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Way Too Early 2015 Class Predictions

TheBadOwl's picture
February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm

I got bored and looked at our 247 Crystal Ball predictions and, quite frankly, they're looking insane right now. So, with that in mind, let's make our predictions.

Also, I know that we used to have a thread for this, but I can't find it right now (still loving the new website!!) so I decided to make this one. Anyways, here we go:

QB/ATH: Torrence Gibson

QB: (No idea but we're probably taking two)

RB: Damien Harris

RB/ATH: Bryce Love (Dontre Wilson's role?)

WR/ATH: Eric Glover-Williams

WR: Devante Peete

WR: Miles Boykin

TE: Chris Clark

TE: CJ Conrad

OT: Drew Richmond

OT Sam Madden (6'7" 345lb kid from NJ, 100% Crystal Ball to OSU)

OG: Steven Gonzalez

OC: James Daniels

DE: Terry Beckner, Jr. (would be a HUGE get)

DE: Rashod Berry

DT: Tim Settle

DT: Christian Wilkins (100% Crystal Ball to OSU)

OLB: Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane

OLB: Jerome Baker

LB: Ricky DeBerry (He's from Virginia and we have LJ Sr.)

MLB: Nick Conner

CB: Jamel Dean

CB: Jordan Whitehead

S: Ben Edwards

S: Tarvarus McFadden

LS: Liam McCullough

I think Hilliard goes elsewhere. Not sure if there are any other obvious omissions here.


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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Good list, although I think about 4-6 of those players won't be able to commit as we won't have the numbers unless we see a good amount of attrition/early draft entrees. 

TheBadOwl's picture

I'm really not sure how many guys we'll be able to take, I know we're getting three scholly's back (I think one's going to Greene), but I think the senior class is pretty small. You're right, I think that I probably put too many (26 I think) but either way, this class is going to be really good.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Killer nuts's picture

This. I've read this class will be anywhere from 15-22 guys. Small but mighty

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buckeyeguy0615's picture

Ben Simmons or Edwards?

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TheBadOwl's picture

Edwards. I can't figure out how to edit my post.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

There should be an icon on the top left that says "View" and "Edit" -- obviously click the edit one to be able to edit your post.

DefenceWinsChampionships's picture

Class finishes with 22 - 23 players:

  • QB - Torrance Gibson
  • QB - I want to say Lorenzo Nunez but its probably someone unknown. Maybe Dwayne Lawson (sp?)
  • RB - Damien Harris
  • RB - Jerome Baker
  • WR - EGW
  • WR - Devante Peete
  • WR - Dowell/Boykin/Jefferson
  • TE - Chris Clark
  • T - George Brown Jr
  • G - Steven Gonzalez
  • C - James Daniels
  • DE - Terry Beckner Jr
  • DT - Tim Settle
  • DL - Berry/Taylor/Wilkins/Lockheart
  • LB - Hilliard/McKee
  • LB - Nick Conner
  • LB - Sh'mar Kilby-Lane
  • CB - Jamel Dean
  • CB - Jordan Whitehead
  • CB - Fitzpatrick/Crawford
  • S - Ben Edwards
  • Extra: either the TE - Conrad, or another OL or DL if there is space
  • LS - Liam McCullough

8 from Ohio... maybe 9 if the numbers stretch


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Urban_Can_Recruit's picture
  1. QB          Torrance Gibson               Plantation, FL                    
  2. QB          Kai Locksley                        Baltimore, MD                  
  3. RB           Mike Weber                       Detroit, MI                         
  4. TE           Chris Clark                           Avon, CT                                             
  5. WR         C.J. Sanders                        Brentwood, TN                
  6. WR         Tavares Martin                  Greenacres, FL                 
  7. WR         Devante Peete                 Fort Lauderdale, FL        
  8. OT          Drew Richmond                                Memphis, TN                    
  9. OT          Sam Madden                     Barnegat, NJ                     
  10. OG         Steven Gonzalez              Union City, NJ                   
  11. C             James Daniels                    Warren, OH                       
  12. DE           Terry Beckner Jr.              East Saint Louis, IL           
  13. DE           Darius Fullwood                Washington, DC                                               
  14. DT           Christian Wilkins               Suffield, CT                        
  15. OLB        Ricky DeBerry                    Richmond, VA                                  
  16. ILB          Nick Connor                       Dublin, OH                         
  17. OLB        Sh’mar Kilby-Lane            Hallandale Beach, FL      
  18. CB           Jamel Dean                         Cocoa, FL                            
  19. CB           Jordan Whitehead           Monaca, PA                       
  20. S              Ben Edwards                      Jacksonville, FL                 
  21. ATH        Eric Glover-Williams        Canton, OH                        
  22. ATH        Jerome Baker                    Cleveland, OH                  
  23. LS            Liam McCullough              Columbus, OH
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mobboss1984's picture

Justin Hilliard should be a buckeye and placed on everyone's list. Urban should make him a priority.

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TheBadOwl's picture

Oh he's absolutely a priority, I just don't see him coming here.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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PittBuckeye's picture

As soon as I saw this I thought about the way to early predictions for 2014, nothing even in the ballpark of what we ended up with.

Recruiting makes no sense and is impossible to guess even 30 minutes in advance usually.

All the lists on here would make me a very happy camper though.

Ludwig Yards's picture

Yeah, these are "wishlists" as much as anything. A lot of the kids being talked about now probably won't be in this class and new names will continue to pop up along the way.  But it's kinda fun to look at the predictions. ;)

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BuckChoi's picture

I agree with you Ludwig.  As amazing as it would be for us to get all these guys that we're listing, most of these players are probably at or near the top of the staff's boards.  We'll miss out on some, but here's hoping we get all of them.  And for sure...it's fun to look at and debate the predictions

Silver Bullet 10's picture

I think Hilliard ends up a Buckeye. 

ab1993's picture

Does no one think we end up with Kevin Toliver...? I strongly believe he'll end up coming here with his teammates if he makes a visit this summer.

cinserious's picture

I haven't seen Brandon Wimbush QB on anyone's list as of late. Is he predicted to go to PSU or something? I don't read up on the crystal ball stuff. Anyway, if we don't pull in Gibson, Wimbush is like #1b and Nunez #1c.

Edit: Also damn that would suck if we don't get Hilliard. I'm about sick and tired of stud 5* LBs from Ohio going elsewhere (Tre DePreist, Jordan Hicks). It feels like that position group has been cursed lately.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Braxton2Devin's picture

QB/ATH: Torrence Gibson

QB: Lorenzo Nunez

RB: Damien Harris

RB: Jerome Baker

WR/ATH: Eric Glover-Williams

WR: Devante Peete

TE: C.J. Conrad

OT Sam Madden 

OG: Steven Gonzalez

OC: James Daniels

DE: Terry Beckner, Jr. 

DT: Tim Settle

DT: Christian Wilkins

OLB: Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane

MLB: Nick Conner

CB: Jamel Dean

CB: Minkah Fitzpatrick

S: Ben Edwards

LS: Liam McCullough

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BassDropper's picture

QB- Torrence Gibson 5* / #1 QB / #10 Composite

QB-Lorenzo Nunez or Brandon Wimbush. Just have a feeling we get 2 highly regarded QBs.  Both 4 star top 10 QBs

RB- Jerome Baker 4* / # 4 ATH / #44 Composite

RB/Hybrid- Bryce Love 4*/ #4 All-Purose Back/ #157 Composite / 4.3 40

WR/ATH- EGW 4* / #6 CB / #67 Composite

WR- Devante Peete 4* / #13 WR / #117 Composite

TE-Chris Clark 4* / #12 TE / #310 Composite

TE-CJ Conrad 4* / #7 TE / #188 Composite

OG-Steven Gonzales 4* / #3 OG / #161 Composite

C-James Daniels 3* / #6 C / #568 Composite

OT-Drew Richmond 4* / #6 OT / #70 Composite

DE-Terry Beckner Jr. 5* / #2 DE / #2 overall in 247 rankings/ #22 Composite

DE- James Lockhart 4* / #6 DE / #80 Composite

DE-Darius Fullwood 3* / #18 DE / #414 Composite

DT-Christian Wilkins 4* / #9 DT / #52 Composite

LB-Justin Hilliard 5* / #1 OLB / #29 Composite

LB-Nick Connor 4* / #10 ILB / #291 Composite

LB-Sh'Mar Kilby Lane 4* / #7 OLB / #138 Composite

LB-Adonis Thomas 4* / #25 ATH / #240 Composite

CB-Jamel Dean 4* / #16 CB / #308 Composite

CB-Jordan Whitehead 4* / #17 CB / #171 Composite

S-Tavarus McFadden 4* / #2 S / #41 Composite

LS-Liam Mcullough 2* / #1 LS / #1106 Composite

Three 5 strars

17 four stars

Two 3 Stars

1 two star

For a total of twenty three recruits




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