Your Friday Night Lights Open Thread

By 11W Staff on July 26, 2013 at 6:00p
Friday Night Lights will welcome some of the best committed and on the fence prospects in the nation.

Tonight's the night, recruitniks. Ohio State will welcome some of the best committed and on the fence prospects – full list here – to the Horseshoe for the second edition of Friday Night Lights.

Admission is free and the weather is magnificent, so if you plan to head out to the stadium, you can join other dubbers in section 21AA. If you can't make it to the Shoe, feel free to pull up a chair and follow the action right here. If you're on Twitter, now would probably be a good time to go ahead and follow Jeremy, Mike and Jordan as they'll be at the event bringing you full coverage.

Player registration takes place from 6:00-6:30 p.m., followed by a welcome from the Ohio State coaching staff, and then strength and conditioning, position drills, 1-on-1, pass rush and skill vs skill workouts.



osubuck57's picture

Jordan, Jeremy, or Mike, will they announce attendance for FNL or no?? Fan wise??


Buckeyefan4life's picture

No ones in 21aa, where is the 11w crew?

KBonay's picture

11W section at FNL has been moved to 22AA.

buckguyfan1's picture

Keep them coming Birm and Company!  Thanks for all you do for 11W Nation!

DWright's picture

Sounds like Curtis Samuel is a high priority, hope we can secure him... His highlight reel is sick.
Curious as to why he is not dressed to work out though, some kind of injury?

Mi.Buckeye's picture

Sounds like he is almost a lock.

KBonay's picture

any pics to share?

Jordan Wagner's picture

Birm will have a ton on pictures on Sunday. Birm has an event he has to attend tomorrow. 

DenBuck's picture

Eddie & Urban talking to Curtis. Throw in some Archie. Amazing. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Cheers all, have a blast out there tonight!

Go Bucks!

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Eye27's picture

How awesome is technology in the 21st century?!  I feel like I am there even though I am nowhere near Columbus.   Thanks so much to the 11W staff!!!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Why aren't there pictures of this? :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

SaddleRiverBuckeye's picture

note to Curtis Samuel... call Brooklyn's John Brockington or New Jersey's Bruce Elia or Bruce Jankowski to see how great it is to be a Buckeye!!! BEST PLACE ON EARTH!!!

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Eye27's picture

That might be a recruiting no no, but he could just talk to Eli Apple from NJ.

shadybuck's picture

i dont think braxton barrios needs to do any agility drills haha

JasonR's picture

Who is the guy in the red superman shirt and camo hat? He seems to have quite a cheering section.

Buckeyefan4life's picture

Heard it was Eric Grover-Williams, here watching him he is fast 

JasonR's picture

Thanks, I think you are right. He is blazing fast!

KingKosar's picture

Dare we call him "Super Grover???"

KingKosar's picture

Buzzkill.  :)
You're right though...

WhySoSerious's picture

My bad bro. Im drinking enough for the both of us tonight so let me re buzz ya.

DenBuck's picture

If we can't get Samuel with this presentation, I'll be SHOCKED!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Thanks guys!!! This makes sitting up here in Toronto is awesome enough but this site and staff make it even better because I can stay up on what is going on with the Buckeyes!!!  Keep up the great work folks!!!

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skid21's picture

Looks like the stadium is empty.

BME_Buckeye's picture

That's because everyone say on the East side of the stadium in 19A/AA-23A/AA
It was quite a few people there but it died so we left. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Blobman's picture

Who is number 293?? He looks good!!

JasonR's picture

That OSU/TSUN rivalry video was freaking awesome! I wish The Game was tomorrow.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Is there any chance that The Game video played on the big screen will be replayed or on youtube? Best video ever....

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


BierStube's picture

EGW better get a  comittable offer tonight

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

Jordan Wagner's picture

He has had a commitable offer. He was impressive. 

ODEEZ330's picture

Good to hear my boy egw killing it again. Mckinley stand up. Him vs webb wow i would pay to see that match up

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UrbanBuckeye's picture

I think Berrios is a guy we'd recruit a lot harder if we had room in the class.

In Urban We Trust!

b_pbucksfans's picture

Happy to see Berrios got that offer he worked for! Really like his swagger and the way he carries himself.

William's picture

I was at FNL and Meyer was definitely spending some time with Berrios, he had a ~10 minute discussion with him later in the evening, and it looked like Pantoni was talking with him as well. 

As for Berrios, he doesn't have elite straight line speed, but that kid has some ridiculous moves. If I'm not mistaken, during 1-on-1 drills, he had a sick double move that absolutely broke the DB's ankles. 

JasonR's picture

I saw that move, it was crazy. He's not a burner, but nobody could cover him, at least from what I saw. After tonight I would definitely like to see him in this class.

UrbanBuckeye's picture

Isn't Berrios really small? That's concerning. Congrats to the kid on his offer, but I don't think there is room. Still have guys like Curtis Samuel, Trevion Thompson and Johnnie Dixon who are in the mix.

In Urban We Trust!

William's picture

He's 5'8" or so, and it was pretty evident how short he is when he was standing next to Meyer, but he was easily one of the best players on the field tonight. The guy will be working the slot in college, so he doesn't need to be all that tall..

UrbanBuckeye's picture

I think he's a "Plan B" or "Plan C" kind of guy that we'' take a commitment from if a disaster happens with the other 2014 WRs. Still think we'd easily take Samuel (well, yeah) and Noah Brown before Berrios.

In Urban We Trust!

cplunk's picture

If a guy with the acceleration and balance necessary to run a 3.81 shuttle time is a plan B or Plan C guy, then you know your team doesn't have many problems.

UrbanBuckeye's picture

And Noah Brown, a perfect outside WR. Forgot to add him.

In Urban We Trust!

jaggs's picture

Does Drew Dileo (UM) work as a comparable player for Berrios?

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I see what you're saying, but just watched UM-MSU replay and he was the difference. I think Berrios is much, much better and more shifty, but I think those guys who know how to get open are sometimes way more effective than simple burners.

jaggs's picture

Probably Jeremy Gallon would be the best comparison now that I think of it. Extremely quick, but not a burner, excellent at high-pointing the ball and overall athleticism. 

Gametime's picture

It was pretty cool sittin with my best bud and my daughter watching these young bucks go at it!
EGW vs. Webb was pretty dope; Barrios, Johnson, & watch out, there was another kid there running really crisp routes (white kid) wearing all white. He was really polished out there!
I couldn't find the 11W gang, so I had to settle for sitting next to this guy:

Steve Wiltfong sat next to us later too and we chopped it up; he then tweeted:

He's a great salesman...really had me almost subscribe to Bucknuts on the spot...almost.
It was a great night!

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TheBadOwl's picture

I think we all do, but I think that, since Birm and Jordan came on board, the content on this site has gotten even better, somehow.

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.

buck-I.8's picture

Well to be fair, Birm was here while Alex was for a long time, but I agree Jordan has done a great job.

bodast67's picture

Love the jersey GAMETIME.




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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'm still not convinced Alex is over 18.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

pjtobin's picture

Dagnabit. I missed it. And all I did tonight was watch tv. Man that stinks. I wanted to take the kids. Oh well. There is always next year. 
It sounds like it was a blast to watch. Who is recruiting the EGW kid? I haven't heard of him until tonight. Maybe I did and just forgot? I only get my fix here at 11 w. And if I missed something about him can someone post the link? Thanks. And thanks to everyone who went out and covered this event. We should fill the stadium next year. So the recruits get the full buckeye treatment. GO BUCKS!!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

I'm actually pretty happy Braxton Berrios got an offer tonight. Naturally Curtis Samuel is offensive weapon target number one, and see Berrios more likely to commit to us that Thompson and Dixon (though I do like our chances w/ Noah Brown). It just sucks w/ reduced schollies and the likelihood they'll still want 4 more guys on the defensive side plus 1-2 OL recruits. 

nfischer's picture

Twitter and the 11W staff was immensely helpful watching FNL! It was my first time, but I'll definitely be back. My son ate it up. Shaking Ezekiel Elliot and Joey Bosa's hand absolutely made his day!

skid21's picture
skid21's picture

Ok, I just joined this party and saw this tweet. Is he really 5'8' (per 247)?  Wow!

GV9's picture

How great is it to get back to actual football action after such a depressing week of off-the-field mash-ups?!  
It's always good to remember that only a very small number of these young men screw up in major ways away from what they came to tOSU for.  
Looking forward to the start of the season like crazy now!

ToothBuck's picture

Hey guys, which color and number was lonnie johnson?

Jordan Wagner's picture

Don't hold me to this, but I believe Lonnie Johnson was wearing blue shorts with the headband pulled down to his neck. I didn't see too much of him. 

Crimson's picture

We can finally stop criticizing a recruit for saying "in no order,"  when it's clearly in an order!