Your Army All-American Bowl Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 4, 2014 at 11:56a
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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

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