A Confounding QB Situation, Meet Kemah Siverand and Yes, Parris Campbell Can Run

By Jeremy Birmingham on May 4, 2014 at 12:05p

Photo: Joe Noga (Highschoolsports.cleveland.com)

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Welcome to Sunday afternoon and your weekly weekend dose of recruiting rants, raves and reviews. Today we're once again talking gloom, doom and the average Buckeye fan's guide to unrelenting sadness. Let's get straight into what's what, because I know everyone had a few too many mint juleps yesterday and my long-winded introductions could leave you bored to tears. 

FRANKLIN MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE A DARN

Another weekend passes, another commitment from a Baltimore/Washington D.C. area star for James Franklin and Penn State. Yesterday, it was defensive end Jon Holland, who visited the Buckeyes last fall. No, Ohio State didn't offer Holland, but it's another notch in the DMV for Franklin and Penn State. While there was no offer to Holland, Penn State is likely to land a couple more players within the next few weeks that Ohio State would definitely take; offensive lineman Sterling Jenkins and yes, quarterback Brandon Wimbush.

Jenkins is set to make his college decision on Tuesday, May 6th and unfortunately for Ohio State it's almost assuredly going to end up with him choosing the Nittany Lions. He and his mother are set to make a return trip to Penn State on Monday, and without a return to Columbus anytime soon, it would appear to be all but finished here. Jenkins has been a Penn State lean for sometime now, but Ohio State had seemed to be holding him off from committing; that is over. 

The question then becomes this: does Jenkins' commitment help push Wimbush all the way over the edge? I believe 100-percent that he wants to make a return trip to Ohio State before deciding but it seems that every time he attempts to make that happen, something prohibits it. Wimbush told me last week he wants to visit Columbus again before deciding, but the clock is ticking on Ohio State's chances here.

WHAT THEN?

Well, tomorrow night, Torrance Gibson will announce his top 15 schools (in order) and Ohio State will certainly be on the list. He will visit Ohio State this summer and the Buckeyes will know exactly what and who they need to overcome in order to secure his signature come February. I think they're still in excellent shape to do that.

Lorenzo Nunez will make his decision within the week and although he was the first of the "big three" quarterbacks Ohio State offered in 2015, it seems very unlikely he'll choose the Buckeyes. Expect North Carolina State or South Carolina to be his landing spot. The Gamecocks entered the picture late, but they've been straight-forward and active in their pursuit and their offense fits Nunez's game very well. Don't sleep on the Wolfpack, they're able to offer a chance at early playing time that others can't.

After Gibson and Nunez, the game changes quite a bit for the Buckeyes. Yes, Gibson's decision is one they'll wait on, but Ohio State will almost assuredly end up offering another quarterback in order to try and land two that they covet in 2015. Yes, there's the offer out to Orlando's Deondre Francois but the likelihood of him ever getting north for a visit, let alone eventually signing with the Buckeyes, is slim-to-none. 

That leaves the next two most logical choices, two players that have started to climb up recruiting boards: Indianapolis' Tommy Stevens and Anaheim, California's Travis Waller. Ohio State has been in contact with each and will visit Waller next Monday (May 12th) where he'll throw for Tom Herman. The catch with Waller? Oregon will be out to watch him as well and they lost out on Brady White, who committed to Arizona State on Friday. Waller has told me before that Oregon is without question the one he's "waiting for."

Stevens may have been a Michigan State lean before they received a commitment from Arizona's Brian Lewerke. He's recently been very good at Rivals (named MVP of the quarterback position) and participated at the Chicago Elite 11 camp. He could return to Columbus for the Elite 11 camp on June 2nd. 

MOVIN' ON UP

At present, most people "in the know" believe that Ohio State is the current leader to land Brentwood, Tennessee wide receiver Van Jefferson. Jefferson, the son of Tennessee Titans' wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson, has been all over the country to check out potential schools but the Buckeyes continue to sit near the top of the list. Ohio State's Zach Smith was in Tennessee last week to check on Jefferson and the Buckeyes are making sure he knows he's a priority. There was some rumblings that Jefferson would be back at Ohio State this weekend or next, but a source close to the situation told 11W that no return trips would happen until the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder makes initial visits elsewhere. Stay tuned.

Ohio State's pursuit of wide receivers took Smith all over the country last week, from Tennessee to Houston to Phoenix. In the Lonestar State, one player the Buckeyes checked out was Kemah Siverand, a relatively new name despite the fact Ohio State offered the Cypress Ridge star last October. Despite only 25 receptions as a junior, Siverand had 611 yards and seven touchdowns and a highlight tape that showcases a complete player who plays within his offense. Siverand told me that he is going to attempt to make it to Ohio State for the NFTC on June 1st, and if he does, he'll visit Ohio State's campus at that time. He's a name to pay attention to, especially if that visit happens. Eleven Warriors will have a complete update on his recruitment soon.

This past Thursday, Smith made his way to Saguaro High School in Scottsdale to spend the day with Christian Kirk. Ohio State continues to be in great shape with Kirk and Smith's visit could be just the first in a number of trips to the Valley of the Sun this month. Kirk is a major priority for Ohio State in 2015.

RANDOMNESS

Parris Campbell (pictured above) took part in the Austintown Fitch Optimist Invitational on Saturday afternoon and yep, he's fast. Campbell ran an incredible 10.47 in the 100-meter sprint, breaking a 22-year-old event record. Campbell has kind of been the "forgotten man" in the last year because of Johnnie Dixon, Curtis Samuel, Dontre Wilson, etc. but don't forget about what he brings to the table. This kid is a certified, national-level burner.


Is Damien Harris any good? 

Hate to throw around terms like "must get" and "future All-American" but Harris is without question the single most impressive recruit I've seen the last two years. 


Kentucky went into Northeast Ohio and stole one of the state's best — and most underrated players — for 2015, Lakewood St. Edward's wide receiver Alex Stump. Stump's commitment to Kentucky was not a surprise, he's never hid his affection for the Wildcats, but the timing did catch some a bit off-guard. He blew up at last weekend's Rivals Camp Series and has plans to attend the NFTC in Columbus as well. I think — and I don't mean this as a dig at Kentucky — that Stump is an Ohio State-level player and another excellent camp performance could have solidified his place in that upper-echelon of schools. Can he still end up going "bigger?" Of course, but he's seemingly not the kid who wants to flip and flop around.

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tdible2132's picture

Birm, this is a 2016 question, but what's your take on Dwayne Haskins? He already has 11 crystal balls to OSU, including the deadly accurate Steve Wiltfong, but it seems his buddies and him hit it off at PSU this weekend and his teammate Holland committed to them. Do you like OSU as the leader for his services still? I'm assuming he's the top guy on our QB board for 2016 at the moment. Obviously 2016 is a long way off, but Id love to land the kid. Especially if Wimbush chooses PSU

Woodshed's picture

OSU has offered quite a few QB's for 2016. McClwain (spelling?) is from PA and a DT QB himself. If haskins chooses PSU, it puts them in a bad spot for the PA native and IMO puts OSU in a better spot for him.

BuckRock's picture

I have read all the posted comments, and will say this for the third time.

Losing on National TV to MSU, and Clemson, did hurt us tremendously and it is now showing.  we are second Best in the BIG 10 and we choked against an average Clemson team!  I travel all over the country and here it everywhere I go, Ohio State Looked pathetic against the 2 teams mentioned above.  With all that talent on both sides of the football, it was a coaching blunder.  Vanilla offense and soft defense!  

I am a Buckeye born and raised, but I can not watch the last part of the season and the game against Clemson for the life of me and the people I meet nationwide in my travels during the week,  We simply beat ourselves, and the coach;s played into that mind set!

Urban did not use the talent he had, everyone talks about Mitchell and how he should have seen playing time!  Braxton, not passing, recievers playing soft, DB in soft coverage! It just was so pathetic to see a team with that much talent, just go blank...

Most buckeyes will say trust in UFM, I will trust when I see him calling a creative offensive game plan that uses and utilized his talented players, instead of making the QB run. H.S. QB's watched those games, listened to Braxton complain at the end of the season, took to many hard hits, and there are RB on this team they should get the ball they are on scholarhsip too!  Every High School kid that was interested in playing QB heard these words, and watched those games!

Facts are Facts and Franklin is using Braxton's own words to get players!  How do I know, I heard a friend who' son committed to PSU said that is what " he was telling us"

Everything is being used against us right now, even Braxton's words, which we all thought so harmless..

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OSU069's picture

Oh my god we are doomed. Time to jump off the ledge!!! Might as well start looking for a new coach.

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sivaDavis's picture

Yeah that Clemson team was average...

"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

BAR43's picture

Do you actually listen to yourself talk?

People need to chill out. To think that two loses is causing any issue right now is just stupid.

We have a lot of young talent and many of these recruits want playing tim now. Why else would anyone go to Penn St.

We have a smaller number of Schollys this year and are being more selective. Sure there are guys we would have liked, but there are thousands of athletes out there and we have not missed on any recruit thus far that was a "must get"

Lastly, the recruting ranking is 50/50 at best. Mich St was one of the best teams in the nation last year with a bunch of 3 star guys, so we need to stop looking into 4 and 5 star ratings as gospel to winning a NC.

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FROMTHE18's picture

well aside from the good feeling about Gibson, this post just adds to the misery that has filled the recruiting season thus far. Wimbush will be a big loss to PSU. Not just because OSU wants him but because I think of the two--Gibson and Wimbush--Wimbush is the better quarterback. If Gibson goes elsewhere, it'll be like last year. No offense to Collier, and I think he will be a fine player to have on the team, but I don't see 'elite' written on him. Last year we didn't land a big fish at QB and I was thinking thats because we didn't need one. Now with Braxton in his senior year and two unproven players in Cardale and Barrett left to potentially fill the void in 2015, we need a close to 'for sure' at QB in this recruiting class. If all the eggs are essentially being put in Gibson's basket, then I hope the staff know what they are doing because, again, Wimbush to PSU will be a huge punch to the guy. 

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tdible2132's picture

Couldn't agree more with this post. I'm a firm believer our class will end up just fine and likely top 5/7, but what concerns me is the QB position. We can't afford to miss on our top guys this year, and at this point it's a legitimate concern for me. I think we have solid QB's currently in the program, but I'm not seeing anyone on the roster behind Miller with the sure fire ability to lead us to the playoffs. No matter how many other studs we land, it won't matter if we are just above average at the QB position moving forward. We really need to land a stud this year, and I'm remaining positive we will, but I'd be lying if I said It wasn't a concern.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

I agree with this idea to a point.  Having a stud at QB can hide a lot of other shortcomings on not just offense, but make up for a porous D.  Not sure where Alex Smith was rated coming out of High School, but I don't remember him being sought after by the national powers (it was a awhile ago, and well before I ever thought about following recruiting).  The other thing to remember is, Bama has won 3 NCs recently, with what were essentially game managers.  Could they make a big throw when needed?  Absolutely.  But more often then not, they were handing off to an All-American HB behind an O-Line filled with 1st round picks, and a suffocating D made everyone play from behind.  

If Ash and Co. can get the D fixed, and UFM continues to land studs along the O-Line and at HB, the rockstar QB won't be as big of a necessity, and a solid 3 star or low 4 star would be all the Offense needs.  

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2morrow's picture

JohnnyKozmo couldn't agree more. In fact, with the type of athletes we now I have, I'd rather have a QB that is a good passer and one who can make the right read and is less of a running threat who has to depend on the weapons around him.

jamesrbrown322's picture

But, will need to at least be very mobile and athletic for Meyer's system, unless he plans on adapting.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

Eph97's picture

All that is true, but it is still baffling why a star qb wouldn't commit immediately seeing the depth chart is so favorable since jones, barret, collier dont have the job locked up, plus playmakers all around. A chance to be the starting qb at The OSU, to play for Urban Meyer, and these guys aren't jumping at the chance? Makes no sense.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Yea, definitely agree with this.  Something doesn't add up, unless you buy into the silent commitment idea.  I know Alex Smith has had a decent career thus far, and seems to be a good fit in KC with Reid, but Tebow was a flop.  APB on Chris Leak?  Who was BGs QB when Meyer was there, Josh Harris?  My point is, maybe Meyer's track record with putting QBs in the NFL is being used against him by other schools.  I remember that was a selling point Tressel used with TP to get him to Columbus versus playing in RIch Rods spread with TTUN.  

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Eph97's picture

Yeah his track record is probably being used against him, but Meyer is not recruiting pro-style guys. He's going after dual threats that are turning him down. Unless these guys suddenly think they are all going to transform into Tom Brady in college, doesn't make sense.

The irony with TP is that he would have been better served playing for RichRod and piling up monster stats while hiding his deficiency in throwing the ball. Probably would have been a first round pick based on potential alone since his arm would have been a mystery to scouts.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Yea, Urbs isn't obviously recruiting Pro-Style guys, but there are Dual Threat QBs who have succeeded in the NFL, just not any of Meyers guys (unless you want to count Cam)

southbuc's picture

He's put two qbs in the first round and has a chance at a third next year. How on earth is this a weakness????? 

JohnnyKozmo's picture

Putting them in the 1st round is one thing, succeeding is another.  The top tier kids want to go somewhere to that they can play, and that puts them in the best position to make it to the NFL and be successful (Bama, USC, and Miami (FL) all in the last 15 years or so fit that bill).  All I am saying is that Urban's QBs haven't translated that well to the NFL.  I have no idea what goes through the mind of a blue chip recruit, but when comparing schools, I would imagine there's a lot of splitting hairs, and I would have to imagine that for a QB, they must hear a lot of, "Look man, don't go to OSU, Urbans offense doesn't translate to the NFL.  Look at Tebow, he was a circus act.  Alex Smith can't throw past 15yds.  Where's Chris Leak?  You want to come to this school.  Look at the QBs we have put into the NFL...."

 

The offense that Meyer and Herman run is great for any mobile QB to put up gaudy numbers in, so there has to be some other reason that a stud QB (Watson last year, Gibson, Wimbush, Nunez this year) wouldn't jump at the chance at playing at tOSU.  

southbuc's picture

And what pro quarterback from bama USC or Miami is tearing it up in the NFL?

 

JohnnyKozmo's picture

Used those schools as a reference to producing NFL talent, not necessarly QBs.  I'm just theorizing a possible reason Urbs thus far can't get that headliner at QB.  The system, the tradition of tOSU, national attention-the reasons are endless for a QB to commit, but there is clearly a reason why they haven't yet.

WezBuck28's picture

urbans gets payed to win a NC, not putting guys into the NFL..

Son of Sevenless's picture

OSU won a national championship with Craig Krenzel at QB. Now granted, that was a completely different style of offense, but that championship was basically won with a great defense and a beast at running back.

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nm_buck's picture

If Gibson goes elsewhere, it'll be like last year. No offense to Collier, and I think he will be a fine player to have on the team, but I don't see 'elite' written on him. 

Elite can be coached.  UFM likes Collier for a reason.  Nobody considered Troy Smith 'elite'... hell he was recruited as an ATH.  He was an unknown... buried in the shadow of super-duper-5-star recruit Justin Zwick.

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swainpm's picture

NM Buck you took the words right out of my head. While it is always nice to get a big gun at QB Troy I believe was a three star and he was just fine. Pryor was higer rated as was Zwick. There will be more QBS if Gibson and Wimbush sign elsewhere. Its the staffs job to find the gems out there that need polished, hopefully Urbs doesn't just look at recruiting service ratings.

m5987usus's picture

Birm why the crystal ball for Kirk to osu can you explain?

O-H!

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Explained a bit here - can't say everything but just a good feeling.

m5987usus's picture

Thank you pal

O-H!

ilovethebuckeyes's picture

birm is better then you M5987usus

O H I O

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TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

Will Parris Campbell physically be big enough to have a shot at playing time this year?

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Probably not, but speed makes up for size occasionally.

NuttyBuckeye's picture

Plus Campbell is very young, didn't he just turn 17 a few months ago?  He will grow, is my bet.  Plus with the weight program at OSU, he will get bigger.  I would not be surprised if he has put on 20 pounds by the time he plays his sophomore season.  (And I am not saying he will be red-shirted)

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

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

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

These write-ups continue to get more and more depressing. 

If Nunez and Wimbush commit elsewhere, does the staff automatically offer Waller or Stevens?

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Don't worry, it will always get better...

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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FitzBuck's picture

 

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

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Dear PSU:

We will still kick your asses.  That is all.

Sincerely,

tOSU (Not Your Rival)

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I have to ask, when are Larry Johnson's connections with the East Coast going to start paying dividends? I know he is a great position coach, and that is more important. However, part of what everyone was jazzed about was his ability to recruit the Northeast and D.C./Baltimore area, as we were told.

Has Franklin been able to completely negate that, given that they can promise the chance to play immediately? I'm not questioning the Johnson hire or anything. He's a great coach for sure, but I'm just curious as to why that hasn't let to more success in the geographic areas where he had "connections?"

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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tussey's picture

I am wondering the same thing too.  It's possible that what made him so successful is that those kids wanted to go Penn St./stay closer to home.  I also wonder if he used a smear tactic when recruiting against Ohio State and so now it is so embedded into those coaches and players that it is just falling on deaf ears if for the last ever he was telling them about how much better Penn St. is compared to Ohio State.  

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Norwalk's picture

Players at PSU can get "early playing time." Ohio State is a different story. We have depth at almost every position and (despite what Urban said about the subject) Ohio State is known to redshirt more than 1/2 of their freshmen (or so says the rival recruiting coach).

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Penn State has used negative recruiting against OSU for 20 years. Johnson no stranger to this.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Well, Franklin said that essentially anyone with an offer to go to Vandy, yet goes somewhere else is just "settling," so aren't the current PSU recruits doing the same thing?

I am pretty sure that coaches and kids know that most of it is just coach speak.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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SilverBullet-98's picture

I can be paranoid, or so I'm told but often more right than wrong.

The downward turn in recruiting and the upward swing in recruiting coincides with Larry Johnson coming to Ohio St.

After the 63-14 game we put on them I can see no limit of financial means for PSU to get even.

It just seems strange that a lifelong coach that didn't leave through the "Pedo-St" controversy would leave now, and of all schools come to tOSU...

I wan't nothing more than to trounce PSU at Happy Valley, and we should easily.

"The Past Builds the Future"

NuttyBuckeye's picture

I really would not worry too much about PSU and the huge recruiting going on there.  Don't forget, the cupboards were pretty bare due to the scholarship reductions and the mess left by Sandusky.  I am not surprised at all by the "spike" in the number of recruits or the talent level of these recruits.

Let's see how Franklin does in recruiting the next 3-4 years.  This is the barometer I am more interested and concerned with.  If he can stay neck and neck with Urban over this time, then we may want to worry - but not now.

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

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

Jeremypreemo81's picture

Very informative Birm. Love the updates. 

Its still only May 4th 2014. Still a long time till NSD 2015 everyone. Trust in UFM 

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DougBuckeye's picture

Brim my question is how many more scholarships does PSU have to hand out? It seems they are landing a ton on recruits.

I may live in North Carolina, but my heart will always be in Ohio.

SonOfBuckeye's picture

I believe 100-percent that [Wimbush] wants to make a return trip to Ohio State before deciding but it seems that every time he attempts to make that happen, something prohibits it.

Does "something" mean more than random circumstances/logistics?

teddyballgame's picture

Franklin is a notorious saboteur...I wouldn't put it past him to slash some tires.

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OSU069's picture

Seems like we're kind of going all in on Gibson. Hopefully we can get him. We're passing on some other really good players. 

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Eph97's picture

Yes, and passing on some good Ohio players at that. Sure hope passing on Malik Zaire does not come back to haunt us.

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Danify's picture

As much of an downer this article is. We have to remember about late bloomers, which happens every year at the different positions. Urban will find the right personal for his playbook and the top 5 - top 10 class will be great to see. 

Lincoln's picture

Give me Gibson and Harris and call it a day. I would be thrilled with those 2 top talents with how much depth we have all over the field from the last 3 classes. 

PoKeY21's picture

Looks like in about a week all of our eggs will be in the Torrance Gibson basket. It almost looks like Meyer needs to take the lead role in his and Harris's recruitment. Nothing against the other guys but when the head man, with 2 flashy rings, starts making contact on the weekly it would have to leave an impression.

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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Braxton2Devin's picture

I'm going to be flat out honest and just say it: OSU fucked up last year with the QB situation and might this year as well. The putting-all-your-eggs-in-one-basket philosophy is extremely risky. Last year we missed out on Barker and someone else that I forget that both wanted to be Buckeyes. We slow-played them, which definitely rubbed off the wrong way on them, and ended up with someone who was at the very most level with them. This year, we slow-played Wimbush and now we almost certainly won't be getting a commitment from yet another polished QB. We might get Gibson, but I'm not so sure he's a QB at OSU.

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sivaDavis's picture

I think Kyle Allen might be the other name you're thinking of. Kid is a hell of a QB.

"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

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

OHIO STATE DID NOT SLOW PLAY BRANDON WIMBUSH.

seafus26's picture

What happened to the Allen HS (Texas) QB mentioned on here a few times?I remember him being smallish but if I remember right he  played in 3 straight state championships in the highest level of Texas football and won the last 2. Plays in the top facility in country (over $90 million stadium) that is sold out every week , so plays in big time environments (for HS). From what I see of Texas HS football his regular season district is the toughest in state (Dontre played in it). Therefore  he may play against the best players in country. That's not the Po dunk go to a game and maybe each school has 3-4 eventual D1 players, type stuff. That is every starter on each squad WILL play college ball some where and there are eventual D1 kids still serving as back ups. My point goes back to my question, what about the QB from Allen HS (Texas)? My rant I guess was mostly based to say maybe he's not too small. Troy Smith didn't have the size most are looking for in prototypical QB, either. I don't know if he has Troy's gun though.

To possibly answer my own questioning: maybe he's surrounded by great players and we don't see him being the kind of substantial player we're seeking. Maybe he's facilitating to other great players?

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

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Danify's picture

Do you mean Kyler Murray? If so, it would seem he's Texas A&M's to lose at the current situation and time.

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seafus26's picture

I don't know his name. But that's gotta be why I see no more mentions of him on our site. Thanks man

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

mtrotb's picture

Kyler Murray announced his top 5 last week and we did not appear on his list.

mtrotb

tdible2132's picture

The recent update on Van Jefferson from this evening on 247 also points to him being far from a lock to OSU. Sounds like Florida was his team growing up, which surprises me because I thought he grew up liking OSU for some reason. Either way we're still in a good spot, but it's gonna be a battle.

unknownmusketeer's picture

How many more seasons will Coach Muschamp have at Florida?

FitzBuck's picture

As long as he can blame Urban F'ing Meyer and people are dumb enough to believe it?

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

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Danify's picture

After looking through the different Quarterbacks on 247 Sports' Top Dual-Threat list. I came across an kid from Illinois named Demry Croft. He has an lively arm, good touch on the ball, good speed and fantastic size (6'6"). Could use work on the throwing mechanics and gain muscle, but I wouldn't mind Ohio State giving him an look as Plan B.

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bucknut8's picture

I thought Alex Stump wanted to be a Buckeye & was going to come to camps to try & earn an offer? I understand not all kids that grow up Buckeye fans will play for OSU. But I thought he was wanting to camp to earn his offer. If not congrats to Alex. Kentucky got themselves a very underrated player in Ohio from a top program. Im surprised hardly any Big Ten schools went after him...... 

#Buckeyes

BuckInNashville's picture

I agree with Buckrock. It's not doom and gloom , but as I have been saying on this post for months, these will be Herman and Meyer's championships to lose this year. Not the players. I live in Nashville (obviously) which is the heart of Alabama and SEC country. You can't fade like we did, and not see an effect. Herman cannot freeze again in 4th qtrs (Wisconsin, MSU) because when you need to open it up , you can't just turn it on (Clemson)

buckeyestu's picture

C.J. Conrad to Kentucky this week? Has anyone else heard this?

Crimson's picture

I've heard this, but only from Bassdropper.

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OSUFlash's picture

Campbell is a legit burner but he also ran that time with 4.1 tail wind. 

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MassillonBuckeye1's picture

I just cant understand why Wimbush would choose psu over TOSU. Braxton is gone after this year so he has a legitimate shot to be the man NOW. As for psu, there's a young stud by the name of hackenberg who isn't going anywhere for at least 2 years. Either way, In Urban We Trust!!

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Go1Bucks's picture

Am I the only one who thinks we don't need to recruit a QB every year?

Go Bucks!

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I do not personally subscribe to that theory. I think it's vital to take one every year.