You're the best, Birm. Thanks and best of luck!
Are recruits accepting offers at elite schools (with limited space) early in the process simply to reserve a spot while they continue to look around?
Are they being coached to do so?
(Looking at it objectively, it's a good strategy; reserve a spot and shut others out, with no real obligation.)
Or Jabril Peppers
A Sparty win would crush TTUN fans. One rival wins a natty in 2014/15, then the other rival wins a natty in 2015/16. I can get on board with that.
Nice of that school up north to roll out a RED carpet in the tunnel to the field for the Buckeyes.
Did Phyllis from Mulga make it into the ESPN HOF?
So when Ahmir Mitchell announces for tsun, the tsun class will be good enough (243) to be ranked 5th at the moment. If George Hill leaves the Buckeye class, the tOSU would drop to 3rd (269). These rankings are per the 247 calculator. The classes are not full yet, so for idea of what it takes to get a #1 class, here are the #1/#5/#10 class calcs for the last 10 years:
2015: 311/285/271 (Bama #1)
2014: 319/278/264 (Bama #1)
2013: 319/284/266 (Bama #1)
2012: 310/281/264 (Bama #1)
2011: 298/280/269 (Bama #1)
2010: 324/281/262 (Florida #1, example of Urban leaving cupboard bare for Poor Muschamp)
2009: 291/279/256 (LSU #1)
2008: 294/285/261 (ND #1)
2007: 310/278/240 (Florida #1)
2006: 315/276/249 (USC #1)
So Birm mentioned Walker and Jordan--two players discussed in forum posts as potential decommits--but not Hill.
Works both ways. The tarnished brand of the B1G meant tOSU and MSU were inappropriately suppressed in the rankings all season long.
Last season, the Big XII and most media pundits focused on the quality of the loss rather than the quality of the wins. This was backwards, or at least an incomplete argument that seemed to focus on keeping tOSU snd the B1G suppressed in the rankings. Let's see how the arguments are [conveniently] framed this year.
The blogger who posted the poll went to ... The University of Minnesota.
Everyone wants to see all 3 QBs on the field for the first play. It's the only way to show respect and indicate all 3 deserve to start. But after first series, it is too risky to have all QBs out there.
Interesting that Jordan Fuller did not participate in the camp and moved up. The reason he moved up was positive feedback from sources.
Also, George Hill is now ranked higher than Walker (an ironic name for a fast running back) on 247's list. Camps are a risk.
Has Walker been invited to The Opening in Oregon? He can gain back ground there.
I thought it had to do with size/frame. WDE is taller, faster, lighter and able to drop back to LB (like interception in Bama game) and SDE is heavier, and able to get low and move to interior (like Joey Bosa or Diesel). Most top DTs appear to be 6'2"-6'4" and most top DEs appear to be 6'4"-6'5". King, though tall, is a SDE, so more suited to play SDE/DT like Diesel. Robertson, is a tall, lighter WDE, like Cooper and Hall, and even Tuf Borland. Of the two, King seems like more of a need.
Looking at recruits by positions, some are filling up faster. When dominoes fall, recruits need to be ready commit or miss out. We saw this with QBs last year. WDEs and OLB are committing faster than SDEs and DTs. Zero of the top 20 SDEs are committed. Maybe this is why Robertson needed to commit earlier, but Bosa and King can wait.
Interested to see if the dominoes do fall quickly in each position group.
If he wanted in, he could have committed before Hall. Risks and Rewards to waiting.
Surprised no one voted for the 27-time B1G COTY, Kirk Fetentz.
Who (or which recruits) will be the biggest recruiting battle with tsun, MSU, PSU, and the University of SEC?
If Bama has had the top class for each of the last 5 years but not been the national champs for each of the past 5 years, then how could Bama be on this graph for outperforming its recruiting ranking?
I thought tsun counts acouple wins over Ann Arbor High School, plus several wins over various downtown athletic clubs and other groups that were not universities. I understand there were not many teams to play in the 1800s, but I still don't think tsun should take credit for what was essentially a club team. Tsun may still claim more victories than anyone else, but the total would drop significantly.
Crystal Ball predictions are on 247sports
What is Harbaugh's plan? Has he just given up on this class so he can recruit 35 4-star players in the next cycle with a ton of top JUCO recruits?
In previous recruiting cycles, the Staff was high on some recruits but immediately shut down recruiting after untold events. Can you divulge some of those events now?
(Even leaving out names would still shed light on the recruiting process, the crazy characters involved, and Staff's assessments of off-the-field matters)
Which kids who will not be Buckeyes--because they followed their hearts to another school or didn't land a Buckeye offer--should we still root for?
Ahhh, remember when Bert was complaining that Urban was not complying with the Big Ten's gentlemen's agreement not to go after committed recruits? He must be so relieved to be in the polite SEC.