeyedude's picture

For Pete's sake Jason, loosen the fuck up, will ya? Damn.

 

 

BuddhaBuck's picture

Silver Bullet train is leaving for a National Championship. All aboard.

Don't text while driving.

blazers34's picture

off topic, but can someone explain to me why the ESPN B1G twitter feed sends out a bunch of links to Wolverine Nation?

rdubs's picture

ESPN has set up a couple of local sites and one of them is the Wolverine Nation.  If you read the blog, they post the same links on there.  I'll bet they'll add some others next year (maybe OSU).

dsbgobux's picture

Welcome Noah to Buckeye nation! It is nice to see Central PA represented in CBus! (No, you can't have my license plate!)

Buckeye in PA purgatory

Abe Froman's picture

This will surely impact others making their decisions soon.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Jesus this guy is a recruiting machine!!!  This defense is going to be killing people!!!

Welcome aboard Noah - you are going to be having a great deal of fun beating the ever living sh!t out of your opponents. 

Wow - you know full well what the first word out of the mouths of the other coaches is going to be!!!! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF@#@#@#@#@#@#@#KKKKK

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Abe Froman's picture

I'm not so sure that the first word would be that vulgar.  I think that they would probably fall under the range of emotions that someone on death row feels, first comes denial, then eventually the resignation that it is over.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

buckeyefanatic's picture

Meyer, Fickell and Vrabel is this kids house, recruiting. How could he say no?? GO BUCKS!

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Nutbuck1959's picture

New to posting at any site.  11W the first one I thought worth it. Recruiting info dynamite. D line gonna rock!

BuckeyeNation's picture

Welcome to the Brotherhood NUTBUCK!!!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

::pops open beer doesn't care it's 9 am:: Welcome, good sir

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Buckeyejason's picture

Nice!

2011 and 2012 d-line classes

Steve miller
Kenny Hayes
Michael bennett
Joel hale
Chase ferris

Noah spence
Adolphus Washington
Tommy schutt
Sevon pittman

BUCKEYES BABY!

AcrossTheField11's picture

Holy hell... the 2/3 deep this next year and beyond is gonna be so scary.  Just keep rotating fresh d-lineman and kill qb's.

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

joshhersh's picture

Very Impressive Urbz, lets just keep the corks in the champagne until the gray box appears regarding our NCAA sanctions....Gotta think the NCAA is not happy with us doing this well under the shadow of allegations.

SouthernBuck's picture

Wow!  Is there a recruit out there that Urb can't at least get the attention of? 

Not much of a poster but wanted to thank 11W for doing such a great job being on top of all things buckeye.  I read every day.  Keep up the great work.

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

That little fight with Drake and McGloing at PSU probably helped solidified the need to get out of the PSU fold too    nothing but bad things in Happy Valley.

 

The only question left in PSU ....  are there any good recruits left we might want to take as well? 

"Captain, over here, I've found someth... AHHHH!!!!!!"

 

Bucksfan's picture

Gray box of crush.

BrewstersMillions's picture

The rest of the Big Ten had exactly 1 year to get one over on us. I hope Purdue and Michigan and Sparty and PSU enjoyed their moments in the sun this year. There isn't a QB in the conference that won't be running for his life.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

millertime2011's picture

what do you guys think the chances of us getting jameis winston is?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Right now? 20%. If he doesn't visit, it's 0% obviously - and I think if he was really serious, he would have visited this weekend.

jmoody's picture

Anyone know how it went with the rest of the recruits this weekend?

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Off topic a bit, but why doesn't BuckeyExtra close up shop and refer people to 11W? Would save them having to pretend like they care. Last blog update is looking ahead to _ichigan. Warp speed updates over there...

RBuck's picture

B.E. took a dive when Ken Gordon switched beats.

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

mastermiind's picture

Unless Winston is senile, he's not coming to Columbus. Not with miller already here. He probably just wanted a little vacation weekend courtesy of the state of Ohio. He'll probably end up in bama based on what I've heard. I would like to hear a diggs update.

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zosima's picture

If Urban can recruit Cam Newton, for free(!), after Tebow's freshman year he can get Winston and Miller to wear Scarlet & Grey at the same time.

Denny's picture

I drove through Harrisburg yesterday, so you guys can thank me later for convincing the kid.

Taquitos.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

^i chuckled

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BuckeyeSki's picture

Well done

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Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Wow.  I can honestly say I've never been more excited for national signing day than the new year's bowls...until now.  Who are we playing again this year?

"The revolution will be televised."

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

Given that were pretty limited on the amount of scholarships available for this recruiting class, should we really be concerned about the need for offensive linemen? How many do we have on hand right now and how many are coming in next year? I would think if it is something to be really concerned about, then Urban would be addressing that area accordingly with recruiting.

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

I was looking at a Pitt blog, and couple of their fans were acting like Bam Bradley had already comitted, is there any truth to that, or is it just assumed theres pretty darn good chance he does?

Also, I noticed Joey O'Conner scheduled a visit on the 13th, he seems like he would be a good OL pickup since Diamond really liked his Auburn visit, any news on O'Conner's feelings about OSU?

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I think OSU would take O'Connor, Diamond and Dodson if they get the chance. 

They like O'Connor at RT - it will be interesting to see what happens with Diamond in a few weeks. Auburn is a challenger, and not just for Diamond, Dodson was there this weekend, too.

btalbert25's picture

Great pickup here!  I'm not ready to say these guys are going to play next year and dominate or any of that kind of craziness, but it makes the future look awesome.  Gonna have some great players on that D-line for years to come. Should be fun to watch.  

I'd like to see Diamond and Dodson in the fold soon!  Land those 2 and I don't really care who the last 2 spots go to, it'll be an awesome class if those 2 get in the fold. 

741's picture

Sick.

If we have been in a "Golden Era" these past 10 years, what will we call the new era we are entering? Platinum?

Adam Smith's picture

Do you guys think Larry Johnson will leave PSU?  He supposedly got an offer from Urban today to coach the D line.  He is a great recruiter.

buckeyedude's picture

Man. I just don't know why Ohio State would want to associate with anybody currently working on the PSU staff, you know?

 

 

nickma71's picture

Last time the line was this good, Ken Dorsey needed a tooth pick to get all the grass out of his teeth.

johnblairgobucks's picture

maybe platinum, but until NCAAruling comes out, I still am reserving excitement.  If NCAA comes down harder than the current sentiment believes, the recently commited recruits have not signed NLOI and are free to change their opinion of Buckeye Nation.  I need to hear official NCAA ruling, for I fear my excitement would turn into the Hindenburg.

Bucks43201's picture

this may just be rumor, but there could be some truth to it --- can anybody confirm that Kyle Kalis may be having a change of heart? and LeChuck Bentley could have something to do with this (he's been working with him doing some drills and working out)

(obviously) We need O-Linemen.

He made an emotional decision when the sh*t was hitting the fan and cHoke was selling the snake oil - he bought it. But, he's pretty tough ... come back to the light, Kyle!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bucks43201's picture

from now on Michigan is C.C.A.A.

Community College of Ann Arbor

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

BuckNut1070's picture

True...True!! Check out this  "Meat Chicken" link...

 

http://detnews.com/article/20111214/SPORTS0203/112140323/Urban-Meyer-rec...?

 
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BuckNut1070's picture

Welcome to "The Buckeye Nation" Noah!! 

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Kyle's picture

LeCharles is all Buckeye but he's been pretty hands off on recruiting issues.  He's built a rep as a great skills coach and the fact he's a Buckeye helps but I don't think he stiff arms kids.  Kalis is a talented kid and i don't blame him for stepping back and evaluating his commitment during a bad stretch of OSU news.  But he's a Michigan man now and he's actively recruited for UM and talked smack about OSU.  Que sera sera.  We do need to close with some high quality o-lineman.   Corch's d-line haul is pretty epic at this point but we need quality tackles to close out this class.

 

I willl say that I am thankful for Corch Meyer and Luke Fickell staying on staff.  I have the distinct feeling that offseason this year will be much better than last year (NCAA bombshells witholding).

 

I also find some poetic justice in us stealing two highly touted PSU leans/commits as their fans were some of the most insufferable/hypocritical when the Tat5 shit hit the fan.  I think the B1G is better off when PSU is good but they've got a big ole helping of humble pie coming courtesy of the law NCAA and maybe even the B1G.

 

 

Bucks43201's picture

agreed....I live in PA and have to put up with a lot of PSU fans and their "holier than thou art" attitude --- they think they're so classy and above the fray...but they've been quiet the last month

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

btalbert25's picture

There are 2 reasons I'd take Kalis if he did have a change of heart.  1) he's really a great talent and 2) can you imagine how freaking pissed it would make the hippie and his commenters. I'd love to see how they'd spin that in some sort of pro Michigan way the way the have about all the other recruits Ohio State is starting to get.  

Also, a Kalis flip drops would be a blow to Michigan's class and would certainly raise the status of this class for Ohio State.  I'm not a huge believer in recruiting rankings, but bragging rights wise, wouldn't it be awesome to take over the lead in that race as well? 

Kyle's picture

100% agreed but it just seems like that ship has sailed and I've not seen any recruitniks claim he's even remotely in play.

btalbert25's picture

Yeah, I don't think they have a prayer to get him anymore.  I can't understand those who are screaming for O-Linemen though who then turn around and say eff Kalis I don't want that traitor.  Ummm yeah you do, he's an enormous talent!

William's picture

We have no shot at Kalis and we really need to get 2 of 3 of Dodson, Diamond, and O'Connor.

Kyle's picture

Yeah me either.  I'd welcome him back but some OSU fans are knuckleheads and would rather cut off their nose to spite their face.  We need offensivle lineman and high quality guys.  Period. 

Conroy's picture

Derrick Harvey and Jarvis Moss were the main reason Florida destroyed us in 2006.  Hopefully two of the players from this class and the last one can step up to that level.  Our defensive line is just going to be horrifying next year, and the year after that, and the year after that....

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

I never thought I would be this happy, this soon, after losing in Ann Arbwhore...but damn.  Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah to us.  Buuuuuucks.

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Just an absolute stud of a pickup. Hopefully, there is no NCAA damage that changes these kids minds. They really need to hit the recruiting trail hard now to pick up 2 of the 3 big OL they're targeting to make this class truly special.

 

To everyone saying hold up on these kids, and that they probably won't play for 2 years, please take a look at the projected starters. John Simon played the second game he was on campus vs USC, and continued to see time from there on. Big Hank got plenty of playing time as a freshman as well. Also, if Nathan Williams plays anything like Tyler Moeller in his 6th year, I don't think he will get much playing time over the guys behind him. 

I'm not saying they will definitely see time because there is plenty of depth in front of them, but injuries (see #43) happen, and if they show something to the coaches early, the best players will play.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

btalbert25's picture

I don't think anyone is saying none of these kids will get playing time next year, I think people are saying it's unlikely any will be a star next year.  Hankins and Simon both played as freshman but it wasn't like they were top D-lineman in the country as freshman.  The kids may get some PT next year, and may make some great contributions, I think what people are holding up on is, that these kids probably aren't going to dominate the nation from game one of their freshman year.

 

AGL's picture

great news!  has anyone else heard about the kalis flipping to osu news?

nickma71's picture

Anybody else happy that Jim Harbarugh no longer gives a damn about Michigan? Leaving them with Dorfman?

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Way too much anger in some posts for a good news gray box.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

::ding ding ding::

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

mshaf's picture

California Buckeye here and Urbans recruiting is already being noticed out here.I`m on this site as soon as I get to work to see the updates on recruiting.Keep it up 11W.