Or maybe it had something to do with the performance at the Opening. Hilliard performed very well and Cornell performed okay. Cornell wasn't dominating OLs there, but I think he is also considered "raw" and is ranked based on his high ceiling. Actual performance probably accounts for more of a recruit's ranking the closer they get to college so it makes sense the more polished player rises and the raw player falls.
Is it just me or does Josh Sweat not look very interested in the Buckeye hat? I get the feeling that he is one player that only the coaches will be able effectively to recruit.
He isn't just physically a man among boys, I feel like his like a grown man in every way. Doesn't seem interested in twitter, the recruiting game or basing his decision off of other recruits. Luckily, we have one of the best defensive line coach (especially in terms of putting talent in the NFL) and I feel like that is what Sweat will care about more than anything.
Could you take Jashon in the circle drill?
I think we have a better chance at Sweat than we do Kirk. I feel like Sweat loves LJ and values substantive coaching.
Our receivers haven't exactly looked dominant lately and our QB recruiting hasn't been very strong (from a ranking perspective) either. A&M/UCLA has had much better QB recruiting and passing games.
In the past you've also said that Gibson, if he decided to play receiver, would be the best receiver in the country. So out of pure curiosity, if Gibson decided to play receiver how would he stack up next to Kirk?
Burrell might earn a 5th star just by cutting his hair.
Pretty rare to see a guy run a 4.4 forty and then in an interview say he usually runs slower. I can't tell if he is just extremely honest or extremely humble (or both).
Birm, based on what you've seen so far, who would you say the best overall recruit at the opening is?
And, who would you say is the best out of the OSU targets/commits - assuming Sweat?
Thanks for all the coverage!
I I'm sure I'll get blasted for this, but I think there is an elite coach in AA - Greg Mattison. I'm cautiously optimistic about Ash, but if I could have had my pick to fill that position, Greg Mattison would have been towards the top of the list. He did pretty well last time he was teamed up with Urban too...
Hoke on the other hand has no business being the head coach of a historically great program.
How can PSU claim that we are their rivals but than advertise themselves as "Unrivaled"? Morons...
Those bastards didn't even cover the commitments today!
There are radars that can detect sarcasm?!
Is his personality more like
(a) Kawhi Leonard - ultra talented guy who is shy so doesn't like talking to the media and being in the public and would prefer to just work on his game (or maybe Lynch is a better comparison) or
(b) James Harisson - complete badass with an edge/strong dislike of the media that is more attributed to being annoyed by the attention than embarassed by it?
I get the impresison he is more of a Kawhi type., but just curious. Seems like if it's (a) that's a better fit for LJ and if (b) that would be a better fit for Vrabel.
Tyler, how do you feel when people, who you have never met, ask you about being "under the radar" during an online interview about your commitment to the football program with the largest fan base in the country?
Is this guy just extremely quiet? Not very much in the way of updates from his visit (other than Birm saying it was positive). No he doesn't have twitter, but maybe doesn't do many interviews?
Please make sure to post a picture of your license with the tweet so he knows you are the same age. Actually, please use an attractive girl's license of your age (instead of your license) so he actually is persuaded by the tweet.
I feel like if the last two to commit were Beckner (2nd to last to commit) and Sweat (last to commit) we'd take 6. I think even with 5 DLs on board the staff wouldn't say no to Sweat.
Possible? Sure. Likely? No. But, I'd be thrilled with two or three of them.
Yes, I know . I wasn't saying that's why we were in it. I just assumed he was predicted to go to Mizzou b/c that was his hometown school. Did a double take and realized he is from Illinois.
Think you mean Blanding.
If he were in the SEC he'd easily be top 3!
I think we're still in it for Beckner too.
On a side note related to Beckner, does anyone else find it funny that he may go to Missouri (Crystal Ball leader) and he's from East St. Louis (NOT the St. Louis that's in Missouri)?