Ohio State football and basketball recruiting.
Have mended their relationship, and Ohio State is back in the running per Michael Rockstedt
Good to hear. Recruiting is like a roller coaster the lasts forever.
Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.
Yep. Does not mean he will come here but loves that Larry Johnson was honest with him. The relationship has been mended and the bucks are in it for sure.
Oh and 305 thank you for giving me credit on the tweet. Appreciate it.
No problem, you guys do a good job of covering the Buckeyes, as well as 247, scout, 11w and rivals, and I give credit where credit is due. I appreciate the hard work.
That means a lot to me you have no idea. Thank you.
No, I think we have an idea.
Hahahaha yea thank you.
This is good news. All confidence in Coach LJSR.
What happened to damage the relationship in the first place?
I'm not gonna go into details about it because it wouldn't be right if it's not public knowledge, it would be unfair to all of them. But Tim fixed it, Like Larry told him he should if they want OSU to recruit him, and now it's good.
Ahh understood. I just figured I'd missed some news or something.
It was Ohio State not being sure Tim was committed 100-percent to his academics.
Yes that I just didn't know if it was acceptable to say that. Thank you birm.
Sounds like our staff. He didn't have a grade problem, but it was something he could improve on. They gave him a goal to show he's willing to work, he was up to the task, and now they really want him.
Take this with a grain of salt. I know 305 posts everything he sees on Bucknuts here, but this wasn't reported by them. Tweeted by some unknown Mike Rocksted.
I actually work for Men of the Scarlet and Gray. I know that I'm an unknown, but you are going to get to know me in this field, I promise you that.
I actually saw this on twitter. And everything I post isn't from Bucknuts.
Me as well. Nice info guys
I don't mean to rub this in Hayze's face by any means, but I think this is a good opportunity to learn that we shouldn't disregard the little guys in the recruiting journalism field. The field is notorious for the job fluctuation(Alex leaving us, Derek Young leaving us, Kyle Rowland leaving even though he isn't recruiting, and Jordan Wagner leaving us) and because of that new guys are required to fill the vacated positions.
If we're going to liken this to professional sports, 11w is still one of the "small market" teams in the journalism world and because of that we will unfortunately lose our all stars to the New Yorks, Bostons, and LAs of the world(Scout, Rivals, 247).
Just a friendly reminder that as a community we should be accepting of the little guys, as all it takes is a job vacancy for them to get the "call up."
Class of 2016. Go Bucks!
Definitely 11w is a little fish in a big pond but they are the best site for Ohio State football and recruiting. Birm is the man, Rockstedt is really good too. I know he's new but I've followed him for a while on twitter and MOTSAG.
That's why recruiting is a marathon!! Today they like Clemson, tomorrow us then Bama!!! I follow this stuff to closely slowly losing my mind!!! Lol
305Buck, delete this thread before you embarass yourself further. Discredited source spreading misinformation.
Per Alex, the relationship didn't need mending in the first place. Grades.....
I'm not a discredited source actually. I work for Men of the Scarlet and Gray. I talked to someone very close with Tim. I do not appreciate the disrespect.
I'm just passing along what Alex said. Don't shoot the messenger. Go get an apology from him.
No it's a known fact that tim settle and osu have been kind of distant.
while I continue to disagree with the content of what was said re: Settle, I do need to apologize for the 'discredited....misinformation' comment I made. I misinterpreted something on 247 that has since been clarified.
Sheez guys.... really
Don't poke the bear........
Linga I have to confess. I watched this like 10 times. At first I was like oh boy, oh boy and then I said OH BOY!! (You hit me, I hit you!!) I hope the little one is ok, geez. Peace.
That kid got what he had coming. I bet he doesn't smack that cat anymore.
If you look at the kids face before the slap fight - he's already in full epic meltdown mode.
Question, not knocking Alex but what makes his sources better than Michael's? You don't know and I don't know, all I know is Michael covers recruiting for the Buckeyes and he does a good job at it, you may want to check out this site sometime.
Thank you 305. I have great respect for Alex no doubt. All I did was tweet out what I was told today by a reliable source Close to the situation. That is it.
305 claims to have a 247 membership. If you do too, head on over and take it up with Alex. He sent a follow up to his initial post re: Settle, and no, it doesn't corroborate a mended relationship with OSU.
dv away! (as if it mattered)
There is nothing to "take up" with Alex. I'm not just going to bash Alex like that, he might have different sources on this situation. I'm nt bashing anyone.
you said you wanted an apology. You know where to get it from and it's not me. Come on down.
To be a messenger, you have to be sent by someone to personally deliver a message. I highly doubt Alex Gleitman personally asked you to head over to his old 11w stomping grounds and throw some mud on Mike's name. What you did certainly classifies under the "unnecessary" category and wasn't cool my dude. You could apologize, but I doubt you will.
As for the fact that Mike isn't on a big name site, that doesn't mean he isn't a good reporter or doesn't know what he's talking about. Journalism is all about making that first step. If you remember, our very own Miles Joseph and Derek Young were on a small site they had started before being picked up by 11w. That doesn't mean they were reporting lies before they were hired by a big name site.
Thank you I appreciate the support.
Hey @Sarasotabcg have a snickers......
Actually, he didn't say he wanted an apology, he said he didn't appreciate your disrespect. You are the one who said to go get an apology from Alex.
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes
I remember back in the day when Alex was the unknown reporter and people called his work "discredited information". Yet he seemed to always be in the know. I trust reporters until they prove they can't be trusted. not the other way around.
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
Another thing, when the news that Ohio State stopped recruiting Settle first came out, Alex said it was off the field related. When people started questioning him about what off the field problem, he said it wasn't grades. Is he backtracking now? He said he didn't want to tell what it was, but it wasn't grades or the kid asking for money, Hmm you think grade issues are something serious enough to keep away from paying customers?
Everyone needs to Settle down now....
see what I did there?
We have an 11 Warriors community filled with vast sources of information from Gene Starwind to 305Buck and now M5987USUS. Such great stuff.
Thank you for including me in that list. Much appreciated.
WOW! You forgot someone... cough cough
Sir, pull up your pants. This is a blood pressure test, not a hernia test.
Thought you said you weren't coming back?
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
What, like 2 months ago? I've posted many times since then.
Dynamite drop in BD.
Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.
"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"
Uncle 9er of course.
This is getting stupid. Delete the thread before this kid thinks that buckeyes are nuts.
Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.
before this kid thinks that buckeyes are nuts.
I am sure Tim knows that buckeyes are made of chocolate and peanut butter.
Here you go - one of my favorites
You say that Im a troll? Every post I have seen from you has a negative tone, and always telling posters what they can and cannot post. Last time I checked this is America and the OP has the right to post whatever he wants.
Your initials should be reversed.
Listen, here is the reason why I give you crap on the board.
I don't remember giving you permission to post my picture.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
Is arguing about sources on paywalled sites the new way of comparing dick sizes?
In all honesty, this seems childish to be arguing like this. Both men, Mike and Alex, basically said the same thing. The relationship between OSU and Settle is now very good again. The only difference is Alex said it didn't need mending, while Mike did.
One last thing: to say you're "just the messenger" when you come on here and "discredit" someone makes you look pretty bad. If you can't even stand up for yourself when you call someone out like that, don't call him out in the first place.
That is all. Carry on.
I posted this above but will restate here.
I continue to disagree with the content of what was said re: Settle, but I do owe an apology regarding my 'discredited.....misinformation' comment. I misinterpreted something said on 247 that has since been clarified.
I value all of the sources of information that contribute here, even if that information is not always consistent. So what if it was grades or something else, as long as Tim Settle and the Buckeyes are back on track, I assume the best for both sides. And for Michael the Rockstedt man, thanks for contributing.
You are very welcome. Thank you.
You have a twitter feed?
Yes it's in my account thing.
I think a few people need to go back and reread this. Seriously.
I really don't care what someone else said. I appreciate the info that was given in this thread and I will believe it because I know it was done in good intent.
Well all I gotta say about this is, Settle You wanna be a Buckeye? We want you to be a Buckeye. See that was not hard at all. Everybody happy, Peace.
Per BuckNutzGasMan Settle is 100% Buckeye!!!
BTW he lives in AZ and know nothing about recruiting.
The "thing" that has me intrigued is that Settle was asked to "make things right" and he did. Should be a good sign
Yea and that is why Tim settle has respect for Larry Johnson. He was just honest.
I love that our staff deals with recruits this way.
Now I know that this doesn't mean he will come to Ohio State or anything, but I am very much excited at the good news we have been getting almost daily in the last couple weeks when it comes to Elite15.
The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check.
I know I'm an unknown, but I can promise you that I will stay an unknown because I'm not as good as these guys with getting information out.
But I can promise you one thing, these colors don't run
"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes
Would really like to see what an in shape Settle could do. He still looks like a kid so that's a good sign that he hasn't maxed out yet.
Wow, these ladies are getting catty in "herre"
"I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes
This truly has been an amusing thread. ..that's for sure!
Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.
Oh yeah, well my dad can beat up your dad!
Must be Skid21 after making those comments