PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Happy this guy is a Buckeye (courtesy of ScoutingOhio):
I agree, Alex. Those are very impressive highlights for a kid who started playing football his sophomore year, and then you see that one-handed catch! I know our staff will have fun developing Gareon into a major player.
The play that starts at the 1:50 mark is just silly
As well as the catch and run right before that play - crazy.
"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM
I have to say, Gareon is defnitely a better WR than I thought he was.
"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."
Put a few pounds of muscle on and keep that speed and I think he could be an elite WR, not to mention he's already a very good corner. Great ball skills
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
@ 5:12 so great seeing that OSU logo next to his name opposed to that ugly block M.
Wow, not to say I wasn't excited about his commitment but I am a lot more excited now having watched his highlights. Before watching I was a bit more excited about stealing an Ohio kid back from TSUN. He might be one of the best "playmakers" in this class. I'm not sure which side of the ball he is better on, his film reminds me a lot of Chris Gamble. His commitment definitely gave the staff some flexibility in filling out this class, as he could fill in at wide out or corner. Can really understand why he was able to get away with testing Jabba's no visiting if committed policy.
I too am glad he is a Buckeye!
We need playmakers on offense, but a DB with that ability to high point the ball would be deadly. Tons of INTs going his way. Also seems to have good instincts in zone defense.
Anyone who can block that many kicks without laying out has a spot on special team blocks, for sure.
When told OSU set school record for 50+ games this year, UFM said "That's good. We're gonna break that next year."
I've heard he's going to learn both sides of the ball...I personally want him on defense (despite Woodard and Burrows coming with this class. How about Woodard and Conley at CBs and Burrows at Safety in case Bell situation doesn't come to fruition). He has great skills and would stop the misnomer that DB's can't catch...because Conley has great hands and awareness as well.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
Those are some great highlights. You can see why Michigan fans were happy to have him for so long. The Michigan coaches really spotted this kid's talent early (only held offers from Northwestern, Toledo, and West Virginia when Michigan offered), but alas, he will be a Buckeye. Good get for you guys.
It is funny how fluid recruiting can be. I remember when Conley committed to Michigan the tOSU response to him was, meh. To quote Alex at the time Jake Butt, Taco Charlton, Jaron Dukes, Mike McCray, and Gareon Conley are all very nice players, but they did not and were not going to get offers from the new staff. (http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2012/03/11w-recruiting-mailbag) To Alex's current thoughts above. It is amazing the difference 8-9 months can make. I think that is why so many people enjoy the recruiting process because sometimes it seems you can never predict how things are going to go.
Congratulations again on Conley, I'm sure he is going to be a great player, and he's a good kid.
Wait a minute... since when are 3 blocked kicks, 2 pick 6's, multiple deep receiving tds, and a one-handed catch in the endzone over 2 defenders considered highlights? I bet half this board could pull these off, so unimpressive haha.
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