Curtis Samuel Is Number 17

By Jeremy Birmingham on August 16, 2013 at 1:46p
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Buckeyes get another playmaker

Lots of players talk about the famed "Percy Harvin role" in the Ohio State offense. Perhaps none fit that role better than Ohio State's newest commitment, New York star Curtis Samuel. Samuel committed to the Buckeyes today on the heels of a return visit to Columbus by his head coach at Erasmus Hall, Danny Landberg. Most speculated that Landberg's visit was a fact-finding mission, to ensure that in his eyes Ohio State was the right choice for his star player, and that turned out to be partially true.

"I don't think that was the initial point of the trip," Erasmus Hall assistant coach Ray Lizzi said. "It was a chance to talk to a great staff at Ohio State about x's and o's and to bring something back to our football team. I guess it could not hurt for (Landberg) to see how they do things a bit closer, to make sure it was a good fit for Curtis."

At 6-foot and 185 solid pounds, Samuel brings blazing 4.36-40 yard dash speed to an Ohio State offense along with a knack for putting the ball in the endzone. Samuel's talents have earned him offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Rutgers, Miami and more; but he chose the Buckeyes because of his relationship with Urban Meyer and his confidence in the Buckeyes' plans for him, plans that include being used in that fabled "Harvin" style.

Ohio State made Samuel their primary offensive focus.Urban Meyer handled Curtis Samuel's recruitment personally.

"Curt's style is based on his athleticism, he will fit in their offense at Ohio State very similar to how we use him at Erasmus," Lizzi added of Samuel. "Ohio State will use him in the slot like we do, east and west on the field but he can beat defense in the vertical game as well. He'll be incredible as a kick returner, too."

With Samuel in the mix, Ohio State not only gets a commitment from its top offensive target, they get a verbal pledge from one of the country's most explosive players as Urban Meyer continues to build an offensive powerhouse. The New York Daily News player of the year in the Empire State, Samuel is a quiet and unassuming guy off the field, but he's a monster on it. Terrifying defenses every time he touches the ball. Samuel bounced back in 2012 after breaking his ankle in three places in 2011 and has not looked back since.

With his commitment now out of the way, Samuel hopes to prepare in earnest for his senior season at Erasmus Hall. Helping secure the school's first championship a year ago has him focused on a repeat, and not being distracted by recruiting should help that cause. His coaches at Erasmus Hall find his humility and commitment to his team one of his best qualities. 

"Curt is very quiet, the decision to go to Ohio State, to leave the New York City area is huge," Lizzi continued. "The trip to Oregon for The Opening was the first time he'd ever left his family for any extended period of time. His decision it what's best for him and that's all we on our coaching staff want, but it's huge. We're very close with (Rutgers head football coach) Kyle Flood, I've exchanged baby pictures with him, but this was about Curt."

The Curtis Samuel File

  • Size: 6-0/185
  • Pos: ATH/WR
  • School: Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 8 (ATH)

Ohio State's recruiting has ramped up of late, and it could be argued that none of the commitments they've received since June have the impact that Samuel does. A five-star talent at running back, wide receiver or defensive back, Samuel's offer list is second to none and his skills are a perfect fit for the Ohio State offense. He could comfortably fill the role vacated by Corey "Philly" Brown and will get a chance to make an impact for the Buckeyes at a number of spots early in his career.

Eleven Warriors will have more on Samuel's commitment soon, but until then Buckeye fans welcome Curtis Samuel, your newest member of the "Dream 14," the Ohio State 2014 recruiting class.

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wibuckeye's picture

Boom!!!!

WIBUCKEYE

gumtape's picture

His commitment jumps us three spots up to number two in the 247 team rankings for 2014.
We are in the hunt for the mythical recruiting championship! Look out Saban.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Love it! I think Sabin might be starting to get a little worried!!
Go Bucks!!!

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Y'all mofo's know there is only one way to celebrate this commitment:

Cavluv23's picture

YESSSSS i was waiting for it !!!! the ever present and always classic air pump lmao !!

World travel is my passion spreading the word and grace of Ohio in every corner of the world . 

NYCBuckeye's picture

This is such an awesome gif, haha. What is this from?

cinserious's picture

Its actually a 'GOT MILK?' commercial.
5-star commitment. It does a body good.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Charlene's picture

He has moves and speed that makes him look out of place against the high school players. I would hate to be on a defense that is supposed to stop him and not look silly in the process. Another great get for the future of OSU. Can you imagine Wilson and himself on the field at the same time. They can not double both effectively. This class is amazing.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Yoooo, your comment got me way too excited by imagining Wilson and Samuel on the field together. These past couple classes and the current one are so incredible, I'm almost shaking profusely lol.

jvd253's picture

AWESOME
 
awesome start to the weekend
awesome that the season is two weeks away
awesome that the future is so bright

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Joe4's picture

This post sums up my feelings perfectly!

osu07asu10's picture

GET STUCK IN A MEETING FOR TWO FREAKING HOURS....and Curtis Samuel commits!
EXCELLENT!!!!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

ohio gf's picture

Lets try this again....go to another meeting for another two hours....lol

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

That downvote HAD to be a fat finger or TTUN fan.
+1 to JVD

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

captain obvious's picture

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Edincostarica's picture

Welcome Curtis to the Buckeye family.  Ohio state now #2 on 247 Sports.

biggy84's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation!!
 

BUCKfutter's picture

literally this time!!!

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

KBonay's picture

Coach agrees
 
 
 

Hovenaut's picture

I want to rock and roll all night, and party everyday.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

Powers's picture

or is it "part of everyday"?

Hovenaut's picture

Lol...I think Gene and Paul would agree these days.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Lol! My wife always thought The Eagles were singing, "Mirrirs on the ceiling, THEY DRINK CHAMPAIGN ON ICE..." in Hotel California.
Think I'm gonna put some PINK CHAMPAIGN ON ICE and celebrate Mr. Samuels' commitment.
That young man has some wheels! It looked like one team might have bee keeping a safety WAAAAAY deep & Curtis blew right by. Even dudes with angles had no chance.
Wow!

chromedomebuck's picture

Ecstatic! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis! HUUUUUUGGGGGGEEE pickup!
Go Bucks

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

mh277907's picture

Awesome. Just plain awesome.

buckeyebobcat

Mizzillion's picture

5 Star Grey Boxes rule.

Unky Buck's picture

Gray box! Yah! We've been waiting anxiously for this for awhile. Welcome aboard, Curtis!

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Findog5's picture

What a Friday!!!!  Sweeeet!

NCFinn

OSUStu's picture

Oh hell yeah!  What a great Friday!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

AndyVance's picture

Helluva way to end the week!

avail31678's picture

FLippin sweet.  I knew once he decided to not visit this weekend that it was because he'd already made up his mind and just wanted to concentrate on his new school year and senior football season.
I can't wait to see this guy play.  Aside from his blazing speed, didn't Urban like a lot of his athletic ability in general - e.g. jumping and other things like that?  Who can give me a physical breakdown of this guy?

WezBuck28's picture

Does anyone else want to run through a wall right now?!?
hell yeah, welcome aboard Mr.Samuel!!

buckguyfan1's picture

Wish I could buy a "round".... cheers Buckeye Fans!

Deuces Wild's picture

OHHHHH YEAH BABY!!!
Satan just sat back in his chair and realized that it is about to freeze over!!m
GO BUCKS!!!   O.H.  !!!!

WezBuck28's picture

Brady Hoke just choked on a cream stick..

mb5599's picture

He'll just wash it down with some gravy. No worries.

Big B

highwire's picture

Best way to kick off the weekend!

GoBucks713's picture

How Firm Thy Friendship...
 
Welcome home Curtis.

-The Aristocrats!

BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

Can't wait to see him ball out this year for Erasmus Hall!

rekrul's picture

Out Work, Out Think, Out Play!!!

cjmgobucks's picture

Future backfield of Samuel, Wilson and Elliott??!!  Good God. Speed kills!!

"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."
Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Danify's picture


Woot woot! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis!

Buckeyeneer's picture

Holleeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

Nick's picture

Man those Red Raiders sure do know how to ring a bell.
 

Oldschoolbuck's picture

So that's what they're calling it now?
That gif is somewhat disturbing ... But I'm almost THAT excited!

WoodOSU14's picture

I love how some "defenders" just gave up after he blew past them!  Nice pick up Buckeyes!

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Shit, what a ride!"

GV9's picture

Honestly, the competition didn't look so great, but Curtis did!  
Fantastic Pick Up for the Scarlet & Gray!!  

cinserious's picture

If Samuel broke his own ankle in 3 places, imagine what would happen to the "defenders" trying to stop him. If I were one of the said "defenders", I would also make a half-ass effort to catch him.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Buckeyefan52's picture

We got that BUCKEYE SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Slohio State, my arse.  Go Bucks!

buckeyefutbol's picture

Speed kills wolverines

"Lets beat the s*** out of M*******" -Urban Frank Meyer

ih8rolltyde's picture

Buck speed killz errbody.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I remember crying as a little kid when the '69 Buckeyes lost to the weasels; we've always had great players and speed burners at skill positions.
I don't EVER remember this much team speed, however, do any of you other Warriors?

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Urban is gathering weapons on offense. Really excited to watch Samuel and these other studs develop.

steensn's picture

HUGE get! Glad it is official!!!
That pushed us back to #2 on the 247 composite.

cinserious's picture

Am I really seeing this?

This day just got monumentally better!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

GoBucks713's picture

I'VE COME HERE FOR TWO THINGS, CHEWING GUM AND SIGNING 5 STARS, AND I'M ALL OUT OF GUM!

-The Aristocrats!

osubuck57's picture

Awesome News!! Welcome aboard Curtis!!

SCOTTC.

YtownBuck13's picture

Speed kills......now we need 'Kwon in the Buckeye family

cinserious's picture

...and Holley, Mavety, Prince, Lattimore,  aaaaaaand Erik Smith.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

stevebelliseeya's picture

Aaaaand we immediately move up to No. 2 on 247!  WHAT WHAT

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

buckeyefutbol's picture

Celebratory GIFs are always the best!

"Lets beat the s*** out of M*******" -Urban Frank Meyer

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

OldColumbusTown's picture

Samuel and Campbell in the same class, and that following a class of Wilson, Marshall, Clark, and Elliott.
Speed, speed, and more speed on the offensive side of the ball for the Buckeyes.  The fast just keep getting faster!

OldColumbusTown's picture

And I even forgot to mention McLaurin... WOW.

NYCBuckeye's picture

2014 (and beyond) backfield really could be thunder and lightning personified.
Smith, Dunn, Ball bringing the power
Samuel, Wilson, Elliot, Campbell with the speed
 
Wow, great time to be an Ohio State Buckeye

KE's picture

Of all the celebration gifs, this one is the best. But then I'm older than most of you.

jayt's picture

fuckin right doggie!!!

Notor's picture

Guy looks great but that level of competition is yikes. I trust in Urban though, and there's no doubt he's a legit burner and I'm excited with what we can do with him.

Buckeye1996's picture

Yeah. I think Urban took the lead on recruiting Curtis. That alone should tell us something.

BEREABUCKEYE's picture

Wonder how he's going to react the first time he gets tackled in college because it sure has happened in high school...

TheAFBuckeye's picture

Searched around but couldn't find it. Anybody know where this actual video is? Would like to see it in context. Both reactions are priceless.

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

argyle182021's picture

I had always wondered myself so I looked and finally found it.  It's from an Australian morning show.  The male anchor, Karl Stefanovic, is pretty funny and says lots of borderline inappropriate things on air.  He's like a real life Ron Burgandy - including being still drunk from a night of partying in a few of the videos.  I just wasted enjoyed half an hour of youtube clips.  The one that the gif is lifted from isn't nearly as funny as most of the other stuff, but here's the link.  It's all the way at the end of the video:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzmAEQzZJ5Q
 
 

TheAFBuckeye's picture

Thanks!  I see what you mean.  I wasted a little time watching a few myself.

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

KingsRite's picture

YES! YES! YES!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Buckeyes LOVE this commitment, and they are still hoping to land another key WR in this class. 

NYCBuckeye's picture

From what you gather - between Dixon and Brown (Trevion Thompson as well, though he doesn't seem like as high a possibility) which is higher on the big board?

buckguyfan1's picture

Mr. Brown I presume?

awarren84's picture

Well Birm just entered a Crystal Ball pick for Dixon to OSU and Brown to VT...so assume he is hinting at Dixon.

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

TexasBuck11's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis!!!

raki's picture

This Made my weekend. Hurray

DefendYoungstown's picture

BOOM goes the TNT!!!!

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

JYBUCKEYE's picture

YYYEEEESSS!!!!  Urban Frank Meyer strikes again. Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

That video ... oh.my.goodness.

Kaceybrown's picture

I'm gonna go get some cake n ice cream now

millertime2011's picture

How this kid is 116 nationall on rivals, unranked on espn and the #25 WR on scout is beyond me. He's gotta jump into the top 30 nationally on all of these at some point.

LouGroza's picture

Every time I turn away for a couple hours something like this happens! Last time it was D. Knox, this time it's Mr. Samuel. Great news. Another great kid. Congrats Curtis!

Kaceybrown's picture

Well, go back to work for a few hours and lets what you can pull off this time!

Mizzillion's picture
Squirrel Master's picture

How is that possible. We all knew about him during all the camps before the Opening! I think I saw his tape at least 2-3 times before the Opening.
Bruce you be slippin!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

DMcDougal24's picture

In his defense he's not a go-to for recruiting coverage at all. Just a national sports reporter.

jedkat's picture

speedgasm.

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

buckeyedude's picture

Just watched the video. I couldn't figure out which player was Samuel because they didn't highlight the player in question.
In all seriousness, this dude likes to run so much, in one clip it looked like he wanted to keep running way past the end zone, aka Forrest Gump!

 

 

KingKosar's picture

Freakin' awesome!  What a way to start the weekend!

GoBucksOSU's picture

What a great Friday this is! Curtis Samuel will be a beast!

Nick's picture

Wow imagine Wilson, Marshall, Clark, Samuel & EGW on offense ^_^

SOF_Buckeye's picture

The speed in this class is outstanding.... I think sec better start finding some tOSU SPEED!!!

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

Seattle Linga's picture

I think D coordinators just lost a bunch of sleep in months and years to come.
Congrats young man!

hit_the_couch's picture

Let's hope they all aren't just hype since none of them have played a single college down yet.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Deuces Wild's picture

Debbie Downer has entered the building! Dude.....don't rain on our celebration parade!!  :)
upvote for you to cheer you up!!

hit_the_couch's picture

hahahahahahaha Thanks.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Unky Buck's picture

Nothing like a shirt fresh from the dryer or a new 5-star commit!

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InHartWeTrust's picture

If all else fails, the oven works too...just don't overdo it.

Unky Buck's picture

And keep it away from pizza ovens in particular

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Jangs78's picture

I had one meeting all day and when I come out this is the first piece of news I see....its gonna be a goooooood weekend!!
 
5 Star Friday Baby!!!

ChillitownBuck30's picture

I loved his highlight video.  He seems to have great vision.  And, his speed is definitely no fluke, WOW!  What a fantastic pick-up!  O-H!

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

droessl's picture

I-OHMYGODTHISGUYISAMAZING

mshaf's picture

Another 4.3 guy.  AWESOME !

KingsRite's picture

I'm calling it now! We lay 80+ on somebody in the next 4yrs!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

thowen79's picture

Somebody?... more like EVERYBODY!

bodast67's picture

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

741's picture

Oooooooh-wheeee! What up with that! What's up with that!

droessl's picture

I'm really going to miss Sudeikis dancing in a track suit

RBuck's picture

We now have more offensive weapons than the Pentagon.

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

cinserious's picture

And we haven't even landed Eric Glover Williams yet!
Imagine a program who takes supreme two-way talent like Marshon Lattimore who can wreak so much havok on offense... and recruit them purely for DEFENSE! That program is Urban Meyer's OSU.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Eph97's picture

Other teams are going to have to pick their poison! So much speed on the team with Wilson, McLaurin, and now Samuel.

InHartWeTrust's picture

Plus about 5 other burners...awesome stuff.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Video reminds me of MoC's senior season, never getting caught from behind...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Hayesedandconfused's picture

WOW.. Urbans work paying off

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Went to gym, no phone for an hour, then BOOM. Next up!

Squirrel Master's picture

Total surprise! We were thrown off the trail and then BAM! it happens. nothing wrong with that!
I don't see him as being as elusive or agile like Dontre or even Braxton, they can juke better than him, but his angles are top notch. He knows how to run so that he takes the best angle to outrun someone and looks like he can outrun pretty much anyone. I see him as a slightly more north south type runner than Dontre. I like that because it means he uses angles to continue moving forward without dancing too much or hesitating. He doesn't look for the homerun even though he ends up hitting it quite often.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

InHartWeTrust's picture

Perfect to step in for Philly's spot next year.

BuckeyeVet's picture

@Squirrel - He reminds me SO much of Teddy Ginn. And your observations about his style vs. Dontre or Braxton is spot on.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

cinserious's picture

You realize we're about to have Ted Gin Jr., Percy Harvin, and Braxton Miller on the same team at the same time. Soon we'll have EGW join the fold.
BTW: Samuel plays Ted Ginn Jr.
         Dontre Wilson plays Percy Harvin
         Braxton Miller plays Braxton Miller.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

buckeyedude's picture

+1 Cinserious! I think I know how this story is going to end.
And like Hollywierd, a happy ending is all but guaranteed!
 

 

 

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

SPEED KILLS!  Welcome to the Buckeye Family Curtis!
I'm headed to ATL this weekend for a few Braves game and this just started my weekend off right.

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Awesome get.  Can wait to see him in S&G.

Embrace it.

2014nationalchamps's picture

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Curtis, you will be a stud in S&G. Welcome to the team.

O-H-I-O  for life

Poison nuts's picture

Remember when people were worried about this recruiting class?

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Yes, I do. I remember the "what the hell is going on?" hand-wringing over the 2013 class as well.
It's pretty funny to think about those posts now.

DJ Byrnes's picture

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

awarren84's picture

Wow DJ...we are all deeply offended that you would show people rioting and promote rioting!
 
But seriously...why is the guy on the left doing pushups...kinda awesome! haha

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

gobucks96's picture

It's Canada, dude... Nobody can understand them..

Unky Buck's picture

With their giant, flapping heads and weird traditions...

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DJ Byrnes's picture

watched this 50 times never saw the dude banging out pushups. i suppose there is no bad time to work on your core, though.

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

buckz4evr's picture

i suppose there is no bad time to work on your core, though.

Hahahaha. 1,000 upvotes

Brutus Forever's picture

lol dude fell right into the fire

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

harleymanjax's picture

Sparty gonna Spart!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BeijingBucks's picture

this is how they celebrate the Troy Smith signing up North.

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

thekornidentity's picture

We all knew this was coming, but HOLY CRAP THIS IS STILL AWESOME!!!

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

Estrada's picture


Personally I like this gif in reverse better (but who cares, this is great gray box news).

DJ Byrnes's picture

as a Lakers fan, the fact these two are wearing Dwight Howard T-shirt jerseys is perfect. also i agree, the reverse GIF somehow just puts the cherry on top.

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

skid21's picture

Kinda takes away from the fact you have two adult men wearing matching t-shirt jerseys. The cherry on top is one is also wearing sun glasses at a basketball game.

cinserious's picture

The kid on the left is Tom Cruise's illegitimate scientology son.
The kid on the right is the son of the main bad guy on Death Wish 3.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

ohio gf's picture

Looks to me like he has Ted Ginn speed

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Helllloooooooooooooooo Brooklyn!

Right Again's picture

This is a good indicator on how HUGE this is...

ajg OSU 5's picture

Hell yes

Muck Fichigan

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

Welcome, young man! Good of you to join us. 
 
Kid gets his knees up and strides out like Teddy Ginn and has hip movement in traffic. Me likely.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Oh boofuckingyah!  His commitment doesn't come as a shock to me, but still, it's great now that we know for sure that he's BUCKEYE!  Great get.   

Class of 2010.

AltaBuck's picture

I'M JACKED.....LET'S GET THIS SEASON STARTED!

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

BuckeyePride's picture

That is just creepy lol

How Firm Thy Friendship....

HighBallAce's picture

Someone needs to slip the dude some Milk of Magnesia or something....lol

ToothBuck's picture

Reminds me a little of Teddy Ginn once he hits stride. Welcome aboard Curtis!!!

BuckeyeVet's picture

EXACTLY what I was thinking. Long stride, that extra gear, head tilted down a little, and the ball carried high & tight on his chest.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

Sin City Buckeye's picture

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

Poison nuts's picture

This. Is. Awesome.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

cinserious's picture

Really wish this included the electric shock part at the end.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Sin City Buckeye's picture

That's what I was originally looking for but couldn't find it. This was good though!

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

Borrowed Time's picture

urban meyer doin what he does best

EDUGOON's picture

BRRRROOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNN!!! Welcome Curtis!!!! #GOBUCKS 
We are building on something scary for defenses to deal with in the present and the future looks down right scarier for the rest of the country. We got Dontre,Jalin,James Clark,Curtis Samuels,Parrish Campbell and possibly EGDUB out of Canton!! We will have speed on deck!!! Love it! #GOBUCKS
 

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USAFBuckeye82's picture

Welcome to the team Curt!! Happy to have you! Go Bucks!!

lamplighter's picture

welcome aboard Mr. Samuel

Knarcisi's picture

Happy 40th birthday to me!

Baroclinicity's picture

Well happy birthday you crusty old bastard! My gift to you is an upvote. Plus I will go back to 3 other posts in the past and upvote those as well.

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

Knarcisi's picture

Awesome.  Thanks.  4 more things than I got from the wife!

Knarcisi's picture

And anyway, the best gifts come in gray boxes!

MN Buckeye's picture

After one of the most horrible days of my life (I had to fire 7 people), this is great news!

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

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BuckeyeVet's picture

@ MN Buckeye - That truly sucks. I know how it feels. Drink that beer tonight.

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Knarcisi's picture

I had to do it only once and it was not fun.  My sympathies to you.  Must have been some deep cuts to have you do 7 today.  That's insane. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Man, that's rough. I agree, grab a beer or seven.

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

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Fire or lay off?  Big difference.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

Not if he feels wretched about it either way...

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

MN Buckeye's picture

Dammit, layoff. No way I will sleep tonight.
Thanks everyone. I appreciate it.

WhySoSerious's picture


I also had a f'd up day but this right here, makes me forget about it all. AWESOME.

Rare&Uncommon

Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

Seattle Linga's picture

Dude carried it on average over 11.5 yards per carry!
HELLO

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis!! Hope you love it in Columbus!
Go Bucks!!

BtownBuckeye's picture

Where Brooklyn at!??!??!?

DannyBeane's picture

So picture 2 years from now. Clark, Marshall, Wilson, Samuel, Mclauren, JT Barrett and all the other playmakers have now had a little experience. They're gelling well as a team. Now you are the Defensive Coordinator for some other team. How do you stop them? I repeat HOW DO YOU STOP THEM?

ScarletNGrey01's picture

You cannot STOP them ... you can only hope to CONTAIN them.  :P

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

D-Day0043's picture

Holy crap! This kid has got some jets! Great vision too.

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wolfman's picture

That was a long 48 hours!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

SSSSSWWWWEEEEETTTTTT!!!!
 
Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Curtis!!!  You've just officially upgraded your life!!!

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

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SOF_Buckeye's picture

The world wide leader seems to always have Buckeyes commits/targets lower than many of the other services. While I won't go so far as to hint conspiracy, their 'love' of all things sec, and amplifying those classes, seems out of balance. Regardless, the Buckeye coaching staff is more competent than the talking heads in Bristol.

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

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

argyle182021's picture

That creep can roll, man.

Poison nuts's picture

8 year olds dude...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

mshaf's picture

Don`t F@&K with the Jesus man !

Bamabucknut's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Curtis.You made a great choice !

KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Toilrt Paper's picture

There are usually 8 lanes in the finals of the 100 meters. There are not enough lanes to fit all of Ohio State's 4.3 guys.

pjtobin's picture

I hope who ever is filming the Buckeyes next year has a high speed camera. He makes those defenders look like their moving in slow motion. So we shall call him turbo!

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

zbd's picture

Here on the east coast Curtis Samuel came down to OSU/Rutgers.  A close call until Jonathan Hilliman (NJ best) committed to Rutgers Thursday. The NJ/NY area has some players. Looking forward to seeing both in the Big Ten games. Rutgers will be better than most people think.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

According to Samuel's coach, he made his decision quite some time ago, everything since has been dotting the Is & crossing the Ts. It wasn't a 'close call' and Hilliman's decision had nothing to do with it.
The Big Ten is going to be a much tougher road for Rutgers than most people think.
Edit: BTW here's a relevant quote:

"He told me along time ago," Landberg said of when Samuel knew he was headed to Ohio State. "This was something that didn't just occur. It's a situation with Urban Meyer and his offense and his opportunity and it's been that to him. I just wanted him to do his due diligence."

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Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

CCatanzaro's picture

[EDIT] God, I tried so hard to post a GIF, but I just couldn't make it work because I have never posted one on here before.  I fail, but the Buckeyes will not!

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DannyBeane's picture

Make sure your gif is hosted on a website and then copy the gifs web address into the image icon that's between the unlink and embed media icons on the tool bar of your post.

BassDropper's picture

The way he makes the defender miss tackles he should be known as "The Brooklyn Dodger"

DIRECTIONER

SOF_Buckeye's picture

An upvote for originality! I was trying to think of something relating to Brooklyn and was having a brain freeze...

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

BSTP DeCon's picture

My deployment just got 100 times better this week! Thanks Curtis Samuel and welcome to OHIO STATE!!!!

thowen79's picture

I watched that highlight video a couple of months ago, but for some reason it felt much better watching it knowing he is going to play for tOSU. Super excited!

FROMTHE18's picture

I was always impressed with the depth of speed that Oregon seemed to possess over the past 5 years; one reason why that program is what it is now...but I think Meyer and the staff are taking what Oregon did to the next level...SPEED is the theme for Meyer's recruiting class the last couple of years and this '13 Class is loaded with it...B1G should be warned.

buckeyedude's picture

 
Ya know for years the SEC fans had been bragging about their speed, and I didn't buy into it until the 2006 NC game. That was truly an I opener for me and I'm sure many OSU and B1G fans.
 
Urban Meyer has now brought SEC speed to the B1G. TTUN ironically, is going back to the traditional, larger type player(and slower). It's going to be really interesting to see how this plays out in the next few years.  
I hope Urban will keep going after more big ugly O and D lineman to balance out the size.

 

 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You became a believer in 'SEC speed' because of a game in which Ohio State was dominated in the trenches?
 
 

porkchop's picture

Just watched the video and totally took me back to Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl.  

Crimson's picture

Great, I go out of town, and I miss the party!  Congrats to Curtis on joining the Buckeye family.  Maybe I should leave town more often.

Oyster's picture

OSU has certainly evolved from the punt being the most important play in football.  And I like it!  Not that I didn't appreciate what Coach Tressel did, but this is gonna be a hoot for the next few years, and hopefully longer. 

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

The punt may still be the most important play in OSU football.  It is now about forcing your opponent to punt so our 4.3 speed players can get the ball in their hands.

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

It's getting to be very easy to see how this offense could be nuts if you have EZ-E and Dontre Wilson rotating at RB, Jalin Marshall as the primary split wide-out, and Curtis Samuel as the slot receiver.  Or even flip the WRs.  Have Curtis Samuel run by safeties at 4.3 for the bomb as Marshall uses his power and elusiveness to rack up massive YAC from the slot.
Urban has really out-done himself building an insane set of weapons in 2 years.