PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
It's recruiting mailbag time! Get in your questions between now and Tuesday night. As usual, I'll try and get as many answered as I can.
What will come first....the final episodes premiere of Breaking Bad or OSU's next commitment?
I have 2 questions.
1. What is your gut feeling with the Glenville trio?
2. How in the heck do you keep up with all this recruiting info and the rumors? i can barely keep up and we probably hear only 1/10th what you hear. Kudos to you and the rest of the 11W staff!!!!
Birm: What's your take on the rising number of high schoolers committing before their junior year of HS? The kids are still developing and the final product might be drastically different from their days as a sophomore/junior (I think of Freddy Adu- when he was 14, he was the best player in the world at his age. By 18, he was just another soccer player). Are coaches concerned that with their classes filing up, they might be missing out on some studs during their senior year?
@brklyn_buckeye.... that was a GREAT example! I often thought about that same thing. I really thought he was going to be the face of US soccer. now, not so much
Jeremy, in your opinion what's more likely to happen, Holley becomes a buckeye, Prince becomes a buckeye or neither becomes a buckeye? If you say both become buckeyes my brain would explode so I'm leaving that option off the table. Thanks!
What do you estimate is the final number of recruits in this class?
If we get 6 olineman this year, what's the thought process around how many they take next year?
1) Last year OSU was spoiled with a few big flips towards the end of the class, namely Trey Johnson (Auburn->OSU), Dontre Wilson (Oregon->OSU), and Gareon Conley (Michigan->OSU) all within a two month period. I realize this is impossible to predict, but with the limited number of spots left in the 2014 class, do you feel like we have a good sense of OSU's targets in this class, or do you think there are a few surprises left in store? Do you think there's any possibility that Jalen Hurd or Quin Blanding could flip if Virginia or Tennessee have terrible seasons?
2) Does OSU have any real shot at Mixon, or are we just another hat on the table at this point?
I don't think Trey Johnson was much of a flip. He was looking around for quite a while after he cooled on Auburn due to the coaching change.
I think we're in on enough blue chip recruits that we won't have much room for flipping this year.
What is the status of Gardner? Is he essentially a member of the 2014 class now? Do you expect him back, or do you expect that this one year thing will turn into a forever thing?
Does Urban accept a 2015 commitment before December 25?
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Chris Hardeman just recently decommitted from LSU after being committed for a year. You reported he had an OSU verbal offer. Is this a guy that the OSU staff goes back after, or do you think the staff is satisfied with where they stand with committed and non-committed DB recruits?
What is the latest on Noah Brown? Seemed all in and now is taking more visits and recently said he received his written offers to Vandy, UNC and ND. No mention of OSU. Are the Buckeyes now slow playing him?
Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Coach Mike Vrabel
Everybody makes mistakes but with the recent issues with character on the team - What kind of emphasis does this staff put on recruiting young men of high character?
What is the status of Marcelys Jones? At some point the staff has to be annoyed with the constant flirting with Alabama. I understand with Lattimore and Smith because they haven't committed; however, Jones I believe is an entirely different story. Not only did Jones commit, he was the first of the class and claimed to want to be a leader...just not seeing it or the actions of a committed player.
Damian prince? I saw rivals mike has him to maryland as of now, any recent news on where he is leaning?
What are the chances that the Bucks take 2 more offensive lineman in this class? Both Mavety and Prince seem too good to say no to if they want in.
“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes
Hi Birm.....just wanted to know what's the latest on (when) Curtis Samuel? It seemed as though he was ready to announce over the weekend.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
With the potential issues and looming suspension of El Guapo, does filling one of the remaining spots with a RB become more important? Is Hillman still a Buckeye lean?
Are there any more foreseeable transfers/medical hardships that might happen and open up any more spots in this class?
Thanks in advance!
Who do you see Urban leaving a spot(s) open for come signing day?
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Somewhat football and recruiting related in one:
Are there any high profile coaches who you see could be on the proverbial 'hot seat' that could make some waves with certain recruits that OSU has an eye on?
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