OSU Gets Another Preferred Walk-On Commit

December 6, 2012 at 7:32p    by Alex    
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Lebanon (OH) QB Luke Morgan will join the scarlet and gray as a preferred walk-on. (Twitter/Mike Dyer)
Source: @MikeDyer

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Buckman's picture

Completed 49% of his passes for 2245 yards, rushed for 832 yards.  39 total touchdowns 15 turnovers. 6'2 210 lbs.
http://www.gwocsports.com/fbPlayerStats.aspx?player=208378
 

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.

JACK TATUM

dubjayfootball90's picture

8 fumbles???? That is quite a bit for a season... I know that it can be slapped out when in the pocket, but 8 fumbles? That strike anyone else as pretty high? or just me?

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Dude....pretty high!

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

dubjayfootball90's picture

hahaha, nice one

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Buckman's picture

Now compare his stats to Braxton Miller his senior year.
http://www.gwocsports.com/fbPlayerStats.aspx?player=120374

I'm not saying they are on the same level by any means but he does bring a little something to the table.

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.

JACK TATUM

Grant Edgell's picture

Maybe it's being publicized more these days - or maybe I'm just paying more attention - but I don't remember many (or any) "preferred walk-ons" in the past. It's certainly a good thing for a program.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

i don't get the "preferred walk-on" thing.  Doesn't count as a scholarship?  somehow better than a walk on?  

Tommy's picture

A preferred walk on is invited by the coach to be on the team.  He wants them there, they just simply don't have enough scholarships for everyone.  Otherwise though, he is basically treated the same as all the scholarship players.  This means he gets to work out with the team in the off season, etc.  
As opposed to a traditional walk-on who doesn't even attend practice until school is in session and the team would have open campus tryouts for those spots.
My knowledge comes from a family member who is going through the preferred walk on route right now at another D1 program, so it's possible it's done a little differently at OSU.

Zofinda's picture

Its a guaranteed spot for a walk-on. Other walk-ons must makethe team via tryouts

gwalther's picture

For Ohio State, this is just proper recruiting. If Bama did this, however, they'd be oversigning.
 
Go Buckeyes.

Class of 2008

buck-I.8's picture

I'm not sure you actually know what oversigning is...? Saban offers too many scholarships and then finds shady ways to cut down on the numbers before the season. 
Preferred walk-on is a privelege offered by basically every school

Triv's picture

As Buck I.8 said, oversigning is the offering and accepting of more than your available scholarships (i.e. accepting 26 commitments when only 23 scholarships are available) and then either pulling scholarships from players who don't play or telling a recruit they can't sign on signing day.
Preffered walk-ons receive no financial benefits athletically (no scholarship), but are just guaranteed a spot on the team. Regular walk-ons must try out

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

gwalther's picture

Haha. It was a poor joke. I know what over-signing is, dicks. -24 downvotes for that. Haha. Good stuff.
Functionally speaking, if you oversign, and then pull a guy's scholarship, you don't necessarily kick him off the team. You can keep that guy on the team, without a scholarship.
In that case, you get a commitment without having to use a scholarship. That has the same result as receiving preferred walk-on commitments.
Some people on this site clearly take this site, and some of the comments found on it, way too seriously.

Class of 2008

buck-I.8's picture

Well that's certainly a thin use of ends justifying the means, but I suppose it's theoretically valid

captain obvious's picture

just another Ohio kid who wants to play for the Bucks
Chances are he never sees the field as a QB
Guaranteed the kid has a giant heart and will be good for the program

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

bassplayer7770's picture

Looks like he'll be taking the place of walk-on Justin Siems.  Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Luke!
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/siems_justin00.html