PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Per Mike Farrell he has decommitted.
If this has any correlation with TDubsTriviaGuru, im gonna cry
My thoughts exactly.... this could be bad...
C.L.E Man I rep my town, everyday bleed that orange and brown.
Strange...he seemed to be all Buckeye.
Waiting for the gray box... hopefully it never comes.
If true, incredibly unexpected.
He said in his tweet that he heard that he may have not that he had confirmed it.
True.... don't like the sound of it though.
It has been confirmed by a few other sources on Twitter...including quotes from Anzalone. It's true.
coulda gone without that
I know there's a game saturday, and my ass will be there.
Damn't, what the f is going on?!
Tough times never last, tough people do
According to a Notre Dame Irish board... he has confirmed it.
Apparently Notre Dame offered. Per 247 it has been confirmed he decommitted.
Bosa will be next most likely. We are in trouble here.
"You'll be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community, and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the football field."
Think they're all going ND?
He decommitted just because of ND? Why are we in trouble, and why would kids leave?
He's had an ND offer for a while. Not sure where that is coming from that he was just offered today?
This looks bad for the program. What could be swirling in their heads to decommit?
@ramzyn Anzalone found out yesterday he'd been in photos/chatting with a Buckeye fan with a penchant for underage boys. I'd be freaked out too.
there's no way he would de-commit over that
Yah...what is going on? Been off the board for awhile....
This is ridiculous! What the hell happened?
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
I would hope not. There are creeps of all kinds out there. I hope the staff can get things straightened out soon.
@BuckI.8 Can you elaborate on the TDubsTriviaGuru guy? What happened with him? I always seem him getting retweeted by commits...
Ohio State Alum '10
just hope it stops here. We can't afford to lose legitimacy at this point in the recruiting cycle
Look at the forum post and front page story from yesterday
I don't think Bosa is going to take off. Notre Dame is up to something though. Pecuiliar all the sudden they are landing denfensive and offensive players left and right. Perhaps someone has opened up their wallet in South Bend.
Maybe Heurman was able to sway him. Awfully weird how they were certain Buckeye locks, then they needed to step back and take it all in and think things over. What is Kelly telling these guys.
if that pedo is in anyway connected with this i hope the school takes action and gives him the banhammer
Pretty sad we lose a star recrut over Twitter. Why would you allow some pedder-ass, or a older fan take pictures with you. Thats creepy. If your taking pictures for kids cool. this is all so weird.
Ramzy retweeted this from Anzalone:
"I decommitted from (#OSU)...right now I'm digesting everything."
"I decommitted from (#OSU)...right now I'm digesting everything."
Let's give this a day or two to digest. Probably related to that pedophile though...goddammit.
Haha I was about to say the same thing. Old red faced Kelly getting the check book out!
Alex and Joey both have been pretty quiet the last few days. I'm kind of waiting to hear the other shoe drop as well.
Man, he was my favorite commit in this class.... Hopefully he somehow finds his way back into the class.
I wouldn't cheer for Michigan if they were playing the Taliban.
Really hope it has nothing to do with creepy twitter guy.
F that creepy twitter guy.
Anzalone RT @AthletesInSpace Sean Fitz of PSU's 247 sports confirmed his decommitment and said he's no longer considering OSU.
If we lose Bosa I'll be stunned and sad for days. Twitter is so stupid to begin with. Whatever happened to privacy in this country. Who cares what someone else is up to everyday. If you follow people on Twitter non stop, you probably lack something in your own life. I guess this generation of recruit is all about attention.
rife 2.0 get this freakin guy outta town fast.
Wow...Not the news I was hoping for after getting home from work. Heuerman picks Notre Dame, Anzalone de-commits, don't like the odds of keeping Bosa if he was as close to those guys as it seemed. If Brian Kelly lands all these guys and Jaylon Smith what a kick to the groin that would be.
There are a lot of assumptions being made, it could just be that this was a coincidence. This is what I hate about recruiting over half a class before they even play their senior year in high school. Guys are going to go back on their verbals. Other coaches, like Kelly, are going to be in their ear non stop until signing day.
Shame there isn't an early signing period in college football.
this is bad news, imagine what other HC's are saying and using this as negative recruiting fodder
Okay...so a guy de-commits become some creeper was talking to them...sounds weird.....he wants to go to the school, loves Urban, loves everything and then this happens....seems like a small thing when you consider everything else....weird....I'm done with recruiting!
If he is not even considering OSU anymore could there be some kind of eligibility concerns or some illegal benefits that were accepted from that creepy bastard?
I would say he is gone. He would not have to decommit to think things over. He could have stayed committed and checked out his options unless Urban said that if you make other visitations you are off the team. Irricoir's comments about character and standing by your word are starting to ring true. I hope Urban does not take these two back.
this is from Bcast:
Wow. RT @AthletesInSpace Sean Fitz of PSU's 247 sports confirmed his decommitment and said he's no longer considering OSU.
Edit: embed tweet fail.
That's what I'm saying Jason, I think the timing is a coincidence. Something is going on. Heuerman decided not to commit, Neal decommitted, then this with Anzalone. Maybe there is something else at play here. Being a program. Also, the tweet from Pantoni said anything can be a recruiting violation, even meals. I have a couple of thoughts.
1) perhaps there is some bad news in the works that some other violations have been found and they are letting the kids know now.(Hope not)
2) Maybe this perve actually gave the recruits improper benefits and they are no longer allowed to come to Ohio State since Ohio State is on probation and can't have any funny business going on, whether they know about it or not.
We will lose Bosa too. Maybe more, I can see it coming.
I have a strong feeling Meyer's reaction to stuff like this will be the sort of thing Harry Truman would order to end a war. This dude won't be allowed within miles of Ohio State Football-and rightfully so. Some people just think they can insert themselves into something that doesn't want or need their participation. Be a fan. Cheer your team on, shoot be the annoying guy at the bar who lets everyone know how happy you are when your team scores a TD but for heaven's sake, quit thinking you have anything to do with this team. His convo with Land Grant was creepy. "Im sorry, Ohio State is my team, I just like to motivate". Listen, bro. Go back to Bdubs and continue to work on your "Physique by Chicken Wing". Leave the motivation to the coaches and players and watch the game from your one bedroom apartment.
Every team has them but the our lowest common denominator fans have to be the worst in the country. This guy is a bored, sad, pathetic, tubby man. If he reads this board, I hope he reads this post. Get the heck away dude. You aren't helping.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Well, that was quick.
Run_Fido's favorite word is strawman.
Oh well, nothing we can do. Let the kids be and see what happens. Weirdo f'ers need to get a life!
And it would be best if we all did not jump to conclusions or make statements of others decommiting. If it happens so be it but someone will read those statements as fact and take off with them in some way. Just be patient and we will get the truth and find out what is going on.
None of these commitments mean shit till Signing day.
^comment so nice, you had to say it twice...
I'm also wondering if his parents heard about the creeper and said "hell no you are not going to that school." the violations are another possibility. Being the creeper he is he may have paid for who knows what. Drinks for minors, food, could be anything.
I think that Taspra's comment is the most likely scenario, but I don't want to jump to conclusions.
First and foremost, it sucks that some fuckhead on twitter is a pedophile and got involved in these kid's lives. I hope everyone is OK, and this fuckhead is dealt with accordingly.
That being said, the opposing B1G football programs are scared b/c Urban Meyer and Ohio State joined forces. They know what's coming, and are trying everything to impede the ensuing football dominance. Like Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer is going to be responsible for other B1G coaches getting fired.
The kid is from PA, so he and his family may be particularly sensitive to a pedophile hanging out with the team/recruits.
This whole thing gives me a sick feeling.
Yeah, I tend to agree with whoever above said that the perv may have bought them a meal or something during the spring game weekend. That's crap we don't need.
I'd give urban a B- right now. He's reopened the boarders and now this. Tressel's operation was much better. We are getting away from what we've been and that's winning the big ten, going to the rose bowl, and most especially beating Michigan. None of these seem to be a priority with meyer, let's face it Michigan is back because we lost our guy.
...step off the ledge man. Urban didn't re-open the borders. He's just going after different players. I know you're worried about Bosa, we'll see how it all shakes out.
hasn't coached an official game and people are already overreacting, oy vey
For the people that are complaining about Meyer's recruiting....did you forget that Meyer in about a month compiled a top five recruiting class in Feb? Freakin relax.
I don't care about losing a recruit because Urban will get more quality players. My only concern is how this will affect our probation if recruiting violations happened by the pedo guru. I want to be competing for a national championship next season and as long as we don't have a longer bowl ban if something happened we should be just fine.
We will lose Bosa too. Maybe more, I can see it coming. (bucki_1033)
Really?! You shut your mouth with that crazy talk!
If this kid decommitted because of this weirdo I don't get it. Ohio State stepped up to the plate and warned everyone of their athletes to stay away from this guy. If you were a parent of this kid or any kid for that matter wouldn't you think that's the kind of school I would want my child to go to. As soon as they found out who this guy was and what he was up to they quickly warned every one.
It's not like OSU invited this guy to hang around these players. This was just some random guy who happened to be a pedophile. I guarantee every single fan base in the nation has more than one of these weirdos. If that's his or his parents thinking that you're not going to OSU because of some weirdo than he shouldn't go to any major football program in the country.
Like I said I don't get it if that's the reason he bailed. OSU stepped up to the plate immediately and did the right thing by warning everyone. Also I'm sure this guy will not be allowed near campus ever again.
If this pedo scared him away from OSU, will he then consider PSU? Makes no sense.
It may be kind of a knee-jerk reaction on his part, but don't forget he's from Penn State's back yard, so I would imagine he and his family are pretty sensitive to this kind of thing right now. Plus, it's unclear how much interaction he had with this guy who by reports was hanging out with both current players and recruits spring game weekend... not just tweeting and taking a picture, but actually hanging out with them, implying (whether it's true or not) that he has more access to player and recruits than the average fan. That probably hits too close to home for someone from PA.
If we're talking pedophiles, I would assume (joking, but almost not) he would not consider Notre Dame?
If this pedo scared him away from OSU, will he then consider PSU? Makes no sense.
Almost every report has him eyeing Penn State. If the pedo thing is true... why would he be considering PSU? If the reports of him eyeing PSU are true, then the pedo thing can't be his reason for decommitting.
AA had direct contact with this creep while on his trip at Ohio State, and it is documented via a twitter picture. He didn't have direct contact with someone at Penn State.
These kids should be suspicious of any adult that tries to interact with them on twitter or in person. No reason for grown men to interact with high school students.
A person close to the program over at bp, said in the rumor mill that Anzalone's decommitment had nothing to do with the pervert.
^^I call BS. The timing is too close. AA was all Buckeye.
Alex (Our 11W Alex) has already said this is 100% about the creeper.
this is all what I heard, I am not claiming this as fact or anything as the such.....
a story I heard was that AA's parents were hella pissed about the fact that this weirdo was so "connected" to the program, and they allegedly ripped into UFM, and he basically got upset b/c they were so mad and went off on a tangent to him about something that he had no control over, and UFM basically just wiped his hands clean of AA and both sides moved on.
as I said, this was all given to me from someone else, but the guy who told me is usually spot on with tOSU news.....
Edit: Thanks guys, just saw that. Interested to know whether he managed to get more interview out of Anzalone
check Ramzy's story on Anzalone. Alex commented in that thread.
BUCK-I.8 He posted it one the front page news a few min ago.
Thats a really sad reason to decommit. Because he talked to a sexual offender? He better move to the moon then because every town in America has them
"Love my State, hate the football"
If that's why he decommitted it's rather ridiculous, but if he follows it up by committing to penn st. my head will explode.
@buck-I.8: Alex's comment is here.
Alex (our 11WAlex) has also indicated he believes there is more to this story. We may never know the whole story.
^^^agree with upnorth. Not that its a good thing that these creeps are around but Columbus is a big city. Living off campus it wasn't that uncommon to get a couple of those sex offender notifications each year. Weirdos gotta live somewhere I guess, just avoid them. Whole situation sucks.
Unfortunately, I think this means we lose Bosa. And I REALLY don't want that to happen, but I wouldn't be shocked if we do.
I think that some sort of violation occured with that derranged fan buying them drinks/food or something, and Urban doesn't want to risk more sanctions. That's the most plausible explanation so far. It would make sense. Remember when there was a lot of buzz about Heuerman moving up his commitment and he was supposedly all-Buckeye. But then he didn't, and ended up at ND instead. Maybe those things are related?
That hurts but we gotta move on from this, kids do this all the time, especially when we have this Charles Waugh problem going on atm, no idea if that played a part, but doesn't help any. Can't really afford to be losing big names.
You will see Alex playing ball at either Florida, USC, Notre Dame, Penn State or Stanford. I wish him the best.
And so it begins in the national media http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/05/ohio-state-players-warned-about-contact-from-sex-offender/1
Confirmed that it was due to that creep of a kiddy-diddler Charles Waugh:
Here's to hoping that he gets thrown in jail where he belongs and can get the harsh "treatment" he deserves.
At least the University did everything in their power to handle the situation as best they could after the fact.
"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes
Not sure if he's trying to avoid lawsuit or really is having a change of heart but...
"I want people to understand, I have no beef with Ohio State, at all," Sal Anzalone said. "My issue is not with Ohio State: It's a great institution, they have a phenomenal president, Urban Meyer is nothing but a class act to me.
So his dad said we are still in the running I hope we still get him.. That sounded positive to me..
Instead the article title talking about how he "clarifies his comments", it should more accurately be called "Sal Anzalone blatently contradicts himself"
His father, Sal Anzalone, has done more harm than good for this kid. All of the national media attention this kid is getting in light of a pedo getting a picture with him, has to be embarassing. Unless he's the next James Laurinaitus, for awhile he will be remembered as "the recruit who had his pic with that pedo loser". Good job, dad
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
IMO his father is trying to do some damage control here and avoid a looming defamation lawsuit by Ohio State
Difficult situation, but I hope AA is a Buckeye in the end. He is a talent.
He is a huge talent. However, given all the bad press I just do not see him coming back. I hope i'm wrong.
If anyone was wondering how UFM would handle adversity - this is a great sign...This statement being recanted by Dr. Anzalone is a direct result of PR damage control done by Coach Meyer. It's really not important whether Alex Anzalone comes to OSU or goes to UF...It's important that UFM put OSU first & is trying to stop the negative spin.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Sal Anzalone sounds like a frickin' whack job. I'll just start calling him Mr. Overreaction. Way to embarrass your kid and get him known nationwide not so much for being a great player, but for having his picture taken with a pedophile. *Thumbs up Doc*
After reading some of the articles about this story it sounds like anzalone is using this excuse to back out of a decision he wasn't quite sure of. It appears that his dad lives his life for him and makes all his decisions for him. If this kid seriously decommits bc of this then we really don't want this pansy on our team. There was no way Ohio state could avoid this issue. Unfortunately there are crazy people everywhere. Picking another college isn't going to protect you from the bad people. Best of luck to you kid. Hope one day u make your own decisions for yourself and not let daddy decide your future.
took a visit to UF on Thursday...true?
Alex and his Dad will look around and come to the conclusion that Ohio State is the best place for him in all things to be considered.
Remember that Adam Breneman said that he would never stop recruiting Anzalone to PSU until the last day even after the commit to OSU.
Is it true that Florida is Sal Anzalone's alma mater? If so, perhaps his father has wanted him to go to there all along.
^^^ Yes, according to the internet.
Just wondering, saw on rivals website where alex spoke to them didnt know if anyone knew what was said.
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