Check whether or not the "Scout" has a TTUN connection. Could explain a lot ...
Thanks for your input, Phi. Great insight as always.
Good points. Also, I think we will sign another DT in 2017. Do you think there is any chance Dre'Mont Jones or Cornell see the field at DT this season?
I will always UV this gif. Welcome to Buckeye Nation Haskell!
The future is now.
Woohoo! Welcome home, Nick!
Keeping my fingers crossed today! Good luck to the Buckeye staff who has worked non-stop in preparation for this day.
Also, that 2013 class is one for the ages. No question it would be ranked #1 by far if retroactively evaluated.
It wil come exactly as you predict. And I feel sorry for the TTUN recruits. Thinking back to my own maturity level (as it was) while I was a teenager, I probably would have been impressed with Harbaugh's smoke and mirror parlor tricks and "tough talking" as well. In the absence of onfield success, these gags mean nothing, but that can be hard for kids to understand. These kids are building their futures on sand. It really is sad.
Decker, Zeke, Ginn, Jr. (I think Decker was a three star in some systems)
I didn't know that Gary visited Clemson twice. I really hope you are right and that Clemson is a real option. My feeling is just that Gary's mom controls his recruitment and she, for whatever reason, is smitten by Partridge (sp?) and/or Harbaugh. My feeling is that Gary actually does not prefer TTUN at all and, if it were up to him, he would indeed go elsewhere.
Keeping my fingers crossed. With Pridgeon in the mix, our already huge OL would be truly massive.
Didn't she also say the USC visit was a game-changer? I think she was instructed by JH to blow smoke so it will appear as more of a "win" on NSD. As far as I know, there is no talk about USC now. Seems like just the crappy cheap parlor trick JB would use. Also, I think Gary has been recruiting for Hoodlum Jim for some time now.
A man can dream, yes, but let's not get our hopes up too much.
I have noticed that most players committing or highly interested in OSU tend to drop immediately in the 247 composite. Examples are Victor, both of our TEs, Jordan and Gerald, as well as Haskins and even Bosa slightly (Mack and Cooper seem to be exceptions). I have no idea why this appears to be the case, but perhaps it prevents Davis from climbing in the rankings as well. But no matter, Davis by all reports I have seen is excellent. I think he will contribute considerably to our secondary in the coming years.
It really is a war of philosophies:
Coach Meyer: Deal with recruits honestly, promote a hard work ethic, challenge recruits to maximize their potential, take on all challenges no matter how hard.
Coach Harbaugh: Use weird, creepy tactics to make a media splash, lie to recruits, show the world your own glory is greater than your players' well-being, entitlement (i.e. glory without work), cowardice.
Maybe there is a reason why Coach Meyer has multiple championships while Coach Harbaugh still holds an empty bag while making excuses?
Really hope this is true. Fuller would be an elite DB in our secondary.
That gif gets an UV from me every time.
Concur. Lots of Buckeyes I love out there, but Ginn takes #1 for me. I held my breath literally every time he touched the ball.
In the minds of most TTUN fans, every coming season is their year. I am consigned to the fact that some people will never learn.
Oh come on now, any good TTUN fan will tell you that OSU being ranked higher in recruiting lists is irrelevant. It's what happens on the gridiron that's important. You know, like last season's game against savior Harbaugh up in AA. That one ended ... oh wait ... right ...
Coach Tressel. Has always been someone I look up to and ever will be.
Seriously, I saw his highlights coming out of high school. Gibson's athletic talent is great. I think we you use him in a number of ways as receiver to burn defenses. If he keeps working hard and realizing his opportunity, I think he is a potential 1st round draft pick.
That makes sense to me. We have options at DE that could be converted to DT if need be. But we have one DT already in the 2017 class and would go for at least one more.
My argument isn't that this is bad for Bruce and that it is his fault. I am saying that not adding him potentially is harmful to the Buckeyes. And the staff still can do something to avert this harm.
Awesome comment. +1.
I know I will get DVed, but at the moment I have a hard time understanding our recruiting philosophy. The end all cannot lead to OSU not accepting Bruce, one of the most explosive, best-fitting pieces of any power spread like the one created by Meyer. Understand the need for DBs, but come on ...