Devin Smith-esque. A clone if you ask me. Sign him up.
Another well-connected poster on TOS, says OSU did not expect this decommitment and will continue to pursue him in hopes to at least convince him to OV to Columbus. I know it's difficult to believe (and I'm sure there are extenuating circumstances that have yet to come to light) but based on what I read, I truly believe this was Tyjon's decision and that it had nothing to do with White/EGW moves.
Maybe he just thinks Nebraska is a better fit for his talents, earlier playing time, bigger fish in a smaller pond, etc. etc. But I do believe OSU will do what they can to regain his commitment. Nothing to do with scholly numbers IMO. Time will tell.
One of my all-time favorite players for the Buckeyes. Great player for us and still think he could've been used more effectively during his time here in Columbus. He is going to be a really good player in the league IMHO.
Thanks Curtis for everything and wish you nothing but the best moving forward. Go kick some ass (maybe as a Tampa Bay Buc....one can dream) in the NFL - you earned it!
At this point, I'd be surprised to see Holmes pick the Bucks.
If I had to bet right now, he is being told by USC that he can come in to replace (be the heir apparent) to Adoree Jackson and I think to a West Coast kid, the opportunity to play at USC (program on the rise again) is probably one that is hard to turn down.
I would be more happy/impressed to see us go full-time with the playoff unis we saw in the 2014 National Championship season (and select games since including the final two of 2016) --- the Scarlet with gray/white sleeves + black shoulder numbers and the White with gray/scarlet sleeves. Those are easily (and I say this as unbiasedly as I possibly can) - EASILY the best unis in all of college football. If they went with those full-time I'd be happy to never see another change.
I understand that and maybe that's the sell (Sheffield only here for a year) but in just the most general sense, how often is it that a school takes <25 recruits and 7 of them are DBs?! I would guess that maybe hasn't happened ever. What makes it more unprecedented is that is a bunch of 4* and 5* players.
I really hope (and think) they can land all 3 but my point is that's going to be a crowded room in the secondary meetings.
Taking 3 more (Okudah, Sheffield, and Holmes) on top of Williamson, Wade, Riep, and Pryor seems like at least one DB too many...my assumption is that it will be Sheffield or Holmes but not both.
The caveat being I could see them landing both if Holmes has been told he will be a 2-way player. I just don't see 7 DBs in a class of 22-23. Even 6 seems like a large number. Hope I'm wrong.
https://twitter.com/Kyle_Lamb?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor --> Where I first saw rumors of Wilson coming as OC (along with Day as QB coach).
Same thing I'm seeing on Twitter as well as TOS (Ozone)...Day in as QB coach along with Kevin Wilson as the OC. Beck out. Changes could be announced as soon as Wednesday. I'll believe it once the ink is dried.
Looks like all of you may have to keep your day jobs...shame really ;)
The rumors are steadily gaining steam. Changes to offensive staff could be announced as soon as Wednesday.
Rumored changes (source: Kyle Lamb Twitter + TOS) include Beck out, Kevin Wilson in. There may also be another coach coming with Wilson.
Edit: Take it for what it is worth and with a grain of salt. I am cautiously optimistic myself but won't be 100% sure until I see it as a story on this site.
Dream finish for '17? Give me Browning and Okudah tomorrow and then top it off with holding onto Wade and adding Wilson, Smith, Akers, Holmes, and Sheffield.
Realistically? I still think Browning and Okudah. Wade sticks. Tufele. Munford. Bell.
Any answer outside of Troy Smith is, with all due respect, the wrong answer. He OWNED Michigan.
I forget when it was coined but someone used to call him "The Pontiff"...I like that so it gets my vote.
I also refer to him as Ashtabula Jesus, Urbz, and Coach Mayas when conversing about OSU football. But The Pontiff is a distinguished nickname.
I'll side with the minority and realists; Recruits will eat the Jumpman up (regardless of whether or not it has place on a football jersey). This is a good move by Michigan.
As for the jerseys themselves, thumbs up. Looks closer to the traditional Michigan look I'm accustomed to seeing instead of that Adidas garbage.
Am I Michigan fan? Hell no. I do recognize this as an upgrade though for UM. Now they have to prove there is substance behind their new flash.
Etienne Sabino, Curtis Grant and Robert Rose for me. Although Sabino and Grant stepped it up late; They were guys that I expected to be in the Katzenmoyer mold at tOSU.
Always a safe bet - stay tuned
I agree re: Bartram just reporting other site info...The other poster, however, "Moonmadness" seems to have a pulse on the program or an inside track and is not posting info from other sites IMO.
As it pertains to Wyatt Davis, the guy taking the info from Rivals is "confident" while Moonmadness is weary of the news of an impending verbal, citing the numbers crunch with limited schollies and the OSU staff having to re-shuffle their recruiting big board if they take an unexpected commitment from him.
It's called the Ozone. I'm not sure of rules so not going to direct link. Pretty easy to find; the information is in the forum section. A bit old school but the info is usually reliable.
Birm, simply put, you are the reason I visit the 11W site so frequently. In my opinion, you are the best at what you do; You took reporting and opining on Buckeye recruiting to the next level. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors; success will follow you wherever you are headed to. (Selfishly, I hope it is somewhere where I still may be able to get news on all things Ohio State football recruiting.)
Thank you for your 3 1/2 years here at 11W. I'd venture I speak for all of this awesome 11W community - words can't express how much I (we) appreciate your hard work and contributions to this site, from on-the-scene reporting to the nightly Hurry Up. Long live the Lord of Whispers!
Negative Ghost Rider...we had to turn away Hardman because his spot was taken by Ryan Timmons.
Sounds good to me
Live in Apex/Holly Springs near Cary, NC. I usually go watch the games at the MacGregor Drafthouse in Cary. When I'm in Raleigh, I go to the Leesville Taproom. I don't know of any Cavs bars per se but if you find one in the area, let me know!
Can't get/keep them all...
I'm going to venture a guess that the OSU staff (currently with the #1 recruiting class in the nation for '17) knows the names of the players they really want to be in their class very well.
This was done a couple of weeks ago IMO (prob even before Scott was fired). Good move by LA.