Mike Gesicki: Ohio State's Missing Piece

By Kyle Rowland on August 20, 2013 at 12:31p
The easiest puzzle to solve.

Schools are always getting creative when it comes to recruiting information. Ohio State is no different, but the Buckeyes latest creation deserves bonus points. 

Four-star tight end Mike Gesicki tweeted out a photo yesterday that indicates Ohio State coaches believe he is the missing piece. Gesicki, rated as a top-5 tight end, is 6-foot-5, 236 pounds. In the Meyer offense, tight ends are an important part of the process. Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett have learned that during fall camp.

Now Gesicki discovered it. 

He will decide between Ohio State, Duke, Florida, Miami, Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin.

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Jugdish's picture

I love this coaching staff. Who wouldn't want to be the missing piece to a great program?

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USMC11917's picture

Last comment = I ain't come to play school....

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

this is wonderful...I guess they still see him fitting in this class. In this type of offense, i'm sure there is a huge premium put on a solid TE prospect.

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Squirrel Master's picture

its a heck of a lot better than a crayon letter saying BS motivation lines.

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Scott's picture

Is it just me or does this mail from Wisconsin to Gesicki make next to no sense?

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gwright78's picture

Lol...that is so lame. It's like the OSU recruiting minds sat down for an hour and plotted, while the Wisky staff talked for a couple seconds at the urinal. "'The next great Wisconsin tight end'....this is gonna be freakin awesome!"
Actually, it's a bit nauseating to me that this happens, but I guess that's the culture we live in. And I'm glad OSU is good at it.

Sean N's picture

I agree with you about the nauseating part.  Hard to believe that there is a group of grown men whose job is to come up with clever valentines to teenage boys.  But if that is what has to be done, at least do it well.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I don't get it either

Yeti's have feelings too.

DannyBeane's picture

It looks like Gesicki is being stabbed by a 100 swords. Clearly does not look like he is sitting on an iron throne.

foeski's picture

That is what I thought too.  I am still not sure how that is supposed to pump him up and sway his decision for the badgers.

gwright78's picture

This is so like an NCAA institution to try to shamelessly capitalize on the popularity of puzzles with 18 year olds.

BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

With Thomas out, I think getting a TE for this class is a must.

cinserious's picture

Excused me? Did I miss something? What Thomas is out?

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BullCityBuckeye's picture

First class presentation.  In all seriousness, I think any 17 or 18 year old would love this type of focused attention.  I know I would have at that age.  

doodah_man's picture

Looks like they haven't put together the puzzle of the "Shoe?" in the background.

Jim "DooDah" Day

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IBleedSandG's picture

I'd say this is Sam Silverman's work. Love it.


45OH4IO's picture

Is there a way 11W can make it so I can just put my face over his, change the number to 40, and turn it into a Fat Head to put in my man cave?

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Want this kid badly. Think he is the next Kyle Rudolph.

DJ Byrnes's picture

technically those are missing pieces

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USMC11917's picture

I think this means it is ready to be framed.

Maestro's picture

That Mike Gesicki is one piece of..........puzzle.

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1967Buck's picture

   WOW!!! What a great idea. That looked really cool. Hook, Line, Sinker has been put out. Lets see if this kid bites. Go Bucks.

Phillips.449's picture

Did everyone else not get this treatment when they applied to tOSU?  I have my puzzle framed.

BuckeyePride's picture

Pretty cool idea. Hope it works!

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buckeyedude's picture

Hope we get this young man. We need more players with Polish surnames.
Seriously, we could use a TE in this class. But doesn't he look a little like Storm Klein?



MrCarson's picture

Is that part of a black guy's left ear in the piece to the right of the black?  

Haybucks's picture

It does look out of place for that piece, doesn't it?  It still has more of a professional quality than Wiscy's blurred eyed 2nd rate ripoff of the Game of Thrones.

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avail31678's picture

I can't tell if it's that or us WINNING.

Hayesedandconfused's picture

Great recruiting tool, I'm impressed.  I can't imagine how this recruit felt

ChazBuckeye's picture

I have a feeling he'll be a Buckeye.

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