Signing Day Live Blog

By 11W Staff on February 1, 2012 at 8:00a
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SIGNED: Warren Ball - RB (Columbus, OH) ... Devan Bogard - DB (Cleveland, OH) ... Jacoby Boren - OL (Pickerington, OH) ... Taylor Decker - OL (Vandalia, OH) ... Kyle Dodson - OL (Cleveland, OH) ... Patrick Elflein - OL (Pickerington, OH) ... Frank Epitropoulos - WR (Upper Arlington, OH) ... Brionte Dunn - RB (Canton, OH) ... Cardale Jones - QB (Cleveland, OH) ... Najee Murray - DB (Steubenville, OH) ... Joey O'Connor - OL (Windsor, CO) ... David Perkins - LB (South Bend, IN) ... Joshua Perry - LB (Lewis Center, OH) ... Se'von Pittman - DL (Canton, OH) ... Tyvis Powell - DB (Bedford, OH) ... Armani Reeves - CB (West Roxbury, MA) ... Luke Roberts - LB (Lancaster, OH) ... Tommy Schutt - DL (Glen Ellyn, IL) ... Noah Spence - DL (Harrisburg, PA) ... Ricquan Southward - WR (Lakeland, FL) ... Blake Thomas - TE (Cleveland, OH) ... Michael Thomas - WR (Los Angeles, CA) ... Adolphus Washington - DL (Cincinnati, OH) ... Camren Williams - LB (West Roxbury, MA) ...

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Scott's picture

Ding, Ding, Ding!!!

Class of 2008

flipbuckeye's picture

CoverItLive is blocked at work.

Sad face.

Mush's picture

Those darned Buckeye Nazi's

rdubs's picture

can see the scroll but not the chat.  also not to be too picky, but spence and southward are out of order...  loving this and pantoni's tweets...

Northbrook's picture

Could someone post here too? Chat is blocked and the ticker is about two letters wide.
 

BuddhaBuck's picture

For the Interweb deficient due to corporate scUM tape.... here's the list of signees from the ticker.

  1. WARREN BALL - RB (COLUMBUS, OH) ...
  2. JACOBY BOREN - OL (PICKERINGTON, OH) ...
  3. TAYLOR DECKER - OL (VANDALIA, OH) ...
  4. PATRICK ELFLEIN - DL (PICKERINGTON, OH) ...
  5. FRANK EPITROPOULOS - WR (UPPER ARLINGTON, OH) ...
  6. BRIONTE DUNN - RB (CANTON, OH) ...
  7. CARDALE JONES - QB (CLEVELAND, OH) ...
  8. NAJEE MURRAY - DB (STEUBENVILLE, OH) ...
  9. DAVID PERKINS - LB (SOUTH BEND, IN) ...
  10. JOSHUA PERRY - LB (LEWIS CENTER, OH) ...
  11. SE'VON PITTMAN - DL (CANTON, OH) ... <still pending>
  12. TYVIS POWELL - DB (BEDFORD, OH) ...
  13. ARMANI REEVES - CB (WEST ROXBURY, MA) ...
  14. LUKE ROBERTS - LB (LANCASTER, OH) ...
  15. TOMMY SCHUTT - DL (GLEN ELLYN, IL) ...
  16. NOAH SPENCE - DL (HARRISBURG, PA) ...
  17. RICQUAN SOUTHWARD - WR (LAKELAND, FL) ...
  18. BLAKE THOMAS - TE (CLEVELAND, OH) ...
  19. MICHAEL THOMAS - WR (LOS ANGELES, CA) ...
  20. CAMREN WILLIAMS - LB (WEST ROXBURY, MA) ...
  21. FRANK EPITROPOULIS - WR (UPPER ARLINGTON, OH) ...
  22. DEVAN BOGARD - DB (GLENVILLE, OH)...
  23. ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON - DL (CINCINNATI, OH)

Don't text while driving.

flipbuckeye's picture

Thanks.

FYI you have Frank Epitropoulos listed twice.

OSUNeedles's picture

I think you can replace one of the Epitropouli (is that the plural?) with Roger Lewis (WR Pickerington Central - ***)

BuddhaBuck's picture

Not sure if you're being serious or sarcastic..... 

but I'll save the spot for Kyle Dodson. :)

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OSUNeedles's picture

I had done a quick scan & thought u were listing the verbals as a "check off" kind of list & didnt see him on there... Yes, I think there are bigger needs and with the grades issue I dont expect him to be here. My fault for making a hasty post while waiting for an elevator.

JasonBuck's picture

@OSUNeedles, man he (Lewis) has some bigger issues than just grades.....

OSUNeedles's picture

Sweet jumping Jesus... How did I miss that news... I need to stop actually working so much!

BuddhaBuck's picture

Haha, that's why I was so confused. Kid is due in court today... $250k bail...

Don't text while driving.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Sorry about that Flip. Looks like they killed the "Edit" feature. Rumor that Marcus sent in his LOI... and will make public announcement at 10:30am(?)... Neal and Diggs now both S&G leans.

Pittman now in. per @MarkPantoni.

Only verbal left is O'Connor, who's probably still sleeping.

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flipbuckeye's picture

Love it. Was slightly paranoid about Pittman and MSU pulling a fast one on us.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Ditto that but then I stalked his twitter feed - he's all Buckeye.

Props again on the mailbag logo. #hot$hit

Don't text while driving.

FUqUespin's picture

Rufus Bobcat decommits, signs with Ohio State (UPDATE: Brutus Speaks) - @Deadspin http://deadspin.com/5642832/mascot-on-mascot-violence-at-ohio-state-upda...

Gobucks22250's picture

So what's the deal with Neal and Diggs are they really going to announce todayv

Gobucks22250's picture

So what's the deal with Neal and Diggs are they really going to announce todayv

BuddhaBuck's picture

According to the guys on the live chat, it won't be today, but there is smoke now that they are both tOSU leans...

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AJ's picture

I read Diggs is a Florida lean with Maryland making a strong push.  But we'll see. 

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Scott's picture

Can someone research why open threads compel so many people to try their hand at snarky, sarcastic, 90% not-funny comedy?

Class of 2008

gwalther's picture

I was trying to think of a snarky, sarcastic, not-funny comment to your post, but I decided to let it go.

Class of 2008

Maestro's picture

Snarky is a bodily function for me, apologies.

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TNbuckeye91's picture

lol you have some cunning replies maestro

Maestro's picture

a cunning-linguist at heart to be sure.

vacuuming sucks

TheBadOwl's picture

If we get Neal and Diggs, our offense will look amazing in 2013 and going forward. An offense with Braxton, Diggs, Neal, Marshall, Dunn and the possibility of someone like Derrick Green, Robert Foster, etc.? That would be absolutely insane. Speed EVERYWHERE.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Lost nut in Michigan's picture

Forget the offence, have you seen some of the films from the defense side of the ball. Holy smoke these kids are fast. Great day to be a Buckeye

Lost Nut in Michigan

biggy84's picture

Can't see the live chat.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

yep - live blog not working here either, just a lot of clicking - enjoying all the hard work though guys!

 

BuddhaBuck's picture

Jamal Marcus = Buckeye.

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thatlillefty's picture

anybody know a good internet radio feed? ESPN radio isn't covering NSD, and neither is the Cleveland station

thatlillefty's picture

getting a little frustrated...

the chat above has too many people talking at once, and Twitter is blocked at work so i can't get the 11W updates there

Bucks's picture

You may have some luck with looking through the feeds @ justin.tv

 

As far as radio feeds, don't know. Sorry.

DrBuckeyePete's picture

aside from dodson, are we waiting to hear from anyone else today?

Ohio State Alum '10 
Go Bucks! 

Northbrook's picture

There was a report earlier that one of Neal/Diggs was going to announce today but I think that was from ESPN so it is not credible.

Alex's picture

Nope only Dodson

DrBuckeyePete's picture

thats kinda a bummer... a little anti climactic haha. still a good day, hopefully we land him 

Ohio State Alum '10 
Go Bucks! 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Here's a link for the Dodson annoucement, via chatter Tom:

 

http://www.foxsportsohio.com/02/01/12/LIVE-video---Kyle-Dodson-announces...

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

thatlillefty's picture

so many committments!

This school must have won a lot of games

thatlillefty's picture

Awwwwwww yeeeaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!

Bucksfan's picture

Do you think she'd mind if we got 11W t-shirt swag with her picture on it?  Too creepy?

Lost nut in Michigan's picture

Dodson a Buckeye, bring it on

 

Lost Nut in Michigan

BrewstersMillions's picture

That dude can make an entrance.

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

Northbrook's picture

Meyer, you Voodoo Bitch. You get one of Diggs/Neal and I'm promoting you to Vampire Voodoo Bitch. Both and you'll make Megeladon Vampire Voodoo Bitch.

JasonBuck's picture

Megalodon= Not only was Megalodon the biggest prehistoric shark that ever lived; it was the biggest predatory marine creature in the history of the planet, outweighing both modern Great White Sharks and ancient reptiles like Liopleurodon and Kronosaurus

altrn8ngcurrent's picture

Probably a stupid question because it is ESPN, but why are they only reporting Michael Thomas as "committed" instead of "signed" like everyone else.  Do we have his LOI?

Northbrook's picture

Thanks to the 11W team and all who helped out those of us stuck at work behind filters.

JakeBuckeye's picture

If we can pull of Neal and Diggs we must have the number one class in the nation, no?

Scott's picture

That's tough to say. Alabama and Texas have beastly classes signing and at least Alabama will have more recruits than us (seeing as they're already at 28). We should be solid top three.

Class of 2008

btalbert25's picture

It's hard to say, if they add those 2 they are definitely worthy of the nod.  I believe Ohio State's average "star rating"  is higher than both Texas and Bama, at least on Rivals.  Truth be told, it's hard not to argue the FSU doesn't have the best.  It's a smaller class but has 4 rivals 5 stars and has a very high average star rating.

AJ's picture

I read somewhere, someone took the averages of the 4 major sites and Texas has the highest average.  Alabama actually will only sign 27 at the most, and right now it might just be 26 because they are having problems with one guy.  But still they have a very good class.  So it really looks like 3 or 4 IMO.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

btalbert25's picture

It could be, I just don't even factor ESPN's recruiting because they have been so consistenly bad for years.  Recruiting coverage really started gaining steam what about 10 years ago, and from the word go, ESPN's rankings have been drastically different than Rivals and Scout.  I've never even heard of 247 until this year.  I've always been pretty fond of the Rivals ratings myself.  It seems like Scout is very liberal in handing out 5 star ratings to people. 

btalbert25's picture

As I type that, Rivals' team ratings has FSU at 3, 5 stars now, I guess they lost one along the way somewhere.  But it was showing Bama at 28, now they are back to 27 with 3 5 stars and 13 4 stars.  So if Ohio State lands both Diggs and Neal, they'll have the same amount of 5 star players, 1 more 4 star and a higher overall star average, plus the same amount of players.  I think adding those 2 and at least on the rivals list they could pass Bama.

Of course it really doesn't matter other than just bragging rights, the goal is to land a top 10 class.  Seems like teams consistently in the top 10 are consistently in the running for the BCS title and are in the BCS bowls frequently. 

painterlad's picture

I read on eSECpn that Alabam is going to have the number one class regardless of what anyone else does. It would seem they have the same approach to judging recruiting classes as they do in picking the Fake National Title teams.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

AJ's picture

Under ESPN's system they may have it wrapped up.  On the other 3 sites Alabama is either one or two.  They have a VERY strong class plain and simple.  Maybe you can call this past Title fake but the first 5 before it are very much real.  Let's move on.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Maestro's picture

Rittenberg/Bennett @ESPN_BigTen  Reply  Retweet  Favorite · Open
#signingday RT @dennisdoddcbs: Ohio State now saying throw away first signing release. New copies coming. Hmmm.

 

What does this mean?

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Bucks's picture

A reminder to ppl joining the liveblogs. Please scroll through the scoreboard/news panel to see if a common question is already addressed!

Urban's 4pm presser is incoming now @ http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/allaccess/?media=294963

Bucks's picture

Also, Shaun was kind enough to find the trimmed down version of the Dodson announcement @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLT6Zh0E8Ag&feature=youtu.be

Bucks's picture

Just a thank you to the commenters today & all the people involved with the LiveBlog. 90% of the comments were great!

Today totalled around 18,000 readers/commenters (some duplicates so realistically lower). Was by far the most involved.

Thanks!

BuckNut1070's picture

Found this on a Wisky Blog. I just wanted to see how much whining was going on, and how many people out there are crying foul.  This is just a section of the article...

 

Wisconsin appeared to be on their to a class for the ages early in the process, garnering pledges from the likes of OL Dan Voltz, OLB Vince Biegel, QB Bart Houston and RB Vonte Jackson, all of whom are rated as four-stars by Rivals. This past month has been rough, however. The Badgers lost four-star lineman J.J. Denman to Rutgers, and will likely lose Kyle Dodson back to the Buckeyes because apparently Urban Meyer takes everything he wants.

 
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BuckNut1070's picture

WAaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh....WAahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

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