Your Army All-American Bowl Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 4, 2014 at 11:56a
352 Comments
Ohio State commits at the US Army All-American Bowl

Seven Ohio State commits will be in action for the US Army All-American Bowl. The seven, appearing in the group photo above, are (L-R) Johnnie Dixon, Dante Booker, Damon Webb, Demetrius Knox, Marcelys Jones, Jalyn Holmes and Curtis Samuel.

Two other participants in the game could soon join the seven as Ohio State pledges, as the Glenville duo of Erick Smith [Update: Smith committed to Ohio State] and Marshon Lattimore [Update: Lattimore joined his teammate and will play for Ohio State] plan to announce their decisions today.

1 PM, NBC.

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BuckNutzGasMan's picture

Call me crazy but Smith to MSU would not bother me.  I think they are a package deal.

OSU1995's picture

Yes, because our defensive back play this year has been so stellar. No italics needed.

“You have to make decisions, ... I've never pretended that every decision I've made was right. And I've been reminded of that.” 

     - James Patrick Tressel

nrbuckguy's picture

Crazy, until our defensive backfield is solidified I say we take as many top 200 db's as we can get our hands on.

In Urban We Trust

NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

1:00 eastern start time***

ITWASME's picture

Thanks for clearing this up for me I thought I was missing an hour of the game somehow

Jordan Wagner's picture

EAST:

WR Johnnie Dixon - #4 
OL Marcelys Jones - #50
DE Jalyn Holmes - #90
DT Derrick Nnadi - #65
OLB Dante Booker - #47
CB Erick Smith - #22
CB Marshon Lattimore - #2
SS Curtis Samuel - #14

WEST:

LT Demetrius Knox -#77
DE Solomon Thomas - #17
DT Malik McDowell - #67
CB Damon Webb - #21

RoyMunson's picture

Crazy representation. Go Bucks.

NObuck-I-inTEAM's picture

Nnadi, Smith, Lattimore, and Thomas are included on our commit list.  Must mean they are locks.

dustinccc's picture

Ok at the risk of rehashing this thread.  I assumed Smith was not announcing today?  Just looking for conformation he will or will not be announcing today.
 

LILBUCKEYE's picture

He confirmed on twitter that he will indeed be announcing today

The Ohio State University '17

FROMTHE18's picture

when are we expecting Smith and Lattimore to decide? Not sure if ill watch most of the game outside of those two announcements. 

Jordan Wagner's picture

Erick Smith will announce during the 2nd quarter. Marshon Lattimore during the 4th quarter. 

kgab11's picture

I would have thought they would announce together at the same time. Doesn't it kind of give Lattimore's decision away? 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Thanks, Jordan. Do you have a link to the rest of the commitment times? 

KingsRite's picture

Lets please focus on the future now. Go Bucks!
 

“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

Whatever happens with the the Glenville kids today, don't expect their recruitment to be finished.

BuckNutzGasMan's picture

unless the go to school on monday

Jordan Wagner's picture

Only Jones is expected to enroll early. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Birm, you're kind of scaring me now.

sbentz4's picture

Pregame show on NBCsN right now.

Tjames43's picture

If we get Erick and Marshon today (barring commits to schools ahead of us during the game) we move up to 2nd on Rivals and 4th on scout. Just thought Id let yall know

FROMTHE18's picture

Dante Booker Jr. going to light it up today. 

millertime2011's picture

I love collier, but damn, i wish we hadn't waited so long on offering kyle allen. Almost a lock that he would've been a buckeye.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Kyle would have committed to Ohio State had they offered six months earlier, I say that with little hesitation.

UrbanCulture's picture

Damn. Was it because we were still hoping for Watson? 

Hayze's picture

I don't remember, why didn't we offer him early? DeShaun Watson?

KBonay's picture

That one stings still...

bukyze's picture

Correct.  Swing and a miss.

joglassford's picture

I hope the people at ESPN are taking notes. This is how you put on a HS All-America game. Much better showcase than the UA game IMO.

buckeye03's picture

Couldn't agree more. NBC and the Army do a great job putting this game on. ESPiN and Under Armour put on kind of a joke game with ridiculous jerseys and only really mention players from the south and those going to SEC schools. The Army game shows players from all over the country and talks about all the confrences. Really impressed with this game and how the Army and NBC have put it on. It really makes ESPiN look bad.

millertime2011's picture

Damn, with "the best blitzing linebacker in the country" coming in we may need to start, you know, actually blitzing more.

FROMTHE18's picture

what is this "blitzing" you are referring to? Is it the same mythical status as "press coverage"?

Braxton2Devin's picture

Booker getting A LOT of love

dustinccc's picture

anybody else getting a high pitched sound during the  game broadcast?  FWIW I am on Direct TV

millertime2011's picture

Anyone know why Samuel is playing in the defensive backfield today? Nearly 100% of people project him on the offensive side of the ball.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Just a matter where they need him.

Jordan Wagner's picture

He's a very good safety. It's just a case that his AA team needed him on defense because they have a lot of offensive weapons. 

rdubs's picture

These games can't totally pick their lineups based on setting up everything position-wise.  My guess is that he just is more versatile than some of the other guys (also I believe at least a couple teams recruited him on defense).  Apparently he will play a bit on offense as well.
 

FROMTHE18's picture

Army All American Uni's > UA All American Uni's.

UrbanCulture's picture

Accidental DV. Someone help me out

rdubs's picture

I do wish that we could see the numbers on the yellow team a bit better.

FROMTHE18's picture

please Thomas, come to Columbus.

iBuckeye's picture

Is there a live stream of this game anywhere? Working on weekends is hell lol.

millertime2011's picture

Also, Smith is a CB in this game, but isn't it a lock he's a safety at the next level?

Jordan Wagner's picture

I like him as a safety, but he has been getting rave reviews as a lockdown corner at Army All-American practices. 

KBonay's picture

Good morning Buckeyes. Hopefully everyone feeling a bit better today...

sgtlil's picture

Live Stream on NBC Sports

ITWASME's picture

Jalyn Holmes already getting pressure

millertime2011's picture

Great tackle by Lattimore. Playing 10 yards off, he'll fit in well here :-/

FROMTHE18's picture

Kyle Allen looks good so far. Accurate on the run.

HighBallAce's picture

I could have missed, I'm sure I have but I'm too lazy to go back through all the posts. Are we still in on Soloman Thomas or has he chosen elsewhere?

Jordan Wagner's picture

Stanford and Ohio State are considered his top two. Texas could get into it with a new coach. He'll be officially visiting OSU in Jan. Will be a big visit. 

FROMTHE18's picture

sure Birm and Jordan can answer that much better, but I believe we are still there with Texas and Stanford.

FROMTHE18's picture

This is probably a stupid question, but do a lot of recruiting analysts for specific programs go to the All American games? 

Jordan Wagner's picture

Coaches and guys like Mark Pantoni are not allowed. They used to be allowed in the hotel, but that was changed. Just a lot of media. 

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I will be attending this game next year and hopefully The Opening and other events this summer as we try and ramp up our in-person coverage.

KBonay's picture

Hoops up 20 @ 14 min mark

millertime2011's picture

I hate lebron for making "taking my talents to..." a thing.

Wilkins78's picture

So much this.  Enough already.

KingsRite's picture

FAT Bert gets another rocket scientist...

“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-

Braxton2Devin's picture

Arkansas just got a huge commitment.... How!?

KingsRite's picture

Karma

“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-

DefendYoungstown's picture

I don't like how everybody starts out their verbal "I'll be taking my talents to..."  Looks like Bert snagged a bigun'...

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

bull1214's picture

kyle allen is the qb i coveted. damn damn damn!

FitzBuck's picture

Love the one you're with.  Collier.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Johnnie Dixon should have had a touchdown there.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Finally a big receiver.  Dixon will see the field early.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Is it me of do these kids look like 8th graders on this field??

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

KBonay's picture

Muñoz is a great ambassador. 

rdubs's picture

Sign that dude up, great recognition and open field tackle.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Nice play by Erick Smith. Very aggressive defensive back.

KingsRite's picture

I wish we could have a "Buckeye Tracker" option for this game. 

“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

Samuel with the tackle on Trey Quinn.

GulfCoastBuck's picture

Hey look smith knows how to stop a quick WR screen

jkrk's picture

Dang it, I guess he is going to MSU.

KingsRite's picture

Jalyn!

“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

Jalyn Holmes has had a great first quarter for the East.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Holmes with the pressure

rdubs's picture

Elam hasn't looked impressive so far, out of shape and late to get into position and slow to react to snap.  

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Wow help is on the way boys...please let us get smith he is a player 

KBonay's picture

Hoops still up 20 with 6 to play

rdubs's picture

LACES OUT!!!!!

KingsRite's picture

Send that kid to TTUN...lol

“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

I think people are realizing that Erick Smith isn't just a bonus alongside Lattimore. The kid is a great player in his own right and a worthy prospect.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

I am one on those people,  didnt he play safety in h.s.  

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Yes, most of the time.

KBonay's picture

Why didn't you tell us!?

SOF_Buckeye's picture

I do like the presentation and broadcast of the AA game more than the UA. The UA seems more like a game show atmosphere. This one has more focus on the game, without the 'hype on steroids' fanfare.

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

bull1214's picture

smith is ballin! stay home young man!

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Jamil Kamara picks Virginia. The Cavaliers have a really good class.

KBonay's picture

Love how Wilson doesn't even acknowledge NC State. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Jamil Kamaras mom though...

KingsRite's picture

Please come to OSU Solomon.

“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-

Braxton2Devin's picture

Solomon Thomas is beasting

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Solomon Thomas gets a sack on Jacob Park, a Georgia commit.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Wait the announcers just said thomas is a buckeye?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Dame Webb just looks like exactly what you want a cornerback to look like, doesn't he?

GulfCoastBuck's picture

From all the footage I've seen on Webb, how is he not a 5 * guy?

Kindell's picture

Absolutely.  Since he committed so early it's easy to forget how important he is toy his class.  He is at a position of need and it's a bonus that they we took him out of Michigan. 

bull1214's picture

did they just say thomas to OSU?????

LILBUCKEYE's picture

The announcers think that is where he will end up...I hope they're right!

The Ohio State University '17

Alpo's picture

Yeah they did. Keep saying we have 8 commits playing in the game. Someone gave em crappy info or I'm missing something.

Braxton2Devin's picture

If Erick Smith chooses elsewhere, does that mean that Lattimore will choose there too? I've gotten the impression that the two have kind of parted from the package deal idea if Smith doesn't want to be a Buckeye.

rdubs's picture

There was a lot of smoke around their announcement, I am maintaining that they were just trying to drum up excitement.  I'll bet they go to the same place.

John Brandon's picture

As far as I know they are just creating some excitement/drama. Everyone thinks they are going the same place but they want to have their own moments imo

edr4225's picture

thomas to osu? huh?

lets go bucks!!

rdubs's picture

I am not sure they should allow people to rush the punter or place kicker.  Just not enough time to get ready against a decent rush.

MercerBuck85's picture

Yes that's what they said.... Hmmmmm

wx-buckI's picture

did solomon thomas committ to OSU and nobody tell us? i'm almost 100% positive the announcer just said he was a buckeye

Jordan Wagner's picture

He has not decided. He will visit in Jan. 

Grande Gustavo's picture

I hope that Ohio State lands him because he is a beast but he hasn't committed yet.  I think they slipped up because Buckeye Commits have been playing great so far today.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Now the announcers corrected themselves with another mistake, saying he is not committed to tOSU, but has opened up his recruiting again (like he had been committed to the Buckeyes)...

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

I'm trying to keep updated with an iPhone right now. What time are the Glenville guys deciding?

LEBRON

almurray10's picture

Smith during 2nd quarter, Lattimore during 4th.

Jordan Wagner's picture

We'll find out where Erick Smith is headed sometime this quarter. 

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Is this the best class ever? Jezzus we got players from all over.

FROMTHE18's picture

Urban Meyer's mentality. 

KBonay's picture

let's start a new Thomas to OSU thread now!

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Announcer absolutely misspoke when he said Thomas is going to Ohio State.

bull1214's picture

you gotta figure the announcers are given info so they can research how the player fits a school. so maybe they let the cat out of the bag?!

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

What's become of my life? I wouldn't be watching this game or posting on this thread if the game last night would have come out differently.

KBonay's picture

Getting my education at....

millertime2011's picture

REALLY like that williams said he "will be getting his education" at ucla

UrbanCulture's picture

Classy announcement by the ucla guy. Loved how he said "get my education"

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Gardena (Calif.) LB Dwight Williams commits to UCLA. Great kid.

allbucksallthetime's picture

Birm...thanks for the updates and info.  I was very impressed with Dwight Williams and how well spoken he was.  Go Bucks!

WezBuck28's picture

I'll shit my pants if he did Haha..(Solomon Chosing Ohio state)

DiasporaBuck's picture

We'll hold you to your word, Weezy!  (Just don't send us the evidence)

OSU Class of 1999

OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

The hat with the bent bill is always the safe bet as to which school he'll pick. That time the Clemson hat was bent as well, though

“This is America! And in America, if something sucks, you're supposed to be able to get your money back!”
-Stan

millertime2011's picture

Problem is that some hats come curved, some flat.

MercerBuck85's picture

Flat bill is the new style though.  Wouldn't read much into bent bills during announcements

13THandSummit's picture

I'm late to the party. Can anyone give me the list of who has committed so far and the order of announcements for the rest of the game? Did a quick search of this site and couldn't find it. Thanks.

KBonay's picture

Buckeye Ballers win....

buckguyfan1's picture

Shon nice tackle 

GulfCoastBuck's picture

Really nice closing speed by lattimore, guy is a player

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Marshon Lattimore showing his speed running down Jerrod Heard and stopping a touchdown...at least momentarily.

millertime2011's picture

Huh? "Opened it back up?" He never commited to us. 

FROMTHE18's picture

does this guy really have a clue about Thomas? He never committed to Ohio State. 

John Brandon's picture

Thomas didn't re-open, never committed

Kindell's picture

Lattimore looks physical

edr4225's picture

Thomas verbaled to osu, but is opening it back up? what is this announcer talking about?

lets go bucks!!

OSU069's picture

These commentators are stupid. Opened it back up? What?

Grande Gustavo's picture

This guy has no clue what actually is happening with Solomon Thomas' recruitment does he?

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

Seattle Linga's picture

I love this game it's a great showcase to watch the talent and future Buckeyes

millertime2011's picture

I don't know why, but I have a bad feeling about this...hope i'm wrong

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Erick Smith announcement up next.

KBonay's picture

Last chance to predict?

John Brandon's picture

Smith about to announce his decision

Grande Gustavo's picture

1 Minute to Erick Smith.  Here's hoping he commits.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

stevebelliseeya's picture

I hope these guys Glenville guys aren't trolling us.
 

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

Erick Smith announcement in a minute

Seattle Linga's picture

Come on Smiddy - give me a gray box 

DefendYoungstown's picture

Lets see what Smith says, if he goes elsewhere best of luck to him and the pipeline will be BUSTED...
 

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

UrbanCulture's picture

Kinda nervous about this

Tjames43's picture

My heart is beating so fast about this announcement 

buckguyfan1's picture

Come on Mr. Smith!

FROMTHE18's picture

if he goes anywhere else, dont get pissed. Its a teenager, not the second coming.

Braxton2Devin's picture

The waiting is now over

OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

I take my theory back! haha
 

“This is America! And in America, if something sucks, you're supposed to be able to get your money back!”
-Stan

Seattle Linga's picture

AWESOME News Great Choice Erick - welcome to the family!

13THandSummit's picture

For a second I thought Smith didn't have an OSU hat on the table. Hah. Welcome to the fam!

DefendYoungstown's picture

The university of OSU

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

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Erick Smith is a Buckeye.

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

millertime2011's picture

OH NO! He gave it away for marshon!

KingsRite's picture

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-

thatlillefty's picture

University of Ohio State!!!

bull1214's picture

sounds like marshawn talked him into osu!!!

stevebelliseeya's picture

Aaand he lets the Lattimore cat out of the proverbial satchel.
 

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

nm_buck's picture

I guess coach G is OK with coach M after all...

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

Is the university of ohio state like some kind of running joke among commits that I don't get. I saw the Berger tweet from the other day and I'm starting to think I'm getting to old to fully comprehend these gosh darn kids.

KBonay's picture

Berger was making fun of two LSU commits that committed in the UA game to University of LSU

TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

I'm pretty sure they do it to troll other schools. Like when TP said University of Ohio State when it was between University of Michigan and Ohio State.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Nahh, I really believe that TP thought it was UtOSU

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

Tjames43's picture

Nah he said University of Ohio State. He joins Kyle berger as their only commits.

DefendYoungstown's picture

He sounds a lil like Snoop Dog... The pipeline is secure
 

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

InTressITrust's picture

We got Erick!!!!

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

JLBNYC's picture

SUck it UK insiders!

FROMTHE18's picture

lols at everyone who freaked out about his twitter thing...he trolled like a champ.

nm_buck's picture

Also a good sign for Lattimore....

teddyballgame's picture

smith basically tipped his hat that lattimore is coming with him!  woot

nm_buck's picture

247 sports getting some good shout outs...

UrbanPirate's picture

Phew!

Just... Go Bucks.

    

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

@Birm... Why do you think that Smith and Lattimore aren't done in their recruitment? Think they could change their minds in a month? 

Jordan Wagner's picture

They could still take visits. 

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

This. I fully expect them to still make a visit or two.

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Are they visiting to take "vacations" like Jones has said, or are they still open to the thought of other schools?
 
P.S.   How does Urban and the staff feel about stuff like that?  

MercerBuck85's picture

What the hell king of face ask is that?!?!?!
 

KBonay's picture

The US Army-Ohio State All American Game

millertime2011's picture

Dixon overthrown. Should have 1, maybe 2 TDs

Tdizzle's picture

Did u notice he was looking at a uk hat first lol!!!

millertime2011's picture

This guy is absurd. Garrett committed to LSU. 

Grande Gustavo's picture

Also looking at the 24/7 rankings they keep referencing, he is the 3rd ranked OLB behind Christian Miller (committed to Bama) and Dante Booker.  He is also the 4th ranked overall linebacker behind Raekwon (who is the third overall linebacker).
 
This guy has no idea what he is talking about.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

buckguyfan1's picture

M. Jones looks good at guard.

Seattle Linga's picture

Holy cow I love this game

Hayze's picture

Lol. Saying Clifton Garrett is undecided.

buckguyfan1's picture

That was filled with Awesomeness!!! 

llong83's picture

They are both going to commit...Smith gave it away!!
 

Buckeyes...or Nothing

KBonay's picture

Anyone else having crashing problems on the site?

Gray Box's picture
WezBuck28's picture

I love how excited he looked after he announced!

buckguyfan1's picture

Booker has been quiet... Not worried though. 

millertime2011's picture

Lot of passes to the outside and LBers can't blitz. Linebackers usually aren't that loud in this game.

Tdizzle's picture

I can tell this isn't espn with the way the bucks are getting hyped up...

KBonay's picture

Thomas had a huge 1/2

Seattle Linga's picture

ES will be grinning all day

flipsaari2's picture

i may be mistaken, but didnt terrelle pryor say "u of ohio state' during his anouncement too? i always thought it was to troll u of m, because it was down to OSU and UM for pryor and no one was really sure where he would go. i remember michigan fans thinking he was going to UM because he said university to start.
 
 
that how i am going to look at the smith commitment, because i like to think michigan fans are being trolled.

BuckeyeJosh's picture

Or kentucky fans

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."     -Woody Hayes

Seattle Linga's picture

You are correct Flip - he did say that and I also thought it came down to PSU in the mix as well

BuckeyeJosh's picture

The East team's offense is miserable.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."     -Woody Hayes

joglassford's picture

Who is the most impressive so far (non OSU commit)? Thomas has been a beast on the d line, he would be mine

buckeyeguy0615's picture

Haven't heard much from Webb. Is it because they're not throwing his way? And where is Lattimore?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

The surest sign of a good CB? You never hear his name.

millertime2011's picture

Webb had 1 PBU early on on a 3rd and long. Besides that it seems like he hasn't gotten thrown to. Reports all week were that he was "quiet" because he had blanket coverage on everyone and no QB would throw his way. I love when you can't notice a CB. 

buckguyfan1's picture

Lattimore had at least 2 very nice plays that I saw without the announcer giving out his name. 

KingsRite's picture

If Thomas chooses Bert I will puke.

“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-

Gray Box's picture
Seattle Linga's picture

That is such a beautiful site we will be seeing for many years 

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

bull1214's picture

lovin the smith pickup. he's a player

FROMTHE18's picture

ah so Kyle Allen, the soft zone defense is a joke...who knew?

Gray Box's picture

Players to announce in the second half:
Third Quarter
- Matt Elam was scheduled for this slot but now will not announce today
- Frank Iheanacho, WR, Houston (Texas) Westside
Oregon, Arkansas, Texas A&M, LSU and Missouri are his announced finalists.
- Bryce Dixon, TE, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
UCLA and USC are the finalists.
Fourth Quarter
-Nyles Morgan, LB, Crete (Ill.) Monee
Notre Dame and Vanderbilt are the finalists.
- Marshon Lattimore, CB, Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville
Ohio State and Alabama are the legitimate contenders.
- Joe Mixon, RB, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom
Mixon has named Wisconsin, UCLA and Oklahoma as his final three.

Seattle Linga's picture

Anticipation is building

Tjames43's picture

Just moved to 2nd on Rivals and 6th on scout. Remain 2nd on 247 which has updated and 7th on ESPN who has not updated.

KBonay's picture

Fanatics.com is going to have a lot of LSU hats being returned after these 2 games....

PittBuckeye's picture

I can only imagine this site if that was kids OSU thought they were getting right now.

FROMTHE18's picture

TAMU has a hell of a class.

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed and Bert is actually doing well today but I think a lot of it has to do with immediate playing time.

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

That's what happens when you sign 40 players per year. 

millertime2011's picture

Booker beat around the edge there

PittBuckeye's picture

This game is so much more fun to watch than the UA game. Not even close.

FROMTHE18's picture

broadcast is very objective and balanced. UA broadcast is ESPN's attempt to sell the SEC brand further. That and Luge is a clown IMO. ESPN has awful recruiting analysis. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Yeah I get the SEC connection, but at some point doesn't the general public who is indifferent towards the SEC get tired of it? Even if I was a fan of an SEC team outside of Bama, and LSU I'd get tired of it.

joglassford's picture

Most exciting 21-0 game I've seen in a while lol

OSUStu's picture

Wow.  Nice quick pull by Sark.

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

PittBuckeye's picture

Wow, Webb is something else

Seattle Linga's picture

D Webb talking SMACK - love it because he backs it up

PittBuckeye's picture

So Webb did something nobody on Ohio States current roster could do, blow up a WR screen.

KBonay's picture

Most impressed by Thomas. Guy just blows it up. 

rdubs's picture

OSU CB shutting down a Clemson WR, could have used that last night.  Maybe he'll get another shot in a couple years.

buckguyfan1's picture

Tar Heels are funny. 

bull1214's picture

now thats how you stop a screen. you gotta simply beat the block which isnt simple to do but thats how its done. enough said....

edr4225's picture

webb get suited up now! 

lets go bucks!!

Mute's picture

Glad to see we'll have at least 1 player on the roster next year capable of defending a screen

buckguyfan1's picture

Nice job Lattimore!

buckguyfan1's picture

Not so good on that one. 

Seattle Linga's picture

NS losing another Recruit love it ............... OH YEAH

flipsaari2's picture

lattimore looking shaky this drive.

KingsRite's picture

BUCKEYE!

“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-

PittBuckeye's picture

There's our boy. Looked surprisingly fast too.

OSUStu's picture

Holmes is a bad, bad man.

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

bostonbuckeye's picture

Nice grab and run for Holmes!!! 

PittBuckeye's picture

Was that Lattimore covering the 6'5" guy who's name I can't spell?

flipsaari2's picture

if you are talking about the guy who was barely overthrown for a would be TD, yea that was lattimore on him. lattimore is #2.

GulfCoastBuck's picture

I believe the WR you are referring to spells his name Ihavebuckenvy

st pete bch buckeye's picture

We could have used jammie jammie jAm Last night

edr4225's picture

jayln holmes lol

lets go bucks!!

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Jalyn Holmes is freak!  Get him with Coach Marroti and he will be nasty.  

rdubs's picture

yep, love our DLine for the foreseeable future.  Solomon Thomas looks impressive too, hopefully we can get him up to Ohio.  Charlie Strong might be tough to beat if he ends up at UT.

rdubs's picture

Gonna be pissing blood for a couple days.

Seattle Linga's picture

Maybe I am too old but what does that mean

rdubs's picture

Nothing special, just that Kyle Allen just took a shot to the kidneys.

Seattle Linga's picture

Thanks I understand now - I thought you were chatting about someone else.

AltaBuck's picture

Shot in the kidneys (back)

I am Groot - Groot

Notor's picture

They really called that TD back because of high-stepping in an all-star exhibition game?
Uh ok...

edr4225's picture

nice catch dixon!

lets go bucks!!

KingsRite's picture

DIXON!
 

“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-

thekornidentity's picture

Seriously? They're taking away the touchdown? This is an all-star game.

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

flipsaari2's picture

nice catch by dixon.
 
this game is helping me be confident about the future of OSU. meyer can recruit.

BROSEPH's picture

Dixon for our Anthony Gonzalez role?

AltaBuck's picture

JOHNNIE DIXON!
 
Edit: Spelling

I am Groot - Groot

Seattle Linga's picture

That was the 3rd or 4th bad snap/connection today

John Brandon's picture

Holmes looks very good, and a great catch there by Dixon

sbentz4's picture

Will Holmes get some early playing time with Spence out for 2 games?

John Brandon's picture

Hopefully Vrabel rotates a lot more after seeing what Bosa and Marcus did late in the season

Youngbuck85's picture

All these boys BALLIN out . Love it 

bull1214's picture

buckeye future is lookin sweet!

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

Mute's picture

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO ND

Notor's picture

At least ND is in the midwest I guess...?

PittBuckeye's picture

Oh kickers, a lot of bad extra points in these games.

buckguyfan1's picture

I think E. Smith has shown that may not be the bow on the G-ville Package...  He might be the special prize inside. 

rdubs's picture

I am hoping for a Glenville stocking stuffed with 3 great prizes.

bull1214's picture

looking at the current and future buckeye db's, when the cream finally rises to the top its going to be something special!

rdubs's picture

Tough life for a DB, had him on lock all day, but you get beat one time and it's a big play.

FROMTHE18's picture

well the Kitt reception over Webb is ironic...

PittBuckeye's picture

If by ironic you mean wildly depressing

FROMTHE18's picture

haha yeah thought a smiliar thing but had to laugh and say "where have i seen this before?"...shame, Webb's played pretty awesome today.

buckeyeguy0615's picture

I didn't like seeing that.

Seattle Linga's picture

Come on Lattimore - make a very wise decision

PittBuckeye's picture

He picks anywhere else it would be more than a total shocker. OSU all the way with him, has been for sometime.

DiasporaBuck's picture

I like how he said that Erick Smith's announcement already gave him away

OSU Class of 1999

buckguyfan1's picture

Come on Mr. Lattimore!

Seattle Linga's picture

One you'll never regret

PittBuckeye's picture

Boom goes the dynamite.

KingsRite's picture

Oh Yeah!

“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-

TBDBITL0509's picture

Woo hoo! Welcome to the family, Marshon!

Seattle Linga's picture

The NEW DYNAMIC DUO

toad1204's picture

Awesome Sauce!

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

bostonbuckeye's picture

I love how happy Erick Smith looks! 

edr4225's picture

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!1

lets go bucks!!

wx-buckI's picture

nice to have a good day after the night OSU had last night. things are continuing to look really bright for our Buckeyes

OSUStu's picture

Haha.  A couple of classy and confident kids.  Welcome to Ohio State!

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

edr4225's picture

we are loaded folks!!!!!!!

lets go bucks!!

edr4225's picture

lets go bucks!!

JLBNYC's picture

I love how there wasnt a UK hat on the table; what were those rumors again?!
 

Bradyhokescholesterol's picture

did that kid just say gundy and stoops?

BuckeyeJosh's picture

Yes, yes he did.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."     -Woody Hayes

FROMTHE18's picture

yeah, no idea what thats about.

millertime2011's picture

Cale, Mike's brother, coaches there.

FROMTHE18's picture

tough day for that Park kid at QB.

chromedomebuck's picture

I wish Wisconsin had gotten Mixon but great pickup for the Sooners. For the B1G reputation to improve, all of the teams in the conference need to start recruiting better. Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Penn State, etc. The conference improvement will help the Buckeyes become a better team as well.

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

FROMTHE18's picture

any buckeyes among those 3 or 4 missed tackles?

FROMTHE18's picture

wow, the kid with 3 TDs doesnt get the MVP?

buckguyfan1's picture

Elam looks right at Kentucky. 

KBonay's picture

Didn't hear Malik McDowell's name today?

FROMTHE18's picture

East OL and QBs havent been very good today.

DiasporaBuck's picture

Hopefully the performance of future Buckeyes in today's game and two more impressive commitments to one of the nation's best recruiting classes will help some folks begin to inch away from the ledge after last night's game.  Watching the Army All-American Bowl was therapeutic - the sun will rise tomorrow.

OSU Class of 1999

cuttyrock's picture

Big assist to Marshon Lattimore for Erick Smith. Lattimore hit him with the "stick to the plan be a Buckeye."