Holy cow George Hill is so much faster than everyone else on the field. His stride reminds me of Ginn, but can't really understand why he runs lazy sometimes. Still crazy talented though.
Lol, worried about Black Stripe removal, seriously dude. Eric Glover Williams already has his off. It's merely a tactic to get the freshman to acclimate better because HS effort and actions are now behind them and they have to adjust to the college game and college life. It isn't about talent, it's about effort and adaptation to the requirements demanded by the staff.
Looks like the defense is gonna put in a lot of work this year with 85 yards and a cloud of dust.
Tavon Austin, Lache Seastrunk, Percy Harvin, Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Deanthony Thomas, Calvin Johnson, Chris Johnson and Randy Moss.
It hurts VT less as they play a lot of man. Our offensive cohesion between starting QB and young receivers will be the issue.
Jalin has elite vision for a punt return man. His decision making and hands at the position should get better and that is likely his spot until someone unseats him. The KO return man will be a different question, I like Samuels speed but he seems hesitant on KO's sometimes. So it's really a toss up between multiple guys (Samuel, Wilson, Marshall, McLaurin and Campbell being most likely.
Easy Curtis Samuel! With him splitting out wide to the HBack spot and pure speed, he's gonna be a nightmare for defenses. It's a shame that he is so over looked by buckeye fans cause he's about to blow up.
Sounds like the injury bug keeps getting him it's a shame he got his legs rolled up on, that has really hampered his progress.
Ray Small agrees!
Has more to do with overall depth with, Holmes, Cornell, Hubbard, Jones, Cooper, Bosa and maybe Berry.
I'm with you buckeyecity, he's been very fragile over the years and hasn't taken hits well. Can he block after 2 shoulder surgeries? Not worried about his agility, but I'd give the nod to Samuel. They are going to both see a lot of time so here's to hoping he stays healthy. That catch wasn't impressive at all it was a pop up.
Not gonna take 2 WR's it's one and done at the position.
There are so many WR's and DB's with serious interest that it's gonna be a dog fight to get in at one of those positions. If we take another HB/Slot guy it's probably going to be Emmanuel or Thomas. The lack of talk about Thomas and Ajian has been suprising as well. Ajian was at FNL's but no word on how he performed or even if he participated. It's very early but interest should will pick up for all of those 3, it merely comes down to room available at those 3 positions. DE isn't really a need so the staff will probably swing for the fences there and with and with plenty of interest at DB and WR they'll be swinging for the fence there too. This will be Urban's top class thus far.
McLaurin over Dixon due to more reps, Samuel over Miller both are equally explosive but samuel is a better blocker, has more experience in the role and is tougher, Conley over Lattimore at this point due to more reps and health but I think Lattimore is the better corner. Agree with Smith at Nickel, he's a hell of an athlete.
Nope just heard he had some trouble getting past the injury. But it's been a long time since i've heard that. Don't know if he's the same, haven't heard a peep about him.
5 will probably be the number and Pryor won't count to that total. The 4 I see most likely are Wade, Wade, Williamson and LeCounte. Last spot is between Holmes, Ford, Okudah, Gibbs, Thomas, Wilson and Ajian (WR/DB, no offer).
Pryts won't be left out because he's an OLB. Jones actually may be a suprise commit based upon the timing of his tweet and when he's announcing, but the CB's tell us no chance even our insiders have him out. I'm not saying he wasn't a take based on ability but based on the interest, visits, and trending of Fuller and Hamlin. There's just usually some Intel toward the Buckeyes and he's only been here once. If he announces us tomorrow morning I think that leaves Rene and Fuller out. There's only 2 spots for the group of Hamlin, Jones, Fuller and Rene. Lack of a hasty decision by Rene tells us he's out or he'll just announce Rutgars as soon as he finds out.
I'm sorry but I think there's a 0% chance any of them are in this class. At CB/S we are still in it for Holmes, LeCounte, Wade, Ford, Okudah, Wilson, Thomas and Gibbs. At WR Grimes, People's-Jones, Johnson, Thomas, Greene, and Harris. The interest is high for the majority of the players on that list and honestly behind the scenes the DB class is probably already basically full and the WR class probably 75% full.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The 3 that have been penciled in for awhile now have been Hamlin, Pryts and Fuller. They could all be silent verbals for all you know and the number is likely to be only 2 or 3 because the staff is recruiting the hell out of 17 DB class. Jones has an offer but it does not appear to be a commitable offer. The staff has to accept the commitment and they will not do so if they lead for a better player. Rene has swung himself back into consideration, and we'll find out soon enough if he did enough to earn a spot.
Jones isn't a take, the only question left is if it's Rene or Fuller. There will really only be 4 DB's in this class as Pryts will grow into an OLB, the same will happen to Pryor. Watching them both on film, they already look like OLB's playing S right now.
I think Samuel is currently the best HB, Braxton has yet to take snaps and learn the nuances of the position. I think the spreads on some of these games will allow many players to get into the games early in the season. There will be a 6-7 man receiver rotation, Thomas, Marshall, Samuel, Miller, Smith, Wilson and Brown. When Samuel is in the backfield after Zeke is out because of point spread the staff will probably be pushing to get McLaurin, Campbell and Dixon in the game. Samuel is the last guy you want to put on the bench.
Who cares about individual awards, the work this team puts in and the willingness to play their hearts out for the guy next to them is what's amazing to watch. This team just wants to win. If you want my honest opinion with the athletes we have across the board, JT is no doubt the front runner if he's the starter. Dude has molded himself into the perfect distributer to all our weaons.
This class if it comes to fruition is more ready physically at DE (2016) but the DT position is basically a wash but the 2012 DTs were more physically ready coming into their freshman year. Barrow is still growing into a DT and it's still hard to see how he plays the position once he puts on the weight. The overall work ethic, dedication and competitiveness of the (2016) DE group will be what pushes it past the 2012 DL haul if Jackson joins the group.
Hall and Bosa are SSDE's right now and I could see Bosa growing into a guy who could move to the interior, but right now they excel at the same position. Cooper is a WDE all the way. Only way Bosa's body is molded for the interior is if we are just too loaded at the DE position. But with his talent and Larry Johnson keeping bodies fresh, the 1st and 2nd team will see plenty of time.
By far the closest list to actual speed, but who knows if we ever see Clark back in action. I just want to see who wins between McLaurin, Campbell and Samuel. I've seen Elliot outrun Miller.