Nah his talent evaluation is fine, hindsight is always 20-20.
King isn't an Ohio kid, he was born and raised in NC before moving to Ohio. He transferred out of SVSM before this season to finish his high school basketball career in Virginia at Paul VI.
Impressive indeed, this is also impressive and shows how tough this kid is.
Just read that Kierre Hawkins, Javonte Richardson and Demario McCall all grew up together in Cleveland, until Hawkins and Richardson moved to Maple Heights and McCall moved to North Ridgeville.
Gary will not be at Rutgers, think Damien Harris/Kentucky.
Many people think he has committed because of his tweet but he did not, it was just an offer.
Clark has no affect on the 2016 QB recruiting, we still don't even know how good Clark is. Kid has a lot of work to do.
This guy is the backup plan, and a very good one.
The SEC will not be represented in the playoffs this season, as things stand right now. Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Miss. St., and Ole Miss, all have huge question marks, as well as Georgia. Those are the only teams from the SEC with a minimal chance to sniff the playoffs and they all replace a ton.
My guess would be Ohio State and TCU because they return the most from the two best teams last season, USC or Oregon (if that transfer is as good as advertised), and Clemson or Georgia Tech (FSU will have a down year, and they are the only team in the ACC capable of taking down Clemson or Georgia Tech).
1. Ohio State
3. Pac-12 Winner (Oregon or USC)
4. ACC Winner (Clemson or Georgia Tech)
He could've been feeling that way over the weekend, or he may have just been playing the recruiting game. He made a two day visit to Tennessee after the Rivals camp, and it seems like Tennessee has pulled this one off.
Butch Jones was a QB graduate assistant at Rutgers when his dad was Rutgers starting QB. Tennessee's depth chart is also less proven than Ohio State's depth chart. Think those are the two main things steering him to Tennessee, and Rutgers being the legacy school and the hometown team puts them right up there too.
Also expected to be at the Spring Game. Wouldn't be surprised to see him end his recruitment this weekend.
As I mentioned in the thread when Birm first reported that Wallace decommitted from Texas Tech, the staff will have a hard decision to make. If Wallace wants in, do they wait to see what Guarantano does and risk losing both, or will they take Wallace's commitment?
Wallace has a lot more upside than Guarantano, but Guarantano is more college ready right now. Ohio State doesn't need a QB that's college ready right now, so they may end up liking Wallace's upside better than Guarantano's. In year 3 of the program, Wallace could be an extremely dynamic player competing for the starting job after Barrett leaves, think a better passing version of Braxton Miller. Also, they both face tough competition so the high school competition thing doesn't really matter.
Wallace only played in 3 games his Junior season before a season ending injury, but he was very good in all 3. He passed for 480 yards, 5 TDs, and no interceptions, completing 71% of his passes. He rushed for 423 yards and 7 TDs, averaging 13 yards a carry. He was averaging 160 yards passing per game, with 141 rushing yards per game.
This is what 247sports had to say about Wallace after the Elite 11 in Dallas on the 15th, "As a senior we expect Wallace will become one of the most highly-recruited arms in the country. Wallace had one of the biggest, strongest quarterback frames in attendance, he showed off arguably the best deep ball arm and despite very limited experience dropping from under center, he took to coaching extremely well."
Gary isn't leaving the North imo, and Ohio State and Michigan are in the best spots to land him. Kid just doesn't seem like the type of kid who would want to play in the South.
There's also word going around that he will try to make it back for Ohio State's Spring Game, which Kareem Walker will be at too, of course. If he makes it back to Ohio State's Spring Game, I have to say Ohio State will be the team to beat afterwards.
Wouldn't read too much into his twitter picture, these kids are good at playing games, and he wouldn't give away his college choice that easily.
Kareem, Gary and Guarantano have all knew each other since childhood, if I recall correctly. They go to school relatively close to each other, and they all play each other every season. It has been their dream to play together at the next level, but it doesn't always work out that way. If Ohio State lands Guarantano, it will definitely help with Gary, but him and his mother's relationship with LJ will play a bigger role in landing him.
Cooper was in attendance according to 247sports national insider Steve Wiltfong. He looked the same as usual, explosive and quick off the edge.
Cooper recently mentioned that he's up to 6'3 235 pounds, carries his weight well if true. He could be built like Spence once Marotti gets a hold of him.
The last interview I read about Sammons, he mentioned that the staff is talking to him about defensive end, and hasn't mentioned offensive line to him, but I'm sure Warinner would love to get his hands on this kid.
Jones, Zeke, Bosa, Bell, Thomas and some others may all end up leaving early. Class will be at least 24 players, imo.
I have no idea, there isn't really tape of Robertson at TE. I don't think Farrell goes elsewhere though, he has a visit coming up and reiterated that Ohio State is his leader recently. I think the staff may push for him to end his recruitment the next time he's on campus. Cant waste much time chasing an instate TE.
Forgot all about Barrow. I don't think Campbell is being pursued by the staff right now, 247 recently dropped him to a 3 star and mentioned that he struggled his Junior season. Chris Daniel is another name that I forgot, kid was recently offered if I recall correctly, or spoke about wanting one.
I think the staff will take a one-tech and a three-tech this class, with Barrow being the best guess to be the 3-tech in this class.
Defensive back is hard to predict because there isn't much noise, Mayden is saying the staff is recruiting him hard, then one of Ohio State's recruiting sites mentioned that he may not be high on the staffs pecking board.
Another name to watch is Nigel Warrior, Ohio State was the first major offer for him, and he's visiting soon. He said today that Ohio State and Alabama are recruiting him the hardest. He's also a Tennessee legacy so they will be in it as well.
Joejuan Williams is another kid who mentioned he talks to Ohio State's staff a lot, and it will likely come down to Ohio State or Tennessee for him. Ash has made him a priority.
There were 3 defensive linemen invited to the Rivals 5 star challenge over Cooper, despite Cooper easily being the best defensive linemen of the day. One Rivals guy even mentioned that no offensive linemen were eager to matchup with Cooper for a 2nd time around.
My problem with this, is grown men discounting kids to push their agenda. Cooper traveled all the way from Ohio to Atlanta, to prove he's one of the best in the country (he was the only kid from the Midwest at the Atlanta camp). He proved that by dominating the camp, as evident by the video, then had 3 defensive line players invited to the 5 star challenge over him.
One Ohio State Rivals guy mentioned that if a kid isn't ranked inside their top 250, then its hard for them to get an invite. Then the same guy turned around and tried to defend the southern bias by saying Cooper's underweight compared to the other elite defensive ends. Another Ohio State Rivals guy tried to defend it by saying 1 on 1s at one camp isn't all that matters, and that Cooper is underweight.
Obviously his weight issues mattered little, as no offensive linemen in attendance had success stopping him. Cooper even started lining up at defensive tackle for the fun of it, since no one could stop him at defensive end, and still he couldn't be stopped at defensive tackle. I'm glad he's taking all of this as a positive though.
Good day didn't lose a single rep 12-0 but didn't get MVP just more motivation for tomorrow pic.twitter.com/kJxcQmcwZc— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) March 21, 2015