OSU Recruits: Show the Love

ThirdLegLouie's picture
November 29, 2011 at 2:11a

 In the age of social media that we live in, the ease at which anyone can send a message to a nationally recognized recruit is unprecedented. Below is a list of kids who are considering Ohio State and with Urban Meyer as the hottest story in college football right now, anything can happen. If you have a Twitter account, I would encourage you to send them a positive message, letting them know how much we'd love to see them in the Scarlet and Grey, and generally, just the support that #buckeyenation gives to any and all who are a part of the family.  


Dorial Green-Beckham---@DorialGB5  (I dont' think there's much chance he comes to the Big 10-looking like a future Big 12 star from what I read but you never know. Couldn't imagine a WR like him on the roster though. Urban Miracle #1?)

Ifeadi Odenigbo---@IfeadiOdenigbo (Academics are probably the most important part of the decision making process for this kid. He's a raw athlete with a lot of room to bulk up physically on the D-Line. I think he's looking hard at Stanford but he's from OH and we can't let kids like this get away. Shower love upon him)

Alton Howard---@Hunnit0nmyway (A FL WR who could play some tail back and would be a perfect fit in an Urban Meyer offense.  Only 5'9 but he is literally a human sparkplug and I would personally, love to see this kid running all over the Shoe)

Noah Spence---@nspence94 (5 Star Kid from PA--Don't have a good feel on where he's leaning. At the next level I think he could be moved from DE to OLB and be an absolute terror. Special athlete who could be great in pursuit and a constant disruptive presence for an opposing team)

Stefon Diggs---@SpeedyStefon1 (All around athlete and legitimate speedster. Could be someone really special on ST- He has offers from everywhere but who knows what magic Urban can pull off)





Ricquan Southward---@Ricquan9 (Stud athlete who I could see doing some serious damage in a spread system. Hopefully changing to OSU was the last time he changes his mind.)

Frank Epitropoulos---@F_Epitropoulos (Already committed & a great kid. He's a little taller but probably the next Hartline/Sanzenbacher type WR and I'm not saying that just because he's white. Nothing wrong with showing some love)

Bri'onte Dunn---@DunnItAlready25 (One of Urban's first calls was to him--There's talk that he is considering going to scUM & there are 2 reasons I don't want that to happen. 1/ I don't want anything good to happen to UM EVER. 2/ I don't want to play against this kid EVER. Send him a message letting him know that #buckeyenation is his home.)


That's a good start for now. If you have a spare minute, send one (or all) of these cats a positive message. Every little bit helps. GO BUCKS! 




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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Isn't it kind of, uh, weird to tweet high school kids?

BuddhaBuck's picture


Don't text while driving.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

If your name is Jerry Sandusky, yes. If not, I don't see a problem telling a nationally recognized recruit that is considering your school: "Hey man, you have some great highlights. Would love to see you as part of #buckeyenation." And from the kids perspective, recruits want to be wanted. I don't think any of them would say "Man, I wish all those people wouldn't like my game".

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Maybe I hurt your feelings or something but dropping the Jerry Sandusky thing was ignorant. Stalking kids in high school is weird. Period. Our fanbase would chase away more kids than it would bring in.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I like this, but it worries me. Just keep it positive Buckeye Nation. No threats or anything to people leaning towards Meatchicken. If they're leaning towards TSUN, threats or nasty-grams from a Buckeye lunatic certainly aren't going to change their mind. It sucks that I would even have to say this. I trust the 11W fans. So nothing negative about any school. Don't bring up Alabama's new suits, LSU's new shoes and impromptu MMA bouts with locals, Derek Dooley (because he's kind of a weenie... I feel bad for the guy), Brett Bielema's mental issues, the Jerry Sandusky thing, etc, etc.

If you're going to tweet prospective Buckeyes - and I probably won't - just remember to SHOW WE ARE THE BEST FANS IN THE LAND.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

If people conduct themselves as adults (maybe that's asking too much?) this concept shouldn't be an issue. No need to threaten or be nasty to anyone--even scUM targets.  But I see NO harm in giving a kid support, showing him that the support of #buckeyenation is everywhere. Maybe make him realize that #buckeyenation is something he would love to be a part of.  


I only did this post because the social media age is the age we live in. Ex: Bri'onte Dunn tweeted last night that he had received a call from Urban Meyer; overnight his followers went from 600 to 1600 (both OSU and Michigan ppl). It's a part of college football life nowadays.

Lastly, you do raise an excellent point: BE RESPECTFUL. 

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Oh, and I will say that if you are any kind of registered booster - even of the lowest level - this could be some sort of violation. Just make sure you read all the BS that OSU sends you in the mail about avoiding NCAA illegalities.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Great Point: Strictly meant for the common fan

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

Denny's picture

Yea, this is all too much/also creepy.


Maestro's picture

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Buckeye 09's picture

There is a serious problem with fans tweeting kids to come to their school. Grow up and let these kids make a decision for themselves.  I really doubt they put too much though into the messages some creepy guy on twitter sends them anyways.

ArTbkward's picture

I would say that if the kid has a problem with it, they wouldn't be on twitter or they would set security so that they have to approve their followers.  I'm not encouraging it nor will I be tweeting any of them, but I don't think sending a postive, non-creepy message is a bad thing.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

tampa buckeye's picture

We only have 3 maybe 4 spots as of now. We need diamond the most. Really anyone that can play Oline and start day one. This class is solid top ten with diamond. Next year will be the top class in the nation.(2013)

William's picture

Diamond would be huge, also its been said that Dodson and Pittman could be swayed, from there we would still have Davidson, and Kozan as O-line targets, also with Meyer I think we now have a shot at Odengibo and Diggs.

Buckeyejason's picture

Odenigbo isn't coming here. Notre Dame or Stanford, for sure.


Buckeye Chuck's picture

I think we already show plenty of love by filling a 105,000 seat stadium every week.

These kids are probably tired enough of dealing with recruiting obsessives without adding to the problem on Twitter.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

No doubt an online message doesn't compare to the message that packing the Shoe on GameDay sends. However, I don't think giving some recruit a Shoutout adds to recruiting obsessives, unless you do it obsessively. Personally, I like one of these prospects a lot, gave him a shoutout, he got back to me, and we've exchanged a couple private messages about football & life in general. Even if he does not end up going to Ohio State, I learned that he is a good kid and will gladly cheer for him to do well whereever he goes (unless he's playing against OSU lol).

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target