PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
How do you guys think the class finishes out?
Here is mine.
My guess... Most important position left to fill is OT. We need at least 1 and the only guy I know of with an offer that is uncommitted is Finley. Maybe Meadows will get an offer next.
If we take both Hill and Munger one of those two or Price will go to the OL. Everybody figures it would be Price. Maybe we only take/get one of the two.
Staff wants at least two receivers and maybe another guy who can play slot/RB. The guys in the runing here seem to be Baker, Foster, North, Treadwell, Gibson, Quick, Mizzell, and Williams. Baker, Mizzell and Williams are probably in the Slot/RB sweepstakes. I have no idea who stands the best chance of becoming a Buckeye.
What else? Bell or the best S they can get, a leo like Lewis and a nickel back/OLB like Lee.
Looks like 9 more if we take both Hill and Munger, otherwise 8.
Edit: I see Latham still listed with an OL offer but I haven't seen any evidence of interest. Stringfellow should be added to the WR group.
No one has mentioned Tyquan Lewis who would likely play the STAR position, I'd love him in this class
Edit: woops. didn't see that, but I believe coaches are looking at him at star either way, according to reports.
BUCK-I.8, I mentioned him right above your post as a leo. I'm not sure he has the speed for star.
If any more spots open up, 1 of: Munger, Quick, Mizzel, Green, Lewis
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
Finley is supposedly an MSU lean, and they are hurting more than we are at OL... 2 last year and zero so far this year. Hopefully Meyer can work some magic.
Although I kind of like the idea of taking a stud DT and moving Price to OL. Not sure what price thinks of that though.
According to his twitter, he's "open to it". But I still think he'd be disappointed
Baker, Lee, Bell, Gibson, Foster, Munger, Peterson, then Mizzell/Green for the last spot.
I wouldn't cheer for Michigan if they were playing the Taliban.
@BuckI, I think they're looking at Tyquan Lewis as a LEO or Viper.
Y Peterson, guys? Don't we need tackles and he's a guard? Didn't he get outperformed by Kyle meadows at the recent camp?
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You guys all seem confident in landing both Bell and Foster. I wish you guys the best, but I personally don't see both ending up in Cbus.
Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
Why wouldnt Bell and Foster come to Columbus. They dont play the same position and both have a chance to compete for starting jobs when they get to OSU.
WR- Robert Foster
WR- Shelton Gibson
OL- Lovell Peterson
DL- Michael Hill
LB- Tyquan Lewis
S- Vonn Bell
ATH- Darron Lee
ATH- Adrian Baker
Thebadbowl has closest to what I would say... some caveats..
We don't need a ton more safetys.. if we get Bell, I could see Lee being left out, but Lee's flexibility makes him attractive... Baker needs an offer like yesterday cause that gives us flexibility with Burrows (could be moved to safety)
Hill is in this class, imo, he projects beeter than Munger at DT. Now, if they want Munger as a OL, I could see them taking both, but I have Hill there now.
I am iffy on Foster, him adding tOSU back is more rumor and from his mouth than a lot of action from the staff (as I've seen). Once Gibson and Treadwell makes their decisions we will see where the staff is on Foster. I think Quick goes to L'ville (big fish little pond), so it'll be down to Stringfellow, Foster, Allen (who is really JUST starting his recruiting now), and North for that last WR spot (imo). Wait in see for me.
If I had to call it now, I would say we take 9 more (21 total): Gibson, Bell, Baker, Hill, Peterson, Munger (as an OL), Lewis, Allen, Mizzell/Green (whoever pulls the trigger first)
Cause I couldn't go for three
HellVictor, no we are not all confident of that.
It is going to be interesting to see which '13 OLmen show up at FNL.
rampage, baker is being recruited for offense, not defense, so his offer would have nothing to do with burrows.
@Miller... No, he is mostly a DB, but can also be used as a WR (http://bucknut522.blogspot.com/2012/06/adrian-baker-13-fl-cb.html, http...)
Oh, and since Lee is now in, I think our dream of Green/Mizzell may have evaporated, but also looks like Munger may be left out... should be interesting... depends on how many DBs the staff wants to take
OLB/Star: Lee (just announced)
WR: Baker, 1 of Stringfellow/Gibson/Treadwell/?
OL: 1 of Finley/some other good OT prospect
One more? Maybe Munger.
Rampage, I 100% agree with you that Baker is currently mostly a DB, but by most reports he is being recruited as an athlete, with him more than likely moving to the offensive side of the ball (alex, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have eluded to this multiple times.
@millertime... From what I have gathered he can be used on both sides, which adds to his appeal, but I think he ends up at DB in the end... just my opinion.. so I wouldn't count him as a WR as northbrook did
Agree to disagree. Either way, we can agree that we want him!
Assuming we can take around 20 I see it finishing like this:
15. One of Foster, Quick, Treadwell, North, Stringfellow, Allen
16. One of Foster, Quick, Treadwell, North, Stringfellow, Allen
17. LB (either Tyquan Lewis, Lewis Neal, Mike Mitchell)
19. OL (who knows who this will be)
and then if room:
21. One of Derrick Green, Taqaun Mizzell or David Williams
@millertime... yes indeed, he has that versatility Urban loves... should find out today if he gets the offer. If he gets the offer I think we get #14 today.
Hate to break it to you, but a lot of you guys are living in fairy dream-tails. #JustSayin
What's a fairy dream-tail?
I think it cancels out like two negatives, and means "reality"
When told OSU set school record for 50+ games this year, UFM said "That's good. We're gonna break that next year."
Oh was he trying to say "tale"? I was picturing some sort of mystical horse or something
My best guess with percentage that we get them (which is just opinion):
14. Baker (75% if offered)
15. Bell (50%)
16. Stringfellow (50%)
17. Finley (50%)
18. Hill (60%)
19. Peterson (100% if offered)
20. Smoke (if he wants in), Meadows (100% if offered), or Foster (who knows with this kid)
If we get one more OT and one more interior OL, I think we are fine. Especially because I think Billy Price has a 50/50 shot of ending up on the OL. Meadows as a third tackle in the class wouldn't be bad either. I don't think Quick comes here as he seems to be really attached to staying home. I think Gibson may move to the second tier of choices now due to the grades issue. UFM has really pushed academics so far and it is a sticking point for his winners/losers push. Bell will obviously be the cherry on top.
#14 Baker 100%, he wil be offered IMO.
#15 Peterson 100%, he will be offered IMO due to top targets going elsewhere.
#16 Gibson 100%, he will be offered IMO and grades get figured out.
Note the grades thing, I am pretty sure that grades always "get worked out" in the end in most cases.
#17 OT from out of no where (100%) or Rogers OG (40%)
#18 Foster (60%)
#19 Bell (50%)
#20 Witfield (just because he was brought up today)
I expect a hard "here is how it is" talk to a few more current players on the rosterwho jet than expected. The worlds a tough place, they hopefully will learn this.
#22 (Track Scholly :) ) Allen
If they live up to their billing, after this season Decker will have 3 years of eligibility, Dodson probably 4 still assuming he gets redshirted, and Lisle 4, maybe 5. They will need some depth obviously but don't rule out a flip or Dennis Finley at this point. Not that desperate for tackles.
Peterson and Meadows will struggle to get in to this class I think but only because of the numbers crunch. If Baker becomes #14 on Friday like I think he could, we're left with 2 available scholarships, and with a potential of it to growing around 6.
6 spots left and still have to get receivers. Gibson, Foster, Quick, Allen, and Stringfellow all still available. Michael Hill, Tyquan Lewis, and Donovan Munger still available. Vonn Bell still available. Derrick Green and Taquan Mizzell still available.
This is why things are going slow.
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't we have 17 spots for this class? 15 seniors + 1 remaining scholly from not getting Diggs + 1 for Bobek transferring. 15+1+1=17 correct?
I am going to go with my boy that has been forgotten so far: Khaliel Rogers. The staff will not allow him to sign a LOI somewhere else.
(reserved for suprise player --see Marcus Baugh-- )
I hope we get the Linebacker to transfer here. Thad Castle. Blue Mountain State.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
I don't believe Devon Allen can play for the football team on a track scholly.... Am I right about this?
@Bengalernst yes, you are
14. Adrian Baker
15. Tyquan Lewis
16. Micheal Hill
17. Shelton Gibson
18. Von Bell
19. James Quick
Would love to see Foster, Quick, and Bell all in this class...definitely would take the sting out of losing out on some other prospects
From Khaliel Rodgers twitter on june 25th.
khaliel rodgers @K_rodgers55 Me & David Dawson would be a problem on the same oline #epic #unreal
khaliel rodgers @K_rodgers55
@D3_MrUnderated_ bruh send me funk Number again
(Assumed to be asking Dawson for Michigan's Oline coach, Darrell Funk's, phone number)
Just curious on your guys' thoughts. I think many of you feel like he was going to Auburn, anyway (and if he gets a USC offer, there), but Buckeyes still are in it. I kind of feel like Hoke is better served to wrap up one of the WR, DB, or Dline guys we're still in the mix for. If Hoke offers Rodgers, I think it might be, partially, to stick it to Urban.
Let Hoke take ANOTHER o-linemen, yes I'm envious, but half of these guys will never play. Kind of funny, you have to win games with more than just o-linemen.
I don't see Rodgers in OSU's class.
Hail, if you read through some other threads, Urban has all but shut down recruiting guards
If Hoke takes Rodgers I'll literally LOL. With few spots left in their class and the amount of OL they signed last year and have this year, it would be crazy to take more.
Bummer, thought I would try :)
Why is it that you can play Track on a football scholly but not the other way around!?
Probably because there would be a LOT of track athletes playing football!
oh the dreaded schollie #s game!! i know we aren't sure exactly how many spots will be available, due to possible attrition, med rs, etc. do we have a hard 'minimum' number? in other words, if nothing unforeseen happened, today we would have ____ spots remaining. makes this game tough to play....but still loads of fun!
i'm seeing baker, hill, a wr from foster/quick/stringfellow and a surprise. but i'm conservative.
Steensn, if an athlete plays two sports his scholly always counts towards the team that has the higher number of schollies to offer I believe
Scholarship count is rough...
My guess is that after this year they have a lot of "real" conversations with a lot fo guys that are not panning out telling them they have no shot to start at any point and if they want to they should start looking elsewhere. Kinda like they did with Bobek. not a popular move, but I would like to know instead of being strung along and it would open up scholarships.
assuming we have 20-21 spots here they are:
14 bivins (ND has 3 tackles this class 1 too many..the staff works hard and flips him)
15 gibson (if grades arent there we offer baker similar players FAST!)
16 foster (or stringfellow said we are his top 2 with ND at ucla camp last week)
17 green (been a buckeye all along just wants love from the new staff)
18 bell (ppl forget he has family that live in ohio)
19 hill (grew up a buckeye fan..its him or munger whoever commits 1st)
2014 will be a huge class for OL and LB we're taking tweeners this time around with lee and lewis..i think bell's gonna play some O, as well, too good not to..maximizum potential with minimal spots
Can we assume Munger is out? I would guess we are full at Dline now.
Time to update my guess list... first the last two commits
13- Lee: missed this one because i thought he projected to safety and I think the staff will wait for Bell before taking another safety. But after reviewing his tape i agree with a lot of experts that he has OLB written all over him. Good eye Fickell
14- Hill: nailed it
I think this calss gets to 20-21. We currently have 17 available schollies plus typical attrition of 3ish
15- Baker: If what he is telling us is true, and he sent in his transcripts, i think the staff is satisfied with his talent. Add in that he has an offer from Vandy and I'm confident in an offer & commit friday. This would end CB recruitment and he could also see time on offense.
16- Bell: I think thia may be a FNL commit if he makes the trip, or else in the fall. UGA scares me a bit here, but we've blown away all other vists he has had. I'm comfortable with him being in the fold by november if not as early as july.
17- Gibson: Grades are the only issue here. I see this commitment in the fall as the new test scores are released.
18- Green: Playong the recruiting game, will commit at his fall game visit.
19- Allen: Just really starting his recruiting and will bite firat out of the remaining wrs.
20- Lewis: They want two lbers, and they get their second. Late SEC offera make it interesting.
IF ROOM 21- Dark horse OL: we dont need one and none stick out right now... we'll. see
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