I do think they're watching him to see how he handles himself. That being said, nothing has really happened since he transferred over the racial incident on social media or whatever.
One of the Miami insiders spoke with him and it definitely sounds like Florida right now; at least based on his comments, the fact that he's returning for another visit, and planning on committing within the next couple of months.
Probably three true LBs but then I'm guessing they'd take another guy who could ultimately end up at DE as well.
I have no idea if something has changed with Oats and how Ohio State views him, but IF it did then you gotta wonder if perhaps he was a guy Fickell loved and maybe the others weren't entirely sold on.
I kinda doubt that though since he was offered the same day as Gant and before most every other LB they're recruiting.
My guess right now would be Gant, Oats, Harris, and Peters with either Oats or Peters ending up at DE.
I thought about including him and he is supposed to visit, so definitely worth watching. Just seems like it will be a near-impossible pull from USC.
Definitely think Ohio State has a shot to flip him, but I'm also not buying into his Twitter stuff. I think he's looking for attention and doing a bit of trolling as well.
Also not totally sure how the staff feels about him right now.
Parsons is one of the better high school trolls I've seen thus far.
It's just because of the 3-4 defense they tend to run. He'll be a 3-4 DE or a 4-3 DT in the NFL probably.
*Top six until Oklahoma offers.
He was also suspended (or at least forced to sit out games) in 2015 and the rumors are it was due to drug use.
Not right now. He's got a few different off-the-field things to take care of.
Here you go:
I initially had Verdis Brown on there at 11 but then penciled Oats in instead. If Myers and Davis both end up at guard, then Ohio State should be able to get away with one guard and one center in 2018, in my opinion.
Definitely definitely definitely need at least two tackles though. More names will surely pop up and a lot may depend on how they view Jones' ultimate position.
RE: L'Christian Smith
I don't think the staff is as high on him as the recruiting services (especially Rivals). He's one of the bigger athletic freaks in the country, just not sure what position (or really even what sport) he ends up playing. Also heard he's a bit of a diva.
Him trending to Kentucky right now is absolutely true. And you gotta ask yourself, how often does that happen for an Ohio State priority – let alone an in-state one? There's a reason guys like Ajian, Clark, Bowden, and Richardson end up at Kentucky while the Jackson Carmans and Jaelen Gills do not.
He's one of the best players in the country but I know some of his behaviors are a concern. I have no idea how they would handle it if he tried to flip tomorrow (not that that's going to happen), but the fact that he keeps coming to campus would seem to show that both parties are at least interested.
Maybe they are wanting to monitor him a bit during his senior season and go from there? Defensive end is a big need and he's a great player, so that's why I have him fairly high even though there are a lot of question marks.
At this point I don't think he ends up at Ohio State, but I'm not convinced he ends up at Penn State either.
i had a hard time placing him, honestly.
Good catch :)