So why commit when we already had Sibley?
I'm not a fan of what Dobbins said. It sounds like to me that he is afraid of competition.
He should have said "When I committed before OSU already had another RB, but he wasn't that good, so I had a better chance of beating him out. Now, I'm not ok with having two RB, because the other guy might be better than me"
I get it and I don't blame him. If he feels he can walk into another program and have an easier time to get on the field, great, power to him. He has to do what is right for him, but don't say you're not afraid of competition when that is exactly why you're going to look elsewhere when another superstar joins the team.
much bigger deal brining his family on their own dime to Columbus than going to Auburn that is a few hour drive at the most.
this is looking good so far
There is no way he got an evaluation of anything in the first 3 rounds, and he got bad counsel. This happens every year. And now look what happened? you guys still believe this wasn't a STUPID business decision? He now has a long shot to have a long NFL career
a lesson to all student athletes, if you're a dick and no one likes you and have no leadership skills, you go from 1st round QB pick to slipping to the 4th+
When you release your top 4 one week before you commit to somewhere else, and when reports have come out that he's playing games, and then 305 basically says his recruitment will continue (which is expected anyway), I think you show signs of being a head case.
Release top 4, indicate you are going to ND, one week later commit to Maryland, and then open up your recruitment......yeah....call it what you want, but I rather not get involved in this recruitment.
I'm sure he doesn't care what I think, like almost all players never care what anyone on here thinks, so we should just shut down all forum topics where people comment on actual situations then.
I'm glad he loves football! I'm sure all players who make the decision to jump early and see the career cut short will continue to like football from their living room couch. NFL and frankly NCAA IS A BUSINESS. And he made a stupid BUSINESS decision. I didn't really like going to class either, but like most of us, we have to go to class and graduate so we can make a good living. Most people would consider dropping out of school or not going to college for people my generation as a stupid decision.
Nothing is guaranteed in life, and his success or staying injury free if he would have stayed wouldn't be guaranteed either, but you can only make the best decision based on information you have weighing all the risks and rewards. He will have an exponentially harder time making the team and staying part of the team as a 6th or 7th round pick. If you think that is a smart decision because he didn't like school, that's fine, that is your opinion and I respect that. In my opinion, he made a stupid business decision in a highly competitive business environment.
Kid seems like a headcase to me
Regardless of his reasons, it was a stupid decision.
He would have been the #1 receiver on this team going into 2016, and if he played well, he could have elevated his game to 2-3 round pick, with more money and security. At this point, he'd be lucky to get drafted before round 6.
This kid's highlight reel is insane. His combination of speed, burst and power is crazy for a sophomore.
Well Dallas might be the perfect spot for him.
It's is domestic violence HQ of the NFL
I think the one big prospect that got away, that all the coaches, players and fans really thought was in was Jackson.
They were really hoping he'd round out this stellar class, and be the missing link that is still void in this class. I feel like after that the coaches has to scramble, make up ground, and were somewhat knocked off their game after we lost him to Auburn, even if they won't admit it.
Imagine this class with Antwuan Jackson. Not only would we be #1 class in the nation with all sites, but we would literally have zero weaknesses. Oh well. Off to next year and hopefully some of the young kids step up big, and we are able to land a few blue chip DTs next year that can contribute early as well.
I'm sure it was posted before, but can someone recap the announcement times? is it an event or just on twitter for Hamlin/Fuller?
Thanks in advance
so? we can't take one extra superstar WR on our roster this year when we have whiffed on two DTs? Especially Smith's spot opens next year anyway? Seems odd....
This is actually more disappointing than usual.
It's one thing to have a superstar recruit choose another school for reasons they are all entitled to....it's another to have a superstar recruit want to come and play for you, but we reject him.
Can someone please explain to me why we didn't have the slots?
We lost Jeff Greene, Michael Thomas and Jalin Marshal with Corey Smith gone after next year
We added Mack, Victor and McCall......and whiffed on a DT, so we can push that slot to next year. If Sam Bruce takes Corey Smith's spot next year, and opens that up for DTs, I just don't get how we couldn't make room for this kid.
This guy is a dynamo. Him with McCall, Mack, Victor, Williams, Haussman, Farrell and Haskins would have made one hell of an offense for years to come.
Urban is going to regret this decision
I just can't believe Urban would deny this kid.
We lost Marshal, Samuel is leaving next year, Dontre might never recover, and we only have McCall as HB
We are actually quite thin at that position, and Corey Smith is gone after next year, so I don't see his position taking any slots after one year. I just don't know, it's confusing to me why Urban wouldn't take this kid, but that's why he gets paid the big bucks I guess
well maybe he should......I'm selfish and want the news lol j/k
I know he doesn't, but damn it, this is all over the place
This is so confusing
All CBs point to OSU including those from the who's who of the recruiting world
Birm is tweeting out cryptic tweets, but hasn't changed his CB from OSU yet
a superstar in Bruce wants in, but Meyer might not take a speedster playmaker on offense??
WTF is going on?? haha
he's probably getting shit for leaving FL
JC Shurburtt just CB'd him to OSU
I think Urban is going to take him and he's announcing for Bucks
I also have a theory that these hometown kids usually don't have these large assembly type events to announce they are spurning the home team to go out of state. It's rare
Ok, that might be true, but you really think he's gonna wear LSU colors on the day he announces for OSU? The nail is in the coffin, time to move on...