I'd have to disagree when it comes to Brionte starting next year. Even though Samuel has recently been taking reps at WR/HB, I believe the starting job is his to lose. Weber will also have a say in this competition along with the new RB, slash hybrid recruits. I wish the best for him. Also this will be his fifth year in the program (next year after Eze makes the jump) and there is always the possibility of transfer or his decision to hang up the cleats a la Chris Carter and the TE Moore.
Think you meant Weber instead of "Webb" but it appears the OP got to the mistake quicker than I did.
Anyone off the top of their heads have Giddens' measurements, ie. his vertical, wingspan and current height/weight? I know Google is my friend but it's late and I'm lazy. Thanks in advance 11 Warriors.
Everyone seems to forget that it was only two years ago (2013) when ND was playing in the National Championship. I stress the fact that I said playing "In" the BCS Championship game. Not playing "With" Alabama since the score was indicative of the talent discrepancy between the two teams. Tradition and academic prestige seem to be the biggest pulls these days in my opinion.
Edited.....seems other posters had my same train of thought when it came to ND playing AL in the Championship in 2013.
The fact that you are stating a fact and not opinion about a hypothetical situation is ironic. What is your answer if the tables are flipped and JG commits to the good guys but in the last month before signing day after another visit to Rutgers decides to decommit and stay home. We then miss out on all the highly ranked QB's on our board and are "Screwed" as you put it. I believe you accept a commitment from Wallace for example and continue to build and nurture that relationship between OSU, Wallace, his family and our coaches. As Urban always said, a commitment basically means you are in the Top 3 of the respected recruit. You also emphasize Wallace changing his mind in your post. This happens on a pretty regular basis with how young these kids are. Just look at the recruitment of Torrence Gibson. While I believe he never committed to another school there were many ups and downs in his recruitment and numerous times he changed his minds on visits and his top schools of choice. In this day and age, recruitment is so fluid and has changed greatly even over the last couple years. Kids are getting offered at a younger and younger age and the media is having a field day; reporting every tweet and comment from these kids. Minds will undoubtedly change numerous times and it is something Urban and the staff have already adapted to. Last recruiting class had more than a handful of flips to the good guys.
Sorry for the winded response. All I'm saying is if OSU has the opportunity to take the 3rd ranked (247) Dual Threat QB in the nation, I don't believe they should be worried about upsetting other QB recruits or other repercussions that may come along with Tristen's commitment. Now just b/c 247 has him ranked 3rd in the country does not necessarily mean he is top on Urban's board. I would rather avoid another situation like the DeSean Watson patiently waiting debacle and I believe Urban and his staff have learned from that predicament.
But the risk is too high to miss out on both Tristen W and Jarrett G. It was mentioned in an earlier post that we don't want to be in a position to miss out on both and settle for an OSU QB that may not be up to the quality and skill that Urban demands. I don't consider Tristen option B while we are recruiting Jarrett G. His physical attributes are outstanding and he would be a perfect system QB for us. Plus he runs a reported 4.4, which simply can't be ignored. I will admit I have not seen a ton of highlights on Tristen to see how he spins the ball and the touch he has on all passes. I'm going off of pure physical makeup and potential. I simply disagree with your opinion, doesn't mean it's not valid or wrong.
Actually Keyshawn Sr. has had very positive views and opinions when it comes to tOSU. He has followed Michael Thomas' career and has been very proactive - going to games and supporting the OSU coaching staff on Michael's development. I don't think he would be against his son going to OSU at all.
Not sure what priority Hamlin is on our CB board, but having the kicker from his HS team walking on couldn't hurt. Watching Hamlin's highlights, I would say he is a legit top 10 national corner. Looks like PSU is in the driver's seat per 247's Crystal Balls but there is always plenty of time to make up ground.
Gotcha, thanks for the insider information.
I must have missed that news. Any links or sources to confirm? Thanks in advance.
Difficult to give Miller the "Nod" when he hasn't thrown a ball with velocity in over a year. It's going to take some time to get back to game-playing shape. I would personally have to go with Jones. He has all the momentum, 3 - 0 in big games and is the healthiest of the 3 currently.
If we are going to show all the playoff mistakes and miscues of a certain player, somebody should upload a video of the countless times he was the first gunner down on kick and punt coverage. He made some spectacular plays on special teams. Obviously, this does nothing in support of your argument about his big-play WR ability - noting the few videos that were posted.
Maka, please provide quotes and articles in which he stated he was sick and tired of hearing from Buckeye fans on twitter. That is the first I've heard of it. Not to say it may not be true, but again I haven't heard anything directly said out of his mouth. Thanks.
Add in Joel Hale switching back to the D Line to add experience and toughness, specifically at the DT position.
Per LGHL, he will also have the title of "Assistant Head Coach" along with RB Coach. So I would have to disagree with the "taking of a lower job" here at OSU. Excellent hire by Meyer and Alford already has previous relationships with Weber and Walker.
The difference when UFM flips is kid is simple. The recruit was usually just offered a prestigious scholarship to tOSU. He wasn't sitting on a scholarship offer for months and then at the last minute decided to jump ship. Stump and Hamilton are two perfect examples. They flipped when they first received their OSU offer not after sitting on it for months. This is usually the case when it comes to UFM flips. The recruit has been waiting on their dream offer from tOSU and it finally came to fruition.
I still wish the kid good luck and a healthy college football career. As many have said this does open up other spots that can be taken by kids who really want to play for tOSU.
I believe a very similar situation occurred at OSU with Meyer and Bri'onte Dunn. A little different circumstances (visiting the school up North) but overall same message, visit = possible rescinding of offer. Maybe another poster can clarify the situation with Dunn's recruitment back in 2012.
I could be wrong but I thought the news was broke by a reporter on Alabama's 247 team page. Then others started to roll with it since it was already out there for public consumption.
I'd have to second OKIB12th. There is nothing to indicate he has committed to LSU. He is certainly not labeled as a commit on their 247 team page. He did visit this weekend but that is old news. He is under the "Hard Commits" section on OSU's 2015 recruiting class.
He was already mentioned in Birm's Original Hurry Up so it can't be him. The recruit was supposedly not a part of Birm's Hurry Up update and would be considered a "surprise". I would definitely welcome Hill with open arms. Could use another WR in this class.
Snelson decommitted from Miami in December and has opened things up again. Just an FYI....
I found it particularly interesting according to SB Nation and BuckeyeVet's post that there is not a single 5* rated college player on either Super Bowl team's roster. This just supports the excellent job Belichick and Carroll perform in their draft evaluation and overall player development.
Hasn't this been the first time he decommitted, not multiple times. Teenagers are allowed to change their minds.
Off topic but Scout just released their final 300 for 2015. I would of created a new forum topic but I do not have the required number of helmet stickers. They included a nice excerpt about Burrow and Denzel Ward. They commented on the outstanding seasons both had which resulted in a considerable jump in their rankings. The link provided gives you a summary and a few notes about the final rankings. At the bottom of the page is the link to their final 300 for 2015.
Miller graduated and is free to transfer to any school without having to sit out. This is in response to your "Did Miller enroll in classes" question. I did not hear anything about Miller furthering his education with grad courses (Masters).