Perkins officially leaving OSU

Dayton Buckeye's picture
May 30, 2013 at 5:52p
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Saw this on ESPN.  I was hoping this was not true.  http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/77676/lb-david-perkins-leaves-ohio-state

Now that he is out do we get a few more Line backers?  I thought he did a great job in the Spring filling in for Shazier.  I would think he would have had a great shot at playing time in 2014.  Did the recruitment of Mitchell and Johnson scare him off?  Were there any off the field issues? I am really blow away that he decided to leave.  I know we have three LB recruits for 2014, but two of them are not true linebackers.  Hope we land Chase and Mcmillan.  Garrett, Bates and Morgan seem to be looking elsewhere.  What other LB's are we going after? Can we convert any of our running backs to LB.  With the great LB's we have had in the past I would think recruits would want to come to Ohio State. James, AJ, the big Kat, Speilman, Tovar, the linst goes on.  Some of our young Lb's are really going to have to step up to provide depth. I know I am probably overreacting but this has me concerned. Michael Chung must have a good source.  He called this a while ago.

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Borrowed Time's picture

fwiw there's a buckshot about perkins leaving

Dayton Buckeye's picture

My bad. I obviously missed that.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Hey at least the sky didn't fall! No harm

Larryp713's picture

The Buckeyes are going to need to be really lucky to keep enough healthy LBs to give themselves a chance to play for the crystal ball. Perkins still has his same twitter handle "The_O-Life". I wish him well.

Respectfully,

Larryp713

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Very interesting.  I wonder why he is leaving.  It seemed like there was the chance for anyone to break in and play some LB with only Shazier locking up 1 position already.  I know with Mitchell and Johnson coming in that a lot of people think they can step in, and I hope they can, but often it is hard for a freshman to do this.  Even if Perkins didn't get a starting spot right at the start of the season you never know what can happen, injuries, players do get better and so forth.  Well, it's a shame to see him go, but I wish him the best of luck in his future.  Go Bucks!!

buckeyedude's picture

I hope this doesn't have anything to do with the tackle he put on Brutus in the spring game.