At one point he said Ohio State and Alabama were his top 2, not sure what happened but as the poster before me noted, not a big deal. WR recruiting is very fluid right now, Babb is the only one I know for sure who the staff really wants. Moore's recruitment has been all over the place, most recently trending FSU and now trending Nebraska... There will most likely be more twists and turns as it goes on.
Emory Jones got his 5th star back.
Agree on Saban, but Haskins is older than Hurts. He would've been the runaway starter over Hurts this past season if he was at Alabama, which would've given Hurts two years to improve his passing on the bench and learn under Haskins.
Barrett didnt beat out Cardale until a week before the 2014 season, but once he was given a chance, showed that he was a better QB than Braxton Miller was. Haskins and Burrow both have good arms, but from all reports, Haskins has the best NFL arm on the team and the most potential. Hurts is a very limited passer and only won the job because of his running ability, which made up for his passing weaknesses, but he was the very first primarily running QB that Saban has used, as he prefers pro-style QBs over anything. With Rosen its close, but I like Haskins just as much as him. They both have #1 overall pick talent. I have never been impressed with Browning, much like I have never been impressed with any Oregon QBs or Big 12 QBs.
Hurts no doubt, Saban plays the best player and Haskins arm is 10 times better than Hurts arm. Besides, if Haskins was there this past season, he would've won the job over Hurts to begin with and it would've been him going against Clemson in the National Championship game. Rosen is close, but I still like Haskins better. Plus Rosen hasn't been able to stay healthy. Browning definitely.
Name the Ohio State players, over the last three years, who had huge spring games and then disappeared during the season... Jerome Baker, Malik Hooker, Michael Thomas, etc.. all flashed during their spring games and we saw how they all turned out.
Think that was sarcasm.
I don't think Haskins is sticking around three more years to wait and play. Its much more likely Burrow does than Haskins. Kid has way too much talent to not be playing, he would be the starter for any other team in the NCAA this season, outside of USC (Darnold), Oklahoma (Mayfield), FSU (Francois) and Penn State (McSorley).
Yes, I'm aware he's a redshirt Freshman, I'm also aware he will be a redshirt sophomore next season and eligible to leave after one year starting, eg Malik Hooker, with a great season and it will leave us all wondering why he wasn't on the field sooner and wishing we could have watched him more as a Buckeye.
Yup and if Beck/Warinner actually played to Cardale's strengths in the 2015-2016 season, we would've been back to back champs with the most loaded roster in the NCAA that season.
I just think he's more likely to stick around and wait his turn being an Ohio boy. His brother also posts on Bucknuts and says transferring has never been on Burrow's mind.
Yes, I think he's a much better passer than JT and that's what the QB position is all about. You hear everyone praise JT for his leadership, his guts, his running ability, how many have praised him for his arm? You hear people praise Haskins arm time and time again, how long can we let this talent waste on the bench while watching a QB who cant make the necessary throws or decisions required to beat elite teams?
Yeah, if I was the coach I would handle it like this, Haskins starter in 2017 & 2018 then goes pro early, Burrow starter for his Senior season then goes pro, Emory Jones starter as a redshirt Sophomore. Martell would be the odd man out, I think he's a fantastic player, but his height leaves him at a huge disadvantage with the 6'2/6'3 QBs we have in Haskins, Burrow and Jones.
If it was up to me, I would start Haskins this season. I have no doubt this kid could lead us to the playoffs with all of the weapons on offense and Wilson calling the shots. He can make every throw possible, even some throws that JT cant make. That one throw at the 50 second mark in the op video is just one example.
Best arm on the team according to everyone around the program. The only thing people bring up is how he doesn't run as well as Burrow or JT but I couldn't careless about that, this kid has the potential to be a #1 draft pick. This will be another Malik Hooker situation, he will star for one season then go top 10 in the draft.
Not sure why you don't trust him, but he recently posted an interview he did with Hawkins and it does seem like the staff is slow playing him. He said he's not in a rush to make a commitment and he's reconsidering 10 schools now and all are even with Ohio State, Penn State and Cincinnati.
Might have to wait and see on Hawkins, I believe it was Kurelic who indicated that the staff isn't really pushing for him right now, may be another Blue Smith situation.
Maybe Cox is one of the mystery prospects who gave the staff his silent verbal.. Said he will release a commitment video sometime this week but not tomorrow.
Clemson and Georgia are the heavy favorites right now. Ohio State was in it early, but the lack of visits hurt.
I just read his comments, he said he was told there were more coming today, which indicates multiple booms yet to come.
Yeah he told Givler he kept everything quiet, but he has been planning this for the past three weeks.
Yeah he suffered a season ending injury his sophomore year at the beginning of the season and idk how much he played this past season but I believe he could get a 5th year if the staff wants him back. All depends on how he looks this season.
They're losing Webb but Smith still has eligibility left after this season I believe. I think both Ward and Sheffield go pro if they have the kind of years that are expected.
Not surprising, could see two more by the end of the day.
Think Ohio State was falling behind anyways, probably why they took Proctor instead of waiting to see from Foster. He and Woodbey make a great Safety tandem.