PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I know Tyquan just joined the fold, and we only have 1-5 spots left open, and a little over 4 months till NLOI Day........so who will it be?
gibson finally lol
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When do you think? December when high school 1st semester grades are released?
Yea let's hope Gibson gets those grades up, because he is the real deal. Didn't he also say something about his grades being fine though? Maybe it's his SAT/ACT score though that didn't meet expectations?
I'm actually hoping we get the 2014 class rolling soon... I'm really interested to see who the QB offers go to. For the 2013 class I see Worley or Munger. Gibson is in, but his committment won't be accepted until he proves he can survive in the classroom.
im hoping its the unknown 3 star thats becomes a future all amercan...those are the best
@partisan i dont see Mitchell committing anytime soon .. I'm going to go off the limb and say R.Foster will be
that is a pretty fragile limb, but would be awesome if its true.
@dubjayfootbal90 lol i know man but its a lovely thought of him being a buckeye... for him to keep putting us in his cut down list of schools i think we have a great shot at him
Also gonna go out on a limb here:
If I remember right, I thought I read somewhere he wanted to decide either during or shortly after his season ended, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
I'm going to say V.Bell as well. One question though it was said on ESPN that J.Hatcher was coming on his official visit w/J.Quick if for whatever reason he decided he wanted to commit, would he be accepted w/J.Quick?
Man, I really hope it's Vonn Bell. Don't know why, but he's my favorite remaining target in this class.
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I believe Hatcher has already committed to USC. I could be mistaken tho.
i dont really see any of these guys committing until after their season is over
mark may wins douchebag of the year... again
I think our best chance for a new commit will be after the Nebraska game. The Shoe should be electric and we have a lot of recruits visiting for it so maybe we get one to pull the trigger then. Is James Quick visiting that week? If so i think he will be the next commit.
Gibson or Mitchell.
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I think Mitchell is a little far off; if/when he visits, he's a a lock. For that reason, I'd say Worley, Munger, or Gibson from '13; Nicholson, Snodgrass, or Barker (if offered) for '14.
I think Quick is visiting for The Game. Bell is Nebraska, I believe.
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I'm gonna jump on the V Bell bandwagon here. He's gonna be at the Shoe for the Nebraska game. The atmosphere should be electric. He'll be surrounded by Cam Burrows, Eli Woodard, and Darron Lee. Hopefully, they all bond and he gets excited at the prospect of playing with them. A good game by the Buckeyes could go a long way to bringing him to OSU.
In any case, I think the Buckeyes get at least one commit out of that weekend.
As the staff is focused on games and not recruiting it will be a while before the next commit. I think the next if I had to choose though would be Worely or Mitchell. I don't think Bell will knee jerk react after taking in the Shoe even though I would like him to. I think Worely will keep the glenville pipeline strong. Speaking of Glenville I love that Lattimore kid. I hope we can pick him up in the 14 class.
The staff is more focused on games than recruiting right now, but they are still working on recruiting. Recruiting never ends. They are still in contact with kids and keeping up with how they are performing.
I don't think Bell will knee jerk either, but a night game at the shoe is unreal. I believe he will go home and soak it all in, as I believe OSU is his last visit of his top 3 (already been to Bama and Tenn). It may take him a week or two, but I feel like having such an amazing visit (hopefully) as the freshest in his mind plays to our advantage. And when he decides in a week or a month that it is time to commit, I like our chances a little more than if he vivsited Bama after OSU
Mitchell - coinciding with his oficial visit to a game. Neb or The Game I think....
I think Gibson, Mitchell, Bell and Johnson are all going to committ on Halloween to scare the SHIT out of everybody else.
Dorian Johnson and Bell are both visiting vs. NEB aren't they? Hopefully we dominate, the crowd is crazy and they both end up committing.
Mitchell is definitely next. As others have said, it won't be too soon after he comes for his first official during the Nebraska time that he commits. Bell still loves the Volunteers too much for some reason. Dooley is gonna be canned after this season.
I say Bell. Doesn't he already have an announcement date or basically as soon as his season is over. That tells me he has a place in mind.
Mitchell isn't close yet.
Gibson I believe is test scores and I wouldn't think he would be testing anytime soon. Probably around December or January.
Quick is taking his time. Him coming up for a game is huge. Bringing Hatcher along, and yes he is verballed to USC but he could want to join Quick, will be a nice get too despite the talent already coming in. Hatcher is very disruptive in the backfield.
Totally stoked: Bell, Mitchell, Gibson, Johnson, Hatcher/Jaylon Smith switchs, one of Quick/Timmons/North/Foster
Most likely: Bell, Mitchell, Gibson, Quick, Worley. (Nothing wrong with that!)
Squirrel Master, how is Bell going to be the next OSU verbal when OSU isn't even number one on his list?
Bell has no number one, but most people think it is a toss up between us and Tennessee. I like Urban's chances against a coach who may or may not be around next season.
Oh, and please don't cite Nick Glass as a source saying Tennessee is Bell's top choice right now. Bell didn't say a word to Glass about where he wanted to go. In Glass' words "it's just a feeling."
Bell is a lifelong Tennessee fan, so to say he will be the next Buckeye verbal is a huge stretch for me. Alex and many others on this site fully expect Mitchell to pick the Buckeyes VERY shortly after his first official visit, which is expected to be the Nebraska game on October 13. At least that is what I have heard from others on this site, not 100% sure.
Nebraska game is Oct 6, my bad
Pierogyjim, you said it will be Mitchell but he also has other schools and hasn't said who he prefers either. So why jumping on me for my pick? I think it is Bell.
Mitchell is just as much a crap shoot as Bell. Mitchell just visited Texas A&M.
Squirrel Master, Mike Mitchell is down to two teams, OSU and Oklahoma, with OSU entertaining a supposedly Secretariat sized lead. I think Mitchell commits in the next 3 weeks, Bell won't commit until later in the fall. I'm not jumping on you, just pointing that your beliefs are erroneous. Nothing personal :)
I think it is possibly Worley because he knows if Bell commits before him his spot could be taken. If Bell commits then the staff might decide to use those other spots on different positions. I think the most pressure is on Worley.
@PJim... The Nebraska game is OCT 6TH
C.Worley would not be a bad pickup either ... that's just my opinion
@BUCKEYE_IN_SEC, I stand corrected, I looked on the wrong line on the schedule. Still think if Mitchell visits for that game he will commit soon after.
We need V.Bell though he is a must get
Pierogyjim, This is from a ducks website as well as ESPN and the Columbus Dispatch:
The Ducks might be back in the mix for linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy). The 6-foot-4, 216-pounder visited Oklahoma recently and plans to visit Ohio State and Oregon later this season.
The guy is still going around visiting teams as well. Bell will also be at the Nebraska game and can very easily commit right after that. Supposedly they are rolling out the red carpet and going to recruit him hard that weekend! He is the target.
so based on that info, I don't think my thoughts of Bell committing earlier is any more erroneous than your claim! Nothing personal. :)
the one thing i know is urbs will have another top 5 class even while under sanctions... it really is quite impressive what this guy does on the recruiting trail
While I agree Vonn Bell is a stretch, I just have a feeling that kid ends up being a buckeye based on the statements he has made in interviews, as well as the uncertainty at their coaching position. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to have Mitchell as our next commit. It's just his dad im worried about. I think Urban eventually does convince him, but I just think it may take longer than we think.
Edit: Come on was saying "don't cite Nick Glass" really worth a downvote on my post a little bit up?
Why do all the dads hate us? We need to start a Buckeye PAC that lobbies dads across the country to love and accept OSU for their sons :)
Agreed! And I personally don't think the parents should be so involved that they tell a kid he can not attend a school because it is too far away. Maybe if he was paying for it, but it's a free ride. If Mike loves OSU as much as he seems to, let your boy come be a Buckeye Mr. Mitchell. He won't regret it.
Fwiw, this very website does NOT show Mitchell coming for the Neb. game. It is only 1.5 weeks until that game. I would imagine since he is flying in from Texas that we would know by now if he is coming to that game.
I believe he already announced he is officialing for Nebraska, no?
OT I want to thank 11W for starting the sticker program. There has been sense of reasonable and respectful comments. Thank you all for making this site so much better.
As to Mike Mitchell's dad (and mom), perhaps he is looking at it from a logistical, financial, and experience standpoint. Mike is the oldest in a big household with younger sibs who are all into sports- so they all have their sports games/tournaments also. Hard (not to mention expensive) to take the fam to see big brother play in the midwest as often as you could in Oklahoma or Florida. Surely he wants Mike to be super dee duper sure that OSU is THE place, and that he will be happy and successful, athletically, academically, and socially, before he commits. As an aside, some of us with multiple kids tend to hold on to our oldest ones a bit tighter when they are making life altering decisions-we just don't know better. We are a bit more flexible down the line.
If Bell verbals before Mitchell I will sacrifice 10 of my hard earned Buckeye stickers to the evil goddess of darkness SCum nation secretly worships.
I agree with SouthByMidwest... A trip every weekend to the midwest plus keeping up with your other kids wouldn't be easy for any family. With that said, Oregon wouldn't be feasible either if that is the Mitchell's concern. I could honestly see the Mitchells moving to Columbus if Mike and his younger brother select OSU. It just makes sense and there are plenty of boosters who own businesses. I think Urban and the staff will roll out the red carpet for parents. Tyquan Lewis' mother was very involved in his recruitment and Urban won her over, so I can see him winning over Mike's dad.
With all that said, I really dont care who the next commit is as long as Urban is doing the recruiting because I trust him and the staff. I REALLY JUST WANT TO SEE ANOTHER GRAY BOX!
Pierogyjim, no need to sacrafice anything. I think we all agree that no matter who comes first, we all want both Bell and Mitchell. I just did not enjoy your strong opinion of my statement when I wasn't saying anything that was not said previously by a staff member.
@ squirrel. hey my louisville co workers refuse to believe that coach strong would leave for arkansas , that link you had me click on, bleedblue something or other? they claim it is a bias ukwildcat site. my coworkers say coach strong is going no where.
bell, mitchell, gibson, foster, and johnson would suit me.
Mitchell or Gibson are the only two I'd expect could verbal before the end of the season.
^^^ Your co-workers are fooling themselves. Not saying Strong will go to Arkansas, but he's become a hot commodity, and he ain't staying in Louisville.
well my coworkers do admit strong will be moving on, but not til teddy finishes his career, and he has 2 years to go after this, they say it is a promise strong made when he recruited teddy
Are your co-workers like Strong's best friends or something? Lol I'm not saying they're wrong, as I too believe Strong will stay at Louisville at least one more year, but it seems like they know a lot of personal details about Strong like his internal thoughts about leaving the program and promises he made to certain players.
Hey Stu, yeah I agree that the UK site was being a bit biased. I'm not saying Strong leaving Louisville is unfounded but I think it would be a huge mistake. Going to Arkansas, which I will say again "just because he is from Arkansas doesn't make him tied to their team. he went to Central Arkansas. for all we know, he hates the Razorbacks", would be a horrible move. Worst division to be a coach in. The move to Tennessee makes more sense but I just don't see Tennessee being a better program than Louisville in a few years. They have already struggled for the past decade to be relevant and are not really set up to succeed right now. Louisville has Bridgewater for another 2 years and he is good! Strong has already been awarded a bump in salary and I wouldn't put it past Jurich to give him another one if they make a BCS bowl this year.
I just think it would take a lot to convince him to leave.
I also think it is funny if Strong goes to Tennessee, we could get quick. If Strong stays in Louisville, no Quick but we could get Bell once Dooley is gone. So depending on what Strong does, could determine if Quick or Bell are buckeyes? Very interesting indeed!
Best Case Scenario:
Louisville does well, Tennessee struggles, and Georgia falters late in the year once again. Dooley and Richt get fired, and Strong chooses to take over for Richt at Georgia. Quick comes to OSU after strongs departure, Bell comes to OSU after Dooley's departure, and now Urban Meyer has a years worth of recruiting/relationships ahead of Strong in the battle for Raekwon McMillan (which we already have a slight lead in).
Unlikely, but one can dream
Pray it's Gibson, Mitchell, or Bell, but I'll go with the safe pick and say Worley.
some of my co-workers root just as hard for their cardinals as some of us buckeye fans root for tosu. how much do they know about strong and quick, more than i know for sure. i repeated to them what i have heard, and the link squirrel turned me onto, and i repeated some of what they said about all this. okay? imo, i think strong will find a new job. when? i have no idea. time will tell. where? again, time will tell. i also work with a couple of vol fans, and even though it is just two fans of the many volunteer fans in this world, they both are pleased with dooley, and they both seem to think his job is safe as long as the vols beat uk this year, go to a bowl game and has a nice 2013 class coming in.
Very surprised most haven't gone with a 2014. I think that the next one will come from that class, not '13.
After watching the LB play so far this year, it makes me want Mitchell to sign up ASAP, but who knows if that will actually happen.
However, I feel like if any game could instantly sway someone into making a decision, it is the Nebraska or Michigan games.
Don't give up... Don't ever give up.
Urbz our first 2013 recruit committed at the end of January 2012, so that's why most are going with a 2013 rather than a 2014
Im gonna agree with Triv on this one and say Bell just because he has stated an interviews he will likely decide after his season is up and we are his last visit which is huge. With mitchell i guess the thing thats not helping is he plays every weekend and bc of the barrage of noon games on our slate there hasnt been time to put into a visit to make a decision. With that said his two options for game visit right now would be either Nebraska or The Game unless he decides to visit after the season which could happen but the fact that oklahoma did not jump past us after he visited should be telling and i wouldnt worry about oregon bc thats a large distance from home as well oklahoma is the only competition right now. The biggest wild card i believe with mitchell is his brother mickey who loves him some thad matta and they do want to attend the same school. Also, Triv i replied to your post on the recruit updates article i hope it clarifies it for you as it isnt speculation but information gathered from certain people that would def know alot more than me hope that helps.
Hadn't gotten around to going back to check, but thank you! Nice to have some well informed people informing us lesser knowledgable people.
Mitchell. His visit will happen before Gibson's grades/scores come in.
Lol i wouldnt say im well informed i just know of some guys that help lesser informed people like me get a heads up and spread the word and get other fans excited and have def agreed with all your posts today keep up the good work bud!
@Spoonerbuck13 Remember that Ramsey kid i was talking about? Yesterday he throw a 50 yard TD pass as time expired to beat there arch rival... It was crazy.
Mitchell, just seems like a matter of time before he pulls the trigger.
"Michigan and "huge mistake" are synonymous"
Hey 125 thats good to hear about ramsey esp if you say hes a bigger faster version of mccoy looking forward to seeing this elder team develop keep with the updates thats good stuff
I would feel much better about Mitchell if he ever scheduled a visit.
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