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Comment 28 Feb 2015
I will say I have terrified to say it on this website, noticed certain things for awhile but there are red flags with Clark and more specifically his father. It's not about ripping the kid. If everything about the kid was the same, but he was from Michigan, went to Ann Arbor Pioneer or Cass Tech, committed to Michigan as a freshman, had a super involved father, had a Twitter handle called the prototype, threw for only 1500 yards in 11 games, and got a huge block M tatoo as a sophomore with prototype on it, I think opinions on the Clarks would be different to say the very least. I can honestly say I hope the kid does well, and I trust Meyer's judgement, I will just say in 5 years it will be interesting to see where his development is at. Again, its not ripping the kid, he may be a wonderful young man, honestly the father needs to be in charge and tone it down a little.
Comment 26 Feb 2015
If you are referring to Nelloms, I would bet the house on Nelloms. Probably fastest athlete in Ohio prep history, should have been an Olympic gold medalist. I believe he won some NCAA titles at OSU, ran relays with Robert Smith and Butler Bynote. Also Galloway and Nelloms were in different divisions I believe in track, Dunbar was D1.
Comment 07 Feb 2015
More details are coming out on the NLR scandal http://www.thv11.com/story/sports/high-school/2015/02/06/document-released-detailing-nlrsd-self-reported-violations/23005937/ The story is that NLR boosters gave KJ Hill's stepfather a $600 check before his transfer to NLR. There are documents and copies of the check. The stepfather has given two different versions as for why he received the check, for running errands and also for expenses for travel to the All-American game. NLR is forfeiting football and basketball wins since Hill transferred in. This is a pretty big story in Arkansas and in SEC country. I would think this would affect Hill's college eligibility. I remember when LeBron James was accused of taking benefits at ASVSM, OHSAA suspended him, and the very least would have to reimburse the money. This story is not going away. I expect Birm or one of the staff members to address this over the next few days. Arkansas fans have no reason to let this go, seeing as Hill flipped to OSU and almost flipped to Bama, and that the school has sent several players to Bama recently. It also makes people wonder if the stepfather may have been looking for a handout for his son to attend a college.
Comment 06 Feb 2015
http://www.thv11.com/story/sports/2015/02/05/aaa-nlr-to-forfeit-2013-14-football-basketball-wins/22944837/ There are more links if you Google KJ Hill and North Little Rock. The football coach is suspended without pay, and the widely held belief is that the forfeit of wins in both sports has to do with KJ Hill, who transferred into NLR the past year. Don't want to post rumors, but the forfeit of wins and coach under suspension are facts. There will be a lot more to come on this in the next few days. This is also relevant because this scandal in North Little Rock has the potential to affect Hill's eligibility if money was involved. Definitely a story worth following. There are people who believe Hill's family was funneled money, not necessarily from OSU but possibly Bama. It is worth noting the previous two years Bama has signed prospects from NLR, including Altee Tenpenny, a high level running back recruit who just transferred out a few weeks agohttp://www.thv11.com/story/sports/high-school/2015/02/04/nlr-football-brad-bolding-suspension/22870997/ That is another link which talks about his coach not appearing at NSD function, and the coaches lawyer denies that the suspension had anything to do with Hill's recruitment, but just the fact that it needed to be addressed is worrisome.
Comment 06 Feb 2015
Don't believe in Santa. Haven't convinced myself of anything. The way this went down doesn't sit well with some fans. Seems like you need an introduction to reality pal, because. the reality is there seem to be a lot of OSU alumni and fans, not just a few, who feel this is a bit shady.
Comment 05 Feb 2015
It went from unlimited, to 105, down to 95, now at 85. I am pretty sure the per year max was 35 and 30 before the current number of 25 per class .Mostly due to Title IX and budget concerns. It has created more parity in college football. I really can't see them increasing football scholarships,not under the current model. I can't see MAC schools for example wanting schools like OSU, ND and UM having the ability to sign 5-10 kids per year that they could use.
Comment 04 Feb 2015
I actually am thought it may have been concussions. I seem to remember him laying the wood on someone, but it looking like kind of helmet to helmet, then him not playing the rest of the game. Meyer was pretty mum about him the rest of the season, but never said it was performance or academically related. Can't remember what game it was exactly. PSU maybe, not sure.
Comment 04 Feb 2015
They are saying Hill's high school coach is dirty among other things, and that is why Arkansas stopped recruiting him.
Comment 30 Jan 2015
Smith and Clarett intimated that it wasn't just about a $500 handshake. I don't think it is organized from the higher ups, but I find it hard to believe as popular as OSU football is in this state that boosters don't discreetly take care of players in need. It would be hard to get elite recruiting classes without players getting a little something, but that is just my opinion.
Comment 30 Jan 2015
They were called The Committemen. There was a SI article about them in the mid 70's. They helped take care of Buckeyes with summer jobs and benefits, and helped recruit. Boosters across the state. Much of what they did would be considered violations nowadays. Remnants probably still remain.
Comment 27 Jan 2015
Being a restaurant employee, I have been working the last 13 New Year's Eve as the ball drops, so for selfish reasons I vote for Jan 1st LOL. My employer did close all locations Jan 12 in Columbus. One thing is cool about the company I work for ( not the particular location unfortunately) is the do a lot of OSU football functions such as official visit dinners (such as this past Saturday) team functions, etc. My first day of orientation (at another location) they showed me table set up for the OSU football staff and their wives, they all take their wives out to dinner in early August one last time before fall camp.
Comment 27 Jan 2015
NFL is also popular because cities like New York, Chicago, Boston , Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta are larger cities than Columbus, Tuscaloosa, Eugene, Ann Arbor and Tallahassee. Patriots are more popular than BC in Boston, Bears more popular than Northwestern in Chicago, Dolphins more popular in Miami than the Canes, etc.
Comment 26 Jan 2015
I agree 100%. Relationship with lead recruiter and coaches, how I fit in with my potential recruiting classmates and players at my position, and the campus in general.... I guess you asked for the TOP factor, so I guess my feeling about my position coach and players at my position.
Comment 17 Jan 2015
There is more to being an H back that moves in the open field. Miller could play it, but he would be a novelty like Wilson was last year. There is an art to high pointing the football, an art to making cuts at wide receiver, not revealing what route you are running, etc
Comment 15 Jan 2015
Dixon is a medical redshirt, remember. Clark had the broken leg last year. We know nothing about Smith's work ethic, and I think hating any Buckeye for the most part is absurd. These young men put a lot of time and effort into what they do.
Comment 10 Jan 2015
They exist, but what people don't mention is that more than likely, players at historical powers at Texas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC get taken care of also. It may be more competitive down south, but it happens everywhere. I just think people shouldn't throw stones. As intense as the rivalry is between OSU and Michigan is for example, as passionate as our fan base is, that a booster hasn't gotten involved in some recruitment. I reflect back on how intense the recruitments were of Cris Carter, Robert Smith, Maurice Clarett, Ted Ginn, Prescott Burgess, Charles Woodson, Terrelle Pryor, etc. Not saying anybody on the list I mentioned specifically was dirty, I just find it hard to believe that at least a few of these players were not offered something, whether it be from a rogue OSU or Michigan booster, or a competitor from a school such as USC for example, who recruited Smith and Ginn heavily. The other thing that I wonder is when OSU wins a recruiting battle for an elite Southern player, such as a Vonn Bell, Raekwon McMillan, or Johnnie Dixon, does this mean they passed up the bagmen because of their character, or possibly that not every elite player is on the take? If OSU had lost these recruiting battles, does that mean they would have been accused of taking cash, or just the fact that OSU being in their final 3 mean they aren't interested in benefits. Or is OSU taking care of them too? I hate the whole blanket accusations of cheating as you can tell. I do feel that maybe anywhere from 30-70% of elite recruits get something, but guessing which ones are getting it, and who is paying isn't that simple.