“The culture is a disaster,” said someone who works in the football building.
This is what really makes me sad for these kids. This is not an OSU homer thing. Trey should have come here or gone to Bama. You see kids with so much talent and potential going into programs that will are more likely to do harm than good. Could he still flourish on pure talent and still make it to the NFL? Sure. But as a parent and a recruit, this is a business. I'm sorry, but if your goal is to eventually play in the NFL and make millions, where you go to school and what coach you play for is a BUSINESS decision. If you want to go for the experience, get an education, and the NFL is a pipe-dream (if it happens, great, if not, it wasn't your goal), then go to wherever you feel most comfortable. It's too bad that these kids don't always have the best advice on this type of stuff. I wish Trey the best...but if you're walking into shit storm with a "disaster culture" run by a coach that might not be there during those crucial years of development, then it's because of your choosing. I'm still bewildered how a recruit like Smith doesn't go and play under Meyer or Saban.