Two More Commits Jump On Board

By 11W Staff on June 22, 2012 at 1:00p

Probably not exactly what you were expecting by the headline, but we're happy to announce the addition of two new staff members to the 11W team.

It is our pleasure to be able to bring aboard Miles Joseph and Derek Young, two five star recruits, formerly of Silver Bullet Recruiting. Miles and Derek have been running their blog and covering recruiting since February and have made quite the name for themselves in providing Buckeye Nation updates on prospects from around the country both on their site and via twitter.

They will be working alongside Alex and Dave in the recruiting department to continue their great work at 11W, with their contributions being featured not only on the main page, but also in both the blog posts and forum sections of the site.

They are relentless, hard working individuals that will bring you the 10-15 minutes of non-stop effort on each and every interview that Urban Meyer covets in his prospects. We know you will enjoy what they bring to the table and the staff here at Eleven Warriors is glad to have them on board.

Feel free to give a warm welcome to both Miles and Derek in the comments below and look out for their work on the site in the very near future. In the meantime, you can follow them both on Twitter at @Miles11W and @Derek11W.


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DMcDougal24's picture

I've followed their site for a while now. They have great interviews (and a LOT of them). Great additions.
It may be early, but I see Dave will be doing basketball. Is there going to be any sort of delegation between Alex, Derek, and Miles with the football?

Alex's picture

We'll have a strategy going forward but expect great updates from all of us when it comes to football...let's just say we have you covered for recruiting :)

BuckeyeNation's picture

You fooled me! Well played sir... well played.
Welcome to The Best Damn Site on the web gentlemen!

Squirrel Master's picture

Welcome both of you but I must admit I am seriously bummed! I was about to jump out of my seat that 2 new buckeye players committed. Actually, first thought was 1 basketball (Hood) and 1 football (anyone).

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Tremendous's picture

Hey it's Steve over at the Michigan Tremendous site. These two are a couple of dynamos who never quit making the contacts and doing the interviews. They'll be a great addition to 11W. 

hodge's picture

Welcome aboard, gentlemen!  Cheers!

BuckeyeW's picture

Congrats to Derek and Miles; to Hell with the chosen headline for this announcement.

Alex's picture

haha just having a little fun with you all....

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

I love it when we break the glass and pull the alarm on the Grey Box. This is still my favorite.

And welcome, five-star fellas. Beanie Wellses, not Jamario O'Nealses.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Who had Friday, June 22nd in the "Jamario O'Neal References" pool?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Dang. I missed it by a day. I had the 21st.

buckeye76BHop's picture

Love to hear that 11W has new writers and especially for recruiting....but that was a cruel joke with the grey box and heading guys.  In all seriousness...welcome aboard Derek and Miles. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

GoBucks713's picture

Alex, is this what you were talking about in your tweet yesterday?

-The Aristocrats!

Alex's picture

Yep big site addition

Colin's picture

I thought about this back in the spring because recruiting talk was going crazy and I figure with more writers on the topic it may be more relevant...what if there was just a separate recruiting section along the side bar that way the blog posts and forum (this especially) aren't completely taken over by a single topic like it has on several occasions. It will also be easier for those who really really follow recruiting to have all of the topics consolidated into one place.

Alex's picture's in the works

buck-I.8's picture

I've been following Silver Bullet since it only had like three blog posts, and I've been amazed to see how fast and comprehensively they've progressed. Great addition!

sir rickithda3rd's picture

welcome aboard derek and miles. i dont like to capitalize and rarely do so. hopefully more grey boxes await

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

Baroclinicity's picture

Welcome, boys!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

jkrk's picture

Welcome to Derek and Miles. I hope your dads know that there are sickos in Columbus, because I'd hate to see either one of you leave after a week or so.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture


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

Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

I wish I you guys could have seen of video as my face went from uncontrollable excitement to bitter realization and then finally to begrudgingly happy as i found out who the two new "commits" were, but in all seriousness welcome aboard guys!

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Great addition to the site!  I've been reading a lot of their stuff lately and both know what they're doing when it comes to covering Osu recruiting.  We're gonna be spoiled with recruiting stuff now lol.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

RBuck's picture

Is 11W considering coming out with their own star ratings or top 100 some day.. That would be so cool.

Long live the southend.

Alex's picture

It's tough to fairly rate players without seeing them play in person. Maybe we can do a top 10-20 in Ohio though etc

Seth4Bucks's picture

WHY?!?! 11W trolled me and tons of others with that headline. I was expecting some big news on the recruiting front! In a way this is big news in recruiting, but not the type of news I thought I was going to read about.
Welcome Derek and Miles and please slap someone upside the head for their choice in headline wording.

JColeman1's picture

Congrats Fellas....those two guys are great at what they do!!!!

capn's picture

how come we never had a heads up on these two before??? (alex/Gene). Never seen a Bio, No highlight reels, not even a hint they were coming on board. Someone drop the ball on this one :)

Capn, Make It So...

Maestro's picture

Welcome.  Look forward to more recruiting fixes.  Very cool.

vacuuming sucks

Derek Young's picture

Thanks guys. Hope to contribute a lot to the site. 

I too would enjoy a type of "rankings" but Alex is right, film is not good on itself to evaluate players.  Need more. 

Jdadams01's picture

Welcome guys! I really appreciate how 11W is constantly growing and improving.
And as others have said, screw this headline.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Welcome aboard guys!

Can't wait to see your contributions to the site.

Well played on the headline lol. Prior to clicking the link a bunch of names started flying through my head ....the result not what I was thinking but good news!