Buckeyes Lose Commitment Ben Edwards

By Jeremy Birmingham on April 19, 2014 at 7:21p
126 Comments

According to 247Sports.com's Keith Niebuhr, safety Ben Edwards has decommitted from Ohio State and flipped to Auburn.

Edwards, the nation's 18th-ranked safety, committed to Ohio State in February unexpectedly. Since then, he's visited a handful of colleges and Auburn was viewed as the biggest threat to the Buckeyes' security, and that apparently has proved true today.

The 6-foot, 196-pound Edwards confirmed his flip via Twitter moments later. 

When asked what made the difference for Edwards, the Florida star was to the point.

"The family atmosphere," he said of what Auburn has working for it. "My parents were happy, and I love the coaches."

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laishley15's picture

Not surprised by this at all, I never expected his commitment to last until signing day.  We need to land a couple safeties to help build depth at the position

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Next.  Can't say this upsets me because I happen to know for a fact that UFM recuits like a motherfucker. and will have a very impressive class when all is said and  done.  Good luck, Ben Edwards.  I am sure you will be fine at Auburn, as we will be fine with some other guy who hasn't committed to us YET.

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Murph32's picture

Wonder if this was pre-typed? 

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otrain2416's picture

Damn I really liked him too. Kid hits like a train.

Deadly Nuts's picture

ehhhhhh whatever. Wasn't really impressed with his highlight tapes, just a bunch of big hits. On to the next one...

LEBRON

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Right, "on to the next one." Would someone like to tell me when that's gonna happen?

I haven't been one of the recruiting alarmists in here, but these we now have -1 commitment over the last several weeks, which wouldn't be a big deal except the competition isn't standing still. 

 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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bigbill992001's picture

I hear ya.    This, in and of itself, is not big deal.    BUT, this is the 3rd one.    Thats called a trend.    Whats up with the Urbmeister?

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ATLBuckeye09's picture

I wouldn't worry at all about it. UFM in his career both at FL and tOSU has had top 5 recruiting classes every year. Let me remind you that when he was hired our 2012 class went from outside the top 25 to number 5 in the end and that was with a little over 2 months of time left int he cycle. Every school goes through a quiet period. It just happens because the players they are targeting are not ready to announce.

Trust in UFM. By the way this kids response to what is different is what most kids say about tOSU. The family atmosphere. I know how Auburn recruits. They cheat plain and simple. Outside of Miami no school has had more trouble with the NCAA than Auburn and it won't change.

Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987

JakeBuckeye's picture

Perhaps the biggest sin as a fan you can make when talking about recruiting, in my opinion. The "we didn't want him anyway" attitude is always silly, we definitely wanted him.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

I definitely wanted him, any commit is good. I just don't think it is that bad of a loss.

LEBRON

Poison nuts's picture

Agreed Jake. He was wanted, us fans wanted him & any "meh, he wasn't that good" talk is sour grapes plain & simple. That said, in his 3 classes, UFM has always dealt with decommits/losses by getting someone equally talented to or even better than the person he lost so this is a certainly is a blow, but not one to get all bent out of shape over.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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cinserious's picture

I agree 100% with ya Poison. Also, remember that this 2015 class is going to be rather smallish, so the staff is being VERY selective with who they offer. We will still get a couple of the top safeties in the country and even with a small class, I'm willing to bet Urban and Co. reel in another top-5 class.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

NuttyBuckeye's picture

I totally agree with you all on this, but let's face it... We are getting pretty loaded at DB - we could use another safety or two, but we are getting loaded here.  We have the two Glennville young men coming in this fall, and they are pretty hyped players.  I am not saying "oh well, he wasn't good enough", but look at our roster.  I like what we have here.  The future is getting bright.

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

Go1Bucks's picture

Agree DN.

Go Bucks!

Silver Bullet 10's picture

I wouldnt say flipped because he was never a hard verbal in the first place. More like his leader just changed.

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m5987usus's picture

As urb says if you get a commit your only in his top 3 :)

O-H!

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Silver Bullet 10's picture

And Jeffery Holland just named Auburn his leader, and Calvin Ridley committed to Bama. Im patient, but come on Urban, step your game up and go offer the dang Ohio boys who want to be Buckeyes. We have 2 commitments. Pathetic. Urban better finish strong because this is starting to look weak. Done with the excuses.

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TheBadOwl's picture
  1. We have 10 months until NSD 2015.
  2. We haven't had any on-campus camps or official visits yet, since it's super early.
  3. You listed three florida kids. Ohio is suuuuuuper far away from Florida. They're not going to make a 15+ hour drive both ways during the school year for a visit. If we can pull Jamel Dean and Torrence Gibson out of the sunshine state, that's an overwhelming success.

 

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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teddyballgame's picture

don't forget Sh'mar Kilby-Lane

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The Clean North's picture

how fucking dare Urban Meyer? Right? Like so done with excuses. What a brat. He's done nothing but sign top classes since he started. Slow your roll.

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Silver Bullet 10's picture

Okay.... :(

oh and PS, i wasnt referring to Urban making excuses. I am done making excuses myself. Thats all

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The Clean North's picture

I'm sorry I flew off the handle there. We are all on the same side here. I just get defensive of the big guy

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BuckeyeStrong2's picture

It's April, relax.

This 'trend' happens in say, December? Then we have a problem. Urban knows what he is doing, and this is the 'downside' to a more national recruiting approach. The upside is there are plenty more kids that would love to be here and we will get them signed.

mobboss1984's picture

Already knew this was coming

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

buckeyedexter's picture

2012, 2013 and 2014 were all really good classes, it's gonna be hard to get some players for 2015 because there isn't a good chance of starting.  The only positions I think we need this class are QB and TE.

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zoetaite's picture

If that was the case why does Bama, LSU and those types keep on moving? We need kids that wanna come in and compete from Day 1. No more BS with the red-shirting. If you are the best then you should play.

ZT

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buckeyedexter's picture

$$$$ <----- that's why

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TheBigCat's picture

My thoughts exactly, must have gotten a visit from a Bagman.  Auburn "family atmosphere" = Cash $.

On to the next one!

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TheBadOwl's picture

Auburn was recruiting him long before Urban was, he's been to their campus more times, has a better relationship with their coaches, and it's much closer to his home. Plus they have a beautiful campus, excellent football program, and great weather.

Is it really so inconceivable that he made this decisions for completely legitimate reasons?

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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TheBigCat's picture

Obviously it's more than conceivable that he made this decision for legitimate reasons, in fact, it's probably the likely outcome.  I was partly being sarcastic, but given the timing of his flip in relationship to the SB Nation article highlighting the exploits of the SEC "Bag Man", who knows.

All of the points you make above are valid, but he also made a decision to commit to tOSU despite those points.  Something made him change his mind, what, only he knows.

After he committed to tOSU, he did say in response to being asked if he would still look around, "No Sir, there will be no other visits.  I will be trying to get my teammates to come with me, though."  Seemed pretty enamored with tOSU when he committed.  

GIven the incredibly sketchy recruiting practices of the SEC, and specifically Auburn, I wouldn't rule anything out.  

But who knows, maybe he took a look at our depth chart at Safety, watched the 58-3 Auburn spring game, and figured he'd start as a freshman there.  My comment was meant more as a pot shot at the incredibly shady recruiting practices within the SEC, than Edwards' recruitment specifically.  His de-commitment was just the vehicle that allowed me to make light of that.

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Citrus's picture

I find this comment to be despicable and beneath 11w standards. You have zero evidence to support such an accusation yet you cavalierly throw it out there. Bellow you make a reasonable post and I can tell that you're a smart guy. You're better than this post.

I get that my remarks may be curt. However, 11w has maintained a level of decorum unique to these sorts of forums. Recently, I've noticed it eroding a bit. It shouldn't. After all, this community is what we make it.

Let's remember that recruiting is the manifestation of a life-long dream for these young men. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and refrain from besmirching them.

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nm_buck's picture

Really?  Impugning Auburn's recruiting methods is despicable?  No offense... but you can't justify that.

By the way, this isn't a reflection of the kid... it is a reflection of the program.  

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Citrus's picture

Say what you will about the program. Its fair game. Hell, there has been some Auburn sketch going on (at least under the previous staff). I object to suggesting the kid did something improper.

TheBigCat's picture

Yikes, take things literally much Citrus?  

I get that you are trying to moderate this forum, but think your efforts would be better suited by trying to make an example of a more worth post.  I made a lighthearted post in jest.  It was not meant to be taken as a literal allegation.  I thought  that was obvious in the nature of my post, but apparently I need to make a better effort to highlight sarcasm moving forward.

I also think it's incredibly ironic that the post that I initially responded to that said "$$$$<-----That's Why" has 5 upvotes.  The SEC has a history of shady recruiting practices, and it was just recently documented in an SB Nation story.  The fact that one our recruits flipped not long after that story came out was ironic to me, and I was attempting to make light of such.  Whenever I get a chance to poke fun at the SEC, and in particular the scumbags at Auburn, then you can take it to the bank that I'm going to do it.

Citrus's picture

Poking fun of the SEC is obviously appropriate. I just objected that it was targeted at a kid, or at least seemed that way.

Auburn's recruiting practices are indeed suspect (or at least that whole Cam Newton thing).

Recruiting is delicate, and we should err on the side of caution when publicly insinuating a young man choosing a college has done something nefarious.
 

TheBigCat's picture

Completely agree, the rumors and emotional investment that adults make in recruiting is astonishing to me.  I think we are on the same page Citrus, and agree with where you are coming from, just think it was a bit misguided given the innocent intent of my post.

Same team Citrus, same team! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday night!

 

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Yea dude that's honestly just a excuse. Almost all top flight programs bring in top classes no matter what. We will still have a great class but to say we are going to have a hard time recruiting this year because of playing time is a total cop out.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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blufftonbuck's picture

I am not the cliff dwellers as some but this excuse does not fly with me.  Top teams like FSU, Bama, USC, etc get top classes all the time with incredible depth.

DannyBeane's picture

I'm not going to turn into Chicken Little yet since Urb has had 3 solid classes in a row but at the same time, I WANT GOOD RECRUITING NEWS! GIVE IT TO ME NOW! 

 

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Yeah, not much of a surprise here, but still a player OSU really wanted to hold on to for reasons bigger than just his talent. You need the in-roads there.

Deadly Nuts's picture

So far it seems that Urban isn't even the one doing the recruiting....

LEBRON

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FitzBuck's picture

Hard not to think that after reading the SN article.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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southbuc's picture

Hard not to think about our success in Glenville after reading that article. It happens outside the south. It's just more accepted and widespread there.  

Buck Commander's picture

Alabama has landed another commitment with Top247 safety Shawn Burgess-Becker tweeting he has committed to the Crimson Tide. Burgess-Becker becomes the Tide's 12th commitment as Alabama landed Minkah Fitzpatrick earlier and minutes ago 2015 4-star linebacker Leo Lewis (Brookhaven, MS) has committed to the University of Alabama This makes me sick.

 

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

nm_buck's picture

Burgess-Becker becomes the Tide's 12th commitment 

Which means Saban has already gotten commitments from 30% of his 2015 class!

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Eph97's picture

More like 10% of his class. Cuts and mysterious medical hardship scholarships to come...

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vball10set's picture

If he doesn't want to be a Buckeye, so be it....next .

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Deadly Nuts's picture

This dude is gonna paralyze himself if he continues his style of play into the college level.

LEBRON

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DenBuck's picture

Kids seems to be bragging about it. Good thing we have EGW leading the way for us. 

Buckeye For Life

Deadly Nuts's picture

Can't blame him, i'd be bragging about a 200k paycheck.

LEBRON

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

No sarcasm font needed.That is real life down south.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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ab1993's picture

at least Penn State isn't #1 anymore

Class of '16

HilltopHustle's picture

No, but I'd rather Penn State be #1 than Alabama, who continues to rip and roar as the top dog each and every year. Penn State could be #1 this year and it'd still take them years (plural) to return depth, and even then who knows if they'd even do anything with it.

bucknutfern4's picture

Damn I guess the history of great Safeties at Auburn must have convinced him......... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. What can that school really offer you outside of a paycheck and a turrible education.

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JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

I like the Charles Barkley reference. Very clever :p

Buckeye fan from PA

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AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

EGW isn't "leading" anything, it seems like he could care less who is in his 2015 class. 

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NStahl94's picture

It's telling with all the bama commiting today Damien Harris didn't follow though

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James Mee's picture

He already decommitted once. I don't think he really wants to do it again. He said he was going to wait until the end. Everyone has to be in it for the long haul on Harris. But I want him. Badly. 

osubuck57's picture

Saban gets flipped on occasion as well...it happens to the best. Guess it was just our turn!!

SCOTTC.

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sivaDavis's picture

Man this sucks, everyone panic!!!!... But man it would help if we got a 5 star safety two years ago and the top safety in Ohio last year and snagged one of the top safeties in the state of Florida for 2015...oh wait. Ben Edwards is a good player, but if people don't understand the other, more important reasons behind offering him, then you need to start following recruiting a little more closely.

"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

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pcuzz1's picture

One of my favorite recruits. Committed or not. Dude straight brings it! This one hurts

pat cozzens

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niblick's picture

Half of the dipshits that have commented in this thread need to never follow recruiting again, or simply never speak about it again. Either will suffice.

1- it's APRIL still
2- last time i checked, UFM is still runnin the show.

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D-Day0043's picture

The sense of entitlement is getting deep around here.

I find it funny how people are already turning on Meyer. I guess people forgot the ass whippings we took from USC, LSU, and Florida under Tressel. I guess people forgot what our recruiting classes were ranked under Tressel. We lost two games by a total of 15 points to two teams with a combined record of 22-2, and now the sky is falling. The mighty Nick Saban lost to freaking Utah, who was in the mountain west at the time, when he started out at Alabama.

Sure I would like to have more commitments, but there is a long, long, long way to go. We flip some, and some flip from us, that's life. All of the people panicking is ridiculous. 

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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TheBadOwl's picture

I lived in Utah for a few years as a kid, and Urban's Fiesta Bowl team is what made me a college football fan. The 2008 Utah team is my favorite CFB team I've ever followed, or at least it was until the 12-0 team in UFM's first year here. But that Sugar Bowl win over Bama was incredible. And anyone who says Bama wasn't trying clearly didn't watch the pregame. Check out the first minute of the video (or the whole thing, if you like watching Saban cry).

 

Anyways, I agree 100% on the sense of entitlement. And I'm sick of people talking crap about Torrence Gibson or, now, Ben Edwards. And the whole Jermaine Eluemunor/Alex Anzalone thing is just beating a dead horse. It's like a lot of the commenters here are forgetting that 17-year-old kids (or a 20-year-old in JE's case) change their minds all the time. Especially when it's a decision that huge.

Some people need to accept that Ohio State is not perfect for everybody. I love being here, I think it's the perfect school for me, but if I lived in Florida, I'd probably want to stay a bit closer to home.

But I digress. Urban is the man, we'll be fine. This class won't be very big anyways.

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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TnJoeBucks's picture

Bad Owl - Agree with you 100%, and that video was a thing of beauty!

"As the water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it, so a wise man adapts himself to circumstances." Confucius

WhySoSerious's picture

We will prevail. 

Rare&Uncommon

Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Nothing to see here folks move along.

 

 

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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AZBuckeyePhan's picture

LOL, I have no idea how the helmet sticker thign works on this site but +1 man. 

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buckeyedude's picture

OMG that is funny as sh*t. Except for maybe 6 people, thus far.

 

 

KBonay's picture

Certainly not the Gray Box I was expecting....

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

If you follow recruiting at all you should've seen this coming. 

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Exactly why this one doesn't hurt at all.  Most of us knew he'd never be a part of this class, even if he didn't. 

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Nashville Buckeye's picture

I wonder if they offered a Cam-level salary. I kid I kid.....but seriously....

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36buck's picture

He's done! Lol.   Already flipped and it's only April.   Why commit this freaking early when you clearly aren't sure?? What a circus anymore.   

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buckguyfan1's picture
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hit_the_couch's picture

Auburn boosters doin work.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Shaffbucks's picture

Loser and liar 

shaffbucks

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TheTeam16's picture

High school junior changes his mind on where he wants to attend college...is obviously a loser...

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Wow. A little harsh, don't you think?  One might choose another word for you if you really thought this commitment would stick: naive. 

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AGAB's picture

The utter lack of awareness exhibited by the parents and coaches of some players confounds me. Do they ever look beyond football ? Do they ever consider "where" they are sending their son to spend 4 or 5 years of his life? OMG !!  This is the state where segregated fraternities and sororities are still sanctioned. The roots of  Auburn's War Eagle mascot can be traced back to the Civil War, specifically, the Confederacy. I could understand if the young man changed his mind and then pledged to a PAC 12 football power or even another B1G university. But to leave TOSU  for a sad excuse for a school in the one of the nation's most racially intolerant backwater states is just plain ignorant. Just wait until either this young man or a member of his family is stopped by one of Alabama's "finest". What a reality check that will be !

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D-Day0043's picture

The kid is from the south. I'm pretty sure he knows how things work down there.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

TheTeam16's picture

Gus Malzhan is actually a pretty good dude most stories are correct...reminds me a of Mark Richt without the tenure. Could all be a front I suppose. 

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

You're completely naive if you only think racism exists in the south. 

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nm_buck's picture

... and that only whites are racist

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tussey's picture

Well this was not what I was expecting.  It sucks, but best of luck to him. 

brunstar's picture

Since he flipped to Auburn for the family atmosphere I'm going to assume he meant the family of Benjamins that lives around that place.

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DannyBeane's picture

If it was any school other than an SEC school, specifically Auburn, then this wouldn't rub me the wrong way. Oh well its the SEC, "If you ain't cheatin, then you ain't tryin."

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Orlando Buckeye's picture

Could legitimately see a drop off in recruiting this year with the departure of Vrabel, but I don't think the end is nigh.  There is a long way until NSD.  Some years you stack up soon and some years you stack up late.

Osurrt's picture

While it would have been a nice get....it wasn't a huge area of need this year. No time to panic yet as there are still 10 months to go. Committing early and flipping once or twice seems to be the new thing to do. Our biggest needs in 2015 are QB, TE, OL and LB.

Fort Seneca Steve's picture

So....you flipped...and "IM DONE"

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Whoever DVed our boy Teddy for this funny gif needs to go to the hospital to get checked for vaginal tearing and maybe seek a trauma counselor.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

Adambob's picture

Any 3*s from Centerville ready to commit? 

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BHT's picture

I think everyone saw this before it happened. He committed so early (I know we already have 2 others) that there was bound to be second thoughts. It was really a matter of flipping to whom, and when. I hope the other 2 commits stay put, but signing day is still months away. There is time for second thoughts. I was not surprised but it would have been nice to keep him.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

I have officially flipped from Ohio State to Auburn and im done!!

Stay classy my friends.

 

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

People losing their freakin' minds in this thread.

It's a holiday; relax, enjoy the weather & spend some quality time with your families.

 

 

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HilltopHustle's picture

Want something to panic over? Let's talk about Braxton's shoulder. There's a little over 9 months until NSD.

PoKeY21's picture

People on here talking about how the SEC always brings in the top classes and has tons of depth can all be explained in 1 word: OVERSIGNING. Just look at the spring game Bama just played. They had 5 different QBs competing for the starting job, and that doesn't even include the FSU transfer they have otw this summer!

When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are passed, I want they bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass - Robert Knight

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DC-town's picture

Hash tag entitled buckeye fans-

and yes, auburn equals 100 thousand payout

'Piss excellence' -RB

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blu.fan's picture

We've seen evidence of the payouts before, and we'll see it again, "but you can't prove anything." The whole system needs to be blown up.

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Gametime's picture

It's not a big deal people. It's closer to home, he has a longer relationship with Auburn's staff, plus we have some excellent depth at safety with Bell, Powell, & Burrows locking up the FS, SS, and STAR for at least the next two seasons, not to mention Noah Brown, Malik Hooker (who plays a lot like Ben), and Erick Smith coming in to compete for the position. 

Let's just wish the kid luck and look forward to Urban stopping the BS and going after Kyler Murray. I know people are in love with Gibson as an athlete, but with Kyle Allen likely entrenched as the future starter at TA&M for the next three years, Kyler would be ridiculous in the Ohio State offense. In roads to Texas are just as valuable as in roads to Florida, and we really are probably looking forward to the upcoming NFTCs, Rivals, and finally The Opening/Elite 11 before we really start putting the press on guys.

Be patient. 

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

GameTime you fucking knocked it out of the park with the mention of Kyler Murray. Easily the best dual threat QB in my mind and dominating at the highest level in Texas HS football (going for 3rd straight state title). Kid is a leader has an accurate good arm and he can run with the best of them and honestly I think he is going to be more dangerous then Johnny Foosball. Only reason the kid isn't the number 1 overall recruit in the Nation is his size. But we are learning every year more and more that size can be overcame. I imagine if Allen wins the starting job at Ta&m that Murray will have to look into some different options if he is smart. Herman and Meyer  should be all over this kid and hopefully the interest picks up.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

It's not as if OSU is unaware of Kyler Murray. He's just not that interested and will almost certainly be going to Texas A&M.

Gametime's picture

Brim, I'm aware that the kid is a TA&M legacy - all I'm saying is that we definitely want to be a close #2 if nothing else. He could come here and blow every record on the books out of the water from day one rather than redshirt and and sit behind Kyle Allen for two seasons at the worst, and at best split time in some hokey two-QB system at best. 

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Noah Brown is going to be a TE/H-back. He isn't going to play defense. 

TheBadOwl's picture

Call me crazy, but I think he'll stick at WR, he looks like an exact clone of Anquan Boldin.

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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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Noah will be a WR.

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Here is Murrays short version Junior Highlights.

 

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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Ginger_buckeye's picture

Damn kid throws some bullets with accuracy. 

We don't give a d*** for the whole state of M*******

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Indeed he does my ginger brother indeed he does. Kid really knows how to distribute the ball to the playmakers and seems to make all the right decisions. Then when shit breaks down he commences to breaking ankles and scrambling for a explosive play. REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

Citrus's picture

Thanks for sharing. Wow. Perfect accuracy.

jmoody's picture

I'm not worried. Every time Urban loses one he replaces him with a better one.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

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Go1Bucks's picture

Its not news, everyone was surprised when he committed in the first place.  HE is going for shock value, lets not give it to him.  We have other recruits with greater upside on the radar and with luck, we'll land them.

 

 

Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!

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FROMTHE18's picture

Bama landed about a billion commits too…still a ways to go…This 2015 recruiting is sketchy compared to other years I've followed this; maybe Urban is being extremely picky for good reasons and thats why we haven't seen a commit in a while…either way, it'd be nice to start getting a little momentum before summer.

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Jdadams01's picture

Well, gotta go where he feels is best. Good luck to you, Ben.

Now let's get another safety in the fold.

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nm_buck's picture

I wish nothing but the best for the kid and his family.  

I hope we play Auburn soon.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Amazing how there are all these negative comments from all these "trolls" or "newbies" -

Calling Urban Pathetic after he leads "Your Team" to 24 straight victories and one top 5 recruiting class after another is unbelievable. Something tells me he has a handle on things and the recruiting that's going on plus with over 10 months to go before NSD - you may not want to push the panic button quite yet. 

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Art Harrell's picture

He is just following the money trail--good luck---------> Goooooooooo Buckssssssss

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cinserious's picture

Not Cool Jeremy. Not cool.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

Eph97's picture

Just read over that article again how an SEC booster operates. I'm all for boosters or whoever paying these kids. OSU would certainly fare very well in that scenario.

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Osurrt's picture

When he committed to OSU he was a 3*, notice he is now a 4* with his flip to Auburn (SEC). I hate the wat the ratings game plays.

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sivaDavis's picture

 

Child please. 

"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

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Jeremypreemo81's picture

This stinks, I really liked how he controlled the secondary.  Big hitter  D Whitner V 2.0- best of luck to him