Projecting the 2013 Class

Miles Joseph's picture
July 18, 2012 at 1:49a

Hey all. I've been asked a lot of "Who do you think will commit next." and "Who do you see in the class?" type questions. Thought I'd throw together a quick mock class to answer these questions. Remember these are MY opinions.

Quarterback (1):

J.T. Barrett, Wichita Falls (TX)--- Committed to Ohio State

Name(s) to watch: None

Running Back (1-2):

Ezekiel Elliott, St. Louis (MO)--- Committed to Ohio State

Derrick Green, Richmond (VA)--- Visiting for FNL.

Name(s) to watch: None

Wide Receiver (2-3):

Robert Foster, Monaca (PA)--- Will likely take official to OSU.

Shelton Gibson, Cleveland Heights (OH)--- Heavy Buckeye lean. Rumors are he needs to work on some things off the field before officially becoming a Buckeye.

Name(s) to watch: Levonte Whitfield, Corn Elder, James Quick, Taivon Jacobs.

Tight End (1):

Marcus Baugh, Riverside (CA)--- Committed to Ohio State

Name(s) to watch: None

Offensive Line (1-2):

Evan Lisle, Centerville (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Donovan Munger, Cleveland (OH)--- Could visit soon. Have heard rumors he's a silent verbal. Being recruited as offensive or defensive linemen.

Name(s) to Watch: Dennis Finley, Kyle Meadows, Lovell Peterson.

Defensive Line (4):

Billy Price, Youngstown (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Tracy Sprinkle, Elyria (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Joey Bosa, Ft. Lauderdale (FL)--- Committed to Ohio State

Michael Hill, Pendleton (SC)--- Committed to Ohio State

Name(s) to watch: None

Linebacker (1-2):

Mike Mitchell, Plano (TX)--- Deciding a Gridiron Kings. I've been told by a couple of people that he's saying he'll be a Buckeye.

Tyquan Lewis, Tarboro (NC)--- Visiting again for FNL. He wants him mom to see Columbus before deciding. Wouldn't be shocked if he committed shortly after this visit.

Defensive Back (3-4):

Cam Burrows, Trotwood (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Eli Woodard, Voorhees (NJ)--- Committed to Ohio State

Jayme Thompson, Toledo (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Vonn Bell, Rossville (GA)--- Feel this will be an OSU-Tenn. battle. Nowhere close to deciding. Like Buckeyes' chances though.

Names to watch: Vernon Hargreaves, Mackensie Alexander.

Athlete (1-2):

Jalin Marshall, Middletown (OH)--- Committed to Ohio State

Darron Lee, New Albany (OH)---  Committed to Ohio State (position subject to change)

Specialist (1):

Johnny Townsend, Orlando (FL)- Committed to Ohio State

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Buckeyes125's picture

Forgot Michael Hill!!

Miles Joseph's picture

Fixed. He was originally in there, but my laptop didn't publish that, or my "Conclusion".... Still not publishing conclusion for some reason... I need a new laptop... Bad. Haha.

gwbuckeye's picture

I would much rather see Whitfield or Jacobs instead of Gibson

Miles Joseph's picture

I'd love to see Whitfield in the class, but I think he may wait too long to make a decision.

TheBadOwl's picture

Forgot Darron Lee as well.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Miles Joseph's picture

I know. Haven't decided where to put him... LB, S, ATH, or even a section for star are all possible.

Miles Joseph's picture

I'll roll with ATH for now to avoid further confusion, may change though.

Miles Joseph's picture

Townsend is obviously a commit too. My laptop cut it off too for some reason,

Buckeyes125's picture

I think of Lee as a hybrid... Haha so I guess athlete. Seriously though he is probably gonna play both!

ginntroy's picture

Do you not feel good about WR Devon Allen or just didn't want to name abunch of WR names?

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Mike Farrell of Rivals just tweeted that Jacobs has us in his top 3 and will make a decision soon. Any info on which way he is leaning? If Jacobs, Mitchell, and Lewis commit does Gibson end up getting left out? We are holding a spot for Bell and I feel like those 3 kids committing would put pressure on kids like Whitfield to commit for fearing of spots being filled up. Anybody at 11W have an opinion or info?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah, I saw that as well. His top 3 is OSU, Maryland, and West. Va.

DMcDougal24's picture

Aside from flipping a big OL, I tihnk your prediction class is pretty much our best-case scenario. I don't see us getting both Foster and Green, but maybe one of the two. I'd be thrilled if it worked out this way.

Maestro's picture

Vonn Bell please.

vacuuming sucks

Derek Young's picture

I don't see Foster and I'm not 100% sold on Shelton Gibson or Derrick Green, really. 

Gibson needs to shape up quite a bit if he wants to be apart of the class I would think.

I'm surprised about Jacobs and that is news to me.  I have not done a whole lot of digging on that one yet but I'd say we are on the outside looking in. 

jobalo85's picture

I haven't seen anything on snagging some already committed recruits from a school. You gotta think Meyer can swing in and possibly take Dorian Johnson from Penn State if sanctions loom.

Miles Joseph's picture

I'm sure a potential flip will come up eventually. Highly doubt it would be Johnson though.

EastSide's picture

What is current revised total schollies for this class going into FNL.