Se'Von Pittman Makes 18

By Jeremy Birmingham on December 12, 2011 at 9:43p
128 Comments

Another gray box, and another bit of terrific Buckeye recruiting news.

According to Bill Greene of Scout.com, Se'Von Pittman, Scout.com's #9 ranked defensive end, of Canton McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio is now a Buckeye.

Pittman, who committed to the Spartans and coach Mark Dantonio in mid-June, had been rumored to be waffling before the Urban Meyer hiring, and it's now official. At 6'4, 260 Pittman will give the Buckeyes another piece to what is quickly becoming the highest ranked defensive line haul in the school's recruiting history. He was a high school teammate of current Buckeye Steve Miller, who will be entering his sophomore season.

Pittman is the Buckeyes 18th verbal commitment, and second since Meyer took the reins.

All aboard!

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theDuke's picture

i knew if i hit refresh enough it would eventually work... Lord, please show mercy for B1G qb's in the coming years. They're gonna need it. 

theDuke

Nappy's picture

NICE!  This line is going to murder people

Fan of bacon since 1981

BuckeyeNation's picture

I'm seriously considering staying awake all night on the notion i might miss more updates!

GO BUCKS!

O-H

theDuke's picture

my thoughts exactly!!! I-O! 

theDuke

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Santa coming early to Columbus. I am skerd of our D....

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

Denny's picture

Ladies and gents, we might have our future Fresh Prince/Tim Anderson/Quinn Pittcock combo.

Taquitos.

rampageripster's picture

add these two, plus Washington, to the current young guns we have (Bennett, Farris, Hale, Miller, Hayes) and holy sacksandwhich batman... think we then add Spence!!!!!!

That sound is offensive coordinators around the B1G defecating in fear

Cause I couldn't go for three

Bucksfan's picture

My Tebow God, people are going to f'ing hate us...more than they already do!

blazers34's picture

was kind of thinking the same thing.  oh well, i guess.

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Let the haters hate ... while our freshmen rip the souls from their fallen QBs ...

"The revolution will be televised."

buckeyedude's picture

The way I see it, if the Haters ain't hatin' on Ohio State, we're doing something wrong.

So it's all good. I think Urban has created some serious buzz, excitement with recruits, and momemtum. Keep it rollin' Urb!

 
 

johnblairgobucks's picture

http://ohiostate.scout.com/a.z?s=145&p=8&c=1&nid=4468184

se'von's Scout.com page  Nice to see an Ohio boy spur Roll Tide offer. 

theDuke's picture

yeah i checked that too! So awesome seeing the Block O next to his pic!!

theDuke

biggy84's picture

Awesome news!!!!

theDuke's picture

i went to the fridge. did i miss something? 

theDuke

BraveandBold's picture

Urban makes everyday Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BuckNut1070's picture

This is AMAZING!! This D-Line is gonna be a Meat Grinder!! I say they play next season...and have a huge impact. You know the other BIG-10 Teams are sweating Bullets!! The way I look at it is...The other BIG-10 Teams wouldn't hesitate to take our Ohio Players, committed or not. "Eye For An Eye!!"...GO BUCKEYES!!...\m/ \m/

 
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BuckeyeNation's picture

Yes they are.... SILVER BULLETS that is!!!

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Two great recruits, a new (co-) DC ... this is the best MNF EVER!

"The revolution will be televised."

BTwrestle04's picture

One more before the end of the night?! Dodson where you at?! Things seem to happen in 3's...

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Yep, I'm thinking Dodson comes soon. 

Dean's picture

Better hide your kids, hide your wife...

BTwrestle04's picture

I can't wait for an Urban Meyer version of this song, seriously....

Dean's picture

Can't believe I missed this one: Urbs is climbin' in your windows, he's snatchin' your people up...

The Braden's picture

 

Run and tell that, homeboy.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

It's Flounder!!!!  Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son!!!!

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

BuckeyeNation's picture

Amazing... I've been to multiple sites and NOBODY other than 11W has the story on Pittman yet. Rival.com doesn't even have the update on Schutt! They suck!

11W ROCKS!!!!

blazers34's picture

think bill greene broke it.  doesnt really matter though, everyone was on it within minutes

BTwrestle04's picture

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/ohiost...

Think again. And no offense to the 11W staff, they are by and large the best info for Buckeyes, but all the other media outlets (Scout, Rivals, ESPN) have the whole nation to cover in addition to Ohio State.

rampageripster's picture

scout and buckeyeplanet had both... but good job by 11W... on top of their shit

Cause I couldn't go for three

theDuke's picture

it's gonna take an army of Kallis' to stop this line. 

theDuke

Neilwoodgables's picture

Not even then.....too much indecision on which one to block

 

I Hate Michigan.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Oh shit ^  did he just say that!      RICK FLAIR CHEST SLAP..............WOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

This is officially Jabba the Hoke's last good night's sleep - he's going to soil himself when he wakes up tomorrow...like, even more than usual...

"The revolution will be televised."

TheHostileDwarf's picture

Repeated from the Schutt thread: Fanfuckingtastic! Keep it up! Except Kalis. Fuck that traitor.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Agree. I don't know why we wasted time giving him the second chance. If you don't want to go here for that school, then you aren't welcome back here. I like Urban's F everyone else approach to recruiting that Tressel didn't have. With this line and Ryan Shazier, we're going to blitz until Russel Wilson uses his 10th year of eligiblity to transfer to somewhere else.

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

Buckeyejason's picture

Have some class man. Seriously! Saying Fuck you to a 17 year old kid because he wants to go to Michigan? Grow up.

BUCKEYES BABY!

TheHostileDwarf's picture

Please. Sometimes "class" is in the eye of the beholder. I didn't say, "Fuck you," to a 17 year old. I said, "Fuck that traitor." and I said it on an OSU-themed website. If I had called his house, said it to him on the street, or sent him a message directly, you might have a point, but I didn't. Even if I had, he's acted like a big boy, so he can begin to be treated like one. Besides he's an St. Eds Eagle and a Wolverine. I do not suffer such things very well. (One of my best friends went to Eds, and it's his worst character trait. :D ) In other words, get over yourself.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Not cool at all. If you want to cuss someone out then go to an ESPN board or something. Let's stay classy people. Same with dropping an F bombs, especially directed at a teenager.

TheHostileDwarf's picture

See my response above. I didn't cuss anyone out, so stop twisting my words. I'm not going to continue to argue this. You guys are welcome to your opinion, but I don't have to share it.

Buckeye in Athens's picture

I just hope we get one or two linebackers that are ready to play next year. 

jfrank373's picture

Am I the only one hitting refresh every few minutes to see who #19 is gonna be?

theDuke's picture

no. you're not alone.

 

theDuke

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

What's the over/under on a safe bedtime?

"The revolution will be televised."

jfrank373's picture

I just started a pot of coffee. It's a ways off. Not only is it fun to see the dominoes fall, but to hear all the butthurt from wolverine fans. Good times.

theDuke's picture

i just checked bodog. that line is "off"

theDuke

BTwrestle04's picture

I know this has been mentioned before, but is it possible to get a decent breakdown of how many scholarships we have available to give? Including some scenarios that could play out with players leaving, etc. (Taylor Graham).

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

From last week:

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2011/12/11w-recruiting-notebook-urbanmania

Alex gives a breakdown in the comments...

"The revolution will be televised."

TheHostileDwarf's picture

http://twitter.com/ESPN_BigTen/statuses/146438828423512064

"ESPN_BigTen Last tweet on this: Didn't say it was OK. But it's notable. It's the way recruiting goes. To think otherwise is extremely naive."

You know. I bet Bennett wrote that shit. He's such a fucking anti-OSU POS. Rittenberg isn't normally THAT big of a douche, but he has his moments.

But either way, whatthefuckever. After the Hokey Pokey and the rest of the Big Ten coaches recruited negatively against OSU, whatever Meyer and pals do to fight back is perfectly fine by me. What a bunch of fucking children.

blazers34's picture

crazy how butthurt people on twitter are about this stuff.  the 'waiver' getting mentioned a lot, along with the unwritten rule of not recruiting a committed kid. <wanking motion>

Adam Smith's picture

I'm a believer!  First day on this site and great things have happened.

BTwrestle04's picture

Welcome to the brotherhood.

BTwrestle04's picture

And sisterhood in the case of Sarah, Elika, and Pam (our resident females)

ArTbkward's picture

There are others too, you know. 

I really should have made my name on here gender identifying.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Excuse me?

I swear, I am the Rodney Dangerfield of this board and I have been there the longest....

sigh

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

BuckeyeSki's picture

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BTwrestle04's picture

That was not meant to offend you ladies at all. There has been a longstanding tradition among commenters to write things along the lines of "all you guys (and Pam)...." I had to throw Elika and Sarah in there because they actually contribute. At any rate, all that was meant was the percentage male to female readers is a little skewed.

ArTbkward's picture

I am aware of that and I find it irritating everytime I see it, which is why I always comment on it... or at least I have for as long as I've had a profile, which, granted, is only 17 weeks. 

There are ladies out there who love football too after all.

/endrant

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

flipbuckeye's picture

Might need to update your mammory banks.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Well played sir

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ArTbkward's picture

Maybe my new signature will help clear things up.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

ThirdLegLouie's picture

love it

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

 
Jason Priestas's picture

Not going to lie. When you signed up, I wondered if we were going to get trolled with comments about the origin and use of money and free market economies. But I'm sure you hear that all of the time.

Welcome aboard!

DJ Byrnes's picture

that's awesome

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Adam Smith's picture

Do you think Noah Spence is feeling the pressure to be next?

dmurder's picture

ESPN Top 150

Meatchicken = 67, 115, 135, DONE.

Ohio State = 75, 100, 130, Possibly adding 4, 10, 33, 80, 103,

Must suck to know that your rivial caught up with you in an hour!

"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

Doc's picture

Thanks for the lulz.  That was very funny.

"Say my name."

BuckeyeGrl5's picture

Ive been browsing this website the past few days and it has been the best resource for Buckeye news.   I just joined the site today.  Keep those updates on recruits comin!

"I love football.  I think its the most wonderful game in the world and I despise to lose" - Woody Hayes

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you and welcome!

BTwrestle04's picture

You're in the minority being a female around these parts. Welcome to the party!

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

There are a few of us gals around these parts!

Welcome aboard! As someone who has been here practically from the beginning, I can tell you there is no better place to be!

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

Pam's picture

This blog could use some more Estrogen. We welcome your horomes.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Maybe this is a 'lady issue' but what's a horome? ;-)

Pam's picture

Hormones. Sorry for the confusion.

ArTbkward's picture

Keep picking on people's spelling and you'll find out ;)

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Pam's picture

LOL, I was thinking the same thing! If he doesn't know what female hormones are, he has never had a GF/Sister/Wife.

Seth4Bucks's picture

My GF works 60 hours a week, so I definitely get ambushed from time to time. It's all worth it though . . . .  women, they're hard to live with but impossible to live without!

Pam's picture

I couldn't live without men, but they don't need to be in my house.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Touche, well played ma'am!

Urbstache's picture

wow.....if you want the satisfaction of justice to continue, I strongly suggest checking out the Black Shoe Diaries threads about the decommits. At least they had our back when we were down, right? BAHAHAHA

Urban Warfare

Adam Smith's picture

Jason haha.  I do get that all the time.  But I'm glad to be here and look forward to getting my Buckeye news.

tedglover's picture

Fairly new here, and I have to say, in a matter of just a few days you have become my go to site for everything OSU.  Thanks for giving us great, timely info on this stuff.

thatlillefty's picture

haha, what a crazy year for The Ohio State Buckeyes... love it

Colin's picture

Sooo this has been a good recruiting day, but what about the O-line and linebackers? We need more of those guys! I already know the positive outlook on Diamond though.

buckeyedude's picture

I thought players that can actually catch the ball was a need for Ohio State?

 
 

BuckeyeNation's picture

Jason, In your best logical professional educated assumption... who do you think will be next to jump on the the Buckeye train to redemption?

Jason Priestas's picture

If I had to guess, I'd say Dodson, but Alex and Jeremy are closer to the recruiting pulse than I am.

BuckeyeNation's picture

Cool, thank you sir!

 

dancorona5's picture

Which of these DE's has the best build, so to speak, to convert to a LB if we arnt able to get any and are short there? (which I know we look to be right now)

Defend Youngstown's picture

Noah Spence. *fingers crossed*

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

Agreed.

"The revolution will be televised."

jbirmmd's picture

Good news.  Looks like the flood gates may be opening.  I like Urban's approach to this class, namely, bone up on the lines.  Keep it up. 

 

BuckeyeGrl5's picture

This commit just moved the OSU 2012 class to #10.  Top ten!  We are sneaking up on Michigan

"I love football.  I think its the most wonderful game in the world and I despise to lose" - Woody Hayes

BTwrestle04's picture

According to which outlet? I agree, we are definitely top ten, but I have yet to see any media outlet update their rankings based on these two. We can likely land in the top 5-8 depending on how we finish out this class.

William's picture

Scout has us at #10.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

This class could very well finish in the top 5. Add Spence and 1 more 5*, fill the rest out with 4* kids, and you've got a good shot at top 5 for this OSU class.

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

 
BTwrestle04's picture

Scout's rankings also have LSU at #5 with 0 top 100 and 0 5 star recruits.... I'm not sure how they got their lofty ranking...

William's picture

They have 9 4*s committed so they are definitely deserving of a Top 10 ranking, but they shouidn't be 5th, more deserving of 7th/8th.

BTwrestle04's picture

Look at Clemson, who is below them. Everything about Clemson aside from their 1 less recruit is better than LSU's class. By no means am I knocking LSU's class. It is definitely impressive. More than anything, I'm just expressing my hesitation in taking class ranking too seriously.

BuckeyeGrl5's picture

Yeah i was talking about our scout ranking

"I love football.  I think its the most wonderful game in the world and I despise to lose" - Woody Hayes

BTwrestle04's picture

Gotcha... That ranking on their homepage wasn't updated. We definitely have room to move up with 5 or so more scholarships left.

AcrossTheField11's picture

I wonder if this could help our O-Line recruiting or our gameday O-line performance.  If I'm Dodson or Diamond I'm thinking that going up against these hogs in practice every day will only make me that much better of an O-lineman. 

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

Bucks's picture

Gotta love the recruiting news as of late. Urban is absolutely a monster with recruiting. Per Bill Greene though on Pittman "http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1138399.html Se'Von Explains It All. Major Props to Luke Fickell on this one. Urban is great, but Fickell earned this commitment."

Ty Mr. Fickell.

Seabass1974's picture

One thing to remember about recruiting rankings. They also have to do with holes you need to fill.

Example: You are deep with running backs and you recruit 8, 5 star running backs you will still be low on the rankings because you are not filling a need. So while stars matter it's also what voids are being filled.

That being said, holy shit we got a top ten ranking already?!

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

buckeyedude's picture

Resistance is futile!

 
 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i'm still claiming ownership of this :)

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

bassplayer7770's picture

I watched a bunch of players' highlights on YouTube last night, and both Pittman and Schutt were very impressive.  Spence was also, but I'll wait to get excited about him.  Of course, Washington was great too.  Let's land some awesome O linemen and LBs soon...

DefendOhio's picture

Dodson and Diamond next?

Northbrook's picture

That is what we need most. Diamond has other visits planned. Both may be waiting to see who the OL coach will be. He needs to be someone who puts guys in the NFL.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Jesus - this defensive line is going to kill some people!!!  Flounder Hoke just added some whiskey to that morning cup of coffee today!

To those who were spouting off how your recruits were safe and Urban wasn't all that big of a deal - strap in because its going to get a bit bumpy for your team in the next decade!

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

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

DAMN!!   I logged on this morning, say the grey box and thought "ahhh, Schutt, sure was nice to get him yesterday".  Then I noticed 2 glorious words in that box - "Se'von" and "Pittman".   Are you freaking kidding me?!?!  Shame on me for going to bed so early.

If they can lock up Diamond and Dodson, an LB and a Caleb type, oh man, I shudder at the possibilities of what this class will acomplish in their 4 years here.

btalbert25's picture

One thing about recruiting rankings I'd like to point out is that they don't mean a damn thing lol.  As signing day approaches and all these guys are committed, the recruiting services will drop them down a bit so they can hype non committed guys and get people to buy "insider" information about the players and where they are going to land. 

I don't pay much attention to how many stars a guy has.  Hell ESPN, Scout, and Rivals can have the same kid ranked with a different star rating.  I pay attention to their list of offers.  If a dude is 3 star but Bama, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, and Oregon are on his list, clearly his ranking is far too low.

BuckeyeSki's picture

^This

Dead-on BT

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armybuckinva's picture

I'm the same way.  I check out what other schools have offered the kid and if I see USC, Bama, etc.... looking at him, then the kid probably has some serious talent.

Maestro's picture

These 2 commitments are making me giddy.  Even if they only get Dodson or Diamond (please let it be both), Kozan or Davidson could fit into the class nicely.

vacuuming sucks

armybuckinva's picture

Sick, just doin the B1G dirty right now and I love it.  Urbz should be an illegal benefit he's so nasty lol.