Jamel Dean Has Added 23 Pounds of Muscle

By DJ Byrnes on July 17, 2014 at 11:31a
43 Comments

Jamel Dean — or Mr. Ohio State, as he goes by on Twitter — is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals, and surprised many when he became the second commitment of Ohio State's 2015 class, the #Elite15.

Rivals' profile of Dean apparently needs an update too, because it still lists the Coca, Florida, cornerback as 6'0", 180 lbs. This is grossly inaccurate, per Dean's coach:

This is good news as bigger cornerbacks continue to gain in popularity. It's also good news considering Mickey Marotti, Ohio State's mutant creator, has yet to get the kid in his clutches. 

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BroJim's picture

I think a recent article this week noted that fans don't talk about Dean enough, we should fix that. 

Here are some highlights:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1672767/jamel-dean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asFOowJj0M4

let's discuss. . .

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Barnsey69's picture

Wow, thanks BroJ, looks like he might fit in ok....

Bring the pain JD!

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Dougger's picture

I enjoy form tackling.

I like football

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chemicalwaste's picture
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Knarcisi's picture

Come on BroJim, why would we want to talk about the kids we get when we spend all this time talking about the kids we don't get?

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bethmowins's picture

almost 6'3 and 200+...that's a big corner already. Could safety be in his future?
 

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sharks's picture

Could be the Richard Sherman effect- big corners

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sox33osu's picture

I'd be more concerned with the safety of opposing WRs...

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osu07asu10's picture
Looks like Jamel has been taking his Weight Gain 4000...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Shangheyed's picture

Gotta get me some of that 4000!

hit_the_couch's picture

If he grew 2.5 inches then i'm pretty sure he put on a little less than 23lbs of muscle. Not that it really matters since that's a pretty good size. I just hope the kid can play.

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

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Buckeye On Elba's picture

I like this kid's style:

1. Commits to OSU, doesn't seek attention.

2. Continues working, gains 23 pounds of muscle in the offseason.

3. ??? [something something TTUN joke]

4. Profit.

Even though we don't hear much about him, that doesn't mean he won't be a scary dude. Looking forward to it.

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brandonbauer87's picture

*3.5. Exhaust eligibility. 

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Buckeye On Elba's picture

Haha. Yes! Economic profit only after Step 3.5.

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tussey's picture

Did he sneak up to Ohio and work out the Coach Mick all summer?

Shangheyed's picture

I need to get me some of the Mickey workout program...!!

ELEVEN WARRIOS STAFF... MUST INTERVIEW MICK GET SOME TIPS OR UNDERSTANDING OF HIS PHILOSOPHY....I think a lot of Buckeye fans would love to know and use aspects of his strength and conditioning programs.

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buckeyeradar's picture

Good work ethic, good attitude will put you on the road to success.  Good job Mr. Ohio State.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Kid might have ate himself out of a cornerback spot and into a strong safety role. That is huge. Hopefully he still runs a sub 4.4

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BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

I wish puberty was this kind to me 

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Stoicpaisano's picture

Popped his tattoo cherry so we don't have to worry about Fine Line.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Tattoo cherry? He has had that one since he was 10.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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Jabba1977's picture

The guy is a beast!!

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Bourbon Meyer's picture

Beth Mowins is on this thread?

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bethmowins's picture

Yes. The real Beth Mowins.

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216ToThe614's picture

She stopped in to see her favorite recruit, James Dane

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Groveport Heisman's picture

She loves the shirtless teenager threads with pictures.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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Knarcisi's picture

Not sure it's the right gender ...

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

She might not remember his name, but she will remember what he looks like with his shirt off.

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Hovenaut's picture

Jamel already looks intimidating...and he doesn't have pads or the S&G on yet.

 

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

This young man is obviously dedicated.  Hard work and a solid commitment to improve himself will go a long way to being successful as a Buckeye and in life. Well done young man, well done.

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sivaDavis's picture

Seems like a very confident and humble kid. Great get for Ohio State. Loved the part when he talked about wanting change. I take that as becoming a man and stepping out of your comfort zone and that's what makes big time college players. Also talked about how he wanted to get used to the cold weather because you play in cold weather in the NFL anyway. Loved that part because it's so true.

Great to hear that he is working and can't wait to see him in a Buckeye jersey. Keep grinding Jamel, you got all of Buckeye Nation behind you. 

"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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KINGBUCKEYE419's picture

Love this kid's mentality! 

BuckeyeFootball3's picture

Very impressive. However, I'm gonna knit pick and point out something that never gets corrected. 23 pounds of "muscle" in that short of a time period is not realistic. Yes he put on some muscle but some of it is fat. "Pure muscle" takes an extremely long time to build and is simply not doable in this short of a time period as I stated before. Not to take away anything from Dean who has worked extremely hard it looks like. Good job son! 

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

If he grew 2.5 inches, some of that would be bone weight.

It is great to see that he has some real work ethic!

RenegadeBuckeye's picture

Not to mention, these kids aren't cutting weight like a wrestler or a UFC fighter would before they step on the scale. We all carry around a ton of water weight. That being said, I don't care how much he weighs, how much stronger did he get? Beach muscles don't win championships. 

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DJ Byrnes's picture

i see your point, buckeye, bout i dont see too much fat on this young fella.

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hit_the_couch's picture

Not to mention, but it says he was 180 and is now 201. That's only 21 lbs minus how much is not muscle and the tissue and bone weight he gained from his growth. 

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

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TCOB_6's picture

After further review, it appears Jamel Dean didn't in fact put on any muscle in his 21-23 pound transformation.

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BuckeyeGroove's picture

I remember when I was a teenager and I almost " NEVER" looked like that with my shirt off. Ha, it is both sad and funny to see the effect time takes on my body as I age. Still got the guns though! By guns I'm talking about my gun collection.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

LOL, Mickey Marotti, the mutant creator

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Groveport Heisman's picture

Wow I wasnt aware he had ACL surgery in November. I'm guessing this is why he isnt more highly rated at the moment. If he gets fully  healed and has a great senior season along with his growth spurt I see no reason why he cant be a high 4 or 5 star talent. Kid is as legit as they come.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

andretolstoy's picture

Man - I still find these shirtless selfies freaky.