I never did hit a homerun during my baseball career. I hit a couple that went foul, so those were frustrating. Power wasn't a strong suit of mine.
The opposing QB in the story is Colts wide receiver/kick returner, Griff Whalen. He's got a great story. No one in our league ever made the big time, but he did and it was in large part due to his own efforts both on the field and in getting his name out there. He was a walk-on at Stanford, played with Andrew Luck, and followed him to the Colts. Here's an interesting article/interview with him:
My dark horse is Mykelti Williams from Indiana.
Thanks for answering, Mike. I suppose I was hoping for a highly rated name like Dixon was, but I appreciate keeping it real. No Roundtree in your eyes? Thanks for all the insight!
But here, in this instance, and with this team, a loss might’ve reminded Ohio State of its mortality after a 24-2 stretch in two seasons. Victory became a guarantee
Said this before and I'll say it again. Tired of hearing that this team still felt immortal even after losses to Michigan State and Clemson on the biggest stages. That's BS, and if it's not BS then there are/were bigger issues in that locker room in regards to leadership (both coaching and players). The fact that Powell said the VA Tech loss humbled him is a little unsettling. Making Connor Cook look like an NFL first-rounder didn't humble you? Getting 40 dropped on you by Clemson didn't humble you? Please.
Who is your pick for a dark horse 2015 commit (a la Johnnie Dixon in 2014)?
Michigan still sucks.
I like our chances with Gallimore, and I think Birm does, too.
I don't think so, not with ND's tough schedule compared to OSUs. I think we need to hope for 2 losses from them, but thankfully their tough schedule may lend itself to that. Road games against Florida St., Arizona St., and USC look like the best bets for that to come to fruition.
This fan must have been looking at your Michigan fan
...the story segues into the Big Ten's failures...
I never knew segue was spelled segue. DJ would not have taught me this.
Would be cool, but it won't be happening in college. No doubt Joey's gone after 2015 as long as he stays healthy.
Yeah Treadwell is sick. Unfortunately he, along with others, just aren't interested in the Big Ten. So, the rare occasion one of these top prospects is from the Midwest, it's not guaranteed they want to stay there. It's really a downfall in recruiting along with what is currently a poor conference in the B1G. Why play for a crappy conference in crappy weather? I can't blame 'em.
It's all about location. No, seriously, it is. It's extremely hard to pluck the top talent out of the south. Almost all the wideouts you mentioned are from the south.
Cris Carter - OH
Joey Galloway - OH
Ted Ginn Jr. - OH
Julio Jones - AL
Dez Bryant - TX
Amari Cooper - FL
AJ Green - SC
Alshon Jeffrey - SC
Larry Fitzgerald - MN
Demaryius Thomas - GA
Calvin Johnson - GA
Only meant it as a negative in terms of the OP's mindset: stars/rankings = bible. Tress did a great job of recruiting the under the radar players, therefore his classes looked even less stellar than what Urban has reeled in. That is, if you look at the rankings only.
Not sure why people are so quick to judge recruiting 0-1 seasons after the recruits get on campus. You gotta trust in the staff's evaluation of these prospects. In Meyer's first two full recruiting cycles, he landed (247 Composite):
#1 WR Jalin Marshall
#5 ATH Dontre Wilson
#28 WR James Clark
#5 JUCO WR Corey Smith
#9 WR Johnnie Dixon
#22 WR Parris Campbell
#15 ATH Noah Brown
#34 WR Terry McLaurin
Impressive hauls IMO. Would you prefer we go back to the Tressel recruiting classes?