Ohio State football and basketball recruiting.
Let's see 'em. Taking questions now through Sunday night.
How many players in this class realistically?
I know the numbers look small now, but you would have to imagine there will be more than 20
Give us the 5 most important targets and chances we land each one. (In your opinion)
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Your favorite target to talk to.
Ever or in 2015 or what?
Ok now I'm going to ask for both.
Thinking Meech gotta be high on that list
% of class from the state of Ohio?
who gets in from Ohio?
Dang Fitz you beat me by one second LOL
Football is complicated...
What are some recruits from Ohio you expect to have a shot?
Seems like we are either leading or in the top 2-3 for Baker, Hilliard, Conner, Kilby-Lane, and Holland (not counting DeBerry because I think he will be a DE).
Kilby-Lane could commit this spring. Holland's teammate and BFF just committed. Baker seems like a lock (though growing up a PSU fan is a little concerning). Hilliard is totally up in the air right now. Conner is still waiting on an offer.
What is your way-too-early prediction on how this one could shake out? Could Conner be the odd man out? Maybe Baker ends up at RB?
Considering the news on Mike Mitchell, I assume they will try to take four-ish LBs.
In that same thought process, I really like Jeffery Holland at LB. He is as athletic as it gets. Interested in your take on him specifically. He seems to be into OSU but no one has him with interest going there. Crystal ball picks, I know it doesn't mean much, has him choosing Florida (78%) with a few Auburn (22%) picks and that is it. Considering it is very early there is no one with OSU consideration. Can Edwards help to pull him into OSU?
On a scale from 1 to 10 what are the chances of getting Gibson?
How are you feeling about OSU's chances with Tim Settle and Terry Beckner Jr.? I saw that you included them in your forecast earlier today, but could you maybe give a few details about how each of their respective recruitments are going? Thanks!
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Malik McDowell, go
Is Chris Ash regarded as an elite recruiter? What territories might he cover?
Birm, why does your profile say you created articles called "Liam McCullough is Number Four" and "Damien Harris is Number"? Did they commit?
I think 11w does the work ahead of time so they're ready to publish asap once a player offically commits.
How big would Harris be? Oh man, yoinked right from Michigan...
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Who do you think is most likely to be the next big commit? (the longsnapper doesn't count btw)
But Longsnappers have feelings too man :( hahahaha
True, but you know...theres only so much impact a longsnapper can have on a game. They're basically taken for granted until they screw up somehow and then everyone is like "WHO DID THAT!?".
New slogan: "We're stretching! And you're a longsnapper!"
Do you think osu will take five o-lineman in this class to provide depth? Also Do Urban an Co. believe in taking only tackles and centers when looking at lineman? Lastly, what region of the country will the staff put most of their attention this year? Why?
Damien Harris, Damien Harris, and Damien Harris? No but seriously Damien Harris?! Thank you birm.
Isn't he locked to UK now?
Only if BassDropper has been trolling the UK boards again.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
How many Linebackers will Ohio State take this year?
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Not really recruiting I guess, but anything on Baugh?
Suspended indefinitely is the last I heard.
Class of '16
Didn't sound like that would last too long the way Urban talked on NSD.
What'd he say on NSD? Did it look like we were keeping him?
which recruits do you see urban personally taking the lead on? im guessing Gibson or kirk if not both.
Which coach is the most underrated recruiter in your opinion? Thanks Birm, threads like these are why I dig 11w.
On an OV to TOSU, are there any unique places or things that you've heard really wow the recruit... not including the Coombs speech.
Can we get the #1 class?
At what point do recruits start to think about whether Urban might not be around for their 4-5 years?
Are there any recruits you could see us getting that would be deemed as a surprise at the moment?
Has FNLs surpassed the Spring Game, in your opinion, as the current staffs offseason top recruiting event? It seemd in years past that getting kids to attend the Spring Game was important, now...... Not so much.
2 part question:
1.) If we can only take one QB would you rather have T. Gibson or B. Wimbush?
2.) Would landing Wimbush put us into the top 5 for Minkah Fitzpatrick?
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That's an easy one. Gibson and yes
Which state does OSU get more players from this year - Ohio or Florida?
"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.
I'm saying Ohio should get 5-8 players from the buckeye state I'm saying 4 from the sunshine state.
Better be Ohio......
I'm too drunk to taste this chicken
Do you assume 2 RBs and what's the best guess on who they are. Will we get Harris?
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Even before signing day 2014, some schools had close to ten big name 2015 recruits verbally committed. Is this a newer trend, and if so, how does the OSU staff adjust and adapt?
Having relationships with different coaches in multiple regions, they will let our coaches know if they have talent coming up in their area. A lot of programs carry multiple 3, 4 and 5 star talent. Like Trinity Christian in Jacksonville, Florida which carries current 15' commit Ben Edwards along with 5* Kevin Toliver (LSU), 4* Ohio State Target Jeffrey Holland and 4* Kendrick Norton (FSU). They had 14' 3* Isiah Ford (VT) and Kavaris Harkless (FL) and have 16' Jalin Buie (AU).
1.) I read there was a new dead period put in place this summer. How many commits and who do you think we land before the dead period?
2.) Who is the Kwon McMillan for 2015? Meaning... Who is the guy the staff will hold a spot for no matter what and recruit the hardest (don't include Gibson unless he is the only guy that fits that spot)?
Do you think we still have a shot with Sosa Jamabo or has recent events change this?
I'm sure we're taking a few LBs for 2015. How many will be MLBs? By then, we'll only have one on scholarship, and it worries me. It worries me a lot. Maybe we don't care as much with so much nickle package?
Also, how do you think the FUBAR new 11W site will affect recruiting? Personally, I think this means we won't have a Meechy Knox type who commits and gives the exclusive to 11W this year.
Are 2 QBs and 2 TEs really that realistic with this class struggling to get to 20 and having to get a LS as well?
How many O-Linemen in this class after last year's haul? Does four sound like too many?
Who are the top JUCO transfers that could help immediately?
Who do you think will be the top rated recruit we land for this class?
It seemed that early on there was some mutual interest between Shy Tuttle and OSU, but I haven't heard his name in a while. Is OSU still recruiting Tuttle, and if so, what are our chances of landing him?
Where's the old list of offers by year?
Want to shift the focus from the recruits to the coaches Birm...how do you see LJSR doing for the 2015 class with a full year on the recruiting trail to work with? Any specific targets he may be assigned to? Appreciate your time, as always.
With multiple QB offers out there, which are truly QB offers vs ATH? Which are commitable right now? And what is your theory on pecking order of those offered?
8. Pro-style: Dwayne Lawson, Dual-threat: Gibson, Stidham, Murray, Nunez, Wimbush, Johnson, and just today, Deondre Francois.
What do bucko mean?... What is the meaning of life?.. oh and how many Recruits do we take this year?
What is your take on osu's chances to land Christian Kirk?
How do you like Ohio State's chances to get the top 2 players in Illinois, Terry Beckner and Natereace Strong?
“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes
Where do you see Malik McDowell end up and when?
Here's my question: I'm the guy who doesn't want to follow every little detail of Ohio State recruiting, but I do love me some suspenseful obsessing over the top-notch guys. This year the guy that stands out for me was Raekwon McMillan. Who are the 3-4 guys for next year that I should go all OCD about?
How many of this years recruiting class were prospects that we hadn't even heard about at this time last year? Which prospects in the class were we always going after hard?
Just curious how a class (specifically at OSU) at this time of year compares to NSD.
I guess right now the most important question I think anyone of us can ask is: "Birm? You okay man?"
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Outside of Crawford and (possibly) Hilliard, is Michigan in on any top-level Ohio talent that OSU would like to keep in-state?
Also, what would Baker prefer to play at the next level, RB or LB?
Birm, Of all the recruits we are pursuing which ones will commit by summer whether to us or someone else?
No Question just a simple statement. Birm, your the best man!
DL seems to be a priority for the '15 class. How many prospects do you think OSU will sign for the DL? Which prospects do you think are most likely to fill those spots, and which guys are basically pipe dreams?
I see our crystal ball for Justin Hiliard is moving slightly our way. I had read that he wasn't a really big fan of Ohio State and that the good guys were "late" developing relationships with him. That info i read was old and just curious what the picture looks like now. What do you know/hear about him and the likelihood we get him. I know it's only one kid, I just hate seeing the #1 player in the state go elsewhere, especially not UofM.