PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
After Heuerman (senior next year) and Vannett (junior next year), there is Baugh and J.T. Moore.
Unsure of where Baugh stands, and I believe Moore was moved over for depth after Blake Thomas had to leave the team and the sport in August.
There are two other TE's listed on the roster: Junior Charles Kinzig and sophomore Ryan Carter, unsure if they are on scholarship and how they fit into any plans for the position down the road.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
I might be wrong(doubtful), but didn't Jalyn Holmes play TE last year for his team?
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I think so, but don't believe OSU is considering him anywhere other than DE (a la Sam Hubbard - who will start out at SAM LB).
Voted no, but that is conditional on Baugh's standing with the team.
"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick
I'm guessing that it's too late to apologize to Tyler Luatua. DX
Sorry I'm late to the Luatua story. Why would we need to apologize? I've read comments like yours but I don't think I ever saw the whole story.
He was supposed to visit for the same game as Gesicki, but we went all in on Gesicki and asked Luatua to postpone his visit and he took exception calling our request "shady." It seems unlikely he will visit at this point, even though we would be footing the bill.
This is why I don't like the all eggs in one basket approach when it comes to recruiting. These players know recruiting. I have no problem with more than one TE visiting at the same time; especially on a huge weekend like Wisky.
I voted no because I interpret "Do we need a TE in this class?" as "Do we have to take one for the sake of having a body, even if he's not up to our usual standard?" As an example of the latter -- and I do not mean this as criticism because he's had a fine career here -- we clearly made a scholarship offer to Kenny Guiton only because Pryor scared off all the big names in 2009, and we really did need a quarterback in that class in particular.
I'd like to have one this season, though; otherwise we will probably need two in 2015 with at least one of those two having to play some as a freshman.
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Clearly UFM wanted this one, and I believe he will be looking to find/flip one
But, these MeyerBucks seem to have no apparent use for TE's.
I've seen this a lot in the last 24 hours, and I don't think I agree. Are there tight ends running free in the secondary that we're perversely refusing to throw to? I do recall Heuerman dropping a third down against Northwestern.
It would be one thing if we had an ineffective offense or a poor passing attack, but we're doing well and completing about 2/3 of our passes. I have little doubt a star tight end could thrive here.
Would we like one? Yes. Do we NEED one (really bad or else our lives will be over)? No. We have a few freshman and Heuerman and Vannett will be back. Next year we must get one though.
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
Need to have? Relative to the real positions of need (OL & LB), I voted no.
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With who is left out there with interest in TOSU I say they stand pat with what they have for a year and get 1 (maybe 2) the following year. I dont know how JT Moore translates to a TE but I have to believe the other 3 TEs can be enough for 1 more year.
Side note: Think there's any chance Jeff Greene puts on 20 lbs in the offseason and makes the transition?
I voted NO, Look back in June we could all agree that we didn't really need a TE, there isn't a difference maker available for us to even flip at this stage and with this weak a TE class..Personally I'd rather see us use the spot on a need position/heck even another highly rated receiver, Who knows how much Brown will fill out once Mickey gets ahold of him...He could end up being a 6'3 225 receiver his freshman year! Who knows if he stays at that weight or gets to the 245 mark by the time our current TE's graduate. I trust the coaches to make the right decision and basing it off the fact that we've completed less than 3 throws per game to our TE's I don't see why picking one up is a big deal unless it's to someone you don't say no to.
Yes, but not just any tight end. A tight end in Meyer's offense has to have a compatible skillset. If a good fit can't be found then not so much.
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I voted no. IF it comes to the point where next season OSU really needs numbers at the TE position, a guy like Hubbard could be converted pretty easily. A lot of this depends on Baugh and the "rumors" about his future in Columbus, but in all reality TE is a position OSU could do without at times throughout the game and still be successful.
Rod Smith can block as an H-back, Josh Perry could fill in at times, Noah Brown may fill out to be a capable H-back, etc. IF it is necessary, OSU has options. They don't need to take up a spot in this class with just anyone to fill the position - there are too many other good players the staff is still in on to do that, IMO.
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Yes, If Baugh leaves we won't have a single underclass TE on the team.
I voted no. I look at Noah Brown being a pretty good TE/WR, especially once Mariotti gets a hold of him. Bigger, stronger, faster. Also, is there no way Hubbard could be a TE? I feel like he is a Vannett clone with maybe better athleticism.
"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. That's just way it is." - Woody Hayes
Hubbard could fill the role if needed but I don't think its something we NEED this class. Especially since we have limited spots and are waiting on 6 players to commit.
I voted no - you can always use offensive linemen- if the person you want isn't there, I don't think you recruit or draft just to fill a spot (unless you're the Browns)
Voted no. I hope they can turn Baugh around. Would rather focus on the O line with our schollies. Hubbard, brown are options... If UFM identifies one, I'm great with it, if not, meh... Make it priority 1 next year. A bit surprised with Gesicki's choice with Brenneman and 6 total tight ends at PSU, but hey, good for him. Hackenburg seems like a star in the making and they utilize their TE's very well. Baugh was supposed to be a game changer when we signed him, give him some tough love? In Urbs I trust. Go find a power forward (BB) that can stretch the field and develop him.
I voted no because...wait, what's a TE?
Same as a center. Both are missing from Ohio State's '14 recruiting classes. DX
Yea, I thought all along that Sam Hubbard would be the guy at TE. He's naturally gifted to play the position with his LAX background (playing in space & finding gaps) he has ideal height (6'6") and he's 225 lbs right now. After Mick gets his hands on him for a couple seasons he could be around 245-255lbs and could possibly grow another couple inches.
Let's be frank too, with the DE prospects and LB prospects we're bringing in, there's literally going to be close to no need for him at SAM or Viper. Bringing in Holmes, Booker, Berger, & a very high chance of landing McMillian, with Trey Johnson, Josh Perry, Joe Burger, and a RS Mike Mitchell, Hubbard's best chance to make an impact will be on offense, we have too many STAR/S types and too many DBs, in general who rate out better (Reeves, Bell, Grant, Conley, Powell, Burrows, Apple, Webb, and likely Lattimore & Smith among others).
Having him as a FR, with Baugh likely RS, with Heurman a SR next year and Vannett a JR next year, they could definitely grow together in the system.
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